Archive for the ‘ILLUSTRATION’ Category
ROP VAN MIERLO
At first I didn’t like this book, but the more I spent time with it the more I realised that in order to capture spontaneity in such a way you have to make hundreds of illustrations in order to seize the perfect moment. This is not a book about cuteness its about patience.
FUKT MAGAZINE FOR DRAWING
EDITOR – BJORN HEGARDT
I found this publication in a small Rotterdam book fair. If you can get a hold of the whole series or subscribe to the coming issues I truly recommend it. The editors have a great eye for selecting work.
MIFFY / NINTJE
The Netherlands boasts the largest book market in Europe that takes place in Deventer the first week of August. Apparently if you put all the stalls on one stretch, you will have 6 kilometers of books. I was so overwhelmed with the amount that I think I had an overdose, there was so much, that I didn’t know where to begin. I searched for 6 hours but became more and more indecisive, there was just too much choice, I had to drag myself away without a prize but just as I was leaving I found this book. I was at peace I could go home now.
ART OF MCSWEENEY’S
THE EDITORS OF MCSWEENEY’S
The last couple of years I have managed to collect quite a few McSweeney books, not because I actively search for them but my friend Babette does. I initially buy the book for her either as a birthday present or Christmas present only to found out that she already has a copy so I end up keeping it. This has happened far too many times and I am sure she thinks I do this on purpose so that I can increase my collection.
FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS OF THE OHARA SCHOOL
ARRANGED AND EXPLAINED BY HOUN OHARA
Found in a sales bin on a Sunday in the Hague book market. I expected exquisitely drawn illustrations but instead I found a series of amateur water colours, I like the idea that this book doesn’t follow my preconceived ideas about Japanese perfection.
Another book I found in the Netherlands regarding Alpine plants. I assume the Dutch must miss the mountains, its the only excuse I can find for all these Alp related books.
VON L. & PROF. C. SCHROSTER
Although I collect flora books, its always the last section I visit in a book shop. I remember being quite disappointed with not find anything until I found this. Although I have seen a few variations of this book, this by far has the most beautiful cover, the combination of a dead brown with the artificial reds and blues is what makes it so particular.
Being jealous is not a good trait, but seriously the work of Keiichi Tanaami brings out the worst in me. I hope you fall in love with his work too.
THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY
The title alone made be buy this book. A book about almost everything with beautiful illustrations and hand writing.
KOOKBOEK VOOR DE BRUID
BIJEENGEBRACHT DOOR MARY BERRY
I have to admit I haven’t even tried any of the recipes I just like looking at the illustrations, the cover is beautiful! A great gift from Babette.