Sunday, 1 July 2012

Artblogging: a gallery of libraries

BibliOdyssey: Beautiful old book illustrations, and then even more beautiful, even older, book illustrations, and then older and more beautiful still. This comes from a 16th Century manuscript of geometric perspective drawings.

50 Watts: Lots of great illustrations, mostly for books, and much in various styles of 20th Century modernism. The above image falls outside both these categories though, from a post on 19th Century Danish paper theatre designs. You might also like the posts on Danish children’s illustrator Egon Mathiesen, Japanese poster artist Tadanori Yokoo, and Mikhail Romadin’s children’s book Your Name? Robot.

Stopping Off Place: Lots of cool, even chilly, 20th Century book design, and then this, La Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval.

A Fuse #8 Production: On her School Library Journal blog, Elizabeth Bird of the New York Public Library has been running a poll of top 100 picture books, and another of top 100 children’s novels, some of which happily also have pictures.

Extra - added 7 July 2012:

Ptak Science Books: Eclectic antiquaria.

Curious Pages: Lane Smith and Bob’s blog of inappropriate children’s book recommendations has been dormant a while, but the archive is well worth revisiting.

Caustic Cover Critic: Pulling apart contemporary book jackets.

Kimberly Glyder Design: A portfolio of her book jackets for various US publishers, with occasional blogging about her design process at shelved books.

The Art Department: Blog of Irene Gallo, art director at science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books.

Excellent Kid’s books: Picture book reviews, including a very kind review of Sadie the Air Mail Pilot.

The Airship in Animal Land: A Flickr set labelled Children’s Books, but it’s mostly pages from this one pretty picture story.


jams o donnell said...

Very nice links indeed. Thanks!

kellie said...

Glad you like them. And I get to tidy up my excess of bookmarks at the same time, though at this rate it'll take a while.

Anonymous said...

This is the post I tried to comment on and it never went through for some reason. Thanks for introducing me to Tadanori Yokoo and so much else in this wonderful post. I find it amazing how you move between art and politics so fluidly. BTW, there is a Yokoo show coming to the MOMA next month (Nov 2012 - Feb 2012). I am definitely going:

kellie said...

They are great, aren't they? I think I first saw some examples somewhere on Very glad you liked the post.