Mid-Century children's books
Mid-Century was a prolific period for furniture and product design but not only. We are currently rediscovering the world of twentieth century graphic designers. Especially children's book illustrators.
Here is an example: The title of this book in French is « Très grand et tout petit » published by Editions des deux coqs. The title in English is « The big little book » publisher: Golden press New York.
It was written by Dorothy Hall Smith and illustrated by Moritz Kennel in 1962 (The year of our birth).
More to come…
If you have children's books with nice illustrations, please feel free to share them in this thread.
That's a very nice example P&A.
With a four year old boy in the house we have an ever growing collection of childrens books, many of them handed down through the years or found in charity shops.
I'm very fond of the Mid Century books, the illustrations are wonderful, often with a whimsical folksy style which perfectly sets the tone for the narrative of the story.
The current favourite is The Tiger That Came to Tea, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr in 1968.
I've long been a big fan of anything illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen. They were very prolific illustrators over decades---not just of children's books but also school text books, at least one cookbook, advertising, and other stuff. Some of the books they illustrated are still in print ("Color Kittens" is great). They also worked in different styles over the years.
Wow a lot of nice books here!
An oldest one from the 30’s. « Bourru » l’ours brun (the brown bear) text by Lida and illustrations by Rojan. Publisher Flammarion, France.
Fedor Rojankowski, was born in Poland but lived and worked in Paris in the 20’s and 30’s. He is very well known for his children books in the « Albums du Père Castor » collection. But he was also a very eclectic artist. Search his name in Google Image if you want to see his other works (well,...maybe not if you are at your work place).