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Woodblock prints and kimonos ; a week in Japan.

There is a wonderful shop, Hara Shobo , in Tokyo where they deal in Ukiyo-e, woodblock prints. They were kind enough to talk for hours about the history, process and stories behind the pictures. The Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art has a big collection of prints, and the Edo-Tokyo Museum has a fascinating display of the printing process. Apart from getting slightly […]

Winnie-the-Pooh in New York, and The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.

Last week I saw the real Winnie-the-Pooh with  Piglet, who is actually very small, and Tigger, Kanga and Eeyore  in the New York Public Library, where they now all live. The “Pooh dolls” as they call them have been at the library since 1987 and were a gift from Milne’s American publisher. They were on […]

AOI Illustration Awards at Somerset House

I went to see the AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, there are some  lovely illustrations and some  fascinating ones like Mitch Miller’s dialectogram of a showman’s yard in the East End. Lesley Barnes poster for The Museum of Childhood is  beautiful and took me back to images from books I used to take […]

Max by Giovanetti, graduation and my first ever picture book proof.

This was a good week.  I was given a great book “Max” by Giovanetii full of wonderful drawings of Max ( a hamster) that I can’t stop looking at. If you are trying to draw the same character in hundreds of different situations you can learn a lot from this book. Giovanetti started out in […]