“Get the Picture,” a phenomenal exhibition of 6 children’s book illustrators featuring Raul Colon, has quite the demanding audience – and few have even finished with kindergarten.
We love this glowing review from the Philadelphia Inquirer, which does a terrific job at applauding the exhibition itself while simultaneously celebrating the art of children’s books in a larger context:
“Children’s picture books are a sort of gateway drug not just to art, but also to literacy, even if the book contains only a few words. They engage their readers and help them deal with anger and fear and other challenges of their everyday lives, but most essentially, they suggest new possibilities, and impossibilities. They help children imagine who they are and what they might become.”
How beautiful and how true.
Take a look here to see our original post about the show, and if you are in the area, do yourself a favor – check it out! It is surely a visual feast for children and adults alike.
It seems our blogmistress became so excited while making yesterday’s Creative Quarterly 45 announcement that she’d forgotten to include Sylvie Daingeault’s beautiful suite of imagery. Apologies, Sylvie!
Images by Sylvie Daigneault:
This gorgeous series was selected as a ‘runner up’ in the Fine Art category. Congratulations, Sylvie!
The judges at Creative Quarterly are known for their discerning tastes, and so it is with great pride that we announce Anson Liaw and Josée Bisaillon’s inclusion in issue 45!
Anson Liaw’s personal piece “49 Tears Forever,” which was inspired by the tragic shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, had two color variations accepted as ‘runner ups’ in the professional illustration category:
For one reason or another, we see a number of beautifully executed projects go unpublished. Creative directions change as publishers’ needs change, and while we’d never hold it against them (it is the nature of the business), we can certainly share some of the great projects that don’t quite make it to the finish line.
This latest piece by Jonathan Bartlett was created for “Summer Before the War,” Helen Simonson’s much anticipated follow-up to the best selling “Major Pettigew’s Last Stand”. While it’s always unfortunate to see a project killed, nothing can detract from the fact that this lovely piece was still created.