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Get Ready to Fall in Love with Josée Bisaillon

No, really – love is in the air!

Josée Bisaillon simply made our morning by sharing this charming video in collaboration with the TD Summer Reading Club, a program of Canadian public libraries. In it she discusses her love of books, getting lost in one’s imagination, embracing silliness with her children, and her incredibly handsome cat Monsieur Rémy.

Check it out here!

Image by Josée Bisaillon

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Paul Garland Wins the “Prize for Illustration”!

Paul Garland reached out to us with some very exciting news this week, and we are delighted to be able to share it with you. His striking graphic piece, “Meeting Place,” has won the Prize for Illustration, jointly organized by the Association of Illustrators and Transport for London!

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Paul’s entry centers on the Greenwich Meridian Line and celebrates this important meeting place. In the words of the artist, “I”ll come from the East as you come from the West to the Prime Meridian, Greenwich and we’ll meet each other at the center of world.”

Posters may be purchased in all sizes here – and congratulations, Paul!

“Apes A-Go-Go!,” Illustrated by A. Richard Allen, Announces its US Invasion!

“Apes A-Go-Go!,” the catchy title from avant garde fashion designer-turned-author Roman Milisic and our very own A. Richard Allen, has been receiving warm praise in the UK for its endearing and wacky narrative.

But our furry friends cannot be contained! No no – in fact, they will be headed stateside, where they will be gracing the shelves of children everywhere. You have been forewarned!

Knopf/Random House has picked up this fun title and is very excited to be releasing it in July. Moreover, we are delighted that the news is spreading quickly, as Kirkus gave “Apes A-Go-Go” a very nice review, which you can read here.

Congratulations, Richard! We can’t wait to see this book on our local shelves!

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“I am Milan” – New Book from Carlo Stanga

Carlo Stanga’s stylized drawings occupy a distinctive place between architectural design, fine art, and illustration. They are more imaginative than a blueprint, but rooted in impeccable details and the scientific realities of engineering. They offer an energetic and narrative spin on the cities we live in – the cities that Carlo loves.

Ever-inspired by his surroundings, Carlo recently approached Moleskine with the idea to create a series of illustrated books about the places we call home – but from an extraordinary and personified point of view. In “I Am the City,” each title will introduce a different locale by referencing the local lifestyle and mood, in addition to the different monuments and other architectural characteristics that most define it. This series is not just an architectural homage, although it certainly tips its hat. Instead, it very rightly remembers that a city is a living and breathing entity – one that has a unique history, but continues to evolve and grow.

The series begins with “Milan,” which you may now preorder here, and will move on to publish a new title every year. We are so excited to join Carlo and Moleskine as they take us on these beautiful illustrated tours.

Congratulations to Carlo on this inspiring and exciting project!

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Gaby D’Alessandro’s Beautiful Botanicals in Padua

One of the most distinctive projects that we’ve seen in the last year undeniably went to Gaby D’Alessandro, who was selected by the oldest botanical garden in the world – the Botanical Garden of Padua, Italy – to create lush portraits of famous scientists for their biodiversity garden:

Images by Gaby D’Alessandro:

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These wonderful images have been used as banners throughout the exhibition, and Gaby’s delicate botanicals and incredible attention to detail are made even more impressive by the large scale.

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Clearly, the Morgan Gaynin team is in need of a field trip. But until then, we’ll simply have to settle and celebrate Gaby’s wonderful achievement here in New York.

Congratulations!

“Find the Difference” – Easter Madness with Laura Tallardy Apps

Laura Tallardy is back on the scene with a wonderful new addition to the app market, and it’s just in time for Easter! “Find the Differences: Easter Bunny Edition,” which has been illustrated by the very talented Wendy Edelson, is an adorable – and FREE! – app for children and adults alike. Take in the charming, vintage children’s book-inspired illustrations and indulge in yourself in this adorable challenge. You’ll be ‘hoppy’ you did.

Download it here!

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