Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Strand Books

Monday, October 25th, 2010

book covers

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

-don’t remember where I found this but…awesome book cover designs from corleyms on flickr.

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Su Blackwell

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Su Blackwell handcrafts beautiful sculptures from the pages of books.

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also, awesome updates on Thymann

see previous post on Thymann

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Coraline

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Book_Cover_CoralineOk, I’m in a Coraline frenzy! Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman is a children’s fantasy story about a girl who has just recently moved into an old house with her parents. Behind a door in one of the rooms, she discovers a different world. This new world, however, is built the same as the old one. The house is the same, and the people are the same too…except for one little thing. Her “other” mother and father and all of the other characters have button eyes! It’s great for her until things get slightly sinister. An interesting take on the classic, Alice in Wonderland.

But that’s not all. Coraline has been turned into a 3D, stop motion picture by the one and only, Henry Selick, creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. (that was a mouthful!) Henry Selick completely rebuilt the world of Coraline and made it come to life with the incredible team at Laika. Also, it’s terrifying and thrilling to see how 3D has evolved and is becoming a major part of film today.

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You’d think I was done, but I’m not. The Coraline package comes with a beautifully designed flash website. Throughout the site you can find short video clips of the making of Coraline. You will be fascinated by some of the interviews and what the animators had to go through.

And last, but not least, the soundtrack by Bruno Coulais completes this thrilling children’s tale.

Roald Dahl

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

For those of you who never had a childhood…start reading Roald Dahl.

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(if you haven’t noticed, Quentin Blake illustrated most of his books…which is part of the reason I love them so much!)

This post, of course, does not do Dahl justice so all I can tell you is to go out and read one of his books. My favorite book is Matilda…PLEASE READ.

Quentin Blake

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

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I present to you, our beloved illustrator and storyteller, Quentin Blake. His illustrations are always heartwarming and bring a smile to my face…and always make me laugh.

Please, please please, visit his website! It is full of many pleasant surprises and everything you want to know about Quentin Blake!

www.QuentinBlake.com

 

 

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p.s. A Roald Dahl post will soon follow!

I judge all books by their cover

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Yes, I’m one of those people. When I saw the cover of un lun dun I was immediately interested:

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This post is dedicated to August Hall and his wonderful illustrations.

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