Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Vintage Illustration - Day 3: Gyo Fujikawa
Today it's "A Child's Book of Poems" with pictures by Gyo Fujikawa, published in 1970. My mum is a big fan of Fujikawa's illustrations, she always got out this book to inspire us if we got stuck with school art projects. Some of the drawings are really sweet:
Some are very beautiful:
Some are just plain magical:
This is my favourite in the whole book. Not only does this boy sleep in a leaf, he also keeps his slippers on a toadstool!
There's an interesting article on Fujikawa being ahead of her time here.
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