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M. Frances Foster
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this book is much heftier than i had expected. thank you three potato four! i cannot wait to dig dig dig.
& while we’re on the topic of flowers, if you’re in town, come visit individual medley. yasmine returns this weekend with a woodland themed floral pop-up shop. i snuck a peek yesterday morning — it was splendid!
my friend anna tes introduced me to the wonderful blexbolex title above awhile back, & ever since then it’s been stuck on my mind like a piece of rice on a shirt. in seasons, a children’s* book, french artist blexbolex illustrates for his young audience not just the usual & the very tangible, but also some concepts that are less so & some that are more serious. spring, breeze, silence, accident, sunburn, stubborn, abundance — all these words are beautifully presented in singular & thoughtful silkscreen interpretations.
i’m gifting this book to a little 4-year-old i know. the book’s capability to hold so much wonder, to leave the deepest impressions, has me very excited for her (& for any kiddo who grows up with this in his/her library). i can just imagine the curious questions & infinite possibilities that blexbolex has unlocked simply through the words he’s chosen & the visual style he’s shared!
*children = actual children & children at heart
during a recent visit to skylight books, i was immediately wooed by the pretty pink jacket & beautifully pressed title of graphic design for celebration, a book of printed work from japan. since wedding projects make up a lot of the work that i do, i often have an eye out for invitation inspiration, & this book offers a generous trove of newness to me. it’s nice to become acquainted with the way people elsewhere are exploring design (& getting to see fresh work that hasn’t been pinned all over the place)!
that whole “don’t judge a book by its cover” notion? i often leave it at the door…
all sorts of patterns by modern british designers.