Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book Crush

I'm a children's book nut. I love a good children's book and I often as an art teacher I weave in literature whenever possible. My current book obsession is The Dark by Lemony Snicket illustrations by Jon Klassen. I loved Klassen's This is Not My Hat and am somewhat new to Snicket. Anyway here are some pictures from the book.

The gorgeous cover. All illustrations were done in gauche. 

I am especially fond of the monochromatic color palette in the above image with the contrast of the bold dark. 

The all-consuming dark. 

Gorgeous image of a sunset. You can feel the coldness of the room while simultaneously feeling the warmth of the colors. 

The limited color palette with oodles of organized geometrics. 

My local bookstore Child's Play in Northwest D.C. had copies of this book signed by the author. I was able to snag one for myself and one for Catie. Yeah I'm a good friend.

I hope you check this book out and I hope even more that you love it as much as me.



  1. WTF, Grace?!! Friendship abort and I'm not joking this time.

  2. Whatever! I'm the one having the friendship abortion! ;)


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