Vaughn Fender, Stamford, CT
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Blexbolex, from Seasons, 2010
A screen printer by training, Blexbolex has illustrated and written over a dozen children’s books in his wonderfully minimalist, soft-colored drawings. He accompanies his cartoony pictures with large block letter words, often just one per page, that are surprisingly thought-provoking. He’s most famous for his 2008 book L’Imagier des gens, which earned the hardy title of “Best Book Design in the World” at the Book Fair of Leipzig in 2009, but his most recent creation, Seasons, has made a pretty big splash in children’s literature as well. It tours a single landscape over the course of the four seasons, each page featuring a snapshot, as wide-angled as children playing and as zoomed in as a caterpillar crawling, that somehow capture the mood of the times of year.
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Stamps found at Vintage Stamp Designs, collaged by Cotton & Flax.
Disco Love by Martynas Pavilonis. Available as art print - click here.
I’ve been very lucky to work with the Swedish band Oddjob on their most recent album ‘Jazzoo’. The album is aimed at children and each musical piece tells the story of an animal. A board book accompanies the CD with illustrations by me of each of the animals. The album is available to buy from www.headspinrecordings.com
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