Tag: surrealism

Harlin Quist: The coolest publisher of children’s books you never heard of

Harlin Quist just might be the coolest publisher of children's books you never heard of. The brainchild of Harlin Bloomquist, Quist published over sixty children's books between 1966-1984. They featured some of the finest European and American authors and illustrators of the day and helped establish the careers of many young artists.  They are unmistakable in design and offered an original, fresh look in childrens' book publishing. Quist had a background in theater and then worked in publishing, first as an editor at Crowell-Collier, then at Dell, where he worked on the first picture paperback books before going out on his own. Here is what some of the...

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Haruki Murakami’s Strange Library

Haruki Murakami's surreal library adventure coupled with Chip Kidd's book design makes for a unforgettable 1-2 punch. The book itself is a knockout. The  front cover is comprised of two panels that emanate from the rear cover, fold over and are held together by a tab,  '107'. Each panel is illustrated on its verso. A large animal on one, a smile on the other. Animal eye illustration on verso of front panel. Note the flip side of the '107' tab at middle Separate the panels, lift and start reading. A young boy visits the public library on his way home from school...

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Emmanuel Polanco

French artist Emmanuel Polanco has been involved in some pretty cool projects. From his clean book cover designs to designing the posters for the Royal Shakespeare Company to illustrating the booklet for the United States Postal Service's Commemorative Edition of the Edgar Allan Poe stamp.His work leans surreal and offers a fresh perspective for these classic works.for the Royal Shakespeare Company 2011/2012 production of Measure for Measurecover of French Edition of John Steinbeck's The Pearlcover for Fictive edition, 2006Illustration for “Thomas More, l'Utopie” Illustration for Howler magazine, first issue. “The play's the Thing. How soccer imitates art.”More at Polanco's website, In Melancholia

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