Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Alain Grée




I've always loved the universe of illustrator Alain Grée well before I knew his name--I had a record of Rumpelstiltskin (a weird story I remember) when I was a child, cover by you guessed it.
His style is pure joy, lyrical throwback characters, stomping fairytale fonts, perfectly planned quadrants and the colors...oh the colors! What would it be like to live in that world? I wish I could for a day...

I've been doing more graphics for the show for the past 5 days and am trying to keep it light. I mean my theme is "A Butterfly Circus" afterall...

13 comments:

littlebyRD said...

Delightful! As an adult I never paid much attention to childrens illustrations until I had my bebe. I think I enjoy them maybe even more than he does. These are especially good!

Stephanie said...

These are so charming!

heidi said...

I treasure those old illos!

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of charley harper
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/uploaded/downloads/charley_harper_desktop.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/harper&h=768&w=1024&sz=123&tbnid=uVtYXdIWpukJ::&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcharley%2Bharper&hl=en&usg=__Xg5WFTEAXH9arnnpn000IgP54rA=&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=2&ct=image&cd=1

Chris said...

These look vaguely familiar to me...I wonder if I had seen his work as a child? The last one is my favorite :)

limonana said...

c'est tres jolie!!! i can't tell you how much i love this style of illustration...thanks so much for sharing!

mayaluna said...

I love how you speak about Gree's work...you're writing is beautiful and sums up a favorite illustrator perfectly!

Julia said...

Ever delightful! This illustrator is one of my FAVORITES :)

Camille said...

I love this type of illustration and the colors are a lot of fun.

Mrs.French said...

I want to wallpaper B's room in these.

Paul Pincus said...

stomping fairytale fonts. i love that.

amy said...

oh they are wonderful!!!

ArtSparker said...

One book I have been looking for for some time is the little golden book in which a poodle tricks a baker into letting him assist. It's from the same era.

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