The Sugar Twins

posted by on 03.20.2012, under Art
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This is a great “everyday” card by one of my favorite illustrators, Carrie Gifford, founder of Red Cap Cards.  She’s inspired by her childhood memories, her chihuahua, Bartleby, and her dad’s mustache.

More Carrie Gifford cards here!  She is also a children’s book illustrator at Writer’s House.

Some favorites.

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I’m finding these very inspirational at the moment as Joy and I go on to illustrate our first children’s book with writer Rhoda Ostashever.  But that’s another story for another day, little ones.

Noelle

I Want My Hat Back

posted by on 08.10.2011, under Art, Writing
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Jon Klassen is an artist I have always admired, I just didn’t know it.

Today I accidentally stumbled upon his latest project – a children’s book coming out this fall called “I Want My Hat Back.”  Enjoy the adorable trailer here:

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back.  Yep, I can just tell this story is going to keep me on the edge of my seat.

I originally found Klassen on my favorite greeting card site.  If I’ve ever sent you real mail, chances are it was a Red Cap Cards greeting card.  I love em, can’t get enough.  Look!  I got this one for my husband’s 30th birthday:Screen shot 2011 08 10 at 12.11.51 PM I Want My Hat Back

I got the card because it’s obviously the best.  Turns out it’s a Jon Klassen card.

He’s also responsible for the visual development drawings for Coraline.

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Klassen was also the designer behind U2′s “I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight” video, directed by David O’Reilly (although the character designs were David’s).

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Now that I know the artist behind so many of my favorites, “I Want My Hat Back” is at the top of my list of Things I Want to Buy For Your Kids.

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Available for pre-order here.  I can’t wait for fall!

Noelle

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