Books & Zines XVI : Horses Of Long Ago

Not your typical picture book, at sixty plus pages, this educational overview on the history of horses up until the mid 60's is worth sharing for the artful illustrations alone. I'm yet to read it in it's entirety however I thought it was worth sharing in the books and zines series. Printing alternates between, four spot colours with full-bleed imagery and two spot colours with no bleed. Bleed, meaning the extension of the image beyond the page edge. The cover and end pages might be my favourites.

Horses Of Long Ago, written and illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar. Published by Doubleday and Company Inc. New York, 1965.

Earlier in this series I shared, Bright Barnyard another of Dahlov's stunning books, click here for another look.


x Evie


Shout Out To The Girls : Cover Peek


I've shared a little about this book on my Instagram and Facebook page already so thought it was time I did on this blog too. The physical book isn't out until early next year however it can be pre-ordered now from Penguin's website here. Above is a peek at the cover, revealed last week. All royalties from sales go to The Smith Family, an Australian Children's charity.

Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women, published by Penguin Random House Australia, 2018. 

Conceived, curated and written by female staff members – from publishing and editorial, through to sales and marketing – at PRHA. This book is the ultimate celebration and heartfelt tribute to fifty talented, brave, individual and groundbreaking Australian women, past and present, and their extraordinary achievements.

Women from all walks of life including filmmakers, athletes, Academy-Award winners, rally car drivers, molecular biologists, adventurers and more! With illustrated portraits by local female artists, included myself!! I was beyond thrilled to be asked to join in and feel extremely privileged to have been involved. Now I can't wait to see this book in print and learn about these incredible Australian women.

x Evie

Books & Zines XV : Cardigan Heart

Time to add another zine to the books and zines series and this little beauty is mostly about love! Filled with cosy heartwarming comics, illustrated stories, life moments, and objects; this zines title is spot on.

Cardigan Heart, written and illustrated by Lizzy Stewart. Self published in the UK, 2012.

Now, whenever I see a lost glove I'm reminded of, Two People, a blind date that didn't go so well as told in this zine.




Books & Zines XIV : What Is A Child?

Next up in the books and zines series is this beauty filled with playful portraits of various children. I love this book so much; the large portrait format and the full page coloured illustrations in Beatrice Alemagna's distinct collage and handdrawn style.

What Is A Child, written and illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna. First published in Italy by Topipittori, 2008. This edition published in London by Tate Publishing, 2016.