Books & Zines XIX : Birth and Present

Better late than never, heres last Sunday's books and zine series - an art book of sorts that takes us inside the studio and workings of artist Yashitomo Nara. This book was a gifted to me along with two much loved Nara prints from Melbourne’s Outre Gallery many years ago and I still love it. It's pre Instagram although looking at it now, it seems ahead of its time, like a carefully curated and printed Instagram feed today.

Birth and Present - A Studio Portrait of Yashitomo Nara. Photographs by Mie Morimoto. Published by Gingko Press Inc. USA, 2003.

Enjoy!

x Evie

Books & Zines XVIII : Dillweed's Revenge

I never tire of this book. I actually think it has become my favourite picture book. The character designs are wonderfully humorous plus it’s smart and dark with a delightfully wicked ending. The text alone is beautiful edited taking your imagination so far, with names like Dillweed, Perfidia, Umblud and Skorped. Combined with the genius of illustrator, Carson Ellis it reaches a whole new level of charm and storytelling. If you like cute and happy endings this might not be the book for you!

Dillweed’s Revenge - A Deadly Dose of Magic, written by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Carson Ellis. Published by Harcourt Publishing Company, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin, NYC 2010.

Enjoy!

x Evie