Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beastly Dilemmas

I fell in love with Harriet Russell's work through her charming children's books
published in Italy thanks to Edizioni Corraini. It's not just the delightful 
illustration style; her surreal humour, visual puns and creative concepts
make her a very special author and illustrator...

A Colouring Book for the Lazy is full of black and white images,
for those who don't like to color in.

"Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it 
for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." 
from ‘Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There’ by Lewis Carroll

This delightful conversation between Alice and the White Queen is the starting point for
 'Sixty Impossible things before Lunch', a book full of impossible pictures and questions such as
'Which came first, the chicken or the egg?', 'Where is the middle of nowhere?',
and 'What does the universe look like?'

Harriet studied art in Glasgow and completed her MA at Saint Martins College in London.
 Since then, she has authored six illustrated books and worked for many commercial clients
 including The New York Times and Channel 4. She regularly exhibits in London and New York.


  1. Yes great work, fun and beautiful.

  2. A mind openning selection! Thanks Sebastiano to give me the link.



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