Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Protected from the Cold



It's hard to find information in English on the young Japanese illustrator Akitaka Ito,
so I'll just share a selection of his animal portraits and hope that their beauty, 
tenderness and subtle humor will warm up your day!















Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Shrine




Thanks to my daughter and music connoisseur Michelle for sharing with me 
this beautiful and haunting video for The Shrine/An Argument by Fleet Foxes
Directed by the very talented Sean Pecknold, who is also brother of Ryan, 
the band's frontman.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Everybody Must Get Stoned



Instead of our traditional Monday appointment with Franco Matticchio, this week 
we have a special treat: a series of illustrations of cats and stone-throwing mice 
from his children's book based on the lyrics of Ti tirano le pietre,
a famous 1967 Italian song very similar to Dylan's Rainy Day Women 12 & 35.













Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Safari - Cat & Mouse


Ulisse Aldovrandi, c. 1580thanks to Arthur Van Kruining

Carlos Marchiori, illustration from Sally Go Round the Sun, 
thanks to Michael DeForge


Romain Simon, illustration from Le Cheval à Bascule, 1949

Illustration from Fledgling magazine, thanks to 50 Watts


Daty Healy, Cat Tales from Many Lands, 1932, and
Adrienne Adams, Mary's Marvelous Mouse, 1962, thanks to Curio Books

Felttess, Philosopher Cat


Garth Williams, illustrations from The Cricket in Times Square and 
The Kitten Who Thought He Was A Mouse, thanks to my friend Carlotta



Iliane Roels, illustration from The Mouse, 1969, thanks to art.crazed



Ruth Hurlimann, illustration from The Cat and Mouse Who Shared a House 
thanks to The Art of Children's Picture Books

swig - filz felt feutre, Chat et Rat 

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