Once dismissed as a cosy world of teddy bears and fairies, the arrival on the scene of numerous highly original, contemporary and cool graphic artists has transformed perceptions of childrens book illustration. This book examines trends in use of media both digital and traditional and discusses the variety of approaches to subject matter.
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Play Pen
Review 1 for Play Pen
Marc Ellerby, WATERSTONE'S LAKESIDE
28 February 2008
For every well drawn children's book there's a slew that, well, aren't. Luckily this gorgeous art book is filled to the brim with absudly talented people created genre changing bits of illustration. Quite a feat for a 160 page book. This collection will appeal to people with a full on interest in children's books and to those who are perhaps looking at it with fresh eyes. On a simply selfish note, it's not entirely fair for people to be this original with design and illustration. How are the rest of us going to compete, eh?!
Review 2 for Play Pen
Fiona Dunphy, WATERSTONE'S SOUTHPORT
09 February 2008
I really love this book, not only is it good for people interrested in childrens illustration but the work selected should interrest anyone with an interrest in this area. I found this book usefull as it focused on illustration from around the world exposing other countries attitudes to books for children revealing the apparent British and American underastimation of children. The introduction by each illustrator to their work was also a great addition to the book.
Review 3 for Play Pen
22 January 2008
This is a beautiful and inspiring book for anyone who loves childrens book illustration.
Review 4 for Play Pen
Alix Watson, WATERSTONE'S NOTTINGHAM BRIDLE
18 January 2008
From the warm- hearted and witty to the dark and unusual, this book showcases some of the most talented illustrators from around the world. Full of beautiful images, it is an inspiration for any aspiring illustrator and proves that children's books are not just for kids to enjoy.