Monday, February 23, 2009

Animals and little Indians

I seem to have started a little collection of children's board books by some very talented Japanese 'illustrators', Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata. I now have three of their books, all found at op shops. These books were all printed in Japan in the mid-70's and released in Australia. They were amazing model makers; every photo is a little set with great pre-Photoshop techniques to make everything a bit more realistic. I love everything about these books, from the soft edging on the photos to the crazy background colours. Have a look for yourself:

From 'Little Indians' (Wattle Books)

Koala bears and Kangaroos (Puppet Wonder Book)

Wild Animals (Puppet Book)


Niella said...

oh cute books!!

we missed ya yesterday:):)

ruby in the dust said...

yes, i took a bit of a break, but will be there next time!!

Bee said...

Yes we missed you on Sunday!
We had a very quiet day.