Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thanks Mr. Harper

As a new Father, there are many rewards. Watching Jonah go from a swaddling infant to a rambunctious, curious toddler, has been one of the greatest joys in our lives. As a big fan of children's literature, I have thoroughly enjoyed buying Jonah hip, quality board books. So you can imagine my excitement when I came across CHARLEY HARPER ABC'S by Ammo Books.

The late Charley Harper (1922-2007), is one of my favorite illustrators of all time. His geometric, graphical depictions of nature were clean and vibrant. He often described his work as "minimal realism", a style emulated by many artists of today. In 2001 Designer Todd Oldham collaborated with Mr. Harper to create "An Illustrated Life" a complete retrospective of his career. Get the limited edition set through Ammo Books... it's a must have for any design, art or children's book collection.