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Peter P. Plasencia Childrens’ Book Illustrator.

June 3, 2011

The wonderful Ward Jenkins has kindly scanned in some images by the equally talented artist

Peter P. Plasencia for us to appreciate. Peter  is a native New Yorker.

He published quite a bit in the early 1960’s and is now married and has one daughter, Regina.

He majored in industrial design at Pratt Institute, studied at the Meschini Institute in Rome,

and at the Art Students League in New York. Mr. Plasencia is now head of his own design house.

Below are scans from the Jules Verne Book The Man Who Invented The Future.

Among the other children’s books he has illustrated are The Deep Blue Sea,

Magic Mixtures: Alloys and Plastics,The Chemistry of a Lemon and Space Alphabet (as seen below).

I love his sketchy style, it has such a sense of movement about it and I can see why it would have been

popular with kids and adults too. Education and visual pleasure, what a combination !

You can see more of this book on Ward’s site here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2011 11:38 am

    The underwater dive is cool!

  2. June 3, 2011 10:26 pm

    I’ll have to remember this artist in my searches at book sales

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