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Salts Mill part 2. Books and Stationery.

May 4, 2012

Following on from the wealth of images I took a week or so ago whilst at Salts Mill. I’ve finally sorted them into a presentable format for you. There’s such a wealth of beautiful Children’s Illustration out there that I defy anyone who wants to treat a youngster to a quality book, to be stuck for something to purchase.

I loved the retro feel to this ‘Operation Alphabet’ by Al MacCuish and Illustrations by Luciano Lozano, so much that I ended up getting a copy.

It’s also a fab story that will entertain the adults too.

There’s some great books for younger readers as well as visual treats for us ‘ahem’ slightly older kids. Beautifully constructed. Charley Harper, Alexander Girard and Eric Carle amongst those with new publications.

I loved the feel of this Gecko Press work called ‘Seasons’, great colour and atmosphere in the images.

Julia Donaldson moves from the Gruffalo onto Tyrannosaurus Drip ! and Whiffy Wilson- the wolf who wouldn’t wash, will be a good buy for mum’s of all young ‘ruff N tumble’ boys I’m sure.

Another couple of favourites here. Beautiful illustrations and a quirky style from Salvatore Rubbino (who for my money is a modern day Miroslaz Sasek), so I have snippets of both for you to see and compare. Salvatore looks at London and Miroslav takes in Paris. Both perfect for those tourist trips to the capitals.

I’ll be coming back to Miroslav again. His work is amazing. Leigh Hodginson has created a lovely loose style in her Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Nosy Crow publishers.

More boy centered books with these two swashbuckling Pirate adventures by Johnny Duddle.

Then we get onto the range for adults and some whimsical etchings based, this time, on a London Alphabet theme by Christopher Brown. Oops the Moomins snook in there too !

Something for the hobbyists and crafts minded peeps….

… and some that simply feel amazing and make you want to own them, for their photography alone or the way they can make you want to loose yourself in a good book.

Great covers, redefining some classics and some new titles too.

A few book covers that just caught my eye and made me smile quietly to myself and grow curious about what lay within it’s pages.

Intriguing Poster books and stationery too.

The more observant amongst you will recognise artwork from Angie Lewin, Matte Stephens, Lotta Jansdotter and a new one to me, Lovehart, amongst others.

Hope this visual feast has got you longing for a new book or something to write on ! Many thanks to the staff at Salts Mill, who not only created such stunning visual displays to tempt me but who, more importantly, kindly left me alone whilst I photographed half of their entire book department to share with you lol. The final part of Salts Mill still to come, interior displays and David Hockney. Watch this space !

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2012 12:09 pm

    wow, I so loved looking through all these book images. Put a big smile on my face. thank you for sharing 🙂

    • May 4, 2012 12:51 pm

      Always great to hear from people like yourself, who read and appreciate the blogs I put together. Even better when I hear that they’ve brought a smile to your life too. Feel free to chip in whenever you will. Hope you’re having a great day down under !

      • May 4, 2012 1:48 pm

        thanks, you too. Hope the weather is peachy in the UK

      • May 4, 2012 2:56 pm

        Cheers Dave, Peachy eh I’d say more Peary as in it stays solid grey for ages and then goes all mushy and drops rain when you least expect it lol

        I liked your ‘ As the crow flies’ if you fancy doing an art swop sometime then let me know, I’m a sucker for animals in art.

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