My favourite kids illustrator…

June 17, 2013

"jon klassen extra yarn"Sometimes I think I’m more drawn to kids art than to art aimed at adults.  It’s rare that I come across an affordable artist where I feel I’d love to own his work but with kids art it happens pretty often.  I wonder if that says something about me?!  Maybe I’m just a big kid at heart and maybe that’s why I am so drawn to Jon Klassen’s illustrations. "jon klassen rabbit"You may remember a book called I want my hat back that I wrote about a while ago.  Jon Klassen was the author and illustrator and while he’s written a couple of great kids books, it’s his illustrations that really capture my imagination.  He does all kinds of projects but also illustrates for other kids authors and his pictures are so good that many are sold as prints or even originals. "jon klassen beach walk"Jon illustrates a lot of animals and many landscapes or outdoor scenes.  While I love the landscapes and would love one for my walls one day, it’s the animal illustrations that are truly mesmerizing.  His style is so distinctive and original and each animal has so much character.  I think Jon Klassen could be my favourite kids illustrator and if you like his work too you can find a selection at Gallery Nucleus.

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  • HonestMum

    Thanks to you I was introduced to the sheer delight that is the world of Jon Klassen and his witty, captivating books for children! We adore him and thank you endlessly!

    • ebabee likes

      I think I’m becoming a little bit obsessed with his illustrations. Need to get out more! :)

  • Galina V

    Most beautiful illustrations. Like you, I love children’s book art, and have quite a collection of books, which I started to buy even before we had kids.

    • ebabee likes

      I agree… kids book illustrations are just magical. I’m building up quite a collection and can’t stop buying books for my daughter.

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