Woohoo a picture book by Alina Chau!!
A fantastic video where illustrator David Melling shows how he goes about creating a picture book.
(via Helga Pearson on Facebook)
From the artist:
I had this idea a while ago (before Threadless announced ‘The Perfect Gift’ contest). It had been floating around in my sketch folder for a few weeks, not going anywhere. There were many different versions (lots of erasing and reworks) and nothing seemed to work right. It didn’t have any direction until I read the words ‘The Perfect Gift’. What is the greatest gift you can give to anyone, something that your child or your friends or even a stranger could all enjoy and benefit from?
That’s when it hit me: knowledge. It might be a little bit out of the box (in terms of a gift), but I believe the best gift you can give to someone is information that will help them in the long run. Whether it’s educating your child about the ‘Facts of Life’, or comparing notes you took in a college course with your study group, or telling a stranger on the bus what time it is, knowledge of information is what we all need and can use in everyday application.
A shirt I think most Picture Book artists and authors would love!