For Children’s Book Week, the best illustrations from 130 years of Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
For a purrfect Mother’s Day, the New York Public Library digs up this fantastic 1907 Beatrix Potter illustration showing a feline mother doing what all great moms do.
Pair with this heart-warming cat story that gets to the core of human relationships, then complement with history’s finest letters of motherly advice.
We lost the great Maurice Sendak, creator of Where the Wild Things Are, on May 8, 2012 – these are his little-known and lovely vintage Velveteen Rabbit illustrations circa 1960.
NPR and illustrator Francesco Marciuliano highlight I Could Pee On This – a collection of cat-themed poetry culled from the annals of famous literature. Though delightful, the book pales in comparison to the soul-warming Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.
“You can never know anyone as completely as you want. But that’s okay, love is better.”
Lovely vintage illustrated history of firefighting
What’s not to love about this illusion-inducing indoor swing from a Victorian book on magic?
Pair with 27 of history’s strangest inventions.
The planets and their moons, based on what 1953 knew about space.
When I turn in the art I’m worried that it’s totally inadequate. When the book arrives in stores a year later I only see mistakes. A few months later I love it.
James Gulliver Hancock offers an intimate look at his wonderful illustration project, All the Buildings in New York.