The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Ive looked at this as Jon Klassen is a favourite children's book illustrator of mine, his work is child friendly but quite sophisticated in the overall look of the work he creates. In reference to the theme of my book being Pandoras Box, this book uses dark and light and the idea of fear in a child friendly way.
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Jon Klassen: 1. Positive and negative flat elements that overlap each other. Dirty textures and desaturated colors in a lot nuances. 2. Lots of layers put on top of each other. Apparently chaotic at a first glance, wich richness of shapes, sizes and textures. Important things are not hidden behind other things. 3. Really nice environment piece for the eyes to explore its details.
Mac Barnett and me have a book coming out in January, but it’s up for preorder now and I got a copy in the mail not too long ago. Mac ...