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Silhouette illustration

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Editat: nov. 17, 2014, 1:21pm

I think my first awareness of this type of illustration was Arthur Rackham's Sleeping Beauty.

But my favorite contemporary artist has been Jan Pienkowski.

List of his papercut books

Can you point me to more illustrators and works?

nov. 19, 2014, 8:47am

Checking tags yesterday, I discovered The Foggy, Foggy Forest and got it from the library. The concept is an exceptionally good idea - to print black silhouettes on vellum and explore the forest by turning the pages, moving deeper into the forest. However, the artwork didn't live up to my admittedly high expectations.

nov. 24, 2014, 11:33am

I have Sunday Morning by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Hilary Knight. This appears to be the only book he illustrated as silhouettes.

Here are a few pages:

nov. 24, 2014, 12:48pm

Niroot Puttapipat illustrated Folio Society's Myths and Legends of Russia in silhouette--with just a dash of red here and there:

Googling on his name and "myths russia" brings up all the illustrations.

nov. 24, 2014, 1:01pm

>4 LolaWalser: Yes, YES, YES!

nov. 24, 2014, 1:07pm

Niroot Puttapipat

Looking on his blog, he is a great fan of Parrish blue, which automatically puts him in the top tier of my loves.

Editat: nov. 24, 2014, 1:12pm

Mother, Mother, I Feel Sick. Send for the Doctor, Quick Quick Quick! by Remy Charlip is a classic, designed to be a shadow play, actually. It's not in the same vein of beautiful fantastic illustrations, but it's very clever and fun and can be interactive. One of my favorite books when I was a little.

nov. 24, 2014, 1:25pm

Thanks. I'll look that up. It sounds delightful.

Speaking of shadow plays, I've got The adventures of Prince Achmed out for enjoyment. Lotte Reiniger used paper puppets to make stop action animated films. You can find parts of them online, I think.

Editat: gen. 29, 2015, 5:31pm

Should be a book, but googling the term The Fairy's Clock doesn't find it, but interestingly, an images seach comes up with many unrelated silhouettes.

hmmm. html image import seems to not be working today.

Ah! In folklore, the dandelion was known as the fairy’s clock because the number of seeds left on the stalk after blowing away the airborne seeds was said to predict the time of the fairies’ nightly meetings.

gen. 30, 2015, 8:30am

Carew Rice is pretty impressive but even his published works are rare and expensive.

gen. 30, 2015, 8:47am

Hmm. Researched Carew and tried to upload author and cover photos, but they're not working this morning.

I am enjoying google images.

Editat: gen. 30, 2015, 8:54am

Here's a nice inspirational collection:

How 'bout that Lotte Gützlaff !

feb. 15, 2015, 12:47pm

The Day the Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann

"Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening." From Amazon

feb. 15, 2015, 2:32pm

>13 nrmay: That is a lovely book, and one that my kids used to love to have read to them.

feb. 15, 2015, 6:45pm

>13 nrmay: Oh, I DO remember that one. Must take a second fond look. Thanks.