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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Review: People

More art than book, this stunning tome, from one of my favourite illustrators, is an absolute eye-fest of multi-coloured joy.

Featuring 200 pages of simple, block colour illustrations on thick, creamy paper, this is illustration nirvana. Striking, pop-art colours come together to form a series of people in all sorts of ways--from puppeteers to bodyguards, jugglers to thieves.

The careful observer will note that each page-opposing image in some way juxtaposes the other--or, at times, plays the synonym (sometimes both).

The bright shapes that comprise the Blexbolex style are a masterpiece in construction. This will please both the discerning adult eye, and yet totally engage and enthrall even the smallest among us.

But that's enough from me. Take a look at this book trailer to truly appreciate what words cannot express!

 

Title: People
Author/Illustrator: Blexbolex
Publisher: Gecko Press, $29.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 January 2012
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9781877467783
For ages: 0+
Type: Picture Book

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