Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Top Five Most Popular Posts of 2013

Just peeking in to say hello and cheers and be careful where you aim the champagne bottle this week! Thanks for hanging out here in 2013, and I can’t wait to meet you all back here in 2014. In case you missed any of these, my top five (in page views!) posts of 2013: Flora and […]

The Mischievians

by William Joyce published 2013, by Simon and Schuster (I love that upside down A. I suppose that sucker is called The Letter Flipper Upside Downer. The Fontfiender. Or something.) Impeccably designed with nods at its book-ness, the cover is distressed and worn like it’s been studied and loved and needed. It’s a book that […]

Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue

by Naoko Stoop published 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Naoko Stoop’s work has enchanted me for some time now. I’m thrilled she is in the picture book world because her voice is unique. It’s haunting and heartwarming at the same time. Terribly beautiful. I wrote about Red Knit Cap Girl over on […]

A Very Fuddles Christmas and an interview with Frans Vischer

by Frans Vischer (published 2013, by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon and Schuster)I’ve said in public and in writing that I’m not a huge fan of cats. I’ve also admitted to not being a fan of Saturday morning cartoons as a kid.But then I met Fuddles. His misguided glory and chubby rump bowled me over. […]

Sweet and Shorts: Lucy and the Anvil

Lucy and the Anvil, by Adam Kline and Brian Taylor I backed this project on Kickstarter earlier this year, and am thrilled for these guys on their results. Top notch eye-candy. That purple and orange sunset? Swoonworthy.It’s offbeat. It’s kooky. Lucy loves this anvil, even though it’s not very good at seesawing or sledding. I mean, […]

Book-Gifting Guide: For the Design Devotee

For the young reader, the old artist, and everyone in between. Here are a couple handfuls of spined-up art museums. Some have flaps and things to flip, some have acetate papers that carefully reveal things below, some are massive, some are mini. All are spectacular. (I’m linking each book to its respective publisher. Consider shopping […]