The Conductor

I’m trying to not get stressed out that I just ruined my every other day posting streak. I’m hopelessly addicted to routine.

{It’s Sunday, which means I’ve had spin class, scrambled eggs, and coffee and am settling in to some football. I don’t know that much about football but I love beating boys at their own game, so I’m trying to stay on top of my Pick ‘Em league.}

Anyway. How about a beautiful picture book?

If you know Française, visit Laëtitia Devernay here. The pictures are gorgeous, but I can’t remember much French. Just- ‘Je voudrais un billet de train s’il vows plaît.’ {I’ll just hop on a train?! Forget the baguettes or the bathroom or what time is it? Hmm.}

The Conductor is a wordless book. In French and English, the pictures look the same. And they look amazing.

ELEMENT OF DESIGN: NEGATIVE SPACE

What is left behind as the leaves are conducted off the trees? What do the leaves become as they take flight? Each page unravels and reconnects and is a remarkable symphony.

Tall and narrow, the book’s shape mimics the height of the trees. And the calm, monochromatic greens are as soothing as the song itself.

4 Comments

  • Suellen
    Posted November 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh, my goodness!

  • Posted November 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I know!

  • Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    What an interesting book! I love the illustrations.

    I’m jealous of your routine today. Ah – sounds heavenly. Which football team are you rooting for?

  • Posted November 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    The ones that I picked to win:) I don’t have one single NFL team I’m crazy about…my picks were terrible today, but I’m still hanging on to 4th place!