People by Blexbolex

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"This thick volume is both beautiful and intriguing - artist's portfolio, concept book, and word book rolled into one."—The Horn Book Magazine

Mother and father, dancers and warriors, gardener and farmer, hypnotist and genie. . . . All sorts of people appear in People, linked together in ways that begin to emerge page after page. Real, mythic, and imaginary types inhabit this extraordinary, gorgeously rendered world, referring to each other through form and function. Like Blexbolex's earlier book Seasons, this is a conceptual book, where the connections between the images are both clear and subtle.

Stunningly illustrated with retro-looking silkscreened images, People is a sumptuously produced volume, with a lavishly illustrated jacket that folds out into a poster. The manner of the realization and the quality of the book are so strong that People (as did Seasons) serves to reminds us once again what a book can be at its very best.

Seasons was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Best Book of the Year for School Library Journal.

Blexbolex lives in Leipzig, Germany. He is an enormously talented silkscreen artist who has large followings in the worlds of comics, art, and children's books.


About Blexbolex

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An illustrator of graphic genius, Blexbolex entered art school with the intention of becoming a painter, but left having discovered his talent as a silk screen artist. Since then, he has worked regularly with book publishers in France and Germany, as well as for the press. In 2009, he received the prestigious Golden Letter award for best book design.
Published August 23, 2011 by Enchanted Lion Books. 208 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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the wintry breath of a man “Shivering” echoes that of one “Smoking.” Though most sport pink skin and contemporary western clothing, Blexbolex extends his purview with, for instance, two Maasai “Warriors” leaping, an Asian “Heroine” brandishing sais, a “Cowboy” and a “Pirate” in traditional garb—n...

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In this stellar companion to the acclaimed Seasons, German artist Blexbolex’s captivating silk-screens explore human archetypes using a 1960s-era design aesthetic.

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He has softened the book considerably for toddlers in a new board-book version, "It's a Little Book" (Roaring Brook, 20 pages, $7.99).

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ForeWord Reviews

A lightning rod for the imagination, German artist Blexbolex gives us People, a collection of silk-screened figures engaged in activities fascinating and mundane.

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