Blog by Artist David Esslemont about design, illustration, printmaking, bookbinding, and publishing – for everyone interested in books and creativity.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Free book for half-a-dozen parents of young children
Getting side-tracked from the Florilegium I have created Heads, a book for children (or the child in all of us). To be published under a new imprint: Moles Nest Books. 28 pp, 8.5 x 8 inches, hand-sewn, fifty copies.
From the blurb:
"Heads is a collection of pen-drawings made by British artist David Esslemont.
A simple line is used to create various characters and expressions from the sublime to the ridiculous. Contortions and deformations arise with sometimes shocking brutality and absurd humour.
Overall the drawings reveal the artist’s sharp and observant eye as he records the subtlest of details."
Because a few of the drawings are frankly, rather gruesome I need half-a-dozen parents to take a look and if they dare, show it to their kids (or not) and give me feedback. I am prepared to remove the more gruesome drawings. Ages 4+. Written in British English I would also like your views on how the captions translate into American English. And any other observations you have would be very welcome. Request a proof copy (it's yours to keep) by email.
Thank you for your interest.
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