Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Miroslav Sasek - Illustrator Extraordinaire

I recently discovered some great book reissues of the work of one Miroslav Sasek, a fantastic mid-century modernist illustrator.

He was best known for his long-running series of children's travel books. I've picked up This Is London, This Is Ireland, and This Is San Francisco, and goodness, gracious, they're spectacular (however, the printing is a bit dull and flat).

Sasek illustrated with great wit and originality. I look at his work and see an incredible sense of design, whimsy and intricacy.

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