Printmaking in picture books?
March 9, 2009 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Help find me examples of printmaking in children's book illustrations!

I'm looking for as many examples as possible of children's book illustrators, or individual picture books, that use printmaking techniques. Individual examples are very very welcome; I'd also be curious if there are any resources out there that compile this type of information.

Examples of woodcut prints in particular would be fantastic, but I'm not picky. Books that feature illustrations of this type but aren't picture books are also good as long as they are kid-appropriate.

I've already put in a call to my librarian, but this is a last-minute project and I'd love as many sources of input as possible.

Thank you!!
posted by heyforfour to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: We have (and like) The Song of Francis and the Animals, by Pat Mora; Woodcuts by David Frampton.

You also might find an Amazon search of "Woodcuts by David Frampton" to be useful.
posted by Alt F4 at 11:06 AM on March 9, 2009

Der. Sorry for not escaping that second link.
posted by Alt F4 at 11:07 AM on March 9, 2009

I'm thinking there's got to be something usable at Today's Inspiration...I'm going to take a look through the author's Flickr site looking for relevant scans.
posted by Juliet Banana at 11:13 AM on March 9, 2009

On the Farm, illustrated by Holly Meade

Sea Horse and This Little Chick, both illustrated by John Lawrence

The Bearskinner, illustrated by Max Grafe
posted by cider at 11:17 AM on March 9, 2009

Oh, yes... and Mary Azarian uses woodcuts.
posted by cider at 11:20 AM on March 9, 2009

Aesops Fables by Boris Artzybasheff

Tales from Silver Lands by Charles J. Finger and Paul Honore

Once a Mouse...
posted by iconomy at 11:28 AM on March 9, 2009

Hardcover book cover printed (silkscreened?) with illustrations.

I am terrible at ID'ing printing techniques (I have been all IS THAT WOODCUT? WHO KNOWS for an hour here) but elements of this illustration are obviously stenciled/stamped.

Two scans from the book One Thousand Quaint Cuts, which likely would have one thousand examples of what you need.
posted by Juliet Banana at 11:34 AM on March 9, 2009

Snowflake Bentley
posted by Biblio at 12:47 PM on March 9, 2009

Best answer: "Teeth, Tales & Tentacles" and "Wings, Horns & Claws" by Christopher Wormell.
posted by MonkeyToes at 1:08 PM on March 9, 2009

Once a Mouse, by Marcia Brown

full page

posted by Hina at 3:35 PM on March 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

all of the wizard of oz books have amazing illustrations with serious art nouveau flair.
posted by apostrophe at 9:04 PM on March 9, 2009

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