paper cut panic

April 7, 2010, 8:11 pm
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A quaint church, suspension bridge and plenty of trees..I’ve packed my bags and I’m moving to Popville. This pop-up town is available from Present & Correct and yours for only £17.50. Bargain.


Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
December 26, 2008, 10:38 pm
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It seems Santa has an ear for music and an eye for design after I found this book under the Christmas tree. Sigur Rós created this limited edition cloth-bound book to document the making of their fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalausti. As well as 200 pages of fine art photographs taken by Eva Vermandel, the book also comprises two films created by Nicholas Abrahams, an original strip of film from the group’s music video for Gobbledigook, and a CD of the new album itselt.

October 19, 2008, 10:19 pm
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“There was once only the sound of bees and wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool, dark earth … then one day the others came, and the sound of bees was lost.”

Varmints is a moving children’s book written by Helen Ward and illustrated by Studio aka Director Marc Craste. The poetic narrative about one small creature’s struggle to save nature, in an increasingly polluted and noisy world, is scrawled across Craste’s often dark and dramatic illustrations. Studio aka have made the story into a short-film and after watching the spine-tingling trailer, I can’t wait to see it.

Lactaid Dreams
September 13, 2008, 5:16 pm
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Can’t wait to get my hands on this colouring book by Kozynday. Will make a great addition to the coffee table I have yet to buy. 

September 6, 2008, 12:07 pm
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ABC-3D is a book of 26 three-dimensional letters. The alphabet has never looked so good.

I am the friction
June 20, 2008, 6:05 pm
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I Am The Friction is a limited edition book by Sing Statistics. One half of the book is composed of short stories inspired by illustrations; the other half illustrations inspired by short stories. The screen printed illustration on recycled paper makes for a beautiful front cover.

Oliver Jeffers
June 17, 2008, 11:17 pm
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Oliver Jeffers’ picture books are little works of imaginative genius. The simple narratives are enriched with heart-warming illustrations created using pages from old books, pencil drawings and paintings. His critically acclaimed books include How To Catch A Star, Lost and Found, The Way Back Home, and my personal favourite, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, which won the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year. Look out for his latest book, The Great Paper Caper, due to be published in September.