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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

The Animal Fair: Vibrant Vintage Children’s Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen
The Animal Fair: Vibrant Vintage Children’s Illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen

“A little owl looked wise. ‘I think there’s going to be a parade,’ he said.”

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Edward Gorey’s Donald Illustrations
Edward Gorey’s Donald Illustrations

A boy, a monster, and a loving mid-century collaboration.

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Little 1: Paul Rand’s Sweet Vintage Children’s Book About Numbers, Soulmates, and Belonging
Little 1: Paul Rand’s Sweet Vintage Children’s Book About Numbers, Soulmates, and Belonging

A mid-century love story about the loneliest number, its quest for belonging, and its eternal soulmate.

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Plink Plink! Celebrate World Water Day with Vintage Children’s Illustrations circa 1954
Plink Plink! Celebrate World Water Day with Vintage Children’s Illustrations circa 1954

A marvelous mid-century homage to Earth’s lifeblood.

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The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes
The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes

What Peeping Toms have to do with failure and the expectations of genius.

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5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers
5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers

Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Bruno Munari, Paul Rand.

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What Is Love: A Dozen Definitions from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts
What Is Love: A Dozen Definitions from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts

“Love is being happy knowing that she’s happy… but that isn’t so easy.”

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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

“…a creature content with himself as animal and artist, and one who didn’t give a lick or a spit for anyone’s opinion, one way or another, of his work.”

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The Three Astronauts: Umberto Eco’s Lovely Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About Space and World Peace
The Three Astronauts: Umberto Eco’s Lovely Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About Space and World Peace

An American, a Russian, and a Chinese walk into a semiotic space rocket.

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Sparkle and Spin: A Clever 1957 Children’s Book About Words Illustrated by Iconic Designer Paul Rand
Sparkle and Spin: A Clever 1957 Children’s Book About Words Illustrated by Iconic Designer Paul Rand

A mid-century lens on the relationship between language and image, shape and sound, thought and expression.

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