King Midas and the Golden Touch, Haig and Regina Shekerjian

Today's vintage children's book, King Midas and the Golden Touch, is illustrated by the husband and wife team of Haig and Regina Shekerjian. Unfortunately, information about this couple seems to be elusive, so the best I can give you is a post I did on another book they illustrated back in 2011.

King Midas and the Golden Touch
By Al Perkins
Pictures by Haig and Regina Shekerjian
Scholastic Book Services, 1973


  1. Thanks Jill. The spreads you've posted are inspiring. I'm working on a similarly designed book at the moment (one with limited color and careful drawing) and it's great to see another successful book in this format.

  2. Rob,

    Vintage children's books are a treasure trove of inspiration for limited color schemes. Some illustrators that come to mind are Nicolas Mordvinoff, Lynd Ward, Doris Burn and Evaline Ness. Do a search on my blog under the illustrator's name to see some books with limited color schemes.

  3. You always find THE most interesting books, thanks for sharing them. Barbara

  4. Thanks Barb, I do appreciate it!

  5. Ein wirklich interessanter Blog, und schön eingeleitet mit dem provokativen Foto. Diese Bild ist wirklich sehr ungewöhnlich wie z.b. dieses Gemälde von dem schweizer Maler Paul Klee http://WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475 und seinem Blick über dem Park. Dieses und noch vielmehr kann auf WahooArt.com angeschaut und als Druck oder auch als Gemälde bestellt werden.