Today's vintage children's book is The Story of Johnny Appleseed. I like Aliki's warm illustrations, sense of design and use of color. If you would like to read about Aliki, click here.
The Story of Johnny Appleseed
Written and Illustrated by Aliki
The Trumpet Club, 1989
The early work by Aliki is really very good. Great sense of design and colour. I think her later stuff is very weak in comparison, generic, and uninspired....maybe she felt the pressure of changing taste in illustration, which is ironic because her earlier work is much more contemporary looking.ReplyDelete
This is a great post thanks for writing it.ReplyDelete