Enchanted Lion Books, New York, 2011, English; originally published 2009 (in French)
Nonfiction, Graphic Design; Fiction, Children’s
9.7 x 7.5 x 1 inches, hardcover, 202 pages
ISBN: 9781592701100
Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
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Maria Popova

French illustrator Blexbolex is a master of poetic visual meditation. Each of this book's charmingly matte and papery double-page spread features a full-bleed illustrated vignette that captures the human condition in its diversity, richness, and paradoxes. From mothers and fathers to dancers and warriors to hypnotists and genies, Blexbolex’s signature softly textured, pastel-colored, minimalist illustrations are paired in a way that gives you pause and, over the course of the book, reveals his subtle yet thought-provoking visual moral commentary on the relationships between the characters depicted in each pairing.

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