Halloween is the perfect excuse to wrap up warm and enjoy being terrified by a really good book. Here’s our pick of the best illustrated spook stories.
Nonsense poetry, illustrative typography and graphic artwork combine to make these books from Chennai-based publisher Tara Books ready classics.
Tara Books director of design Rathna Ramanathan talks about using typography to visualise language and designing first and foremost for the reader.
Didier Cornille puts children in the picture of architectural icons from the 20th and 21st centuries, and encourages them to define the structures of the future.
Lucy Noakes considers the depiction of love and loss in this intricately illustrated book by Belgian artist Kaatje Vermeire and writer Tine Mortier.
Is a book still a book if it doesn’t have any words? Anna Ridley takes a closer look at wordless picture books and discovers there’s more than one way to tell a story.
Sagra Redondo-Garcia talks to Salvatore Rubbino about the artistic journey he took in creating his book A Walk in Paris.
To celebrate ELCAF, we take a look at some of the graphic and comic artists at the forefront of innovation in visual literature for children.
Alexis Deacon’s graphic interpretation of Russell Hoban’s classic novel demonstrates how powerful the imagination can be in exploring our fears.
Juliet Baptiste-Kelly discovers the masterful storytelling of Luke Pearson and the powerful tenacity of his teal-haired heroine.
The danger and epic nature of Shackleton’s voyage to Antarctica is made palpable in William Grill’s impactful children’s book.