puff : by william wondrisika

Posted: March 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: bloggin', design, lettering and fonts, paper, things | Tags: | 2 Comments »

As a huge fan of children’s books, I’ve been following the blog Curious Pages, subtitled “recommended¬†inappropriate books for kids.” Inappropriate sounds like trouble — but it’s really not. The blog is rather a treasure trove of quirky, sometimes dark, strange and aptly-described curious books written for children but interesting for adults, many of which I’ve never heard of.

Puff, written and illustrated by William Wondrisika (and published by Pantheon) in 1960, was just featured on the site for the strength of its graphic design in both the illustrations and type. Great stuff!

Dear Puff, the little freight engine who couldn’t get no respect. Until…

(Well, I don’t actually know what happens in the end since I only have a few pictures but there’s a glimpse of hope in these pages.)

All images via Curious Pages.

2 Comments on “puff : by william wondrisika”

  1. 1 bastisRIKE said at 9:48 am on March 17th, 2010:

    oh i love that. so simple, nice and playful … just with a handful of color and type :)

    thanks for the link-tipp as well …

  2. 2 Liz said at 4:14 pm on March 17th, 2010:

    Oh my goodness, I looooove this. Anything using one or two colors gets me every time, but the illustrations have me hooked. Great find.

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