Monday, December 14, 2009

Charley Harper for a new generation of fans

Ammo Books recently edited a beautiful large format title as the definitive monograph of artist Charley Harper’s six decade long career. I was thrilled to rediscover its highly stylized wildlife illustrations. But there is even a better news: you can now find a selection of board books and games for kids featuring these colorful and graphic illustrations.
The classic wooden peg puzzle and the board ABC book are available at our favorite shop: Little Home. The illustrations of animals and insects featured here are from Charley Harper’s classic 1961 book “The Golden Book of Biology”. Charley Harper is an American original who created his art from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio - until his death on June 10, 2007 at the age of 84. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike. Minimal realism, he called it.
Also available soon at Little Home, Geneva: Charley Harper memory game for all ages. This classic game features 18 pairs of images, packaged in a minimal and elegant kraft paper brown box, with side thumb cuts. A great gift for little kids and grown ups too. It looks great, so you won’t mind if it’s left out on your coffee table !
LITTLE HOME Rue du perron, 27 - 1204 genève - map

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