We’re always on board with finding new ways of displaying art that’s inexpensive yet beautiful. Laura of You Doll Design shares a few of her favorite illustrators that can also be used as gorgeous art in your children’s room. Either displayed on a shelf or selecting individual pages to be framed, these illustrations are meant to be seen.
Decorating a child’s room with picture books is an easy way to add color and visual interest to the space. Some of them are such beautiful works of art themselves that, in my house at least, they sit high above reaching fingers where only an adult can bring them down and read with supervision. I thought I’d share a few of my current illustrative heroes so you can incorporate some of their gorgeous books into your own library (and perhaps out of reach for the time being : ). Below is an example of how we used an image from the gorgeous book by Nina Cosford to style a kids room as well as a few more of my favorites.
Nina Cosford: Pop-Up Books – Being the anglophile that I am, I couldn’t be more obsessed with this London – based artist. Her series of pop-up books are particularly stunning. If I could own and decorate my daughter’s room with everything Nina created – or better yet, live in her version of the world – I would be a happy girl indeed!
Jon Klassen – In my opinion this Canadian born illustrator, designer and concept artist can do no wrong. Jon achieves his striking and minimalist artwork with inks, gouache and acrylics and assembles a lot of his work digitally afterwards. Do yourself a favor and check him out!
Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World - This Finnish art director, illustrator and graphic designer is full of style. In fact, both her Manhattan and Helsinki homes were featured on Design Sponge! Her illustrations remind me of paper cutouts that form an intricately layered mural, creating a whimsical portrayal of our world and its varying cultures.
Rosy Lamb: Paul Meets Bernadette - I was with my kids at the library recently when the cover of Rosy Lamb’s picture book, Paul Meets Bernadette, caught my attention. This book is full of thickly painted oil illustrations and a charming story, teaching its readers that finding beauty in our everyday world can change a dull day to one that’s fresh and full of color.
Oliver Jeffers: The Day the Crayons Quit – A perfect gift for back-to-school or for budding artists, it tells the story of a boy named Duncan and his box of opinionated and emotional crayons.