Who decided picture books are just for children?
Delicate lines and rich coloring leave you pleasure to imagine.
Soothing rhythm of texts make you spout them before you know it.
Coming together, these elements take you on a journey out of everyday world.
Adults should read the picture books that arouse your imagination.
A brand-new world full of inspiration awaits you.
* 'Pen' is art & culture magazine in Japan; 'Pen BOOKS' is a series of books compiled by the Pen magazine.
* The 'Pen BOOKS' app is only for the iPad. You cannot read it for iPhone.
* Only Japanese version
- Visiting Picture Book Authors' Ateliers Around the World.
> Ryoji Arai: delivering the picture books that don't fade away to readers over the next 100 years
> Michael Sowa: cynical viewpoint hidden in fantastic pictures
> Sara Fanelli: the wizard of collage, who changes waste paper into art
> Eva Sediva/Lucie Dvorakova/Mariana Dvorakova: three generation of picture book artists, who live with Czech history
> Anne Peltola: concerned with not just looking but also texture
> Fernando Viela: low tech and high tech bring forth a modern ukiyo-e (woodblock prints)
> Lee Haery: drawing casual humor with precise lines
- The History of Splendid Lift-The-Flap & Pop-Up Books, Beginning in the 12th Century.
> Lothar Meggendorfer, Ernest Nister, Vojtech Kubasta, Robert Sabuda, David A. Carter, Edward Gorey
- Adorable Characters Born Out of Picture Books.
> miffy, Moomin, Peter Rabbit, Nils, Tintin, Babar
- My Favorite One & Revival of Classic Books.
- Let's Go to Picture Book Museums!
- Pen Selects 10 Wonderful Picture Books.
the Pen magazine
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