Oliver Jeffers – Illustration Friday returns

For the terribly delayed return of Illustration Friday, I’d like to introduce you to Oliver Jeffers. I own a couple of his books, they are most excellent stories and have quite lovely pictures which use what looks like found paper/paraphernalia (or is at least inspired by it) and incorporates beautiful hand done typography.

I am a very, very big fan of ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy” – which is about the benefits of reading and bought both it and “The Great Paper Chase” on spec at Borders for quite a dandy bargain. I think the kind Borders people have now realised these books worth and are selling them back at normal prices, but oh it’s totally worth it. Besides, it’s got this marvelous bite taken out of the edge and a sensible disclaimer about ‘not eating this at home’.

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