Just because we can't read the text doesn't mean we can't appreciate the stunning illustrations found in vintage Iranian children's books. The 1970s marked (in our opinion) the highwater for children's book illustration, and it's absolutely fascinating to see the richly ethereal quality that we associate with western illustrators like Leo Lionni, Eric Carle, and Maurice Sendak, interpreted through the lens of another culture.
Unearthed by Will, proprietor of the books blog A Journey Round My Skull, and presented in a set of three posts (be sure to check them all out - parts 1
- to see dozens of images), this stunning collection of artwork makes us wish many of these illustrations were available as prints... and makes us wonder if it's possible that this aesthetic could inform the next wave of design for kids?
Images: The International Children’s Digital Library