Book-Based Artwork

Book-Based Artwork

Séverine Baron
Oct 26, 2012

In looking for examples of artwork based on children's books, I found myself overwhelmed with so many things I wanted, I have to admit that I went a little crazy! Not only did I have an image of my kids' rooms with no white space on their walls anymore, but I had every room in the house decorated with book covers and book inspired artwork.

Besides the amazing things one can find on, here's what I found:

Dr. Seuss: is an amazing resource of actual Dr. Seuss original works, including illustration works (which is great for a child's room), but also some of his surrealist works, as well as ad campaigns and political cartoons.

Where The Wild Things Are:
A wooden "rumpus" sign would definitely be an appropriate addition to my living-room/play room.
A cute mobile.
This showcase of 24 artists who were inspired by the Maurice Sendak's story features some amazing art.

The Little Prince:
The Wintry Little Prince by Sandra Vargas portrays a very touching Little Prince with beautiful big green eyes (her Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz is very nice as well).
Another nice print you can buy is from Laura di Francesco.
• Finally I really like this over-the-top framed print.

Tintin on the moon is visually beautiful, and would fit great in a kid's room.
Another nice rendition can be found at
This last one showcasing scenes from The Crab and Golden Claws is pretty cool, and would probably fit anywhere in the house.

A few DIY:
A tutorial on how to make wall art inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Turning a book into a clock.
Using a book as an invisible shelf.
Using a torn up book to make art with your children.

Before and After: Using Childrens Books as art.
Book-Inspired Nursery Art
Book Cover Art.

(images as linked above)

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