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What it is, is not always what you see… (Stop:Watch by Tineke Meirink)

What it is, is not always what you see… (Stop:Watch by Tineke Meirink)

What it is… …what Dutch illustrator Tineke Meirink saw. Love her Stop:Watch project. Check out the Garmerwolder cloud too, and the Groninger mail loving monster.

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Fascinating holes (or why Swiss cheese is inspiring)

Fascinating holes (or why Swiss cheese is inspiring)

                          This beautifully illustrated book by Isabel Pin is made for little explorers with nosy fingers… Was Isabel Pin inspired by swiss cheese? 😉 About Isabel Pin Isabel Pin is a 30-something author/illustrator of picture books. She was born in Versailles, studied arts in […]

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Snail Mail: flat monsters in your mailbox

Snail Mail: flat monsters in your mailbox

  Lovers of snail mail as we are, we just swoon over these wonderful letters that were send by the infamous illustrator Edward Gorey to Peter Neumeyer. How lovely would it be to find something like this in your morning mail? If you’d like to see more of these wonderful works of art, you can buy the […]

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Illustrator Interview: Caroline Ellerbeck

Illustrator Interview: Caroline Ellerbeck

 Sneak a peek into the life and studio of ‘our’ illustrator Caroline Ellerbeck! She was the one who created ‘Count the Animals!’ and we love the way she did. So we went over to her townhouse studio for coffee, chat & photographs. Caroline Ellerbeck is a wellknown illustrator in the Netherlands. She published various childrens’ […]

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Drawing mice in tutu’s (or how illustrators work)

Drawing mice in tutu’s (or how illustrators work)

Love this interview with Helen Craig, the illustrator of Angelina Ballerina. It gives such a good insight in how a childrens book is created. It makes me value the hard work of our illustrators even more. Keep up the good work, guys and gals! via Lil Magoolie.

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Picture Book: London in 3D

Picture Book: London in 3D

Absolutely beautiful, this stylishly illustrated 3D book by Sarah McMenemy. Take a walk (with your fingers!) through London and sneak a peek at twelve of London’s most famous sites, like Harrods, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and St Paul’s Cathedral. It folds out to a length of 150 cm, so you might wanna put some walking […]

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Morning meeting with Dutch illustrator Klaartje Berkelmans

Morning meeting with Dutch illustrator Klaartje Berkelmans

Like I wrote before, here, one the big perks of running Appracadabra is that it means we have to meet with illustrators all the time. So one Saturday morning I met with Dutch illustrator Klaartje Berkelmans. She’s a friend of mine too, so we met up in Chez Mo-ï, a nice little cafe in my […]

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