Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Old Friends


I created illustrations for these books in the 1960's before I had started making books for children. These “gift” books were done as work-for-hire and in linoleum cuts. I still appreciate these older works for their simple design.

11 comments:

ChoxBox said...

Was at a book fair here in Bangalore recently and saw many of your books incl. Aesop's Fables, picked some for my kids :)

Vanessa said...

I have aesops fables, my girls love it & the lino cuts pictures are beautiful.

Butterfly Kisses said...

Thanks for showing us these simple yet artful pieces from your past. Blessings--Dianne :)

Kristy said...

How wonderful!!!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

These are beautiful--I especially love the Aesop's fable cover.

Edleen said...

Thank You for the Inspiration :)

Rebecca said...

Just watched Mister Rogers with my 3 1/2 year old - she loved watching you on it and we talked about our favorites - The Very Busy Spider, of course The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear. We have so many of your books and they are her favorite choices at bedtime. Thank you for work - what a wonderful lasting legacy you have left future generations.

Lauren said...

Thank you again Mr. Carle for sharing bits of your life with us! This has become a valuable resource for inspiration. In the middle of my life I've gone back to school to become an art teacher.

Corey Ann Villicana said...

Hello! On the advice of a friend I decided that I would love to share the following link with you.

http://catchmyparty.com/parties/brooklyns-very-hungry-caterpillar-party

This is a Very Hungry Caterpillar Party that I designed and threw for my son last October. It has been featured numerous times throughout this year on different blogs and websites and I thought that Mr. Carle might enjoy it himself. Thank you for your time and inspiration. Corey Villicana
P.S. I really enjoy your blog. :)

Amy said...

they are gorgeous

http://karenmatias.blogspot.com/ said...

Congratulations for your work!
I'm a new illustrator and I love to know people who draw good things!
(Sorry for my english... I'm brazilian)