Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Serge Bloch Genius

image found here

image found boston.com

image found amazon books

muddy photo one taken on the i-phone late at night (!) but too important for me to leave out;
the text that accompanies it says 'i can't wait....to play with my kids'

muddy photo number two says 'i can't wait....to show them the world' - you'll get there l'homme

When Petit-Petit was born 2 and a half years ago, he was given a book which I fell crazy in love with. It was the kind of thing I wished I'd written such was its simplicity, creativity and power. Over the last eight weeks, I have been drawn to books, texts and illustrations that inspire me and leave me feeling that there is hope. So, of course, I turned to my little friend 'I Can't Wait' by Serge Bloch and Davide Cali. Each page has one line of text, a pen illustration and a red tapestry thread used in a variety of ways - a bow, an umbilical cord, a frilly collar, blood in an IV drip, a scarf; you get the picture. This little book had me smiling, crying and knowing that everything is OK with the world. So I was so thrilled that this talented illustrator has a blog that can feed me beautiful images on a regular basis and help me feel good about the world and the way it turns.

Michelle Belle continues to guest post over at The Design Files, please go and check it out. Today we are seeing the tiny arrondisement known as Montmartre through the eyes of our Gen Y wonder.


captain kk said...

ooo.. i love it shelley :) hope you're all keeping well. x captn

debbie.ferguson said...

What a simple but inspirational book!! Love to You & your precious boys Shell. Love DA xoxo

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

That book is awesome!
Im going to do me some investigating on where to get my hands upon - perfect gift for new parents!

BTW - I am very happy to hear that all is going well. Cheers

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

happy that you have found these little illustrations and the book as lovely as i have. you know how some things just hit you right in the heart, that deep down creative heart bit?!
thanks also for your kindness regarding ST's progress, it is a relief and exciting all at once. a long way to go, but no one seems to be going anywhere, we're all waiting for him!! x