Another option for future tastemakers is The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. It features a box of crayons gone rogue: blue is exhausted, pink wants more paper time, yellow and orange demand to know the true color of the sun, green is happy with his workload of crocodiles, trees, and dinosaurs while peach wants to know why his wrapper was torn off leaving him naked.
If you want to captivate the younger set this holiday season, try this new McSweeney’s McMullens book from Jon and Tucker Nichols about the eccentric Crabtree character’s quest through his “collection”-filled house to find his missing false teeth. Delightfully random and Maira Kalman-endorsed. Check out the interview with the authors/illustrators below:
I’m a fair weather fan but thought you sports nuts might enjoy these classy renderings of Bay Area teams. More US and European teams from The Art of Sport online or in person at Eden & Eden in Jackson Square.
Fresh new stationery line — cards, tags and wrapping paper — from the Souvenir Society, a collaboration between Melbourne book designer Allison Colpoys and packaging designer Kasia Gadecki, spotted on the Design Files today.
Author Ben Schott’s book glorifies weird new German words for the human condition. My favorites are gastdruck (the exhausting effort of being a good houseguest) and entlistungsfreude (the satisfaction achieved of crossing things off lists).