November 4, 2009

The Wonderful Wizards of Lodz

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  1. I am speechless! These are all so beautiful, exactly the kind of thing I'm into. THANK YOU!

  2. these illustrations are truly wonderful! i'm in love with the red squirrel...thanks for posting them :)

  3. Awesome!
    I have been looking at Polish posters all afternoon and now I come to this goodness... thank you for sharing!

  4. POLAND NOT DEAD! i`m truly in love with those authors imagination.. greetings from poland :*

  5. I grew up with these books! specially Lokomotywa by Tuwim!

  6. all those pictures are so familiar... my childchood is under a spell of Julian Tuwim... didnt know there are folks publishing in the web something i've got still somewhere in my drawer... you made the moment, thank You.

  7. Hi!
    I grew up reading books with illustrations like these. I especially remember a three-volume edition of Andersen's tales, with disturbing, dark illustrations with skulls, hills with faces etc.
    They were by Sturmillo (I recognize the face in the sea that you have posted)and Janusz Stanny
    I remember that the pictures were frightening to me, but also strangely attractive. I am an artist and a writer, and reading books and looking at illustrations for hours when I was a child had a great influence on who I am now.
    I wish I had kept my books but we immigrated to Canada and left them behind. You brought back so many memories.
    You have a great blog! Thank-you,
    Kasia Jaronczyk

  8. Hello, have a look at this website. There is some polish (not only) books (newer, older and some quite new).

  9. aww. you really should search for some illustrations from a book called "a fairytales from USSR" also very interesting, sick and really scary! mrrrau

  10. hi,
    another greetings from Poland (the city of Lodz):)

    here you can find some works of Polish artist whose illustrations every kid knows (well, at least 'kids' from my generation)

    Bohdan Butenko:

    Jerzy Srokowski (i loved his illustrations as a child):

    Jerzy Kilian:

    other unforgettable illustrations of J.M Szancer,

    Józef Wilkoń:

    Zbigniew Rychlicki

    (I have also other illustrated book on my mind but i'll have to find it at the attic, cause i cant remember either the title or the author :)

  11. great illustrations guys,. :)