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Inspiration Love: Red Cap Artists on Instagram



Are you on Instagram? We are mildly addicted. Where else can you see your favorite artists and illustrators' work as they're working on it--bright and in full color? Plus, (Chris Sasaki is good at this) little doodles that might never make their blogs or shops, just fun little pieces that show the creative process. Most of our artists are here as well, so if you're following us--most definitely follow them too! See below for a Red Cap Instagram Extravaganza!

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Chris Sasaki
Chris Sasaki

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Lizzy Stewart
Lizzy Stewart

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Christian Robinson
Christian Robinson

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Kate Hindley
Kate Hindley

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Becca Stadtlander
Becca Stadtlander

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Yelena Bryksenkova
Yelena Bryksenkova

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Meg Hunt
Meg Hunt

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Sarah Burwash
Sarah Burwash

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Jon Klassen
Jon Klassen

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Anke Weckmann
Anke Weckmann

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Jaime Zollars
Jaime Zollars

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Josie Portillo
Josie Portillo

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Anna Emilia Laitinen
Anna Emilia Laitinen

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Jill Labieniec
Jill Labieniec

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Naoshi
Naoshi

Red Cap Cards' artists on Instagram: Red Cap Cards // Arlo
Last but not least!!


Images courtesy the above artists' Instagrams
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Congratulations, Jon Klassen! PLUS 'The Dark'



We are so very proud of one of our Red Cap artists, Jon Klassen, who has been honored with one of the highest illustration awards in America--the Caldecott Medal--not once, but TWICE!

An award for the "most distinguished American picture book for children" was awarded to Jon twice for his picture book, This is Not My Hat and Extra Yarn, his collaboration with writer Mac Barnett.

Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark


Now, Jon has a brand new book out! A collaboration with children's author Daniel Handler, (aka Lemony Snicket!) The Dark is a story about Laszlo, who overcomes his fear of the dark. Jon's minimalist and charming illustrations help make the story a work of visual art. Check out some pages from the book below! Congratulations again, Jon!!

Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen's The Dark




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The Where, The Why, And The How



Have you gotten a chance to take a look at the brand new book from Chronicle called The Where, The Why and the How by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe? We love it!

the where the why and the how from chronicle books
The book features 75 common science-related questions such as "What defined dinosaurs' diet?" and "What causes an ice age?" explained by real-life scientists, coupled with beautiful illustrations by 75 artists. Plus--a few of our Red Cap artists are published in the pages! We are so proud of Meg Hunt, Becca Stadtlander and Jon Klassen and many other talented illustrators for bringing the scientists' words to vibrant life. Definitely find the time to flip through this brilliant collaboration by many brilliant minds.


Left: Meg Hunt, Right: Becca Stadtlander

And definitely watch the fun book trailer that Chronicle put out below. Animated illustrations!? Yes, please.

The Where, the Why, and the How from ALSO on Vimeo.

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This Is Not My Hat



this is not my hat by jon klassen illustration

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen is our Book Of The Week. If you haven't already picked up your copy, then go now! This Is Not My Hat is yet again another witty stroke of genius by Jon Klassen. Beautifully illustrated, this book is the perfect follow up to Jon's first book I Want My Hat Back.

this is not my hat by jon klassen illustration

Keep an eye out for this crab. He is pure comedy and definitely wins our award for best supporting actor in a picture book this year! This crab has a bright future.

Jon is currently on a book tour promoting This Is Not My Hat. If you are in the Nashville area, Jon will be at Parnassus Books, Tuesday Oct. 30th at 4pm.

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I Want My Hat Back



We are so excited for Jon Klassen... His first children's book, "I Want My Hat Back", is coming out this fall. This will be the first of what we hope is a million Jon Klassen books. Jon is an amazing talent and on top of all of his artistic gifts he is funny, kind and humble. We have no doubt that his book will be a huge success!

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