Inspiration: Children's Book Color Chips and Palettes



Did you happen to catch a glimpse of this Instagram shot from Greg Pizzoli? This framed digital proof for Number One Sam was submitted for the Society of Illustrators annual show:

PMS chips from Greg Pizzoli's Number One Sam

How inspiring! It got us thinking about the brilliant color palettes in some of our favorite children's books. Don't you just love dissecting the artistry in such intricate illustrations? We put a few together below to inspire your weekend and showcase the wide array of gorgeous work. Some classic, some brand new, all amazing:

Color Palettes in some of our favorite children's books from @redcapcards
Color Palettes in some of our favorite children's books from @redcapcards
Color Palettes in some of our favorite children's books from @redcapcards


What are some of your favorites?
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Brand New Collection for Red Cap Cards, by Nicholas John Frith!



We are so excited to announce the most recent collaboration in our Red Cap Cards family! Nicholas John Frith has come on board to design a brand new line of illustrated greeting cards that will be debuting at the NY NOW show. Check out Crow & Canary's Booth #7818 August 16-20th for a close-up look at his beautiful work. If you won't be able to make it to the show, click over to Nicholas's artist page to grab a gander at all of his new cards. You won't be disappointed!

Rooting for You Card by Nicholas Frith NEW from Red Cap Cards
New cards by Nicholas Frith for Red Cap Cards

Happy Birthday card by Nicholas Frith NEW from Red Cap Cards

Nicholas currently lives and works on the coast of Dorset, England, where he works primarily in a silk-screening medium. He is currently working on his debut children's picture book, due out in 2015 by Alison Green Books. It's such a pleasure to have his illustration grace our Red Cap cards. Welcome, Nicholas! Stay tuned for an Artist Spotlight post featuring Nicholas.

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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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Barry B. Wary



With all the excitement about baby Arlo, I never had a chance to share the children’s book I illustrated called Barry B. Wary written by the lovely Leslie Muir. It was released in May by Disney-Hyperion. Here it is on Arlo's book shelf. Pretty cool…

 

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