Monday, June 13, 2011

Art Heros: Rien Poortvliet

One of my favorite books growing up was Gnomes by Wil Huygen, illustrated by Rien Pootvliet. I loved the detail in his illustrations - almost scientific in their detail.

As a kid, I had no idea the book was originally published in Dutch. I was surprised and delighted to find a copy at my host family's home.I've been thinking a lot about this book lately. Who knows, it might even inspire a gnome print of my own.

1 comment:

Uncle Beefy said...

An all time favorite!!! I still remember clutching that in my little hands, smelling the pages and marveling at the illustrations as we blazed down the road to California in our Chevy Suburban with license plate JR UING. And, I'd wonder where my gnome and his family had been keeping themselves and if they'd be okay while we were gone.