Tuesday, April 26, 2011

shaun tan


This weekend we went to the Reina Sofia.  I was hoping to see the Miroslaw Balka exhibit, but it turns out it was in Burgos, so that was a little disappointing.  Of course we enjoyed the museum anyways, as we always do.  And then as a bonus, in the gift shop we discovered this wonderful book:  


Some of you may be familiar with Shaun Tan's Tales from Outer Suburbia, which was one of the NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2009. I always check that list for christmas presents, and remember that book, but I hadn't seen any of his other work.  Now I'm a huge fan.  Children's books? Don't be fooled, these are for all of us.

More amazing illustrations after the jump...

all images from shauntan.net


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  3. Oh, I adore museums and their gift shops are always the best...such goodness and great finds abound :)

    xx Cat brideblu

  4. Amazing illustrations! xoxo Marissa


  5. wow. smart and funny and spooky. gotta go check it out.


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