Thursday, November 3, 2011

Along a Long Road

I'm lucky enough to have a dear friend who works at a beautiful city library near me. She often puts aside picture books she wants me to read, and frankly, she has amazing taste.
While the book trailer for Along a Long Road is lovely, this book begs to be held, read, and touched. The paper stock marries the 5 color printing and UV spot as beautifully as the words marry the art. You don't feel at all as if you're looking at one giant 35' illustrator file, but that's truly what it is.
I loved spending time with this book on my own, then sharing it with my son. He follows that road with his finger from cover to bookend and back again. Frank Viva, I do hope you have more books in that brilliant mind of yours.
Visit the book's website. And if you are so lucky, visit the 35' artwork at Society of Illustrators in NYC this fall.

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