| Blexbolex

Another fascinating screenprinting artist is Blexbolex, a multi-award winning French book illustrator working in Berlin. His experimental approach to combining illustration with industrial printing techniques and book production is what makes up his unique style. Blexbolex entered art school with the intention of becoming a painter, but left having discovered his talent as a screen printing artist. Since then, he has worked regularly with book publishers in France and Germany, as well as for the press. In 2009 he received the prestegious Golden Letter award for best book design throughout the world. His most famous book is undoubtedly Seasons, published in 2010 by Enchanted Lion Books. In this graphically stunning picture book, Blexbolex explores the cyclical nature of time by looking at the seasons. Using objects, landscapes, activities, and different types of people that are associated with each season (such as a skier, a swimmer, a roasted chestnut seller), Blexbolex evokes the sense of permanency given to life by its cyclical nature, despite the fact that time is always passing (Barnes and Nobles). It is classified as a picture book for kids, but I find it suits a much older audience. Many adults would want to add this beautifully illustrated book to their personal library !


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