22 January 2012

Latvian illustrations



There is something special about how Latvian artists illustrate. Especially back in the day. They all had the same style sort of. I especially like this cartoon, Zaķīšu pirtiņa, which translated into The rabbits sauna. And it's about how rabbits clean themselfes in the sauna... and then there are hedgehogs, a moon runnings around and a super big horse. Can't go wrong!
The book I'm reading on the photos is Tolkiens Bilbo, with illustrations by Latvian Laima Eglite.


6 comments:

  1. This made me so proud to come from Latvia. I also always thought that Latvian illustrations are quite beautiful. And I do agree that they seem to have their own style. I remember my dad gave me the Zaķīšu pirtiņa story book when I was little and I still have it. It`s very old but I cherish it very much.

    >'.'<

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  2. Wow, I didn't know there was a book as well!

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  3. I love your photos, they're so pure and dreamy! I'm following you :D

    www.kjolehysteria.blogspot.com

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  4. The pictures from Bilbo reminds me of a book I got as child; "Pojken och draken" was the title in Swedish. Illustrated by Lidia Postma. Do you know about her?

    I googled a bit and she seems to living in the Netherlands but having said that she might still have her roots elsewhere. Actually I found out that she also had illustrated some Tolkien books!

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  5. I'm Sophie, a french reader, and I'm really admirative of your artistic work, truly, i think you really have talent :) For example, there is so much poetry in your work with the 7 horses! So, in brief, i'm a huge fan :)
    A more basic question, i wanted to ask you where did you get this pullover from? I think the colors are really beautiful, and i've been looking for such a pull for ages, so if you could answer me at " sophie.dln@laposte.net ", that would be very nice of you :)!
    Sophie xx

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