Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Beautiful Book


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And because I'm in the process of designing wedding invitations for friends, as I mentioned in my previous post, I want to show you one of the most extraordinary illustration books in my home. This is the classical story of the Day-dawn Fairy written by Ioan Slavici after a Romanian folk tale. The uber-talented illustrator is Madalina Andronic, also Romanian - but you can see this for yourselves in the depiction of our traditional embroidery of the national costume. Madalina takes the Romanian design and transforms it into a smashing show of vivid color and fantastic imagery. And now I'll just let the images do the talk :)










29 comments:

  1. So fascinating and full of color! Thanks for sharing :)
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie - I wasn't kidding about the color!

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  2. So gorgeous! I love all of the illustrations - it truly is a beautiful book!

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    1. Now you can see how much I love it :)

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  3. Wow, such vibrant colors, BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Indeed :) I wish that one day I could draw like that!

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  4. Just beautiful!! Love, love, love! :))

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    1. Thank you, Vesna - amazing artist, isn't she?

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  5. I can't believe my eyes! Never seen pictures so beautiful and full of feeling! Can I buy this book by Amazon?

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    1. Unfortunately, it's not available outside the country, from what I could see... I could mail it to you, but it has lots of text in Romanian language...

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  6. So amazing book - Love those wonderful colors and the illustrations! That book is really a precious, thank you for sharing!

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  7. This looks like a fantastic book. I'll let my daughter know as the artwork is beautiful. Thanks for letting us know about it. Chel x

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    1. Even if it's not available on Amazon, I though I'd share this book, I think it's worth it even to glance at it on a blog :)

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  8. So gorgeous! I love all of the illustrations This looks like a fantástic book

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  9. you wrote about this author some time ago, I belive. I like her work, too,
    expecially folk details!

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    1. Yes, she is the author of my flamingo LOVE poster! She started using the national folk signs heavily about a year and a half ago, I am very proud that she makes such jewels from our Romanian heritage!

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  10. Impresionant. O astfel de carte ar trebui tradusă... povestea şi ilustraţia ar înfrumuseţa standurile de carte europene.

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    1. Nu mai e demult un secret ca sunt nebuna dupa Madalina.... si mai ales ca duce mai departe mostenirea noastra culturala... ar trebui sa faca turul lumii!

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  11. The illustrations are so colourful and beautiful. They have a certain Eastern charm to me, lovely!

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  12. WOW, the illustrations are awsome! I love them

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  13. those illustrations are gorgeous- i love the use of pattern and how they mix and clash. it's sopretty to look at

    xo Marlen
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  14. You mentioned this book earlier and I was intrigued. How lovely! Now I'm even more intrigued.

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    1. Yes, Danni, you've got such perfect memory - I am a little obsessed with this talented girl and I stalk her blog frequently :)

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  15. Such beautiful colors! I love how they look like knitted fabric, too. :) Can't wait to see your design!

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