Bambi: A Life in the Woods

Bambi: A Life in the Woods is a book that was published in Prague in 1971 that was written by Felix Stalten with some beautiful images created by Mirko HanĂ¡k. Mirko worked in the Czech Republic as a painter and designer, his style somewhere between chinese ink drawings with the vibrant colors of a Disney cartoon. A wonderful set of images have been posted to Flickr of the book, which I highly suggest you check out.

His style seems so effortless, like his brush knew exactly where to fall. His sparse use of colors really makes his work pop. We need more experimental art in children’s books like this.

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October 5, 2009