I love the work of Japanese illustrator Tatsuro Kiuchi. Above are a few of the illustrations taken from his 2009 children’s book Let’s Go Out For A Ride. It looks like a really wonderful book. It tells the story of a boy and his father who take a day trip to the top of a mountain and on their they ride on various forms of public transport. Not only are Kiuchi’s wood-cut illustrations beautiful, but they’re also busy with activity – the kinds of images you’d spend all day getting lost in as a kid.
‘Lets Go Out For A Ride’ is only one of a number of great projects on Kiuchi’s site. I also really adore his illustration work for the The Folio Society’s edition of Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea which you should take a look at. You can view the complete collection of his work online here.