Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Inspiring reads: Creatures, Orla Kiely
Since having a baby girl a few weeks ago I am loving the fact that I now have a legitimate excuse to buy kids books. There are so many books out there with some of them being of a pretty poor standard so its great to come across a book that has just as much visual enjoyment for adults as kids.
Orla Kiely's Creatures is a cloth bound hard back book. Each double page has an individual image of an animal on one page and the opposite page features the animal as part of a repeat pattern. As expected the colour palette is very retro/seventies inspired in keeping with the brand. The illustrations are easy to identify as the creature (maybe except from the turtle) but still have a graphic feel about them.
I highly recommend this book whether you have children or not. I'm now waiting on the shapes one to be delivered!
The books retail for £9.99 and can be purchased from waterstones, amazon and from oralkiely.com