Book Illustration Done Right

Aurie Battaglia

Illustrator Eric Sturdevant has a really excellent collection of scans of children’s illustrated books on Flickr. There is gorgeous art by a lot of mid-century illustration greats, including a number of artists who worked in animation, such as Aurie Battaglia, Martin Provensen and Mel Crawford. For more of this type of art, check out Ward Jenkins’s Flickr group, The Retro Kid, with a constantly updated stream of inspiring children’s book art posted by lots of different Flickr users.