Sunday Jun 17, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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About These Colors Are Bananas.
What color is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be blown away by the range of possibilities.
What color is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at color, this book challenges readers’ predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the “apple” page features yellows, greens, and reds; the “egg” page a range of greens to grays; even “grass” is surprising, with suggestions of pink. The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic and factual… all towards expanding readers’ assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum’s approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.
This introduction to colors integrates the reader’s surroundings into carefully considered die-cut silhouettes, providing children the space to visually experiment. Readers will gaze around the room through a rooster-shaped hole in search of something red, through a sun-shaped hole for something yellow, through squiggly worms for something pink. Designed for the youngest readers, this sturdy board book features 12 die-cuts made to flip and carry on a color-seeking mission. Inspired by the Whitney Museum’s approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.
About the Author & Illustrator.
Tamara Shopsin is a graphic designer, author, and illustrator. She is also a cook at her family restaurant, Shopsin’s, in New York City. A Guggeheim Fellow, Jason Fulford is a photographer, designer, frequent lecturer, and cofounder of the nonprofit J&L Books. Their work has been featured in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harpers, Newsweek, Travel& Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, Time, Die Zeit, Real Simple, Lucky Peach, Aperture, Blind Spot, and Topic, among many other publications and sites. The husband and wife duo live in New York City and is available for events.