A colours book with no colours – instead, die-cuts to peek through and find them yourself
This introduction to colours 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 cockerel-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 colour-seeking mission. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.
"The illustrations are as simple as the story, playful and clear. It is clearly a book written to conform to the wishes of children, not how we wish children to be, but nonetheless adeptly communicates both geometry and personal responsibility." --Fatherly
Jason Fulford is a photographer, graphic designer, and cofounder of the nonprofit J&L Books. He is a contributing editor at Blind Spot and a frequent lecturer at universities. His monographs include Sunbird, Crushed, Raising Frogs for $$$, The Mushroom Collector and Hotel Oracle.
Tamara Shopsin is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Good, Time, The New Yorker, Wired and Newsweek. She is the author of several books including Mumbai New York Scranton and designer of 5 Year Diary. She is also a cook at her family's restaurant, Shopsin's, in New York.