Today we continue our presentation of the wonderful illustration work of Belgian artist Pieter Gaudesaboos. In “Pistache” (again awarded with a boekenpluim) and “Sprookje voor een prins…” (Fairytale for a prince…) he further explores his more illustrative approach.
Gaudesaboos often works together with other people, usually a writer and sometimes even musicians, but for “Linus” he embarks on a very special collaboration which results in perhaps one of his best books. Writer Mieke Versyp is a dramatist at “De Kopergietery” a theatre company for children and Sabien Clement is also an illustrator of children’s books. One with a style who is miles apart from Gaudesaboos. But the results are beautiful. “Linus” wins a boekenpluim, a boekenwelp and the prestigious Gouden Uil
The most recent books of Gaudesaboos seem to be more lighthearted as his previous work. They are printed on cardboard and have rounded corners, clearly aimed at young children. But the illustrations remain intricately detailed and pleasantly retro.
If you can’t get enough of this, you should visit Pieter Gaudesaboos's site where you can leaf through all of his books and find even more artwork and illustrations. The links-section there contains all the publishers he has worked with.