Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Henri's Walk to Paris

Saul Bass' rare children's book is back in print and it's so wonderful! Bass was one of the legends in graphic design and was best known for his work in film posters and motion picture tittle sequences. One of his famous titles sequences' was the animated paper cut-out for The Man with The Golden Arm. But he also designed some well known iconic corporate logo's, including ATT, Jetstream for Continental Airlines and United Airline's Tulip logo.

The children's book, Henri's Walk to Paris was created in 1962 with Leonora Klein. It is so delightful and full of bold colors and simple illustrations. Kept as a collectors collection and out of print for 50 years, this month it is being reprinted and is now available. You may not be a child, but if your like me you will still enjoy owning it! I can't wait for mine to get here!
Henri’s Walk to Paris is the story of a young boy who lives in Reboul, France, who dreams of going to Paris. One day, after reading a book about Paris, he decides to pack a lunch and head for the city. Along the way, Henri gets tired and falls asleep under a tree. And this is when the story gets really charming. What Henri sees, we see, in a flowing panorama of pictures conceived by the eminent graphic designer Saul Bass.”  
Via Amazon

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