Thursday, 8 June 2017

Elise Bell



"The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ lithograph poster was created in 2015, during a project exploring the broad concept of childhood. I began by taking inspiration from artistic images I’d been brought up with - in story books by the Brothers Grimm, and Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ - tales many parents comfortably read to their children, their sometimes gruesome plots considered simply ‘dark fairytales’.                                       In 2014 and 2015, the news was filled with real life horror stories affecting children around the world, the Ebola outbreak, the terror attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, and the assaults of Boko Haram - real life stories, however, stories we would shield from children.
I began creating whimsical images based on these reports, images fit for story books, but with tragic, true inspirations. The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ image was made regarding the campaign launched in Nigeria after 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostels in Chibok, in April 2014. Some escaped by hiding in the Sambisa forest, but still, more than 1000 days on, 195 are still missing. Red being the campaign colours, and having traveled through the forest, the image depicts several red-hooded figures hiding amongst the branches - a nod at very well known fairytale." Elise Bell

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Kosuke Ajiro


I have long admired the work of Japanese illustrator Kosuke Ajiro, in this new work 'Po to Pou' she is deliciously dark and surreal. Kosuke has constructed tiny scenes and then animated them into a gem of a film, with all of the magic of primitive animation and handcrafted surrealism. Not Red Riding Hood, but included here for its sinister content and feasting wolves.



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter



Wishing a Happy Spring to everyone, here are my Red Riding Hood eggs from a few years ago.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Jean Huet

                         Above and Below: in the style of Picasso
Jean Huet (1923-1985) was a French Animator and Cartoonist who produced this series in of interpretations of Little Red Riding Hood in 1974, using famous modernist painters as his inspiration. Thank you

               Above: in the style of  Bernard Buffet, below: In the style of  Fernand Léger.




Friday, 24 March 2017

Chap Book 1810




This version of Little Red Riding Hood, published in a small, hand-coloured chapbook in 1810 is in the British Library. It sticks closely to Perrault’s original, and predates the Grimm brothers’ version by two years.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Happy Minis


Just so wonderfully tiny. A miniature Little Red Riding Hood Cookie form Happy Minis an apprentice miniaturist from France who creates incredibly small things including tiny turned bowls and even a honey stirrer.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Kathrine Avraam






A very abstract and dynamic, graphic interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood by Kathrine Avraam and launched as a crowd funded project.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Cailey Tervo


A printed Red Riding Hood made twinkly with GIF, by Cailey Tervo a recent graduate from CCAD Ohio.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Isa Bancewicz


I love the idea of the dance of Little Red and the wolf, here rendered delicately by Italian illustrator Isa Bancewicz

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monika Klenner

A very subtle, dream like version of the big bad wolf, called 'Sssshhh Little Red Riding Hood is Asleep' by Moniker Klenner.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Céline Azorin


Céline Azorin uses paper cuts and collage to create her illustrative vision. Since 2002 Céline has concentrated on illustration her work often constructed in intricate book forms utilising techniques of stitch, photography, serigraphy, infographics and,modelling.


Friday, 10 March 2017

Maria Laura Brenlla


Spanish illustrator Maria Laura Brenlla's work, looks like the work of Ken Anderson the animator behind the Aristocats and 101 dalmations, it has that beautiful stylised quality of mid century graphic design.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Xin Tetsu

Xin Tetsu has used crumpled paper and photoshop to create his vision of Little Red Riding Hood whilst studying in Moscow.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Mariana Malhão




Mariana Malhão is a Portuguese illustrator whose work shows the influence of Japanese animation  and European classics such as Tove Jansson. Little red is the blood in Mariana's version and is the life as well as a force of darkness in her images.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Marina Pcheliakova

A brutal almost typographical beast by Russian graphic designer Marina Pcheliakova, this is no wolf, but a Jackel.



Thursday, 2 February 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Dr Seuss


My wolf muse has left me just now, I am busy working on a book about Aleppo and in constant shell shock at the politics of my own country and America. 
However I was interested today to find this 1941 Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) cartoon using the Red Riding Hood analogy to criticise the refusal of the U.S. to allow emigration of Jews.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Pamela Zagarenski


My howls of anger have not become wolves this time, but Pamela Zagarenski has created this Trump of a wolf in protest at the assault on science, ecology and environment by the new administration in America.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Sophie Herxheimer


A paper cut collage interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood by London-based poet and artist Sophie Herxheimer 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

Gokce Irten I



A beautiful cut collaged typography and wood cut style design for Little Red Riding Dood by Turkish graphic designer Gokce Irten who originally trained in Glass and ceramics.