Friday Favorites #11: Illustrator Spotlight on Oliver Jeffers

Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.
Today I am featuring a very unique artist: Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers wrote and illustrated the book Stuck.  I purchased Stuck through my daughter’s preschool book order form and fell in love with both his sense of humor and his gorgeous illustrations.
His style is very unique and different from any other illustrator that I know of.  I really like the way he draws his characters and how he can use simple shapes and lines to create so much expression.



Stalk Oliver Jeffers:

About Oliver Jeffers:

Oliver Jeffers makes art.

figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book
making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney,
Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.
A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING.
clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, Starbucks,
Candy, the Vacuum and Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England.
UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including the
award-winning Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

has always been a strong undercurrent of narrative behind Jeffers’s
work, but his current interest in making art lies in the anomaly between
logical and emotional thinking.
While striving to find a harmonious
balance between form and content, Jeffers is curious about the opposing
means by which the world he lives in can be assessed. To explore this
he has been drawing parallels between the arts and sciences, as in his
recent solo show, Additional Information (exhibited December 2006, in
Hill St Belfast), in which figurative oil paintings were over laid with
mathematical equations.

Books by or with Art by Oliver Jeffers:

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  • Reply
    Tressa S
    September 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Some of these are definitely unique. 🙂 I really like the pictures you have from Lost & Found, Up & Down, and The Great Paper Caper (the title alone makes me smile for that last one). Thanks for sharing, again!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    Adriana Garcia
    September 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Oh yes. I know me some Oliver Jeffers. I like that he just places his funny little characters in these beautiful settings and other times his whole stories features his characters that look like kids can draw them but not really… If you know what I mean. Have you seen the Stuck book trailer?

    • Reply
      September 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

      I haven't seen the trailer, but I bet it's super cute. I like the way his pictures look like kids drew them too.

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    Alise (Readers In Wonderland)
    September 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Wow, what an amazing artist, love these. Definitely a unique style, especially for a children's book. He does has a strange mustache, though 😉 Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2013 at 12:48 am

      I LOVE his mustache. If you are going to grow a mustache, do it right and grow an awesome one!

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