Picture books: illustration & interpretation
The exhibition explores the types of visual narrative found in contemporary picture books, with particular attention to their singular immediacy. It brings stories to vivid life for children and adults alike, and investigates the creative process of picture book production. From jaunty colours to minimalist grey tones, from immaculate digital images to rough sketches, and from pop-ups to perforated pages, the design possibilities seem endless. The show also takes a look inside the studios of Swiss illustrators and examines reading aloud as a cultural activity.