I finally got around to watching the Tomi Ungerer biopic, Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, and it has totally inspired me to see if I can make my Ungerer collection run a little deeper. Been seeking out titles on eBay and the like and came across this sweet little semi-wordless book that only has two lines of text, one on the first page and one on the last.
I was delighted to see that Phaidon is reissuing it next month.
Each spread has the image of a shoe hidden creatively within it.
Brilliant but simple images and colors for the earliest Tomi readers.
If you haven’t already, check out my interview with Tomi last year.
The Mellops Strike Oil
Seeds and More Seeds
The Three Robbers
Christmas Eve at the Mellops’
I Am Papa Snap and These Are My Favorite No Such Stories
The Beast of Monsieur Ravine
Book of Various Owls
Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls
Orlando the Brave Vulture
No Kiss For Mother
The Donkey Ride
Mellops Go Spelunking
The Great Songbook