golden thursdays: art seidenPosted: January 28, 2010
For this week of Golden Thursdays (I unfortunately can’t get to the image for the header), I dedicate this entry to my dear friend Missy. If you know Missy, you know that she LOVES dinosaurs. I came across this book and not only loved the images and the story, but instantly thought of my dear friend.
The book I will be writing about today is Dinosaur Comes to Town. Art Seiden illustrated this book in 1963. The story is amusing – it’s about a dinosaur that comes arrives in a city, scaring off the animals and eventually settling on eating 60 million hamburgers. What’s not to love? (The illustrations, obviously!) I must say I am not a fan of the font for the cover/title pages, but I love the tiny mark-making and details put into the animals. I enjoy that they aren’t outlined, but they still have that element of detail to them.
When researching Art Seiden is a prolific illustrator- he created the images for over 300 books, in addition to writing books as well! Originally from New York, he entered the world of advertising with clients from hillip Morris, Hoffmann-LaRoche, General Motors and Hearst Publications.
All images via Golden Gems.