Once Upon a Wall…

The Cooper-Hewitt is featuring “Wall Stories: Children’s Wallpapers and Books” through April 5th, 2009. It is a collection that keeps us all in touch with fairy tales and the child within, and for those of us who can recall the nostalgia of having inspirational wallpaper in their rooms when they were growing up, or their favorite book to read through nap time at school. From the Cooper-Hewitt’s own description:

“Works on view will include papers illustrated with nursery rhymes and designs inspired by works of fiction and adventure, such as Peter Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella. The exhibition also will trace the evolution of children’s books from instructional to fictional and include developments such as movable and pop-up books, which added an interactive element to children’s reading.”

For anyone interested in designing or illustrating, or writing children’s books this is a good exhibition to see. Read more about Wall Stories and get more exhibition information at http://cooperhewitt.org/EXHIBITIONS/wallstories/

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