TOPIC / Graphic Design
Chronicle Books has just published a reissue of Ann & Paul Rand's children's book I Know a lot of Things (c. 1956)
"Written from the simplicity of a child's perspective, the plain-but-powerful text voices important childhood knowledge such as "I know when I look in the mirror, what I see is me" and that "dogs go bowwow and that is how they talk." Illustrated with graphic designer Paul Rand's colorful, playful artwork, I Know a Lot of Things
, with all the teeny nuggets of wisdom contained therein, is destined to please a new generation." —Chronicle
I Know a Lot of Things
was a winning entry in AIGA's 1957 Fifty Books of the Year
competition, and was typeset in Bodoni.
Take a peak
at the owl illustration on the paper over board cover of what I presume is the first edition missing the dust jacket. Adorable.