Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Where The Wild Things Are
I just wanted to share how excited I am that Where The Wild Things Are is being made into a movie and the trailer is so good it practically brings tears to my eyes when I watch it. You can can play it here on the Apple website. Maurice Sendak tapped into the unconscious language of our hearts when he wrote and illustrated the book. It is an all time favorite of mine. I hope I like this movie as much as I liked the trailer. If I have an Illustration class in the fall, then this piece of work will definitely be a centerpiece to my teaching. Field trip in October?
There is a fantastic image blog called Terrible Yellow Eyes that celebrates Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak with artwork from loads of great contemporary illustrators. It is fun to see how various artists respond to the story in different mediums and styles. None of the art has been done for any profit but has all been created out of admiration for Maurice Sendak and Where the Wild Things Are. Check it out here.