Friday, May 27, 2011


I've written about other people who inspire me before, but none like Mr. Theodore Geisel. For as long as I can remember he's been a part of my life. One of my strongest childhood memories is of my sister and I watching an old "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" VHS over and over, and I'm pretty sure we watched it all year long, not just during the holidays like normal kids. We had a bunch of Seuss stories my mom used to read to us and then my grandma gave me this huge book called "Six by Seuss"... which includes stories like Horton Hatches the Egg, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The Lorax (one of my favorites!). I remember Dr. Seuss thorough out my entire childhood. Obviously I grew up, grew out of it and abandoned these stories during my teenage years. Something sticked with me though, I'm pretty sure his illustrations were imprinted in my mind and had a huge influence on me wanting to study graphic design. There's just something about his style that is so unique, so.. so.. Dr. Seuss! I admire the way his characters are so inviting, friendly and gloomy at the same time. And every single word he wrote is a piece of poetry. I ended up using him as a huge reference in my college thesis, and... well I could continue writing about him forever. But I'll just show you these simple illustrations I made last night featuring some of my favorite Seuss quotes. Oh! and check out these boxes I painted in ´07.

P.S. People with kids: please give your children the gift of Seuss. I know I will when the time comes!

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

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