ABC: off to Sea!
A is for adventure that’s waiting for you
The next time you want to sail into the blue...
This maritime ABC breathes a real blast of fresh air into the genre. From A for Anchor and B for Buoy, from C for Cruise Ship to D for Dolphins and Zzzz for bedtime, Virginie Morgand’s gloriously illustrated book is a wonderful introduction to all things nautical for young children. Her drawings successfully combine a sixties feel with the intensity of animated cinema, bringing the pictures to life page after page.
Based in Paris, Virginie Morgand’s background is in animation but, having learnt how to screen print at L’atelier Dupont, she has developed her own visual language as an illustrator working to brief for a growing number of clients. Recent projects include campaigns for L’Occitane, Champs Élysées Film Festival, Le Meridien, London Transport Museum, Barneys in New York, Mairie de Paris, Martigues music and dance festival, children’s books for Wide Eyed Editions and MeMo, illustrations for Le Bon Marché, Little White Lies, Elle, Les Inrocks and The Sunday Times. Virginie has recently exhibited solo shows in Paris, Portugal and the UK.