I'm fascinated by great children's books - especially children's books that are for kids of all ages. Books that are well designed or incredibly illustrated always catch my eye. I recently came across the beautifully designed and illustrated book Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits, a collaboration of jazz great Wynton Marsalis, illustrator Paul Rogers and graphic designer Jill von Hartman. The book, published by Candlewick Press, includes text and graphic tributes to Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Art Blake and many others. It's a wonderful treat for any jazz enthusiast, a fan of the stylized illustration of first half of the last century, or a kid being introduced to jazz and design.
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