Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Picturing War: PhD Student Lucy Stone on Tomi’s Childhood Drawings

Jun 18th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Childhood Drawings

This week we talked to Lucy Stone, a PhD student at Newcastle University, UK, who is studying the childhood drawings of children’s authors and illustrators who were children in exile in the Nazi era. Her fascinating research focuses on the drawings of Tomi Ungerer and Judith Kerr, the author and illustrator of the Out of […]

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A Peek Inside Tomi’s Studio, by Aria Ungerer

May 21st, 2018

A Peek Inside Tomi Ungerer's Studio, by Aria Ungerer

Tomi’s studio is full of stuff. The air is perpetually thick with cigarette smoke. It contains a smorgasbord of various random objects found on the farm, in a field, skip or on a sidewalk. In a corner at the back is an old dentist chair found on a New York sidewalk in the 1960’s.  Standing to greet you upon entering, an aging, life-sized skeleton.

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“A hair brained idea” Brad Bernstein On Making Far Out Isn’t Far Enough

Apr 20th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer in his studio during the filming of Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

In recent years a lot of artists, curators and filmmakers have been making efforts to redress the curious lack of exposure Tomi has had in the United States since his self imposed exile from the land of opportunity in the early 1970s. This week we talked to a man responsible for bringing Tomi’s work to a whole new audience, Brad Bernstein, director of the acclaimed documentary Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story.

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BLOG- Tomi Ungerer: All in One, by Claire Gilman

Mar 31st, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Vietnam War Posters

In 2015, The Drawing Center in New York held a major exhibition of Tomi Ungerer’s work, “Tomi Ungerer: All in One”, his first major career retrospective in the United States. The Drawing Center’s curator Claire Gilman has kindly allowed us to reproduce her opening essay from the show’s programme for Tomi’s fans and scholars to enjoy.

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Blog: What Is It About The Three Robbers?

Feb 19th, 2018

The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer

First published in 1961, The Three Robbers might be Tomi’s most beloved work. We spoke to one of the founders of L’ecole des loisirs, Arthur Hubschmid, to find out his thoughts on why this book, among all the others, is one that will stand the test of time.

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Blog: Book Covers from the Archives


Jan 19th, 2018

With over 140 books to his name, translated into countless languages, it’s hard to keep track of all the different editions of Tomi’s books that exist in the world! We’ve collected a few favourites to share, from first editions and out of print gems to bestselling books in unusual languages.

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Blog: “The Child in Me”, How Tomi’s Childhood Informed His Books

Nov 28th, 2017

Tomi Ungerer childhood

“What drove me into children’s book literature? I would say to conceive tales that I myself would have liked as a child. The child in me, call it arrested development, has been present, lingering throughout my career”. –Tomi Although Tomi Ungerer’s career has encompassed a diversity of media and projects including poster art, sculpture, architectural […]

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