Books to remember (8)

There are some books that will always stay with us. In this blog series, illustrators share a book that has made a big impression on them. Here, designer Rose Lazar shares her book tip.

“The book that I always go back to and that had a big impact on me is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My aunt gave it to me when I was a child and I couldn’t help but hope that one day I would find a secret garden of my own. I love plants and flowers and always have.”

“This particular copy of the book was a hardcover version and when you took the dust jacket off there were gold foil-embossed plants and flowers on a hunter green cover. It’s forever etched in my brain as one of my favorite, most beautiful things. Sadly, I lost that copy but I always check for the same version of it at used bookshops wherever I may be. There have been so many different editions of it printed since then, but this version has a special place in my heart.

Reading is a part of my life, as it’s where I get a lot of inspiration for the text for our greeting cards and prints. As much as I love fiction, I often read a lot of biographies of artists or creative types as it’s nice to read about – and at times relate to – their lives as artists trying to make it in the world!”

Rose Lazar has a background in fine art and printmaking. She works in her studio in Brooklyn, New York, US. What started as a way to continue her love of printmaking with a paper goods line has turned into a world of positive vibes and lucky totems for you and your home. You can see what she makes on her website.

Illustration homepage: Jennifer Orkin Lewis



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