Piatti for Children

English full color throughout $ 35.00 US / $ 48.00 CAD Hardcover / 9.5 x 10.5 216 pages / ages 4 and up ISBN: 978-0-7358-4475-9

Piatti for Children

Beloved Swiss designer Celestino Piatti’s fun and retro children’s picture books—all seven combined in one volume for the first time—make this collection a visual treat for the whole family! 

Celestino Piatti is one of Switzerland’s most famous artists. The designer of thousands of posters and book covers made Piatti an icon. The owl was his hallmark, as was his graphic style with its distinctive black lines. Piatti also painted for children. He illustrated seven picture books at the height of his career. For the first time they are all gathered in a high-quality volume: Animal ABC, Barbara and the Dormouse, The Happy Owls, The Little Crayfish, Circus Nock (The Circus Family), The Golden Apple, and Holy Night.

Read our blog about Piatti’s lasting influence on prominent designers Steff Geissbuhler and Alison and Robert Probst.

Discover Piatti-inspired art projects created by barley & birch here. 

Piatti, the late great Swiss graphic artist and illustrator, was no one-trick pony. . . . A valuable retrospective to be appreciated by young readers, art scholars, and gift book lovers alike.
Kirkus Reviews

This superbly printed volume will appeal to young children who love animals (especially the owl, Piatti’s signature animal) and fans of Eric Carle, Leo Lionni and Alice and Martin Provensen.
The New York Times