Aoi Huber-Kono

3 years +, Contemporary Books, Edizioni Corraini


Words and Illustration by Aoi Huber-Kono

Published by Edizioni Corraini

'Winter' is simple, gentle and elegant. Gone are any of the harsh, cold and inhospitable elements of winter, and what is left is a simple tribute to the beauty of falling snow, the calm and quiet that snow creates and the fun of leaving footprints in the settled snow.

The illustrations are minimalist in style and Aoi Huber-Kono uses little or no colour throughout the book to capture both the silence of snow falling and the paralysis of life in the cold. The last double spread of the book provides a lovely surprise for the reader as the hidden life within a snowfield is uncovered and the coloured graphics provide a great contrast to the rest of the book. 

I was very happy to find this gem at London's Present&Correct. Inspired by the mundane routine of homework, the post office and school, Present&Correct is a gorgeous store celebrating stationery. Owned by graphic designers, their mission is "to spark a distant memory, make you smile or look at the most mundane in a new, and fonder, light."  Their collection is stunning and has been curated so beautifully. Click here to look at their fantastic collection of vintage and contemporary books.

Reviewed by Georgia White