I’ve talked before about where we get ideas for new designs, and what inspires us, but sometimes it sneaks up and surprises me. This is a new card that we just designed and finished printing, and obviously you can see that it has a lot of similarities to the cover of “The Little House.” The funny thing is, I wasn’t really even thinking about this book cover at all when I did the drawing. It wasn’t until the card was all done that I actually realized how similar it is to the image on the cover of the book. When I put the two side by side I couldn’t stop looking at them. It’s like this image was just sitting in my subconscious and found it’s way out.
“The Little House” is a children’s book from the 1940’s, and yes I own this copy, and yes I do love the story and the illustrations. I used this book a bunch in my classroom when I was still teaching.
It’s a story about a little house in the country. Slowly over time, other houses and buildings are build up around it until the little house is smack dab in the middle of a big city. The little house is so sad and depressed until the great-great-granddaughter of the man who built the little house finds it and moves it back to the country where it belongs. It’s pretty great – a classic.
:: Carrie ::