Susan Allix — Animal Dreams
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(Susan Allix) Animal Dreams. Illustrated, printed and bound by Susan Allix. London. 2011. 61p. 12” x 8.5”. The full page illustrations, drawn in colourful detail, are printed digitally in archival ink on Somerset mould made paper, and each has a smaller image and introductory title in a typeface to suit its character. The rhymes, by A.M. Burnett, are set in Bell, and the letterpress is hand set and printed. Bound in yellow cloth over boards, with a further image on the front cover. Contained in a black corrugated folder. One in a first edition of 15 signed copies.
A book for young and old. Thirteen animals, each accompanied by a wishful rhyme, find themselves in situations and landscapes of a strange scale; the 14th animal is on the title page.