Cast your mind back and you may remember PLOC magazine, a publication launched last year for kids featuring the 1960s illustrations of Alain Gree. Well thanks to Anorak – the company behind the magazine – there are also a couple of Alain Gree prints available.
Whether you buy it for your little ones or for yourself, PLOC magazine is certainly worth getting your hands on.
On the face of it, PLOC is a magazine aimed at children between the ages of three and eight, but look closely and you might notice those distinctive graphics. That's down to the illustration by legendary 60s artist Alain Gree, which makes it worthy of an adult's attention too.
The content walks a fine line between educating and having fun, with stories (How is bread made? What animals live at the farm? Learning to count with happy birds on a wire), colouring pages, spot the difference games, mazes and activities. You can grab a copy via Anorak, £7 is the price. See an inside shot over the page.
Following on from yesterday's Puffin book, here's more retro illustration for kids, this time with a French flavour, courtesy of Alain Grée at the Saison shop.
Alain Grée was the author and illustrator of over 300 children's books in France, mainly published during the 1960s and 70s. His work is now being widely reproduced across a wide range of stationery and gift items, from notebooks to posters to pocket mirrors.
The travel stickers pictured show an example of his distinctive style – in a colour palette of purple, pink and black he illustrates everything you'd need for a good holiday in France including cheese, wine and the Eiffel Tower!
The stickers cost €5 while the notebooks and posters cost €12 each.
See the range online