Item #151308 POSTER FOR THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE. Nancy Ekholm Burkert.


About books for children and young adults. Poster, illustrated in black & white and lettered in green; 61 cm x 41.5, including margins; Horn Book, New York, 1988. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by the artist. *From its foundation in 1924, The Horn Book magazine retained a similar cover design for over sixty years, until in 1985 a decision was taken to invite a guest artist to provide a new cover design each year. These cover designs were also issued as a limited edition poster for the magazine. This copy is number 48. Maurice Sendak was the first artist chosen, and his design appeared on the last issue of 1985 (November/December) and the next 5 issues of the bi-monthly publication. Nancy Ekholm Burkert was the fourth selected artist (after Sendak, William Steig and Arnold Lobel), with her design first appearing on the November/December issue of 1988. Burkert illustrated several books for children, the most celebrated being the first edition of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Item #151308

Price: $200.00