Clare Walters

Recent articles by Clare Walters

Told in pictures

Issue 85, Spring 2013

Feature

Wordless picturebooks form a corner of children’s literature in which illustrators and artists…

Gentle giant

Issue 83, 2012

Review

Tom Gauld’s Goliath tells the story of David and Goliath from the latter’s…

Handy hardback memories

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Review

Generations of children have grown up with Ladybird books. Between 1940 and 1980…

No strings attached

Issue 65, Autumn 2007

Feature

A random collection of discarded labels reveals traces of past journeys

Recent blog posts by Clare Walters

Beasts and alphabets

16 October 2013

The work of Enid Marx links two new exhibitions about animals at Compton Verney in Warwickshire
For designers and illustrators with an interest in print-making there is much to see in two inter-related exhibitions at the beautiful (if rather remote) Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire, writes Clare Walters.

Panoramic drama

25 July 2013

In Limbo, from Full Circle, is an experimental iPhone app that puts you at the centre of a real-time, 360° airport movie short
In Limbo is a short interactive film for the iPhone (4 and above), writes Clare Walters. To watch it, you use your phone like a camera, observing human behaviour in ‘Terminal 8’, a fictional airport departure lounge.

A Persian paradox

1 June 2013

Peter Sís crafts a picturebook from Farid Ud-Din Attar’s twelfth-century poem
‘Love loves difficult things’ claims the hoopoe bird at the centre of this poem. And this picturebook could certainly be described as ‘difficult’, for it is mysterious and enigmatic, intriguing and spiritual, writes Clare Walters.