Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 10 Sep 2017

An Interview With Ehsan Abdollahi 

The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.

We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with the illustrator, Ehsan Abdollahi. Ehsan  is an illustrator and animator from Iran. He teaches at Tehran Art University. Ehsan is inspired by the environment and the fabrics from the Southern part of Iran (where he was born), and uses bold colours and rich patterns in his illustrations. Ehsan has illustrated When I Coloured in the World and the first of Tiny Owl's intercultural projects A Bottle of Happiness by UK author Pippa Goodhart. In 2018, Tiny Owl will be publishing Ehsan’s next project Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by the acclaimed African-American poet Eloise Greenfield.  

You can read what he had to tell us on the link below: