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Old Soviet Children’s Games

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Maurice Sendak


We are very sad to hear the news American writer and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, passed away today (Tuesday May 8 2012), aged 83.

Sendak is best known for his acclaimed children’s book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, among other works.

Considered one of the most influential illustrators of the 20th century, Sendak’s highly original and hauntingly beautiful imagery is imprinted in the mind of mine and many other children of the 1960’s and onwards.








Here’s a rare interview with Mr Sendak, by TATE.

The film adaptation of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, which Sendak helped produce, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim.

Coupled with the news of the passing of Adam Yauch (MCA of The Beastie Boys) on Friday, we have lost two of our absolute biggest (admittedly very different!) influences in a matter of days.

Both leave behind timeless work in their medium.

Alice in Wonderland (1903)

“The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations. In an act that was to echo more than 100 years later, Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.

With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film’s original colours for the first time in over 100 years.”

Very cool, more info here. Shouts to Ben.