Thursday, January 13, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood illustrated by Daniel Egneus

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood illustrated by Daniel Egneus will be released on January 25th. This is another tie-in with the upcoming movie release, but not as closely related to the film itself, more of a mutually beneficial release promotion. The book uses the Grimms' version of the tale, not the film version.  The imagery is loose and beautiful, see below for examples.

Book description from the publisher:

Here are “Little Red” and “the Wolf” as you’ve never seen them before – stunningly reinterpreted by internationally renowned artist Daniel Egnéus. One of the most oft-told fairytales of all time, Little Red Riding Hood is an adventure story, a coming of age story, a cautionary tale – and it’s soon to be a major Hollywood motion picture produced by Leonardo diCaprio, directed by Catherine Hardwicke of the Twilight films fame, and starring Amanda Seyfried from Big Love, Mamma Mia! and Letters to Juliet, along with Julie Christie and Gary Oldman. Daniel Egnéus’s elegant, romantic, and hypnotic illustrations carry a new generation breathlessly into the deep, dark woods for a haunting, unforgettable experience unparalleled by anything else in the waking world.
Here are some images from the book courtesy of the publisher's website:

Finally, here's a video about the making of the book.  You can also learn more about him on his website which mostly offers a collection of images from his other projects, not this one currently.

1 comment:

  1. I just purchased this a couple days ago and am stunned by its' beauty. Love!! the video which goes through the artist's process of illustrating the story...I've shared this post on Fb. Thank you!
    Margaret Lambert