I am a huge fan of Jim Henson's work and am always on the lookout for books about him and his projects. I only found out about the existence of Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal in late November. Upon my discovery, I immediately asked nicely if I could perhaps receive a copy for Christmas and my lovely Mum bought it for me.
Imagination Illustrated is a glorious book; there are so many beautiful things within to admire and new facts about Jim to be amazed by. Every time I pick it up, I discover something new. I had to share a few photos, especially of the inside cover, as I don't think my words can ever convey how wonderful this book is.
Jim Henson's iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humour have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius o fans old and new.
Compiled directly from The Jim Henson Company archives, Imagination Illustrated adapts the diary that Jim Faithfully kept throughout his career, supplementing it with a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles, and much more. Throughout, archivist Karen Falk delves into the behind-the-scenes details of Henson's life and his artistic process.
Sure to delight anyone who has enjoyed Henson's creations- seeing early drawings of Kermit and Rowlf is like seeing childhood photos of dear friends - this lovely book celebrates Jim's life and his magical creations.
If you're a Henson or Muppets fan, please track down a copy of this book (or visit the Blog that inspired it's creation ) as you won't be disappointed.