Taschen: Fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm
First time I saw this book was in a book store in Germany back in 2011. I just started my journey as an illustration student and opened my mind for beautiful designed books. Back then I already formulated an interest in illustrating a fairy tale book.
Unfortunately I didn't had the money to purchase the back then new published book by the publisher Taschen. I spend an hour in the bookstore consuming the beautiful illustrations and got inspired for my student work.
Sadly, I never bought this book, because I didn't had the money. I treasured this book in my memories. When I finally saved some money for buying the book, it was sold out in the book store.
The universe has sometimes it's own way of problem solving. This year I found this book in a book sale in Tucson. I couldn't believe my eyes. It is the exact same book I really admired as a student back in 2011. I reached out for this book instantly and didn't let go of it. I'm so happy I found this book again and I love reading through this book and to explore the beautiful illustrations again! It is such a huge inspiration and memory to me.