An artwork e-book for kids, titled Art is a Verb, lately gained the bronze medal within the ‘Interactive Children’s Book Category’ of the IPPY Award 2020. This annual global award honors impartial publishers and authors.

Published by means of Art1st, which objectives to redefine visible artwork training in India, the e-book makes use of a mixture of artwork and language-based totally actions to interact younger readers on a curious voyage of movements in the artwork. While doing this, the e-book attracts from the works of famend Indian artists. The e-book provides a hidden task phase on every web page and propagates the enjoyment of constructing one thing first-hand.

Its dressmaker Rohina Thapar says the e-book was once created to bear in mind the revel in issue a reader may have whilst choosing it up. “Having designed a spread of books prior to now, I tapped into a few of my previous insights of editorial design, i.e. composition and typography.

But, I additionally effectively broke down a few of my redundant concepts of what a kids’ e-book is meant to be,” she says, including, “I was inspired to stretch the limits of the book’s structure and play creatively with its material. Designing this book was an absolute pleasure because I wish I could experience art and verbs like this when I was young!”For Likla, creator of Art is a Verb, it was once the inventive power of dance as an artwork shape that impressed her to make this e-book.

“As I used to practice various dance forms, I started noticing the movement in paintings too. Usually, a lot of people see the paintings as a 2D image, but there is so much going on in this art form. The book looks at the verbs that exist in a painting and broadly takes a child on a journey in a day through art. The designer of the book, Rohina, brought it all to life through fold-outs and cut-outs and many other ideas.”

Art is a Verb
By: Likla (Author),
Rohina Thapar (Designer)
Pages: 60, Price: Rs 650

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