November 23, 2010

Remembering Michael J. Smollin...


For me, illustrator Michael Smollin played a vital role within Jim Henson’s universe. As a child, I loved his illustrations for The Monster at the End of This Book.  But I also have fond memories of Smollin’s beautifully designed booklets that accompanied a few of the Sesame Street record albums in the early seventies.

In his illustrations, Smollin best captures the slightly psychedelic color palette and textures that make Sesame Street unique and unmistakable.  He will be missed.



(from:  The Monster at the End of This Book)






Images from Muppet Wiki & Smollin.com

1 comment:

dgderrick said...

The Monster at the end of this book is one of our favorites.