Children’s Book Inspiration: Botanical Worlds

July 14, 2017

“The Wild Flower’s Song” by William Blake As I wander’d the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a wild flower Singing a song. I slept in the Earth In the silent night, I murmur’d my fears And I felt delight. In the morning I went As rosy as morn, To seek for new joy; […]

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Artist News Roundup: Meg Hunt & Jon Klassen

April 27, 2017

We checked in with a few of our artists today to find out what fun and exciting things they’ve been working on and found a few special treats to highlight: a vibrant animation, an LA event, and a new children’s book in the works. First up, we’ve fallen in love with this animation, entitled “Transplant” by […]


Three Red Cap Artists’ Books For Your Spring Holiday

April 20, 2017

Bees are buzzing, daffodils are sprouting, and you’re hopefully planning a lovely rendezvous somewhere even warmer than where you currently reside. When you hop on a plane or ferry or train, make sure that you pack something to read for every age group. A few selections with beautiful work by Red Cap Cards artists stood out to […]

Hello, Mr Dodo by Nicholas John Frith

Children’s Book Illustration Technique, Part One: It’s In the Eyes | Jon Klassen

February 10, 2017

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. We say they are the window to the story. Part of our jobs as art curators is finding personality and perspective in our artists’ characters. A huge chunk of that personality and perspective is found in the character’s gaze. The intricacies with which artists are able to convey emotion […]


Best Creative Magazines for Kids: An Intro

January 5, 2017

It’s no secret that we are enamored with great illustration and creative work for children. The only thing better than finding those two components in one tiny package is if they are mailed directly to our house on a regular basis! Creative magazines for children are such a fabulous way to consistently inspire kids to use their imaginations […]

Illustoria Magazine and Arlo of Red Cap Cards

I’ll Color Your World if You Color Mine

November 17, 2016

Have you been swept up into the adult coloring book craze? We have! And we are so happy to show off some of our favorites from Red Cap artists, friends, and a few treasured vintage finds. Making artwork is important to our creative well-being, and finding a way for everyone to participate (regardless of their […]


5 Books For Kids On Kindness

November 11, 2016

We know it has been a difficult week for some of us. In times like this, we look around and wonder how we got here. However, here at Red Cap, we choose to meditate on the love, kindness, and beauty that we know resides in our great nation. In times like this, let’s look to […]


GHOST | An illustrátus Project

October 31, 2016

We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a copy of Ghost, and the day has finally arrived. Written by Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin, and illustrated by Red Cap artist, Chris Sasaki, and Jeff Turle, Ghost originated as a Kickstarter project and has blossomed to life (and we use the term loosely) just in […]


“We Found a Hat” Has Arrived!

October 13, 2016

The day that we all have been waiting for has come! Red Cap Cards artist and Caldecott Award winner, Jon Klassen, has published the third and final installment of the “hat” series, which includes I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat and now, We Found a Hat! This one (from Candlewick Press) […]


The Art of Truth: Why We Create For Children

September 16, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why we create for children, due to this week’s celebration of what would have been Roald Dahl‘s 100th birthday. So many adults and children (including myself!) flooded the internet and Instagram with praise and admiration for Dahl, a man who (according to The New Yorker) was not so […]

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