Meet the Lithographer
By Gaby Bazin. Translated by Vineet Lal
Available for pre-order. Forthcoming July 2023.
For fans of Making a Great Exhibition and the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this is the first children’s art book to spotlight the fascinating world of lithography—exploring the techniques that make it work and revealing the secrets behind this truly artistic profession.
Combining science, art, and history, Meet the Lithographer showcases a centuries-old printing practice that evolved into the process used today to print books, magazines, newspapers, and posters. This enchanting behind-the-scenes tour of the lithographer’s workshop offers an inside look at the tools, techniques, and stories that define lithography.
The second children’s book from David Zwirner Books, Meet the Lithographer continues our mission to illuminate different elements of the art industry. The playful illustrations, printed in three striking colors, offer a unique experience of the printed medium and showcase the magic of the lithographer’s world.
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Contributors: Gaby Bazin, Vineet Lal
Designer: Gaby Bazin
Printer: TNM Print
Publication Date: 2023
Dimensions: 7.5 × 9.5 in | 19 × 24 cm
Pages: 40 pages, illustrated throughout
Retail: $19.95 | $24.95 CAN | £15.95
Status: Not Yet Published
Gaby Bazin grew up on France’s Mediterranean coast. She graduated from the Arts Décoratifs de Paris (Printed Image Department) in 2015. After traveling to Italy and the Czech Republic to learn typographical printing and bookbinding, she settled in Saint-Denis. She has been working there within the collective La Briche Foraine since 2015. Her work explores the richness of printing and its history. The relationship between the written word and the image is the guiding thread of her practice.
Vineet Lal is a literary translator working from French to English. He has translated several well-known French authors, including Guillaume Musso, Michel Bussi, and Grégoire Delacourt, along with a number of books for younger readers. He studied French at Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh, and lives in Scotland.