Mirror Mirrored Blog and News 2017-11-13T00:23:43+00:00






Jennie Harbour, Where Have You Gone?

One of the most beautiful and contemporary wonder tale books I've seen, My Favourite Book of Fairy Tales, was published near the end of the Golden Age of illustration in 1921. It is illustrated by an exceptionally talented artist, acclaimed in her own lifetime, who history has transformed into an elusive mystery: Jennie Harbour. The fairy tale book was printed by Raphael Tuck, Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Great Britain, and [...]

By | November 12th, 2017|Creative, Design, Illustrations|

Diverse Pieces Coming Together as a Whole

For our September update, we wanted to delve deeper into the collage and layout process. As you know by now, Corwin has spent the year buried in vintage Grimms' books. He'd like to share some of the layouts he's been making and explain how they fit into the project as a whole. We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look. A Special Update from Corwin For a story like "Rumpelstiltskin," there have been many drawings [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Project Update|

Mirror Mirrored Artist Happenings

For our August update, we thought we'd share what some of the Mirror Mirrored contemporary artists have been up to (all kinds of fascinating things). Several artists recently wrapped up some fantastic shows. This summer Amy Cutler collaborated with musician Emily Wells and hair stylist Adriana Papaleo for her show Fossa in "a heady detour from—or amplification of— [her] compulsively rendered two-dimensional works." You can read more about it in ArtNews.   Simen Johan just closed [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Project Update|

Counting Down the Stories

It has been a while since our last update and we've been busy with lots of Grimms' goodness. Most importantly, and the subject of this update, the book continues to come together. We've shown you contemporary art, we've shown you vintage illustrations, and now we'd like to shown you how it all fits together. Below, please find a sample story—"The Juniper Tree"—from the forthcoming publication, start to finish. "The Juniper Tree" is one of our favorite [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Project Update|

Remixing Rapunzel

Happy spring from New England, where we are poring through contemporary art and old Grimms' illustrations to put together your special new book. While Michelle has done a wonderful job of updating you on the new art created for Mirror Mirrored, I thought I would share more of the vintage illustration remixes that are going into your book (and an example of the sources transformed into a collage). While our main [...]

By | May 7th, 2016|Project Update|

Mirror Mirrored on View at WPA in DC

We had a brief detour from the book design and publication process in late winter to curate and install a show of some of the art work featured in the book. “Mirror Mirrored: Art Meets the Monsters” opened at the Washington Project for the Arts' gallery in Washington DC on March 4th. We had a wonderful crowd at the opening and Michelle’s curator talk. She was able to thank some of our backers personally, and [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|Project Update, Shows|

Mirror Mirrored Springs Forward

Our original concept for a book of contemporary art paired with 25 Grimms’ tales has morphed into a four-pound, 350-page tome as you can see from this photo A Design Update Since we last connected with you, the New Hampshire snow has disappeared, and so have those pesky presidential candidates. Spring has arrived! We would like to update you on the publication of the book, as well as other Mirror Mirrorred news. Corwin is [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Project Update|

A Holiday Update

Grimms' fairy tale books from Dartmouth's Rauner Special Collections Library (Photo by Michelle Aldredge)   Greetings from New Hampshire, where the autumn leaves are falling and the frost is literally on the pumpkin. As we have been toiling away on page layouts and proofreading inside our Harrisville studios, the season has shifted from bathing suits and lake-swimming to wool scarves and wood stoves. It has been a while since we have updated you [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Project Update|