Featured Artist: Jon Klassen


Today’s featured artist is from right around my home town! Hailing from Niagra Falls Ontario Klassen currently resides and works in LA making amazingly beautiful illustrations. I know I say this all the time about my features, but this time I really am head over heels. Klassen is brilliant! I love everything about his work! He has illustrated books, as well as worked on the film Coraline! Please visit Jon Klassen’s website burst of beaden to see more of his beautiful work! Enjoy!

Hope this starts your Monday off right! Adios!

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88 thoughts on “Featured Artist: Jon Klassen

  1. Lovely, lovely work. A really complete and rounded feel to each piece and each with its own ‘harmony’. That all sounds a bit precious but I was very struck by these and thanks so much for sharing them πŸ˜‰

    • I agree that John could do awesome work as a children’s book illustrator. Not limited to that market, but fantastic in that market.

  2. What totally captivating illustrations! I love them all but most particularly the Airedales, have always wanted one of those dogs! Seriously there is nothing not to like, will seek out more of Klassen’s work. Thank you for bringing it to our attention πŸ™‚

  3. wow, this is great. I’m not really an artsy kind of person, but this type of thing sneaks its way into some creative crevice in my brain and tells me “This is wonderful. Love it.”

  4. Thanks for posting about this artist — I’ve never heard of him, and these are just amazing. I agree with you that they’re brilliant! Especially that next to last one — just amazing stuff.

    • Don’t let anything stand in the way! If you are a creator than you have to create! πŸ™‚ I still work a normal day job though too like the majority of artists in this world. We can’t all be rich and famous, and that’s ok. Just do what you love, and what makes you happy.

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  6. Beautiful work Bryanna thanks for posting I’m always happy to find another work that makes me happy to look at. I love all that 1950’s inspired art and print making…..lovely work.

  7. I know,I want to tell you ,All this are my love,when I’am a little boy,I was interested in these pictures.Sorry for my poor English,I can’t say in my heart.

  8. I love all the muted somber colors and the texture on the last one. Thanks for sharing this with us. I can’t wait to go back and see what else you have posted and look forward to future ones.

  9. Love Klassen! I work in a toy store, with a small but admirable book section, and his “I Want My Hat Back” was on the shelf for, oh, a hot minute. Got snapped up quickly–by a parent who definitely understands that a bear eating a rabbit in that context is HILARIOUS, not disturbing. Ok, maybe a little disturbing πŸ™‚

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