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David Clemesha’s Hand-Lettered Nursery Rhymes

Little lambs, little reds, little pigs, and a little hand-lettered typography.

We love children’s books, especially clever remixes and twists to them — from finding philosophy for grown-ups in children’s classics to The Little Red Riding Hood reimagined as an animated infographic to modernist fairy-tales by today’s leading authors to quirky coloring books for grown-ups. So we love the work of San-Diego-based elementary-school-teacher-turned-artist David Clemesha, whose remarkable, vibrant hand-lettered nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables are equal parts whimsical and artful.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
The Cat and the Fiddle
Where Are You Going, Little Red?
Jonah in the Belly of the Whale
Wee Wee Wee All the Way Home
Mary Had A Little Lamb
This Little Pig Went To Market
Three Blind Mice
Jack Be Nimble
Yankee Doodle Went to Town

Follow Clemesha’s latest work on his lovely Posterous.

Published April 29, 2011




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