There's something about fairy tales and classic children's stories that make me smile. They are brimming with magic, wonder and delight. My all time classic has to be the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, which is about three children Jo, Bessie and Fanny who discover a gigantic magical tree that grows in an enchanted forest.
Intriguing characters inhabit the tree, including Moon-Face, Mr Watzisname and Silky the Fairy and at the top of the tree a ladder leads to ever changing magical lands like the Land of Goodies and the Land of Take-What-You-Want. I mean come on how much would you LOVE this to be real!
Then there are films like Mary Poppins "a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down", the Wizard of Oz "follow the yellow brick road" and Chitty Bang Bang "There are children here somewhere, I can smell them". All of these films and more give us the chance to escape, dream and wonder so how about injecting some of this into our everyday lives and honouring them in our own homes...
All of the above images are hyper-minimalist poster designs of the classic children's stories that we have grown to know and love. Created by Christian Jackson of Square Inch Design, a man "obsessed by quality Art & Design" they are currently available to buy at Fab UK for a reduced price of £26 each (normally £31). So minimal, so hip and at just a glance without reading the title you immediately know which story the poster is about. These are too cool for school (kids) so go grab yourself a few and transport yourself to land of magic and wonder...sings "somewhere over the rainbow..." *smile*