Monday, November 4, 2013

Oliver Jeffers, U2 and Nelson Mandela

This one's for fellow Oliver Jeffers fans:

U2 recently wrote a song called Ordinary Love for the upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.  And guess who did the sleeve artwork?

Oliver Jeffers

The reasons to love Oliver Jeffers are many.  And I love seeing what children's book artists produce when they aren't making children's books.  Oliver Jeffers happens to have a very cool non-book life as an artist.  His "nothing to see here" series is pretty amusing.  His funny and quirk definitely cross over well.  It's fascinating to experience all the facets of someone's creativity -- to laugh at the absurd brilliance of Stuck and then see him produce something with gravity like a Mandela portrait.  

Here's the movie trailer featuring the U2 song at the end...

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