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Mix It Up! By Herve Tullet

Illustration Inspiration: Hervé Tullet

The Children’s Book Review | November 14, 2014

Hervé Tullet

Hervé Tullet

Hervé Tullet is known for his prodigious versatility, from directing ad campaigns to designing fabric for Hermès. But his real love is working with children, for whom he has published dozens of books, including Press Here. He lives in Paris, France.

Mix It Up! By Herve TulletLatest published book …

Mix it Up! (Chronicle) and The Giant game of Sculpture, (Phaidon)

Inspired by…

My previous works, my experimentations in schools and museums

Hervé Tullet- The Giant Game of SculptureArt medium used…

Acrylic and… whatever.

Artistic process …

Looking for new ideas, in order to set up a kind dialogue between the readers and the books.

Favorite place to create & illustrate …

Long distance flight, shower, my workshop where I draw the ideas that I take back from other places.

Most used art supply or tool …

Brain, brain, brain and music, music, music.

Mix It Up_Int_Take a Little Bit of Red_Purple Result

Illustration copyright © 2014 by Herve Tullet: MIX IT UP

Illustrator idols …

Tomi Ungerer, Bruno Munari, . Classic choices, but they were very innovative in their times.

All-time favorite children’s book you didn’t illustrate…

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni, showed me how to be creative and expressive with such simple materials

A literary character to create art with …

I would prefer a musician and forever it will be Miles Davis. He had creativity, improvisation, energy, was always innovative and a lot of confidence and trust in the musicians he played with.

Currently working on …

A book that explains the way I lead my workshops with children.

Connect with Hervé Tullet …


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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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