Required Reading with Perimeter Books – Painted, Sculpted and Drawn

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 28th July 2011

Today is your final chance to leave a comment and go into the draw to win the Perimeter Books incredible prize pack- see all the details here! Dan and Justine have been so generous with their choices, the prize pack a delightful selection of books that everyone will love! -Jenny x

From impossibly cute illustrative and graphic titles from London’s amazing (and amazingly prolific) Nobrow Press to stunning, locally published fine-art monographs of Melbourne’s Benjamin Armstrong and Nicholas Mangan, today we’ve selected a bunch of art and illustration titles for your perusing pleasure.

Nobrow Magazine #5

Ben Newman – Ourobros

Lovely stuff from Ben Newman, one of the central artists contributing to Nobrow’s burgeoning success.

Benjamin Armstrong – Holding a Thread

In recent years, Benjamin Armstrong has established himself as one of contemporary Australian art’s finest. Comprising his alien glass sculptures, stunning painting practice and working methodology, this wonderfully produced volume is an equally beautiful and important document of a young artist at the height of his powers. Holding a Thread comes courtesy of small Sydney publishing house Emblem.

Maya Hayuk – Round the Way

Nicholas Mangan – Notes From a Cretaceous World

Jack Teagle – Jeff Job Hunter

Carol Lee Mei-kuen – Threads of Luminosity

Ben Newman and Scott Donaldson – The Bento Bestiary

More Nobrow magic! Good, even if a little scary, for the kids.

Jon McNaught – Pebble Island

A stunning little book from Jon McNaught and Nobrow. This is everything a illustrated book should be.

Perimeter x

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 28th July 2011


  • karen 5 years ago

    these books look so beautiful! great covers and incredible illustrations… thanks for sharing!

  • Caitlin 5 years ago

    Love the books! Very unique, bright, bold drawings. Niche books are my favourite!

  • amy o 5 years ago

    I must say my heart did skip a beat when I saw those illustrations by Ben Newman, combined with that papery goodness. thanks for sharing -xx-

  • handmaderomance 5 years ago

    Oh wow must take a closer look at The Bento Bestiary!! Lots of fun characters. I especially love the covers of this selection of books.

  • sarah 5 years ago

    What beautiful sweet books! Beautiful finishes and illustartions…to die for :)

  • Miss Amy 5 years ago

    Wow – so many talented people out there (and illustrators in particular!). It’s both inspiring and exhausting!

  • Paul 5 years ago

    Stunning…ness on the printed page.
    All simply awesome, a must visit for Thornbury!

  • Katherine 5 years ago

    Love the selection! Would love to have them on my overflowing bookshelf :)

  • Alejandra Duschatzky 5 years ago

    I absolutely adore these books… Illustrators are publishing amazing stuff. Wpuld love to have them all in my library. Will have to visit your shop soon

  • ruby 5 years ago

    Gorgeous stuff!

  • Carli 5 years ago

    Great selection! colours, papers, inks, smell…to describe these books in one word: ‘lickable’.

  • Pete 5 years ago

    Wow. Great collection. Just back from San Fran and Vancouver. Some really good independent bookshops there but we are really blessed in Melbourne with equally great bookshops.

  • Maddy 5 years ago

    They’re all so beautiful, I want to read Jeff Job Hunter and Pebble Island most though

  • Fiona Lai 5 years ago

    The illustrations and colours in these books are stunning. Would love a win!! :)

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