Henri’s Walk to Paris. Leonore Klein. Young Scott Books 1962

With so little information on Saul Bass, it is always a great pleasure to come across his work. This was for a children’s picture book, Bass’ modern, sparse yet strong composition very much evident. Check a few photos from the book


Inside Preface.

‘Like many of us Henri wants to see Paris.
In Paris, there are thousands of buses. In Reboul, where Henri lives, there is only one bus.
In paris there are many parks and rows and rows of trees. The Park in Reboul has only five trees. In Paris there are many zoos full of animals for the people to see.
So one fine day Henri packs up some lunch and starts off to see all the things he had read about.
What Henri sees we see in a flowing panorama of pictures conceived by the eminent graphic designer, Saul Bass.
And how Henri finds himself very much at home at the end of his long journey, is the amusing secret of Mrs. Klein’s warm pattern story.’

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