The Black Book of Colours
It can be hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. But in this breathtaking, ground-breaking and award-winning colour book, Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria try to convey the experience of a person who can see only through their sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. With gorgeous textured art on black paper, accompanied by a beautifully written text translated into braille, this powerful book breaks down barriers and gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a whole new way.
Menena Cottin is a graphic designer and illustrator from Caracas, Venezuela. She studied graphic design in Caracas, before moving to New York to study creative writing, children's book illustration and animation. She has several films and children's books to her name. Rosana Faria was also born in Caracas. She studied graphic design at the Neumann Design Institute and now works as a children's book illustration and graphic designer. She has published more than twelve titles and in 1992 was highly commended at the Noma Illustration Contest in Japan.