There's a new world of children's book illustration in which animals and creatures and things look awesome, and the colors are fresh and unexpected. I like this world. Martin Salisbury explores this in his lovely book Playpen. While it ranges in handwriting, there's a richness and a throwback quality about each of the featured artist's work that brings a new vibrance and life to the written word in a very avant garde, very cool way. In Playpen are such BYGM faves as Marc Boutavant, Sara Fanelli, Brian Biggs and J.otto Seibold.