The Children’s Book I’m Secretly Buying for Myself

by Heather Summerville (Brooklyn)

If I had enough wall space—and oodles of money—I would own all the beautiful illustrations in Woop Studios’ Collective Nouns in Pictures series. If the graphic design work feels somewhat familiar, it’s because the British designers behind the project spent nearly a decade on the Harry Potter franchise. This is their first collective work post Potter mania and, well, it’s pretty spectacular. Thankfully, the team has turned some of their best-selling posters into a book, A Zeal of Zebras. (I’m choosing to ignore the fact that Amazon claims it’s for children ages 4-8.) Can I fit 64 pages worth of illustrations on my wall? No. But I certainly have room on my bookshelf for this.