by Jessie Tucker in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Just released, The Family Hour is written and illustrated by prolific Melbourne artist, Tai Snaith. Using beautiful watercolour, pencil and gouache illustrations, Snaith has created modern mixed families of native Australian animals and sprinkled the pages with hidden clocks for the kids and design icons for the grown ups. The Gouldian Finch family have Marimekko-esque cushions in their nest and the Kangaroo mother shops for familiar labels in the supermarket.