Olivier Tallec, a Frenchman, named the protagonists of his wordless picture book, Waterloo & Trafalgar, for two failed Napoleonic battles. He painted one in blue and the other in orange so they’d be “immediately identifiable and unmistakable.” To hear Tallec tell it, his story was inspired by the walls that come between people, and the walls between countries.
In this electoral season, find peace in picture books.
We loved that you could see blue in the lens of orange Trafalgar’s telescope, and orange in the lens of blue Waterloo’s telescope. Even the flowers near Trafalgar are orange, and ...
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