"¡Los Alebrijes Mágicos!" - "The Magical Alebrijes!" is a bilingual board book for kids to get familiarized with emotions by enjoying colorful Alebrije illustrations, the book is in English and Spanish.
Written by E.I. Ruiz (Magical Corazón Books) and Illustrated by Laura Moraiti
Watercolors, gouache, acrylic paint pens and colored pencils were used to bring all the Alebrijes to life, so every illustration started as a traditional piece. They were later scanned and combined with watercolor and ink textures, also developed for this project.
The color palette conveys the rich colors from Mexican tradition - where the author is from - and also serves the purpose of reinforcing the color associated with the emotion.
The typography was also developed by me for this project, a bold, chunky and easy to read all caps font named "Alebrijes"
The combination of textures, colors and an easy to read emotion on the alebrijes faces will help kids to identify how they feel and learn to express it both in English and Spanish