Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 books for children under the name Dr. Seuss, and wrote additional books for children under the pen name, Theo LeSieg. In the introduction to Seuss’s 1987 retrospective exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art, Steven Brezzo, Director of the museum at the time wrote:
Why were these works so important to us? Perhaps because Dr. Seuss accepted for a fact our own youthful artistic openness. Every page was a new and stimulating visual adventure with an endless variety of amusing creatures and expressionistic sets. Like his stories, his text illustrations were a poke in the eye of literary and artistic convention.
This collection touches on some of the most memorable and iconographic images from Seuss career as author and illustrator. The majority of these works have been reproduced using an historic technique called hand-pulled lithography. This intentionally low-tech method involves highly skilled artisans and master printers whose job it is to faithfully recreate Seuss original works by individually drawing and/or separating each color, then mixing and printing them one at a time via a plate or stone lithograph press. It can take up to three months to create each individual print utilizing this traditional print making method. The result is a beautifully created artwork, second only to the original itself.