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Posts tagged "illustration"

Oct 04, 2014
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Maps by Oliver Jeffers

I made a bunch of maps for the United Airlines inflight magazine. They are all geographically accurate.

Oliver has a new book coming in October, btw.

Filed under: maps, Oliver Jeffers

Sep 09, 2014
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Edward Gorey’s covers for Doubleday Anchor Paperbacks

From goreyography.com:

In April 1953, Anchor opened up a new market for paperbacks: the “serious” or academic book. They were the brainchild of twenty-five year old Jason Epstein who convinced Doubleday of the market need for such books in paper editions particularly suited for college use. Epstein’s research so impressed the Doubleday executives that they created such a line and made him editor. The format was the same as the taller mass market size (Signet, Ballantine, etc.), but higher in price: 65¢ to $1.45. Anchor was well received from the start, reaching a mass audience through trade book outlets, campus bookstores and some drugstores. And they had Edward Gorey in charge of the covers.

As art editor, Gorey was responsible for the total cover package, supplying the lettering, typography and design layouts. Often other artist contributed the actual illustration: Leonard Baskin, Milton Glaser, Philippe Julian and even Andy Warhol; but Gorey then designed the finished product lending a uniform appearance to the whole line.

Gorey worked in this capacity from 1953 until 1960, a period which roughly corresponds with Anchor’s first two hundred titles. About a fourth of these have line drawn covers by Gorey. He also designed various covers for Vintage, Capricorn, Compass and other publications that followed Anchor’s lead.

Browse a wonderful set of these covers on Flickr→

Filed under: Edward Gorey

Mar 03, 2013
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Dave Gray’s illustrations for his book, The Connected Company

Feb 07, 2013
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Oliver Jeffers on his process

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A lovely little video about the artist who made the covers for the Apollo Run album and EPs. Worth watching just for the adorable way it’s made. (via Glass’s Stellar favorites, oddly)

Great video. I love Jeffers’s stuff. I bought Stuck for Owen before he was born. (Here’s Jeffers reading it.)

Nov 01, 2011
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Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, illustrated by Maira Kalman (via Brain Pickings)

Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, illustrated by Maira Kalman (via Brain Pickings)

May 09, 2011
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News Desk: The New Yorker and the iPad: An Update 

The New Yorker gets its shit together and gives print subscribers access to the iPad editions.

(How-to illustrations by Anders Wenngrenn.)

News Desk: The New Yorker and the iPad: An Update

The New Yorker gets its shit together and gives print subscribers access to the iPad editions.

(How-to illustrations by Anders Wenngrenn.)

Mar 24, 2011
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Mar 23, 2011
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Christoph Niemann’s original cover for this week’s issue of The New Yorker, which wasn’t dark enough for Françoise Mouly.

“It’s very tricky to do any drawing of a tragedy….A drawing often comes across as lighthearted, and there’s obviously nothing lighthearted about this thing.”

Christoph Niemann’s original cover for this week’s issue of The New Yorker, which wasn’t dark enough for Françoise Mouly.

“It’s very tricky to do any drawing of a tragedy….A drawing often comes across as lighthearted, and there’s obviously nothing lighthearted about this thing.”

Feb 03, 2011
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I head butt the computer. I chain-saw the sofa. I stick 6H pencils up my nostrils so they pierce my brain. I get advised to have a cup of tea. I give in. I do as I am told……..
— David Hughes, “History of an Illustration Job

Jan 31, 2011
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Will Bryant draws an illustrated magazine cover for Bluetooth

Filed under: drawing on the walls

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