Just got news that the book, Rags & Bones, that I art directed and designed for Little, Brown got a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from TDC’s Communication Design Competition! And, of course, huge props to Grady McFerrin who did the illustrations/hand-lettering! Here’s what the full jacket looks like:
Ten years ago, I started teaching a Professional Practices class for illustrators at Parsons the New School for Design. Since then, I’ve had many graduates come up to me, wishing they could repeat my course now that they’re out of school and actually living what I was talking about. Today, I’m launching a weekly blog, Business of Illustration, dedicated to those things. Add it to your reading list!
It’s snowing and freezing outside so I made some dumb illustration & design coffee mugs to warm up. Originally, they were going to be part of a larger project I’m working on, but I think they work better as a single piece.
Here are a couple of new covers I worked on recently for Little, Brown when I was doing that last maternity leave fill-in.
One of the books I art directed and designed recently during the 3 months I filled in at Little, Brown is Secrets and Lies. Looking at the first book in the series, Truth or Dare, I loved how the art director emphasized focus on the finger and mouth. Since this was going to be a trilogy, I immediately thought about See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil.
Here’s a quick illustration I did recently of author Paolo Bacigalupi (Ship Breaker, Drowned City, Zombie Baseball Beatdown) for Oberlin Alumni Magazine!
Here’s a new Y.A. book cover I had the pleasure of illustrating and doing the typography for, called The Watcher in the Shadows, published by the fine folk at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It’s a cool novel that’s a mix of Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Goodfellas, and Harry Potter! Check it out!