Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner takes you on a journey into the white wilderness, where foxes and owls and bullfrogs play amidst the winter wonderland. With wonderfully textured artwork by graphic artist Christopher Silas Neal, known for his album covers, posters, and spot illustrations, the book is an absolute treat.
A huge thanks you to Frankie magazine for featuring my Piccoli Editions book collection in their latest issue. To Holly McCauley for all her hard work, and for sending me advance copies so I could see it before it went on sale. And to everyone else who has sent me photos and shared in my excitement. Check it out here
Half a century of anticipation, or what Parisian buses have to do with little yellow birds. Saul Bass (1920-1996) is considered by many — myself included — the greatest graphic designer of all time, responsible for some of the most timeless logos and most memorable film title sequences of the twentieth century. In 1962, Bass collaborated with former librarian Leonore Klein on his only children’s book, which spent decades as a prized out-of-print collector’s item. This month, exactly half a century later, Rizzoli is reprinting Henri’s Walk to Paris —... Read The Rest →
I’ve recently enjoyed two excellent articles by two guys (intriguingly both called Allan) celebrating a new era of “flat design”, and ultimately about how—as interactive designers—we should embrace the medium with which we work, and steadily reject the skeumorphic, dropshadow-y hellhole we’ve found ourselves in. While I like a touch of dropshadow as much as the next person, when overdown with leather textures and heavy gradients, they get a little nauseating. These posts are the best I’ve read at offering a reason why. From Allan Grinshtein of LayerVault’s post, “The... Read The Rest →
To celebrate World Water Day today, here is Plink Plink! — an utterly delightful story about water’s all-important role in our world, written and illustrated by Ethel and Leonard Kessler in 1954.