Here’s a new cover I illustrated and designed for Little, Brown for the novel, The Rookie Bookie. This one was particularly fun because I got to play with some cool textures in the typography and had a blast combining my art with photographic elements. Little, Brown liked the cover direction so much, they commissioned me to also do illustrations for each of the chapters inside the book. I’ll post a few of those at a later date!
Rags & Bones Accepted into TDC’s Communication Design Competition!
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!
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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!
Here are a couple of new covers I worked on recently for Little, Brown when I was doing that last maternity leave fill-in. Just Call My Name is a new hardcover book and I’ll Be There is a repackage of a paperback. For extra fun points, below is the original hardcover of I’ll Be There which I also designed and illustrated so you can compare. It’s fun to repackage a book you previously designed in such a completely different way.
Now that it’s been officially revealed, I’m thrilled to post the cover to The Young World by Chris Weitz, a book I art directed and designed for Little, Brown. The art was impeccably done by Steve Stone and my brother Adam Swaab lent his digital ninja skills to making the type look all 3D’ed and battle-worn. The Young World comes out July 2014!