7 inch record sleeve for ANTFOOD
So excited to receive copies of ANTFOOD’s latest 7inch which I designed for them over the summer. ANTFOOD composes music and designs sound for commercials, animations and interactive experiences. I had the pleasure of working with them on my video for Kate Spade last winter.
A few hair-do’s for Real Simple that I did way back in Spring-readers tell about their worst hair and make-up mistakes.
As Sweet As Honey
A recent cover for a lovely novel by Indira Ganesan, As Sweet As Honey takes place on a lush Island off the coast of India. It’s a story of love, loss, and family. I worked with Creative Director, Carol Carson on this one. Published by Knopf.
Here’s a few hand lettered versions before we decided on the final type set version shown above.
Thanks to Carol for the great assignment and to Indira for writing a wonderful book. Purchase a copy here.
The Pencil Factory throws your AI After Party. The Diamond, 43 Franklin in Greenpoint. Ted McGrath plays records. Illustrators will dance. 11PM
NY Times Book Review Cover
A rough, cell animation experiment using hand drawn frames and the animation timeline in Photoshop.
Anthropologie asked me to design and direct a short animated video for their Birthday Benefits promotion. I called in animator Nicolo Bianchino and together with the team at Anthropologie made this little spot. Custom music track and sound effects by Lullatone.
A new one for SooJin Buzelli at PLANADVISER about how plan advisers measure and benchmark their own achievements.
Two Covers for LIttle Brown UK
About a year ago, I made these covers for two classics by Sylvia Townsend Warner. It was great working with Art Director Nico Taylor at Little Brown UK, who was open to me trying a more minimal, drawing based approach.
Emory Law, Insights
A cover for Emory Law’s publication Insights. Art Directed by Winnie Hulme.
The Wall Street Journal. A look at why science benefits from scrutiny of peers and rival scientists. Read essay.
A quick one for the Wall Street Journal last week about NASA’s Curiosity Mission and who would be in charge if we do find life on Mars. Read article.
Eat The City
I recently worked with Random House to design a book jacket, map and chapter headers for Robin Shulman’s Eat The City. I had a great time working with Art Director Christopher Brand on the jacket and Elizabeth Rendfleisch on the interiors. Anyone interested in New York’s local food movement and it’s historical origins should read this book.
“Shulman’s brilliant, transformative book weaves history, journalism, and storytelling into a secret atlas of New York… A profound, surprising, and exquisitely written exploration of how food and its makers, even in the unlikeliest places, keep all of us human.”
– Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey
Listen to Robin discuss her book with Brian Lehrer on NPR.
For the interior, I made a small drawing for each of the chapter heads in the book…
as well as a map that marks various locations mentioned in the book.
Here are a few early cover explorations before arriving at the final cover.
Thanks for the great assignment.
Robin, best of luck with your new book!
Covers for Siri
In 2010, art director Lisa Fyfe commissioned me for a Siri Hustvedt cover to be published by Picador. The book was titled The Summer Without Men and Lisa already had an idea for the art based on a piece I had done for the New York Times column Modern Love a year prior. The art was picked up by the UK, Dutch and a Norwegian publisher named Aschehoug. Editor In Chief Gunn Reinertsen Næss at Aschehoug eventually hired me to create art for all of Siri’s books as a paperback series. Art Directed by Tine Poppe in Oslo.
translation: The Enchantment of Lily Dahl and What I Loved.
translation: Sorrows of An American and The Blindfold.
translation: The Summer Without Men.
And below is the UK The Summer Without Men cover. It was great to have the art picked up by various regions. Siri’s mother is from Norway though Siri was born and raised in Minnesota.
And lastly the art for Modern Love that inspired the original cover.
It was great working on the original cover and later the paper back series. Funny how one piece of art can spark so many other opportunities.