Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My new favourite book: Illustration Play






I accepted a job on Friday working for a lighting design company here in London. I'm very excited, and a bit nervous, to start on Monday. I'll let you know how it goes. Anyway, to say congratulations, Steph bought me this beautiful book from Magma Bookshop on Clerkenwell Road. More about it later.

Illustration Play explores new trends in handcrafted illustration, each of which lends a welcome departure from digitally generated graphics. In a bold departure from the pixel based aesthetic, Illustration Play focuses rather on the return to experimental and unique techniques such as paper cutting, stitching, knitting, needlework, origami, patchwork and more. Thirty artists from around the globe present their distinct yet diverse perspectives on their signature styles, and the myriad skills they bring to each project, and share their resounding successes. Contributors include Catalina Estrada, Genevieve Dionne, Melvin Galapon, Caroline Hwang, Steven Harrington, Johanna Lundberg, Miles Donovan, Stephanie Dotson, Peter Callesen, AJ Fosik, Richard Saja, Ian Wright and many more. Through interviews and photos of the studios where they find their inspiration, the artists and designers takes you on a voyeuristic journey through their personal realms and share their work from vision and imagination to creation.


Buy it here.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow--looks awesome!

Krissy said...

Congrats on the job!!!

Eleanor said...

Thanks Krissy!

Laura B said...

Congratulations on your new job! This book is a wonderful gift, it looks so inspiring.

Eleanor said...

Thank you so much!