Category Archives: illustration

Friday Night Flicks: Komagata Katsumi

If you are looking for new creative approaches to use in artist’s books, you might do well to check out the children’s book section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the artist’s books created by Bruno Munari are … Continue reading

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The Final Box (and a gift of flowers)

I finished the final prototype for the blue boxes this week. (In the box industry it’s called a Reverse Tuck End with friction fit tabs.) I designed it with the flaps on the sides of the lid because the box … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: “TX-83” Timothy C. Ely

Tonight’s flick is an in-depth look at TX-83, a work by one of my favourite book artists, Timothy C. Ely.     I would recommend spending ten minutes of your weekend watching another short film  by Protonik. The video includes … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Lynne Chapman

Tonight’s flick —a little longer than I usually post— comes from the Open College for the Arts, and features Lynne Chapman talking about becoming an illustrator. If you are thinking about becoming an illustrator there are lots of useful tips. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Laura Bifano

This week’s featured illustrator is Vancouver-based Laura Bifano. As well as showcasing her work, the video contains useful tips if you are planning to live the freelance life.     It would be well worth spending a few minutes of … Continue reading

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Finally, some finished things …

I actually finished some things this week. My entry for the #areyoubookenough_mountain challenge —Volcano— was completed a day late on September 1, but it was completed.

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Friday Night Flicks: Portrait of Yuko Shimizu, Illustrator

The last two Friday Night Flicks have been about book cover design. Tonight’s video features illustrator Yuko Shimizu. She has designed book covers, but her design briefs extend beyond that field.     This weekend you might keep an eye … Continue reading

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More Slow Progress

The weather cooled off, but I didn’t speed up. I have started playing with the final layout for Nurture, not Nature though.

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Friday Night Flicks: Art Director Donna Payne on getting started with book cover illustration

In 2011 The Guardian and publishers Faber held a competition for 13 – 16 year old students to design a cover for the school edition of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Payne’s talk about getting started in book cover … Continue reading

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We’re having a heat wave

and a drought. While the latter is bad for the garden, the former seems to be bad for my brain, so it was another slow week. I did get work done on …and still counting …

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