Category Archives: illustration

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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The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

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Birthday Books

It was my birthday this past week. David spread it out from Monday to Saturday. He brought me a huge bouquet of lilacs on Monday that lasted until Friday, then this smaller bunch on Saturday morning. He also gave me … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks : Psalter World Map

Tonight’s flick combines two of my loves: books and maps. The video is from the British Library Learning series on Vimeo.     You might spend a few minutes this weekend admiring some pop-up and movable books —another of my … Continue reading

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More Mechanical Month

I spent more time this week on my piece for the #areyoubookenough_machine challenge. I have lost track 0f how many parts there are in this thing! Every time I reach a new stage I end up making more parts than … Continue reading

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