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More things like this (Chronicle Books)

21 Jul

This book by Dave Egger looks great. A must to buy, with all these great artists. Don’t know what its about though!!!

check out the Artists in this book:
Amy Jean Porter

All the species, all the time, of lamb 2008

 

Tucker Nichols http://www.tuckernichols.com
Royal Art Lodge

Postermaking, Royal Art Lodge

or better yet, check out the article in Marie Claire
http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=http://www.marieclaire.it/var/marieclaire/storage/images/magazine/fan-club/fammi-un-disegno/brent-cunningham/12714899-1-ita-IT/brent_cunningham_photogallery_thumb.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.marieclaire.it/magazine/fan-club/fammi-un-disegno&usg=__3PIyzdt6P9gzt1LTktDJ2BfasNY=&h=53&w=67&sz=7&hl=it&start=12&itbs=1&tbnid=N9C7tAnGxUpB6M:&tbnh=52&tbnw=66&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbrent%2Bcunningham%26hl%3Dit%26tbs%3Disch:1

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Illustrator_Leanne Shapton

18 Jul
The taste for images, the talent to talk about things and a creative idea snob about love. Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, writer and designer. A Canadian who lives in the West Village of Manhattan, who has signed great book covers for Penguin, Simon& Schuster and John Murray.

(like this one…Italian cats….)

Today, Leanne is an independent art director and publisher and has a non-profit publishing house specialized in art  books (J&L Books) in NY.

Her first two books “Toronto”,

and  Was she pretty?” are a mix of graphics, writing and colourful pages.

With her latest book, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelryshe has decided to talk about things, like auction artifacts with 300 still lives that tell about a love story.

www.leanneshapton.com,

 http://www.marieclaire.it/magazine/amori-nuovi/sentimenti-all-asta/lotto-1314-gruppo-di-foto

Book: The Map as Art

15 Jul

In The Map as Art, (Princeton Architectural Press) Katharine Harmon collects 360 colorful, map-related artistic visions by well-known artists—such as Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Olafur Eliasson, Maira Kalman, William Kentridge, and Vik Muniz—and many more less-familiar artists for whom maps are the inspiration for creating art.

The book is a collection of visionary topographies and imaginary geographies charted by artists including Vik Muniz (there is a work of his at the Palazzo Forti, Verona) who re-creates the globe from pieces of junk amongst others.

I haven’t read it, but it looks like a book I would like to buy and keep. I’m going to look into this through Amazon.

check out a review on http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/the-map-as-art.php

and the national post

http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/map.jpg&imgrefurl=http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/archive/2009/11/04/the-new-cartographers-katharine-harmon-discusses-her-new-book-the-map-as-art.aspx&usg=__j5oMAvBZIV0lZo-UQUX6pTRQMlk=&h=311&w=475&sz=45&hl=it&start=3&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=rbxJXjJQMOLnUM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bmap%2Bas%2Bart%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dit%26rlz%3D1T4SNYK_itIT347IT347%26tbs%3Disch:1

Storytellers – Mariella Bertelli

8 Jul

Davide Bardi Italia and Mariella Bertelli Canada

Mariella Bertelli is a storyteller, she’s Italian but has lived in Canada since 1967. She runs a Public Library in Toronto to be able to do her storytelling. She has worked often with italo-canadian kids, to help them understand the stories of their land that they left (like me telling Canadian stories of the wilderness to the boys), and the stories of great Canada where they live. For her, stories are a way of integrating themselves to the new world.

I like storytelling and I always read to my children at night all sorts of stories. Now they are big and one loves books, the other hates them. Maybe I told too many stories, took them to too many museums, too many trips. But stories are great to listen to. Now Giuseppe is making his story – L’anima nella montagna, which will knock the world off its feet.

foto supplied by Raccontamiunastoria www.raccontamiunastoria.com

Artists_Jillian Tamaki

3 May

 

 cat and bird

 I draw nature, real life, spiritual things and obviously, horror.

Jillian, 29 years old from Brooklyn, is a promising new designer of cartoons (her latest work is Skim)

Skim

Jillian is an illustratorfor the biggest magazines and newspapers like the (New York Times, The New York, Esquire, National Geographic, The Guardian) she is now working on a new book on mythological figures in a cartoon strip. The cult fav of hers is Alice in Wonderland by Ralph Steadman

www.jilliantamaki.com