Monday, August 31, 2009

Ruben Toledo and Classic Book Covers

Ruben Toledo Gives Bronte and Austen Fashion Makeovers

While browsing through books at a Borders with my twin sister I found three classic books with covers completely transformed by the artwork of Ruben Toledo, a well-known fashion illustrator and artist. His covers aren't really a direction I want to go in, but it makes me wonder if this is a new direction for classic book covers in general. Dame Darcy also recently illustrated Jane Eyre in a somewhat similar style.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Charley Harper

The Art of Charley Harper

I found this artist while visiting the Art Institute of Chicago. He is especially known for his artwork of birds. In High School I was a member of the Science Olympiad team and went to the State competition for an event focused on bird identification. Because of that experience I have always had an interest in ornithology.

Tord Boontje

While at the Indianapolis Museum of Art I came across the work of Tord Boontje. His use of design and pattern, especially under his Tableware, Products, and Textile sections, is beautiful.