Friday, June 20, 2008

The Painted Word

by Tom Wolfe // Picador

Painting by Norman Rockwell

Cover painting: The Connoisseur by Norman Rockwell, printed by permission of the Norman Rockwell Family Agency Inc. © 1962, Norman Rockwell Family Entities. Photograph courtesy of the Archives of the American Illustrators Gallery, NYC © 2008 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI

How often do you get the chance to work with a classic Norman Rockwell painting on a book cover? And when you do, you absolutely can not crop, alter or print type over it. Which is fine by me. Nice.

Initial idea:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

One More Year

by Sana Krasikov

Art Director: Emily Mahon // Spiegel & Grau / Doubleday

Photography by Henry Sene Yee

The brilliant Emily Mahon was my former assistant and in this role reversal, for the first time EVER, she is Art Directing me. She did a great job.

A short story collection centering around the lives of immigrant families, many from Soviet Georgia. Emily thought it would be great to use one of my photographs on the cover to show the lives of these characters stuck in a rut. I decided to create still frames of my time-lapse movies. Showing the mundane but still beautiful, calming passage of time.

This time lapse clip was captured outside my window on a hazy, humid night on July 30, 2007.

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