Here's a link to a video on Paula Scher.
I like what she says about going with your instincts and getting the idea on the first or second try, as well as the concept of illustrating with type. I was nodding a lot while I listened to her. I think it's good to bring some art director perspectives into Drawger, so when I come across something, I'll add it to the mix. Scher is a partner at Pentagram and was part of the team that redesigned TIME magazine last year. Her bio can be found at the Pentagram site here.
"Make it Bigger", a book of her work, can be found here.
A show of her map paintings is up until Saturday Jan 26 at Maya Stendhal Gallery in NYC. Go to this link for info and click on "paintings" to view more of them.