Rob Dunlavey
June 2011
for Eric
Drawn In
Book By Its Cover is an excellent blog about all manner of illustrated books: graphic novels, picture books, artists' books, sketchbooks and sundry related book arts. It is the labor of Julia Rothman who is an illustrator, pattern designer and author from Brooklyn.
She has gathered some of her favorite blogged-about sketchbook artists from all over the world into a new book published by Quarry and available from Amazon. "Drawn-In" features large photos, spreads and interviews with 44 very different artists, illustrators and designers. Vanessa Davis wrote the Foreward. A few of the 44 artists featured in this book include:
Sophie Blackall
Calef Brown
Rob Dunlavey
Camilla Engman
Sarajo Frieden
Jessica Hische
Meg Hunt
Renata Liwska
Grady McFerrin
Ted McGrath
Julia Rothman
Lizzy Stewart
Calef Brown
Sophie Blackall
Rob Dunlavey
Rob Dunlavey
Jessica Hische
Ted McGrath
Lizzie Stewart
Austin English
Julia Rothman
Boro fabric
Boro may be familiar inspiration to some of you but it was new to me and having just admired the beautiful blues in Michael Sloan's recent post I could not stop myself from bringing it to your attention now.
What little I know about boro is that it is patchworked fabric from the north of Japan. Scraps are quilted and appliquéd together so that new fabric is created that can be reused in various ways. It's reminiscent of The Gee's Bend quilts that made the rounds a few years ago here in the US.
The older pieces have a lot of blue and indigo fabric. Newer fabrics are more varied. It's all very beautiful. Enjoy.
There are many more examples and details of the kimonoboy website.
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