March 5, 2014

Isabel Hojas.

Hansel and Gretel.


March 5, 2014

Mary Poppins by Júlia Sardá.

March 5, 2014

Ayano Imai.

Puss & Boots

March 5, 2014

The Tales of Mother Goose illustrated by Nadezhda Illarionova.

February 26, 2014

Joel Sternfeld.

1. McLean, Virginia, December 1978, from American Prospects.

2. After A Flash Flood, Rancho Mirage, California 1979, from American Prospects

3. After a Tornado, Grande Isle, Nebraska, June 1980, from American Prospects

4. Coeburn, Virginia, April 1981, from American Prospects

5. Grafton, West Virginia, February 1983, from American Prospects

6. Matanuska Glacier, Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1984, from American Prospects


February 21, 2014

AIRLINE: Style at 30,000 feet

Airline: Style at 30,000 Feet (mini edition) by Keith Lovegrove
Published: August 2013
Format: Paperback
250 illustrations | 144 pages

Laurence King Publishing, London.

1. Economy class on board a Lufthansa Boeing 747, 1972.

2.  Healthy vittles served by KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), 1920s. 

3.  In 1949, on board a Pan American Boeing Clipper, women could retire to the powder room on the upper deck before luncheon and dinner.

4.  The Boeing 747 first-class ‘Tiger Lounge’ bar. Built as a mock-up in 1972 for a Boeing product-development study, the lounge for first- and business-class passengers was to be situated in the hold with a vertical viewing port in the central table.

5.  Belgium’s national carrier promotes a caring message and announces that, ‘You are in good hands with Sabena,’ 1950.

6.  Relaxing in a first-class ‘Slumberette’ on board a Lockheed Constellation, early 1950s.

7.  According to a spokesman at Southwest Airlines of Texas in 1973, when stewardesses were interviewed for jobs, he started with their legs and worked up to their faces.

8.  The New York Midnight Follies alight from a Handley Page HP42 on arrival at Croydon Airport, near London, c.1930.

9.  Collectable luggage-label art from the 1920s to the 1950s.

February 16, 2014

Afonso Cruz.

Era Uma Vez o Rei que Abraçou o Mar

February 14, 2014



the story of an omnibenevolent forest dog deity

who guides a young girl called Willow

through life’s hardships.

Jackadaw is the ruler of a parallel forest-filled world inhabited by

fantastical anthropomorphized demigods.

The novel’s message is to transfer self-destructive feelings

into something constructive.

Read Jackadaw here | See photos of it printed | View more of its art


February 14, 2014



Pre-Orders for my children’s book are here on my website, there will be a limited run of 30 books for sale, signed and editioned in time for the Holiday season. These will be shipped out starting on the first week of December. Each book is $25. Click here to order now! Last year they sold out pretty quickly. 

Orders for these books are running fast, now there’s only 15 left!

(Source: barrydraws, via barrydraws)

February 12, 2014

Illustrations by Fortuné Méaulle for Alphabet des Insectes by Leon Becker 
(France, 1883)

The scans come from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

A previously-covered Cotsen exhibit says about the book:

Insects stand in for people in this highly fanciful French alphabet. In addition to weight-lifting or parading down the boulevard, they file into church, ice skate, duel, dance, sail, paint, serenade a lover or invite her to dance, and, of course, improve their minds reading.

Hetzel was one of the most important publishers of children’s books in late nineteenth-century France, whose publications were distinguished by their handsome gold-stamped cloth bindings and excellent illustrations.

You can see covers Meaulle ( did for Le Petit Journal here.