Illustration envy

by whitewirestudio

I’ve been admiring a lot of illustration work the past week. I spent a couple days peeking at Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Michael Perry and New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson (thanks Iowa City Public Library!). And then just the other day, via Design Observer, I came across these lovely book covers by Jim Tierney:

Aaaand the boy had just gotten me this pretty little (big) book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories, complete with gold-edged pages.

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Yay! Ever since I heard Tim Burton was doing another Alice in Wonderland, I’ve been pretty excited (it comes out in March!). But my all time favorite version of AiW has been the 1985 version (watch the clip when Alice shows the court what’s what) I saw on television years and years and years ago. We taped it off the tv which meant we got to watch Teddy Ruxpin commercials for many years to come. We’ll see if Burton’s beats that. And until then… where have I put my drawin’ pens?

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