Monday, November 24, 2008

Marketing materials

The Last Straw display. Due out Jan. 13th 2009

Wimpy Kid Backlist display

Here we have two of three new displays I designed for the Wimpy Kid Brand.

The Big Splash and Samantha Hansen Has Rock In Her Head

Jack and Nancy sign at Book of Wonder

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Design by the Book

"The New York Public Library and design*sponge have invited the five artists to come to the library, become inspired by its collections, and have their entire creative process filmed from beginning to the final finished creative product. In this first episode they’re introducing the project and designers, and I just watched and found myself so inspired. You can find inspiration for your art in so many places, and I think the good old library is a long forgotten gem, so I'm super excited to follow the Design By The Book series."

Featuring fellow alum Julia Rothman!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Making of Budgie & Boo


Budgie & Boo is a sweet tale of two special friends by master children’s book author and illustrator David McPhail. While working with McPhail developing Budgie & Boo we had a lot of back and forth. Attached are some of David's correspondences showing through his letter the development of the story. I love these letters and drawings they show David's endless sense of humor and thirst for exploration.
Interior pages

Budgie was a bear. Boo was a bunny.
Budgie grew flowers. Boo grew
vegetables . . .
Budgie and Boo were the best gardeners,
who decided to be the best of friends.
And they were.

Letters and Character sketches

Character Sketches ( deciding what kind of pen to use )


David McPhail has crafted a timeless tale of friendship in the tradition of such classics as Frog and Toad. Budgie & Boo introduces two new lovable characters who will charm the youngest readers with their humor and high jinks!
Morning, noon, and night, Budgie and Boo work in their gardens, have adventures, and solve problems for each other—from fixing a leaky roof to fixing breakfast—because that’s what best friends are for. Together they learn that even if they lose their way, friendship is all they need to get through the day.

David McPhail has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the New York Times bestseller When Sheep Sleep. His other titles include Water Boy, I Love You Because You’re You, and If You Were My Bunny.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Patrick Arrasmith explains

Patrick Arrasmith explains how he creates his art and what is involved with working under the constraints of a design.