Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Unhand Me, Gray-Beard Loon

Stumbled across this one, an apparently not-available-to-buy book put together by design agency Pentagram (who've done a lot of cover work for Faber, Canongate (including the Pocket Canons discussed earlier) and others): it's a special illustrated edition of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, designed to be a showcase for the agency's artists. Click for bigger versions.







The book is designed by Angus Hyland. The cover is by Jimmy Turrell, and the interior art shown here is by (in order) Tom Gauld, Luke Best, Sam Weber and Adam Simpson. The actual book has work from many other artists. I want.

More here.

3 comments:

ctorre said...

Tom Gauld is the man. So much great stuff.

JRSM said...

He's brilliant, isn't he? I bought a bunch of his minicomics recently, and they were wonderful.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

such an expert clash of modern illustration styles with classic typographic treatments and grids...

wonderful!