Eric Hu just launched a new site full of new work. He’ll soon be graduating from Yale and the future looks bright!
’12 Days of New York’ (Book, Abrams, 2013)
Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own in 2007. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His illustrations have been recognized by Communication Arts, 3 x 3, The Society of Illustrators, and The Society of Publication Designers, amongst others.
Tell us about your new book,’12 Days of New York’
’12 Days of New York’ is a picture book I illustrated, published by Abrams. It is written by Tonya Bolden to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas, about a class field trip NYC. It’s basically an arty tourist picture book, where every spread has a famous NYC landmark. I love drawing city life, so when Chad Beckerman offered me the job I was thrilled – knowing I could make it really special and very different from other New York City books. Plus, I always loved ‘This is New York’ by M. Sasek and I saw this as my chance to do my own version.
This book has been doing the rounds a bit, but I’m still swooning so incase you haven’t seen it – Current State: Snowboarding is a book that compiles some of the most prominent individuals and images of snowboarding´s past three decades.
450 pages thick and made up from two interconnected books, it features interviews with 23 of the culture’s most influential characters in an attempt to paint a picture of snowboarding’s current state.
Written, Edited and Designed by David Benedek.
Ukrainian designer, Vladimir Zholud, recently added some new work. Thanks for the email.
With no prior experience in planning and development, friends Joshua David and Robert Hammond set out on a path to create what is now one of the most iconic urban parks in the world. The new book, HIGH LINE: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky, charts their journey as they collaborate with artists, ecoleaders, local business owners, and other neighbors to create a park celebrated as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically responsible public space.
Designed by Pentagram, the book itself is beautiful in its own right. Definitely worth picking up. Available here.
Julien Lauzon is a recent grad from Uqam’s graphic design school in Montreal.