Interview: Gilbert Ford

27 March 2013

’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.

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TSA news

26 March 2013

We’re doing some Spring cleaning over here and have some exciting developments on the horizon. What we’re looking forward to most is the construction of our new and improved Pattern & Shape store, which should be launching soon.

We’ve also been building a new Facebook group. Connect with us there for recent news and specials you won’t see on the site.

TSA: Seedlings

26 March 2013

Today is the official release of our newest feature: Seedlings. We tend to get a lot of submissions from students, recent grads and young designers getting their start, so we’re dedicating a portion of our site to them. We hope to build this up over time and are accepting submissions now, so send us what you’ve got. Please follow the submission guidelines.

FFF updates

26 March 2013

Beautifully redesigned and restructured site over at FormFiftyFive. Congrats Glenn and team, looks great.

23 March – 11 August 2013

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of his extraordinary career. David Bowie Is will showcase more than 300 objects, such as handwritten lyrics, original costumes, film, set designs and instruments – exploring Bowie’s perpetual self-reinvention over five decades and tracing his history as one of the most pioneering cultural icons of modern times.

Based on advance ticket sales, the exhibit is set to be the most successful show in the museum’s 161-year history.

Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day is being released on March 11th.