September 5, 2008

Maira Kalman’s Tel Aviv

Posted in art, art direction, illustration, Work at 12:58 pm by India

detail of an illustration by Maira Kalman - bookstore in Tel Aviv

This here, my friends, is art direction at its finest: I ask an artist I’m all fawny over if she wants to draw something for us, she very kindly says yes, and then I don’t lift another finger (well, except to digitize five gouache paintings, which was a nontrivial task given their size, my mediocre scanner, and the fact that the text was written on separate tracing paper overlays). If only I could get paid for doing this.

Oh, wait . . .

Go see “My Tel Aviv” by Maira Kalman. As one of our senior editors just opined, it “KICKS ASS!”


  1. […] (cross-posted at my joint) […]

  2. Elisabeth said,

    I love them! And I also loved her wonderful book, that I bought this spring after hearing her talk in Oslo. After that talk, everytime I pass a lonely sofa on the sidewalk I think of her and want to run home an grab my camera and take a picture of it.

  3. John Nora said,

    Nice stuff.

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