Sidenote: Tiempos and its sibling Tiempos Headline look beautiful on the web too. Pretty much can’t wait until these are available for general web use.
Here’s a new Tumblr I’ve launched today: An Illustrated Guide. It’s a review site for picture books that I’ve created with my wife Catherine, covering illustrated books that have caught our eye. We’ll be publishing new reviews regularly, with a selection of titles that will appeal to both parents and collectors of beautiful things. Take a look, follow along. (There’s some extra interactive goodness for those viewing in Safari.)
The good news is I fixed the tag pages. The bad news is I deleted the whole shebang in a fit of impressive Tumblarity. The remaining posts
will be restored in the next hour or two are now back.
Portland illustrator and designer Frank Chimero is kickstarting a book about why people make things, entitled The Shape of Design. If you’ve read his blog or seen him speak you’ll know he thinks deeply on this and related topics. I predict he’ll breeze past his target
in the next few days : consider me signed up. Also: ecstatic that Frank is a last-minute addition to this year’s Webstock speaker lineup!
Oregon artist Carson Ellis earlier this month revealed her cover illustration for the first in husband (and Decemberists frontman) Colin Meloy’s forthcoming series of books for young people, entitled Wildwood. The book, “a classic tale of adventure, magic and danger, set in an alternate version of modern-day Portland” will be published by Harper Collins in September.