‘You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack’ – A Compendium of Cartoons by Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld - You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack is the title of a new book by the British cartoonist Tom Gauld. Over the last eight years Gauld has been creating a weekly cartoon for The Guardian and this beautiful hardback book is a compendium of many of his best works. Released through the Canadian publishers Drawn and Quarterly, the book features plenty of cartoons which havn’t been seen outside of the UK before.

Tom Gauld - Jetpack

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Philip Kennedy

May 9, 2013 / By

Catching up with Flying Eye Books and their new releases

Flying Eye Books - Collection

Flying Eye Books - Topsy Turvy World Spread

Some of you may remember that last March I wrote about the new children’s book publisher Flying Eye Books. Launched in February of this year, the publisher’s first release was the fantastic Welcome to your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz. Three months on and they’ve put out three new titles, each one fantastically different and offering a great choice of reads for kids of any age. I was lucky enough to get my hands on these books and so I thought I’d share with you a little glimpse of what the guys at Flying Eye have been up to!

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Philip Kennedy

May 8, 2013 / By

John Martz’s ‘Destination X’ – A Science Fiction Parable about Obsession & Singlemindedness

Destination X by John Martz

Canadian illustrator, cartoonist and designer John Martz has just released a new book called Destination X and it’s well worth checking out! Inspired by old pulp sci-fi novels, ghost stories and episodes of The Twilight Zone, Martz’s book is a fantastic sci-fi parable about obsession and single-mindedness.

The comic book tells the story of Sam, the grandson of a world-renowned space adventurer. Impressed by his grandfather’s tales of mysterious planets and alien romance, Sam decides to model his life on his grandfathers, stopping at nothing to fulfill what he believes to be his natural destiny — even if his grandfather’s stories aren’t true.

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Philip Kennedy

May 7, 2013 / By

Massimo Vignelli Makes Books (video)

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All this week on the blog I’ll be writing about books, so I thought it would be a great idea to start thing off with this lovely video with Italian designer Massimo Vignelli discussing his approach to book design. The video – which was designed and animated by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Aron Fay – shows Vignelli explaining his design process and his particular reverence for the grid.

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Philip Kennedy

May 6, 2013 / By

‘Notes on Italy’ by Brian W Ferry

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Notes of Italy by Brian W Ferry 1

I’ve been a fan of Brian W. Ferry’s ever since Danica wrote about his photography on this blog nearly three years ago. Since then he’s been honing his craft and building up a hugely impressive portfolio of work. Just the other day he launched a new portfolio site and it’s absolutely beautiful.

Ferry’s images have the ability to capture beauty in life’s small moments. His wonderful observations can highlight the sublime in the everyday moments of life. Beautifully lit, imaginatively composed and with rich textures, Ferry’s photographs are pictures of life they way I’d like to live it.

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Philip Kennedy

May 3, 2013 / By

Ruben Brulat’s ‘Paths’ – A Stunning Series Pitting Man Against Nature

Au temps disparu

Ruben Brulat - Racines recherches

A few years ago I featured the work of French photographer Ruben Brulat on this site. His series Primates (2009) was a wonderful collection of images which captured man pitted against nature. His new body of work Paths takes off exactly where Primates left off and shows man once more merging with his hostile surroundings; often lost, small and vulnerable amid a strange exotic location.

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Philip Kennedy

May 2, 2013 / By

Fantastic Illustrated Posters by Sergio Membrillas

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Sergio Membrillas - illustrated poster 1

I love the work of Spanish illustrator Sergio Membrillas. Living and working in Valencia, Sergio has a strong and unique style. His colors hum brilliantly on the page, creating a soft and warm palette that contrasts perfectly with the strong and sharp lines that make up his images.

I discovered Sergio’s work after he contributed pictures to Beck’s illustrated song book Song Reader. Checking out his site you can see that he’s worked with a great variety of national and international clients including Die Zeit magazine, Human Empire and Random House.

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Philip Kennedy

April 30, 2013 / By

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