Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rapido’s Next Stop

by Joëlle Jolivet and Jean-Luc Fromental; published in English by Abrams Books For Young Readers. Rapido’s Next Stop is slightly odd, sure, but it’s wholly mesmerizing. Its size and heavily weighted cover and pages are the first indicators of something a bit unusual. The title page reveals a list of Rapido’s deliveries, and slyly asks you to join him […]

The Gingerbread Man Loose In the School {book trailer!}

I love this trailer. Laura Murray is just as sparkling as her 2011 debut picture book, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. We had so much fun plotting and planning and I’m so proud of how this turned out. And also? It was a huge honor to take the amazing Mike Lowery’s illustrations and slice and dice […]

Pantone Colors

Ok. So for those of you that are wondering ‘what the heck is Pantone?’ Check out this post from Abrams, the publisher. And for those of you that are geeking out about this book? You are my people. The obvious design consideration most at play here is color…and what a celebration! But back to ‘what the […]

Henri’s Walk To Paris

So Saul Bass {1920-1996} illustrated this. You know him, even if you think you don’t. Recognize any of these? Saul Bass undoubtedly has a powerful legacy of corporate logo design, but he is also considered the father of the title sequence. I can’t say that I was well aware of him before I was a […]

Summer According to Instagram

So whoa. The past few weeks have been madness. Fun, glorious, overwhelming madness. I traveled across the country to get my little sister hitched. I read an AWESOME book on that plane by Jon Skovron, designed by the always impeccable Chad Beckerman. She tied the knot. I got to stand next to her. I took […]