Oliver Jeffers on art, the universe and everything

One of the joys of being a parent is in discovering and sharing books with your child. Both I and my daughter have been consistently charmed and delighted by the work of Oliver Jeffers. His books, including The Day The Crayons Quit, The Great Paper Caper and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, are beautifully illustrated but have a quirky, sideways view of the world which is surreal, amusing  and thought-provoking.

Jeffers has recently become a Dad himself and his new book, Here We Are, is an introduction to Planet Earth for his own child.

Read more about the curious world of Oliver Jeffers at Creative Review (free account required).

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Redesigning Penguin classics

London design agency La Boca has created a series of luminous (and just a bit retro) covers for classic titles from Penguin’s Science Fiction list. This interview from Adobe Create offers some interesting insights into their creative and technical processes.

I love the fact that they’ve kept to the spirit of the classic Penguin SF covers I grew up with but have brought a modern sensibility and have created animated versions suitable for the mobile era.

Classic penguin science fiction covers

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Final, special edition of Tom Phillips’ A Humument coming soon

Source: Thames & Hudson Publishers | Essential illustrated art books | A Humument | A Treated Victorian Novel | (Special Edition/ Includes 1 print)

One of our favourite design/art books at creativelab, is A Humument by the great British designer and artist, Tom Phillips.  Finding an obscure Victorian novel in a London junk shop in the late 60’s, Phillips set about altering every page making the book into a hand-crafted, post-modern art object. It’s been through several editions over the years (including an iPad app) with new pages being added all the time. The project is finishing with a new, 50th anniversary special edition featuring a clamshell box and a limited print. We’ll be raiding the piggy bank for this.

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Realistic oil painting coming to the iPad from Adobe

Adobe is about to release realistic painting functions to run inside their iPad apps. This is extremely interesting, check out the video in the link.

PhD student Tuur Stuyck has been working with Adobe to create Corel Painter-style real-time oil painting tools that run on the iPad – which he says is ‘likely to appear in Adobe Sketch’.

Source: Truly realistic oil painting coming to the iPad from Adobe – News – Digital Arts

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Roger Dean creates stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office

The venerable Roger Dean – artist hero of my youth – has provided artwork for a series of stamps for the Isle of Man. Still evocative after all these years…

Artist “Roger Dean”:http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/roger-dean, known for his album artworks for Yes and Asia, has created a series of six stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office.

Source: It’s Nice That | Roger Dean creates stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office

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