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Architects and designers

Architects Maya Lin, Zaha Hadid, and Frank Lloyd Wright drew inspiration from science, nature, and the world around them to create iconic buildings and structures; artist and designer Mary Blair saw the possibility in color and embraced the motto: “It’s a Small World.” These picture-book biographies may similarly encourage budding architects and designers. Jeanne Walker […]

Interview with Molly Leach

About a month ago I began an email conversation with Molly Leach about her new cover and interior book design for Macmillan’s 50th anniversary edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. Have you seen it? The dust jacket is an updated homage to Ellen Raskin’s original, redrawing the circles and the small silhouettes of […]

Why I love my job

Here’s a glimpse at what came out of a FedEx box I found on my desk this morning: nine pages of watercolor from Susan Meddaugh, plus nine more in black and white with word balloon text. Such a good way to start the week! Susan (or rather Martha) has written an article about the transition […]