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A very exciting project has just started at The Picture Book Report – fifteen illustrators creating a new scene from their favorite books every month, posted one per day for three weeks!
More crayons. That’s what the world needs. Solve all our problems. Although it seems it’s happening anyway, as according to ‘Crayola’s Law’, the number of colours brought out doubles every 28 years. So by the year 2050, there’ll be 330 different crayons. That’s a lot of colour choices for a 5 year old to wrap their head around.
The NYTimes has compiled a great selection of Op-Ed illustrations from ’09. Check them out here.
British artist Stephen Wiltshire is currently attempting to draw the Manhattan skyline from memory. Since Monday October 26th Wiltshire began filling in an 20 foot canvas at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The drawing is expected to be completed by Friday October 30th. You can follow his progress by live webcam here.
Matt Sundstrom has created an interesting illustrated website of travel drawings from his trip driving from New Hampshire to Oregon following remnants of the old Oregon trail.
While editorial illustration may be on the decline (certainly in Ireland) and the likes of the Irish Times run ever more to the hills for cheap Getty stock illustrations to fill their pages, it’s worth noting the new digital avenues opening up for illustration. Here’s an interesting post on the iphone kids game ‘The Hidden Park‘ ; which also has exciting implications for how kids books might develop in years to come. And of course more traditional iphone games with illustration at the center like Rolando 2. One to keep an eye on.