Book ‘Em

December 16, 2005

Storied art-book publisher Taschen has just released Illustration Now!, a compendium of work by 150 of the world’s most creative illustrators. Taschen has selected SVA instructor Mirko Ilić and alumni Douglas Fraser (MFA 1986 Illustration as Visual Essay), Tomer Hanuka (BFA 2000 Illustration), John Hendrix (MFA 2003 Illustration as Visual Essay), James Jean (BFA 2001 Illustration), Olivier Kugler (MFA 2002 Illustration as Visual Essay), Yunmee Kyong (MFA 2002 Illustration as Visual Essay), Hanoch Piven (BFA 1992 Graphic Design), Yuko Shimizu (MFA 2003 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Annabelle Verhoye (MFA 2000 Illustration as Visual Essay) for the volume, citing them as amongst today’s “who’s who” of illustration.
Two other alumni have new books on the shelves this season. Daisuke Takeya (BFA 1993 Illustration) has created Eyes of a Child (Ikkei Shobo Press), a book of original work inspired by the schoolchildren he teaches at La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Sciences in North York, Ontario, Canada. The book features Takeya’s portraits, paintings and clay work, all inspired by his students’ work. There is an exhibition of work featured in the book on view at Staten Island’s Wagner College Gallery, One Campus Road, through Tuesday, January 17, 2006. And Robert Palevitz (G 1958) has just published Portfolio of Paintings and Drawings (New Concept Press), a retrospective of the artist’s work.
Image: Daisuke Takeya’s Eyes of a Child and Robert Palevitz’s Portfolio of Paintings and Drawings; photo by Brian Glaser.

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