Monday, July 20, 2009

happy summer!

I've been working with the brilliant Norman Klein, culture critic and media historian, for the past couple of weeks, and it's been a great learning experience. I'm making 12 illustrations for his new book Imaginary 20th century, it's a pretty interesting read and comes with an astonishing archive of photographs and illustrations from the time period put together by Margo Bistis. we are doing something new with the way the book and the archive are presented, I'll follow up on that later. if you are still reading, this is the image for the first chapter, set in1893's Chicago world's fair, hopefully my illustration makes you interested in the book and the archive, you can check them out here.

7 comments:

Anna See said...

GORGEOUSNESS! I'm really liking this! So detailed and cool. What an awesome project to get to work on...did Margo Bistis teach Modernism at school? Looking forward to seeing the other 11.

P.S. How was Vegas? And, when are we doing poker?

Alejandro Leon said...

Nick this is fantastico! Its because your sensitive.

dave said...

COOL! good job cant wait to see mo

AdamBeneke said...

hey nick. great work here. just wanted to let you know that i posted your work on my blog,
twenty2wo blog

Shannon said...

This looks like an amazing project! so cool!

Rona said...

awesome-o! (like the robot!) when does the book come out Nick?

laundry room said...

thanks for the kind words, guys!
Anna, that is the Margo you know
Rona, hopefully the book will come out early next year, fingers crossed.