Maira Kalman’s Tel Aviv

detail of an illustration by Maira Kalman - bookstore in Tel Aviv

This here, my friends, is art direction at its finest: I ask an artist I’m all fawny over if she wants to draw something for us, she very kindly says yes, and then I don’t lift another finger (well, except to digitize five gouache paintings, which was a nontrivial task given their size, my mediocre scanner, and the fact that the text was written on separate tracing paper overlays). If only I could get paid for doing this.

Oh, wait . . .

Go see “My Tel Aviv” by Maira Kalman. As one of our senior editors just opined, it “KICKS ASS!”

3 Responses

  1. Maira Kalman’s Tel Aviv : clusterflock September 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  2. Elisabeth
    Elisabeth September 6, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    I love them! And I also loved her wonderful book, that I bought this spring after hearing her talk in Oslo. After that talk, everytime I pass a lonely sofa on the sidewalk I think of her and want to run home an grab my camera and take a picture of it.

  3. John Nora
    John Nora September 12, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    Nice stuff.

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