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The Robot Knight


Stephen Green

Hi friends, neighbors, fowl of the air and beast of the field! From time to time I will take on commissioned work, and on uncommon occasions the opportunity will present itself to create whatever I’d like for that work. I’ve always considered myself a commercial artist, drawing whatever is requested or required, and only privately doing art that is for my own expression or enjoyment. While a lot of artists experience a quickening of their…

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The Book As Object


Rovina Cai

February 3, 2023 - As image-makers we naturally focus on the 2D picture plane, contemplating the arrangement of elements on the page, the subject matter, and creating the illusion of 3D space. Rarely do we need to think beyond the boundaries of the picture's edge. However, a new world opens up if we consider the context in which our images appear, and this is especially true for book illustration. The physical form of the book, from things like paper stock to the way readers navigate through its pages, can enhance the reading experience and elevate it to an object of aesthetic beauty. So it follows that good book illustration is not just about the image, but how it functions within the printed book. When I was a student - first in graphic design, and then in illustration - some…

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