This week! We’re going through our open tabs and will be discussing how an artist’s social networks affects their fame, the instagram era of book design, and what happens when your work is also your hobby.
Helping us bring some outside perspective today is our special guests Jess Cruickshank.
Jess is a brilliantly talented letterer and illustrator living in Sydney. Originally a designer working in advertising, she joined the Jacky Winter roster in 2015 and has been drawing for her supper ever since. Jess's work can be seen across a variety of media, from editorial illustrations to hand painted typefaces to murals and animated gifs. Most recently, she's been working on lots of book covers — a natural fit for her double-threat skill set of both lettering and illustration. Some publishers she's worked for include Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. We’re so excited to have her with us today, especially because she often gives us the best food for thought on our various slack channels.
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Study Finds Artists Become Famous through Their Friends, Not the Originality of Their Work https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-artists-famous-friends-originality-work
Corvid community https://www.corv.id/community
Welcome to the Bold and Blocky Instagram Era of Book Covers https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/dazzling-blocky-book-covers-designed-for-amazon-instagram.html
Alex Chee - How To Write An Autobiographical Novel https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/how-to-write-an-autobiographical-novel-9781526609113/
Bill Hayes - Insomniac City https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/insomniac-city-9781620404959/
Jonathan Grey http://gray318.com/
Chip Kidd http://chipkidd.com/home/tag/book-cover/
Allison Colpoys https://jackywinter.com/artists/allison-colpoys/
Na Kim http://www.ynkim.com/
When your work is also your hobby http://danielgray.com/blog/my-hobbyhorse-when-your-work-is-also-your-hobby
Daniel Gray newsletter http://danielgray.com/newsletter
Jess’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jesscruicky/
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / Shaka
No-Knead Bread Recipe https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread
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