Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I ♥ Richard McGuire's New Yorker Cover

This gem of political illustration was in my mailbox today. You try to mash together 4 characters at once! They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. And it's funny! His work has graced the cover of the New Yorker several times (view them here).

Richard McGuire is easily one of my favorite artists. His work is always identifiable, but it's his thought process that comes through, more than a "style." He has a way of working with forms and space that is for lack of a better word, clever. Those of you who aren't familiar with his editorial work might recognize this fella from PBS Kids. He has a bunch of great children's books as well, including What's Wrong with This Book? He's also a great comic artist.

If you don't know his work by now, I highly encourage you to get to know him. There are all sorts of pearls of wisdom and ingenuity in his imagery.

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