In his work for Bloomberg Businessweek designer and art director Richard Turley has long been feted for his interesting and unusual graphic treatments. But when it came to commissioning the cover for the new American Illustration Annual Richard decided that the best thing he could do was print it as a plan white affair and then: “get loads of artists, illustrators and designers to hand draw paint, print, scribble and generally deface and generally violate the books.”
So over the course of a single weekend 45 artists and designers (including Rose Blake, Paula Scher and Scott King) unleashed their talents on 288 copies of the book. The event is captured in the video below but the results are – as you’d probably imagine – pretty frisking fantastic. If you’re expecting one of these through the letterbox over the next few weeks, you’re in for an absolute treat…
About the Author
Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.