From Frida Kahlo to Abraham Lincoln, this illustrated almanac surveys history's most influential creative minds through the objects they owned, the clothes they wore, their quirks, foibles and idiosyncrasies. Each historical icon is depicted in whimsical hand-drawn portraits annotated with their associated trivia--including where they lived, what they ate, famous accomplishments, and more. A visually captivating who's-who of culture, an indie art treasure.
About the Author
James Gulliver Hancock currently works out of studios in The Pencil Factory in Brooklyn, New York and from his homeland studio in Sydney, Australia. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has worked for a wide variety of high profile clients including Dell, Coca-Cola, Businessweek, The New York Times, Poketo and more.
"In Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff, artist James Gulliver Hancock illustrates historical icons in a fun, infographic style - surrounded by their possessions, baggage, favorite locations and personality quirks. You're guaranteed to come away with new facts to cover any lull in cocktail party conversation - Abraham Lincoln started Thanksgiving? Albert Einstein hated Scrabble and didn't believe in marriage? Take that awkward party silences!' - Design*Sponge
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.4 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated