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.
"Crammed to the brim with whimsical line drawings depicting the subjects' hobbies, romantic partners, favorite articles of clothing, vices, and more, each page explodes with creative and intriguing details. Hancock has captured the essence of his subjects with these snarky and humorous mini-biographies. Browsers will be in for a treat, and more artistic readers may even be inspired to create their own portraits of celebrities or friends." - School Library Journal
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 6th May 2014
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.8 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.39