Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i heart gary taxali!

in keeping with the real me (who's doing what she wants, not what she "should do"), i've decided to follow the illustration track of parkland's graphic design program. because, well, why the hell not?

through the years, i've admired several illustrators (such as louis darling, who perfectly captured the spirit of beverly cleary's naughty protagonists in the '50s). but the one i adore, head + shoulders, above all others is gary taxali. i first came across his work about a year ago, when i bought aimee mann's latest cd. he did the artwork for it, and i was entranced by his dusty, retro, vibe. plus, his work seems to have an odd current of dread running through it.

i'd love to meet him + discuss where he gets his ideas + inspiration.

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