Can’t wait to get my hands on Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, as illustrated by the great Maira Kalman. Above, one of my favorite rules, “Do all your eating at a table,” and one I try to abide to.
See an audio slideshow of excerpts from the book on Pollan’s website and get a copy of the book here.
"…it’s more like an impromptu interpretive dance about our country, executed in fat, frolicky color, unprissy brushstroke, a smattering of pleasantly pedestrian photographs and perfectly rambunctious penmanship."
My friend Jocelyn interviews Maira Kalman about her creative process on the 99%.
“Storytelling seems to be central to all of your illustrations.
I think everything I do is narrative, but it’s not just a story, it’s a movie – a movie of my life. And usually I’m trying to put too much information in one image. But because I thought that I would be a writer, and that’s how I started out – as a writer and not as an artist – then when I decided to start drawing, it was going to be narrative. It’s things that are from my life, and things I’ve seen, and things I’ve seen in books. It’s always telling stories.”