Sunday, June 24, 2007

We Love Maira Kalman

In our opinion, Maira Kalman is one of the best illustrators out there today.

Her illustrations can be found on the cover of 11 New Yorkers - not too shabby!

Many of you might recognize her work from the illustrated version of E.B. White's The Elements of Style.
She has a blog on the NY Times website, but it's under Times Select so you have to pay extra to read it.
Until we're willing to shell out $$$ to read the Times Select, we'll stick to visiting her site for drawing/painting/interior designing inspiration.


Mare said...

Hey guys. Enjoying your blog very much; I'm catching up on it today. I love the illustrations, but I'm ashamed to say I didn't know there WAS an illustrated version of Strunk & White, even after having a immensely gratfying (as if!) career as a copy editor/editor. Okay, I'm currently a member of the unemployed masses, but I always enjoy a good grammar book (Lapsed into a Comma, etc.). I'm going to stop buying the cheap paperback version of S & W.

Re: Cajun Sunshine rose: Of course it smells like gumbo, the best smell in the world :-). Hmmmm, maybe roux being cooked is the best smell. I dunno. (My German fiance is crazy about gumbo, just loves it, a sure sign of good character, don't you think?)

Later gators: I'm going to go make a roux,
Aunt Mare

AsianCajuns said...

Aunt Mare, You need to shop at Anthropologie more. That's where we first saw the illustrated version of Elements of Style. Plus, how can you beat a good shopping experience AND a literary education! :)

How did the roux turn out?

Mare said...

C'était très bon, merci.

Lori said...

i am a huge maira kalman fan, and i just got to interview her (!!!) - the interview will be up at my blog next week, and in the meantime i'm having a little drawing to win a copy of her newest book. :^D)

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