I was reminded of just how much I love Maira Kalman as I read her recent spread in the NYTimes, And the Pursuit of Happiness, that featured her work — visually stunning and inspirational – you simply must see it. I really like some of her illustrations from back issues of The New Yorker that can be purchased to adorn your own walls here.
I also must pick up The Elements of Style Illustrated, a book that she illustrated. I have the The Elements of Style but without Maira’s drawings so I think I’ll trade it in for the illustrated version bound in a gorgeous red cover – I can’t believe this book has been around for nearly four years and I still do not own it. Time to change this, it’s only $19!
(images: maira kalman)