Monday, January 25, 2010

Winner of the Caldecott Medal

It's a pleasure to report that the winner of this year's prestigious Caldecott Medal, The Lion and The Mouse, was produced by Imago Singapore.

This retelling of Aesop's classic fable, in which the tiny mouse finds a way to help his majestic friend the lion, was written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It was published by Little, Brown a division of Hachette.

Production Director Shari Lichtner of Hachette had this to say:

“You guys did an awesome job on this book. I hope you let EVERYONE know how grateful we are. The pre-press, printing, entire package is incredible. I know how difficult his artwork can be ... and whoever handled the on press quality is to be commended.

This title first printed in Spring 2009 and is now on its fifth reprint, so IMSing has been working quite hard to keep it in print!”

Friday, January 15, 2010

John Baldessari - Catalogue Raisonne

Copies of this new title are just arriving in the U.S.: John Baldessari: A Catalogue Raisonne of Prints and Multiples 1971-2007.

It is the definitive study of print work of Baldessari's prolific career, spanning nearly 40 years.

I am really proud to have been a part of this project, which printed in Barcelona through Imago this past fall. Published by Hudson Hills Press, it will likely be one of the most important books on a contemporary artist published this year. The project was designed by Skolkin+Chickey.

This hefty volume, which is 540 pages and features a cool acetate jacket, will accompany the exhibition: John Baldessari: Pure Beauty.

The exhibition will run at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona through March 16, then travel to the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, and end up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 17 through January 9, 2011.

A Visitor

Temperatures below freezing???? But - this is Florida!

During this past week's cold snap, I picked this little lizard up off the sidewalk, where he lay - apparently frozen - having fallen out of a tree.

I brought him inside into my office, and a few days later, he was good as new. He showed a surprising amount of interested in books and publishing, as his alert expression clearly demonstrates.

By Thursday, temperatures were getting back to tropical normal. After a brief chase around my office during which he morphed in and out of various shades of brown and green, this little guy was delivered back outside and darted into a palm tree. Shortly thereafter, he settled down into a nice shade of chartreuse.