Pictures and Words

A collection of work by 33 international artists including Benoit Jacques, Marianne Satrapi and David Shrigley. Borrowing from the comic ‘language’ of paneling, the design uses a grid of panels for containing artwork and captions, while the problem of displaying two comic pages in a single book page is overcome by dipping the second to meet the end of the first. A destructive robot by Tom Gauld features on the front cover, while Simone Lia’s morally-outraged sweetcorn kernel dissmisses the entire publication as rubbish on the back. (designed with Tom Gauld)

Pictures and Words: New Comic Art and Narrative Illlustration
by Roanne Bell and Mark Sinclair
Paperback, 144 pages
240×280 mm
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856694143
Book and Design review in
Eye magazine 59

book, pictures & words
brighten the corners