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Amazing book cover art from Bob Pepper.

Moleskine has teamed up with award-winning illustrator Carlo Stanga to introduce their first-ever coloring book for adults.

The company has hopped onto the adult coloring book train by bringing their legendary Moleskine craftsmanship to a new, playful genre with ‘The Wandering City Coloring Book’. It boasts 50 elaborate, imaginative ink cityscapes that include scenes of busy squares, subway and train stations, parks, skyscrapers and many more illustrations.

The 96-page coloring book is printed on a sturdy paper stock, which grants readers the chance to adorn the pages with colored pencils, crayons, markes and pastels. Stanga, who is also an architect, brilliantly blends styles from around the world to create intricate urban labyrinths of plants, animals, human faces and buildings. (via Design TAXI)

Ralph Angus McQuarrie was an American conceptual designer and illustrator. Impressed with his work, director George Lucas met with him to discuss his plans for a space-fantasy film. Several years later, in 1975, Lucas commissioned McQuarrie to illustrate several scenes from the script of the film, Star Wars. McQuarrie designed many of the film’s characters, including Darth Vader,Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO and drew many concepts for the film’s sets.It was McQuarrie who suggested that Vader wear a breathing apparatus. (via

Freelance artist Taylor Mazer has a knack for creating incredibly detailed miniature drawings of urban landscapes. Using a combination of a fine-tipped Micron drawing pen and a mechanical pencil, the Michigan-based artist has managed to produce amazing monochromatic scenes of abandoned buildings and other urban structures, all accentuated with shadows and light play. (via Design Taxi)

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One of my favourite illustrators.

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Mac Conner arrived in New York in 1950 and built a career in the city’s vibrant publishing industry with his crisp, hand-painted illustrations. A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York shows the classics he created for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and more. (via The Guardian)

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Ralph Steadman (born 15 May 1936) is a British cartoonist best known for his work with American journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman had a long partnership with Hunter S. Thompson, drawing pictures for several of his articles and books. He accompanied Thompson to the Kentucky Derby for an article for the magazine Scanlan’s, to the Honolulu Marathon for the magazine Running, and illustrated both Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. Much of Steadman’s artwork revolves around Raoul Duke-style caricatures of Thompson: bucket hats, cigarette holder and aviator sunglasses. (via Wikipedia)

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Robert McGinnis (born 1926) is an American artist and illustrator. McGinnis is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys (his first film poster assignment), Barbarella, and several James Bond and Matt Helm films.

Born Robert Edward McGinnis in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was raised in Wyoming, Ohio. McGinnis became an apprentice at Walt Disney studios, then studied fine art at Ohio State University. After wartime service in the Merchant Marine he entered advertising and a chance meeting with Mitchell Hooks in 1958 led him to be introduced to Dell Publishing began a career drawing a variety of paperback covers for books written by such authors as Donald Westlake (writing as Richard Stark), Edward S. Aarons, Erle Stanley Gardner, Richard S. Prather, and the Michael Shayne and Carter Brown series.

McGinnis later did artwork for Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, TIME, Argosy, Guideposts, and The Saturday Evening Post. He was main title designer for The Hallelujah Trail (1965). McGinnis’s attention to detail was such that when he was assigned to do the artwork for Arabesque he requested Sophia Loren’s tiger stripe dress be sent for him for a model to wear so he could get the right appearance. In 1985 McGinnis was awarded the title of “Romantic Artist of the Year” by Romantic Times magazine for his many romance novel paperback covers.

Since 2004, McGinnis has created cover illustrations for the Hard Case Crime paperback series. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. McGinnis is the subject of a documentary film, Robert McGinnis: Painting the Last Rose of Summer, by Paul Jilbert. (via Wikipedia)

Just love the work of Mr. McGinnis. Pure brilliance.

Artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud, who provided some of the most stunning scifi and fantasy art ever to grace a page, has succumbed to illness at the age of 73.

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