I’ve enjoyed the scope of Maira Kalman’s creations from her own work to her collaborations with her late husband, Tibor Kalman and others. Among things that stand out there is her splendid embellishment of that old war horse Strunk & White’s Elements of Style
I and the legions of other of Kalman’s admirers will be uplifted by Kalman’s “Girls Standing on Lawns” (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)her joint effort with Daniel Handler(Lemony Snicket). Its a compelling blend of vernacular photography (40 images)(of which MOMA has a an extensive collection ) and Kalman’s illustrations (12 paintings). Handler provides the text.
The good news is that this book is the first of series that Kalman is doing with the Museum of Modern Art.
Currently reading American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church by Alex Beam (Public Affairs)