TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!!
Illustrator/graphic artist Neil Gower
has been creating covers for monthly UK regional entertainment magazine Viva Lewes
since 2007. Gower creates the complete cover, image, typography, and logo, using a different stylized treatment for each issue; he has illustrated over 40 to date
. His influences are vintage illustrated covers from the early 1900s, painters like Matisse and Picasso, and whatever cultural iconography seems appropriate. The artwork is all produced old school-style, painted and drawn by hand, and then scanned for reproduction. The result has been a brilliantly memorable series of illustrated covers.
Gower will be speaking at the Type Directors Club
in NYC on May 26 at 6.30 about his book and magazine cover illustrations, as well as his extensive work on illustrated maps. "Jackets, Genius and Putting the 'Art' Into Cartography"
will be a memorable evening of visual inspiration.
We talked with Gower about the process behind his striking Viva Lewes
covers, and he shared a gallery of some of his favorites.