Jillian Tamaki

Bon Appetit Spots

Apr 22nd, 2008

Here are some spots I recently did for Bon Appetit’s current Travel Issue. They accompany an article about foodie travel in France. AD, Robert Festino.

I actually really like these little drawings. They are simple and the monochrome feels really classic. Like old-school magazine illustration. I am trying to integrate this more into my work these days, but it actually takes guts to present stuff that’s so restrained.

Check out Today’s Inspiration for a huge catalogue of classic publication illustration.

Back in NYC!

Apr 21st, 2008

Wheww. Back. Back for good!

So Berlin was awesome despite being way too cold and rainy. We also spent some time in the Austrian countryside. I think I need to go on a bread, cheese, butter and chocolate detox.

Part of our trip included a visit to the German Art Directors Club convention where one of my favourite art directors, Antonio De Luca, gave a small talk on illustration. He even included some images from this very blog in his presentation! Above, a slide from Antonio’s talk.

Apr 7th, 2008

Above, a German.

Hey hey, so I know I was just away and not posting, but guess what! I’m going away AGAIN. But on a real vacation this time! To Berlin! 

I will be back on April 20th. Maybe by that point I will have some drawings of more factually accurate Germans. 

Enjoy springtime!

Hair Cuts + Sperm Whales

Apr 7th, 2008

Lunch: Honey and Apples

Apr 4th, 2008

This is a budget version of something they make at the Roebling Tea Room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cut up green apples. Toss with raisins (dried cherries if you’re fancy). Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. At the Tea Room they also put fresh mint leaves in the mix, and that’s really good too.

Eat it when you need a light lunch and are feeling virtuous. And don’t get up in my face about the sugars in honey and the carbs in apples, please. People who claim fruit are a dessert item are sorely, sorely mistaken and should avoided at all costs.

Red Trunks

Apr 4th, 2008

Paper Rad

Apr 3rd, 2008


That is all.

Free Fall

Apr 3rd, 2008

Inspector Van Sant

Apr 3rd, 2008

Watercolour Play

Apr 2nd, 2008