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Archive of posts tagged Michael Hall

Videos We Love: Cat Tale

If you think this place has gone to the dogs lately, here’s just the post—and here are just the cats—to get things back on track: Michael Hall’s brilliant third picture book, Cat Tale, has charmed yet another reviewer. His own metropolitan area’s newspaper said, “Wordplay and bright, playful illustrations are the hallmarks of Michael Hall’s [...]

From the Studio

By Michael Hall People often ask me how I created the final art for the book Perfect Square. I wrote about the river illustration last March, so I’ll use it as an example to describe the process. First, the blue/teal texture: On a sheet of white paper, apply thin uneven coats of varying amounts of blue [...]

On Press with Paul: PERFECT SQUARE

Most of the time, our picture books print far, far away in China, and we check color in the proof pages sent back and forth between continents. Every once and a while, though, when we need a book to be printed and stocked faster, without waiting for the finished books to arrive on the ship [...]

Perfectly Imperfect:
Outtakes from PERFECT SQUARE

How do you design a jacket for a square book about a square? Michael Hall designed dozens—and dozens more, no doubt, he didn’t share with us. Here are a handful of outtakes as well as the final Perfect Square. It’s true, nothing really does go to waste. . . . Michael’s preliminary jacket designs are now enjoying [...]

Perfect Square Talks about Itself

The GWB blog’s unofficial Video Week rolls on with this amazing book trailer for Michael Hall’s irresistible Perfect Square. Watch it or, uh, be square. Perfect Square has received four starred reviews and can be purchased at fine booksellers everywhere. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Buzz [...]