For those of you that aren't regular blog readers, TGM stands for "Typical Greg Moment." There are many and they are humorous, so I share them here from time to time.
Back in December of last year, Scarlet brought an inspiration book to the office, entitled The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. If the title isn't intriguing enough, the illustrations definitely are. The author of the book, Oliver Jeffers, combined vintage ledgers, maps, you-name-it into his illustrations to create a book that both children and adults will love.
Once it was at the office for a bit, we decided to use it as inspiration for January's kit, Bibliography:
Which is how Stephen became familiar with the book. Immediately he LOVED the illustrations and the overall design element of the book. Stephen is our graphic designer at Studio Calico, and we gave him the book to use as inspiration for creating the first ever exclusive SC papers.
So, Greg, not shy about contacting anyone and asking them for anything, emailed Oliver and requested information about his prints. In doing so, he found out that he lived in Brooklyn. Later that evening, Greg asked if I had planned the trip to NYC and if we could go at a time Oliver would be there. Of course, I agreed and so we took the N train to Brooklyn, walked a block and ended up at his studio, where he drew these for our friends.
We talked about his creative process, his art, his future projects (he's currently working on a new childrens' book), but most of all, Greg wanted to know if other people have come visited him.
Oliver's reply: my family