Bob Staake's Look! A Book! exclusive preview

look-a-book-1.jpg

look-a-book-4.jpgBob Staake has long been one of my favorite illustrators. He's done a lot of covers for the New Yorker, as well as a bunch of terrific kids books. His latest book, Look! A Book!, is filled with colorful two-page spreads, each loaded with dozens of seek-and-find objects. It's my favorite book of his so far. My seven-year-old daughter and I had a great time going through this visual treat.

As I've mentioned before, Bob does all of his illustration work using a pre-OS X version of the Macintosh operating system and Photoshop 3. He doesn't use a stylus, and instead does everything with a mouse. Here's a video of Bob's process - it's amazing.

After the jump, you can see two additional page spreads from the book.

Buy Look! A Book! on Amazon

look-a-book-2.jpg

look-a-book-3.jpg

Previously:

Bob Staake's Struwwelpeter

The making of Bob Staake's New Yorker cover

Video of Bob Staake's unusual drawing process

The Donut Chef, by Bob Staake

The Orb of Chatham

9

  1. In addition to creating some of the best kids’ books, Bob is also an excellent Facebook poster. I know, I know — that’s like saying someone is a good food eater, or tooth brusher. No, but seriously — this guy has elevated the FB status update to a goddam art form. “Friend” him yourself and see!

  2. Thanks for posting this. I am going to show his video to my class which is currently learning Photoshop for the first time. I don’t think the kids understand me when I explain that back
    when I learned Photoshop there were no layers. They kind of go walleyed trying to comprehend.

  3. Mark, my 4 yr old son Saul has been enjoying Donut Chef and Red Lemon for the past 2.5 years. I will happily add this one to his library, thank you for the Staake pointer years ago

Comments are closed.