Bob 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.
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