There are some books that are capable of transcending their status as mere hardbacks, to the realm of work of art. The Sketchbook of Loish is one of these books.
I backed the book on Kickstarter last year, familiar with the artist Loish’s work from time spent on Facebook. There was a long, long wait before the book arrived, and I had almost forgotten about it by the time it was out for delivery. I was thrilled when it did turn up, as I remembered that the campaign had been so successful that every single stretch goal had been met. This meant the addition of a bookmark, a deck of cards and a beautiful art print too:
The book itself includes 152 pages of Loish’s art, as well as numerous hints and tips about her design process and techniques.
Here is a sneaky peak at some of the pages:
Loish has outdone herself with this project, with every page oozing quality. I would expect nothing less from an artist who has worked with Lego and Blizzard, among other big names. I can’t wait to see what she creates next, and I will display her book and artwork proudly until then.
You can pick up a copy of The Sketchbook of Loish at The Book Depository.