25 April 2014
Illustrator and expert of weird facts James Gulliver Hancock decided to celebrate the oddities of famous artists like Dalí, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo along with other historical figures like Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King Jr., Grace Kelly, and Ernest Hemingway. He's rendered illustrations of them in his signature playful drawing style and compiled tidbits of random details about them in a book of portraits entitled Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreams: Portraits of 50 Famous Folks and All Their Weird Stuff.
Hancock’s illustrated artist factoid portraits are likely to reveal some bit of unexpected information about the familiar figures.
As Hancock writes in his introduction to the book: “Collecting other people’s detritus at once makes them extraordinary and human at the same time.”
Though the Chronicle Books publication won't be released until May 6, you can click through to see some of the fun illustrations and pre-order it now at Chronicle Books website. (info & image via Hyperallergic, check out the link below).