Here is a recent job for Winterhouse's Alex Knowlton. Had a great time on this, mainly because Alex and Fred Sasaki (at Poetry) are damn funny.
this was the offering sent out to illustrators. wait, it gets better.
tough to say no, right? the new covers include pieces by Cathie Bleck, Marian Bantjes and Micheal Bierut.
these are the ugly computer sketches. i wanted to treat the animal like a logo more than an illustration.
I probably did about 40 or 50 sketches before settling on a gesture that (re)captured Gill's original. Big honor to be a part of Poetry's 100th. My grandfather Sam is a published poet and I've been seeing and reading Poetry myself for a long long time. Cheers and Happy Holidays