2014

Prolific polymath

Pretty Pictures

Writtten and designed by Marian Bantjes
Thames & Hudson, £42, $75

Pretty Pictures (Thames & Hudson, £42, $75) covers the astonishing body of work that the polymathic Canadian illustrator-designer Marian Bantjes produced over a period of nine years, following a radical mid-career reinvention. It is essentially a conventional monograph, but nothing about Bantjes is entirely conventional…

Cover of Marian Bantjes’ Pretty Pictures.

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Mark Porter, principal of Mark Porter Associates, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 88 vol. 22 2014

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