The Art of Greg Spalenka

Leg­endary artist Greg guides us through his ca­reer so far, which takes in Mike Tyson, god-like Lions and Po­laroid pic­tures

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Au­thor Greg Spalenka

SPub­lisher Ti­tan Books ome­thing of a hero in the world of il­lus­tra­tion, Greg Spalenka’s ca­reer has spanned four decades and nu­mer­ous forms, from book jack­ets to film con­cept art. This book cov­ers ev­ery­thing from his Po­laroids in the 1970s to his work for a per­fume company last year.

Along the way we get to see his amaz­ing il­lus­tra­tions for Sports Il­lus­trated, Play­boy and Psy­chol­ogy To­day, as well as more per­sonal works such as his graphite por­traits and

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Avail­able Now size, and suc­cinct but rel­e­vant text that never feels in­tru­sive. The real high­lights here are Greg’s il­lus­tra­tions for Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia: The Voy­age of the Dawn Treader, in­clud­ing a won­der­fully ethe­real im­age of As­lan sit­ting proudly in a cherry blos­som. It’s the ic­ing on what is a filling, sub­stan­tial and nu­tri­tious art cake.

The Eyes of the Uni­corn was a chil­dren’s book pub­lished in 2007 that Greg il­lus­trated.

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