American Illustration Cover by Sam Weber

It’s funny to think that my favorite contemporary painters, James Jean and Sam Weber, could also be considered illustrators. Their work is some of the most amazing stuff being produced today as evidenced by the work above that Sam Weber did for American Illustration. It looks like he was pretty much given complete creative control over the general packaging of the book including dust jacket which unfolds into the bee image. Honestly these are some of the most amazing images I’ve ever seen. When I first saw the images I think I may have gasped and then proceeded to stare at them for 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do, I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.


November 2, 2010