Vernacular Drawings Vernacular Drawings
This monumental artbook collects a decade's worth of drawings by top cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth. Ranging from portraits of show girls to jazz musicians to failed businessmen, the subjects here all somehow harken back to the lost world of the early 20th century.
"Seth's artwork envelops you like a sweet fog." --Boston Phoenix
"Enormous, lusciously produced... a definite asset to any book collection." --Quill & Quire
"Opening this oversized volume -- heavy, somewhat bulky, covered with thick gray linen, embossed and stamped -- feels nostalgic in itself...Most of the illustrations in this sketchbook are purely anonymous people and places. Seth has used them to create his own alternate reality: an oddly beautiful, wistful world, perfectly preserved, cobbled from our collective pasts." --Detroit Metro Times