Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hallelujah! The second coming of J.C.. That's right, J.C. Leyendecker. I just received the first book about him that has been published in over 30 years. It's pretty comprehensive, but there's another book about him coming out in a few weeks. To find out about those, follow these links.

Book 1
Book 2

If you don't know who he is, he was the preeminent illustrator of the first half of the 20th century. Norman Rockwell idolized him, and it shows in his work. At that time (the Golden Age of Illustration) a single magazine cover would earn you the equivalent of a down-payment for a house. Needless to say, the guy was quite wealthy.

This Andre 3000 illustration of mine is an homage to Leyendecker:


aa said...


After reading your views i am also interested in his book and i will surely buy that.


David Malan said...

Thanks for coming by Blake, nice Andre and the signatures cool.
So does that book have a lot of good pictures? Information is great and all but I am really interested in a lot of full size glossy reproductions, does this book have good ones?

SummerV said...

yes I have been waiting for this!

Anonymous said...

Hey just enjoying your blog! Great work man :)

Nathan Lindsay said...

totally cool.

Edo draaijer said...

great style love the rendering. Awesome!

Dominic Philibert said...

Very Very Nice Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!