Illustrator and graphic designer Andy Tuohy has parlayed his fabulous illustrations of Great Modern Artists A-Z into everything from the initial poster to a newly published reference book and other wonderful products that would make great gifts for any art or design lover.
above: Andy’s poster of illustrated modern artists was the springboard for the new book and product line
Andy’s first book, Great Modern Artists A to Z by Cassell, was just published this year (April in the UK, June in the US) and already, there are only a few left on Amazon
A to Z is a design-led reference book, featuring Andy Tuohy’s portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist’s own characteristic style. Portraits include Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print and Barbara Hepworth illustrated to resemble one of her distinctive bronze and rod sculptures.
With expert text by art historian Christopher Masters, each artist’s entry includes a summary of the essential things you need to know about the artist; their biographical details, why they’re so significant, where you can find their works today, a surprising fact about them and reproductions of key works.
Whether you’re already an art expert, or looking for a helpful cheat to navigating a gallery, we know you’ll love this stunning and intelligent guide to global artists of the modern age.
The Great Modern Artists Poster portraits 26 modern and contemporary artists included in the book. It is litho printed on heavy weight, high quality paper for longevity. The poster is a standard size (50 x 70cm) so will easily fit into a shop bought frame.
Hardcover. 224 pages
Book size: H22 x W16cm (8⅔” x 6⅓”) Poster size: H70 x W50cm (27½” x 19¾”)
Looking for more retailers, Andy has created a website with a line of products with the same fabulous illustrations which include the following items.
Double sided Tote Bag:
Eyeglass case and cleaning cloths:
Notebooks and pencil case:
Double sided Mug:
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andy trained as a graphic designer at Liverpool Polytechnic (now John Moores) and worked in publishing and advertising for many years before going it alone as an artist designer. At the same time as going freelance he decided to take the plunge and move to the south coast where he developed a passion for the British seaside.
Andy’s work often includes subjects as diverse as modernist architecture; coastal landmarks from beach huts to bus shelters; transport; landscapes and seascapes.