Great Modern Artists Book, Poster and Products by Andy Tuohy

Great modern artists book and products

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.

Great Modern Artists A-Z POSTER
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

The Book:
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.

Mondrian book Spread

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
Product Dimensions:
Book size: H22 x W16cm (8⅔” x 6⅓”) Poster size: H70 x W50cm (27½” x 19¾”)

Best prices on the book can be found here

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:
great modern artists tote IIHIH

Eyeglass case and cleaning cloths:
Great Modern Artist eyeglasses case and cloths

Notebooks and pencil case:
GMA notebook and pencil case IIHIH

Double sided Mug:
GMA mug both sides IIHIH

Magnet Sets:
GMA glass magnets IIHIH

Andy Touhy self portrait

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.

Andy Tuohy
all images courtesy of Andy Tuohy and Great Modern Artists