The Book of The Dog: New Pentagram-designed Book combines Art and Canines

Pentagram Designed The Book of The Dog

The Book of the Dog by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson features all kinds of dogs along with an impressive collection of dog art and illustrations by artists both living and dead. Interspersed throughout the Pentagram-designed paperback are short texts about the artists and breeds, paying homage to man’s best friend. Packaged beautifully, the book will appeal to dog and art lovers of all ages.

Pentagram Designed The Book of The Dog


above: images from book, clockwise from upper left; Weimaraner Drawing by Laura Hardie, ‘Felix’ by Elizabeth Peyton a fabulous dog who made his debut in a Los Angeles art show, hanging near David Bowie; ‘Gilbert, the French Bull Dog’ by Daniella Lo Presti, ‘Portrait of HRH the Prince of Wales’ with a Cairn Terrier by John Saint-Helier Lander, ‘Lucky the Greyhound’ by Thomas Dang Vu and ‘Boy’ – a hard working terrier by Jean-Léon Gérôme

“Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom to become the servant of man,” D.H. Laurence.

Society is obsessed with dogs, we love them in our homes, on YouTube and in art. The Book of The Dog by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson is a book for the doggy inclined, showcasing canine art and illustrations from around the world. The book features all kinds of canines from mastiffs to retrievers to pugs, by all kinds of artists from Goya to Freud to Hockney.

Here are more examples of the artists (with links to their work) and spreads from the book.

David Hockney:

Charming Baker:

Francisco Goya:

François Bard:

Laura Hardie

Giuseppe Castiglione:

Helle Jorgensen and Nina Harvey:

Jennett Lam and Constance Bachmann:

Kay McDonagh:

“This book is not just for Christmas. We wanted to take a popular subject and treat it with the a level of brevity whilst retaining inate (sic) charm. It was great fun prompted by my love of both the subject and the medium,” says Angus Hyland.

The Book of the Dog is part of Hyland’s continued exploration of Le Style Anglais – a tone that is informative and humorous, stuffed with history and a uniquely British irony – which began with his booklet From England With Love for Mulberry.

Iet Langeveld:

Lucian Freud:

Ana Elisa Egreja and Alice Leotard:

Miroslav Kraljević:

Nigel Hemming:

Todd Young:

Amy Katherine Browning

Published by Laurence King, the book will be available in the UK from 15 September and in the US from September 29th. It’s incredibly affordable and makes a great Holiday gift for lovers of art and dogs.

Buy The Book of The Dog here

Project Team: Angus Hyland, partner-in-charge; Kendra Wilson, writer; Rhian Edwards and Alex Coco at Laurence King, designers.

About the Author
Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, and a partner at Pentagram Design London. In 2001 he was the co-curator with Roanne Bell of ‘Picture This’, a British Council exhibition featuring the work of London illustrators. His work for Laurence King includes (with Roanne Bell) Hand to Eye (2003), The Picture Book (2010), (with Steven Bateman) Symbol (2011), and The Purple Book (2013).

Specifications:
Paperback
115 colour illustrations
160 pages
5.9 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches (190 x 150 mm)

info and images courtesy of Pentagram, Laurence King and Amazon

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