Annotations for Illustrated Journey : Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

Baker & Taylor
Features selections from the sketchbooks of forty artists, illustrators, and designers that capture their travels around the world in drawings and paintings.

Book News
Sometimes, rarely, you can peek into someone else's brain and discover what they thought about a person, place or thing. This is such an opportunity. Gregory, an English advertising executive who lives and works in New York, has tapped into the creative side of over forty artists. They have opened their travel journals to him, and the results are startling. An artist draws his new home as he approaches it, another moves to Saint Paul, one becomes a missionary and draws the Dominican Republic, an artist from North Carolina makes books in the Northwest, a graphic designer draws from Italy, an ad executive draws travel-based comic book covers, an animator draws in Italy, a marketeer plans to move to Paris, a man from Wales runs a website, and, of course, there is at least one blogger. The result is joyous, fun, and intriguing. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

F+W Publishing

Travel + Sketching = Inspiration

When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's come before us. We want to feel like explorers, adventurers in undiscovered territory. And that's exactly what sketching can bring to the travel experience.

An Illustrated Journey captures the world through the eyes of 40 talented artists, illustrators and designers. You'll experience the wonder of seeing familiar sights through a fresh lens but, more important, you'll be inspired to set pen to paper and capture your own vistas.

The really wonderful thing about a sketchbook is that it can be totally private. You don't have to have an ounce of talent to enjoy learning how to really see what's in front of you. But lucky for us, the sketchbooks captured here are lovely, creative, intimate windows into each artist's mind.

So, whether you're just returning to the art of drawing, abandoned by most of us after childhood, or you're looking for inspiration to take your illustration work in a new direction,An Illustrated Journey will take you on a wonderful trip of the imagination. All you need to pack are a pencil and a piece of paper.