Monday, August 30, 2010

John Maggard: Books by the Banks Poster

John is super busy so he had me post his magnificent poster for Books by the Banks:

Books by the Banks poster signing: Organizers of Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival are proud to present the 2010 Poster Debut Kickoff event on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7pm, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion. Acclaimed illustrators John Maggard, Ryan Ostrander, C.F. Payne, and Will Hillenbrand will discuss their work and the illustrations they created exclusively for the annual Books by the Banks posters.

UPDATE: Article about the poster in the Northern Kentucky paper:


  1. Wow, absolutely amazing!
    John gets the award for the most effort expended on rendering neon signs that aren't even lit.
    Like, tubular!

  2. I love this design John. I hope I can go Wednesday to the talk...

  3. Very nice. I really enjoy the perspective and the counterbalancing.Kinda has a Hopper feel. Thanks for sharing, this is really nice, John.

  4. Thanks guys. Fingers and toes crossed as to the final printed version :)

  5. If you're using The Merten Company, you can count on two things:
    1. It'll look great.
    2. Skip will be late.

  6. agreed and agreed, but not Merten this time - not my call :)