Thursday, December 09, 2010

On the fourth day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me...


First, congratulations to yesterday's winner, CollenFL, who won a set of Penny Vincenzi's best novels. Thank you again for your enthusiasm! We're so excited for our wonderful books to be finding new homes and, hopefully, new fans.

Today's contest is one we've been thinking about for quite some time. While many outside the art and design world might not know Milton Glaser by name, you've definitely seen his work--it includes the iconic "I Heart NY" logo as well as DC Comics' old logo the "DC Bullet," and the logo for the delicious and quirky Brooklyn Brewery. He co-founded New York magazine and last year was awarded the National Medal of the Arts.

So you know Milton Glaser is a living legend. He's also written a number of books. DRAWING IS THINKING is perhaps our favorite--it's a deeply personal look at how the mind works in visually representing reality. More about the book:

Based on his view that all art has its origin in the impulse both to create and, visually, to do this by drawing, he has designed a book that powerfully delineates this position. In Drawing is Thinking, the drawings depicted are meant to be experienced sequentially, so that the reader or viewer not only follows Glaser through these pages, but comes to inhabit his mind. The drawings represent a sweeping range of subject matter taken from the full range of a reflective master's career. They represent the author's commitment to the fundamental idea that drawing is not simply a way to represent reality, but, as the title suggests, a way to understand and experience the world.

This beautiful book can be appreciated both by artists and designers familiar with Glaser's work and by anyone interested in the beauty of the world around them. We'll be giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES as the perfect holiday gift for yourself or for someone very special.

TO WIN: Leave a blog comment, Tweet this contest, or leave a comment on our Facebook page. You can enter once in every area and we'll announce the winners tomorrow morning as we announce what you can look forward to for the fifth day of Overlook Christmas!

We still have eight giveaways to go, plus a very special BONUS giveaway related to the upcoming film adaptation of TRUE GRIT. Check back daily for more! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season--and these giveaways--as much as we are!

Nonesuch Dickens Christmas Books
Autographed Bliss, Remembered
Penny Vincenzi novels


ColleenFL said...

I'm so excited that I won the Penny Vincenzi books. After reading your blog post yesterday, I have to say that I'm really looking forward to reading them. Thank you!

Don Share said...

I love Glaser's WOR-FM subway poster, and, of course, his Dylan LP poster! Wonderful!

@DogberryPages said...

This looks like an interesting book.
Hope my luck holds out and can win it.