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Greg Pizzoli
Two Little Trains
Medium: Custom-made rubber stamps and digital

Spot color illustrations for Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown. All artwork and type was composed in Photoshop using rubber stamps created by the artist. The illustrations were made in a multistage process. First, artwork was made for every graphic element and all of the type for each illustration in the book. Next, custom rubber stamps were created from that artwork and multiple ink stamp transfers were made on art paper and scanned. The scans were then composed into illustrations for each page, separated into four colors (dark gray, yellow, blue and red), and layered in Photoshop to simulate the color mixing of traditional spot-color printing of books from the golden age of illustration.

Client: HarperCollins Children's Books
Art Director: Rick Farley

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