If you havent been to Toronto Zoo lately, check out the wildlife between
the pages of a two-inch thick retro on Charley
Harper, who died this summer, will be forever remembered for his
whimsical, witty illustrations of pigs, pelicans, loons and lizards.
A master of Mid-Century Modernism, he
spent several years illustrating for Ford
Times magazines where he
created his famous bird silkscreens.
Edited by New York designer Todd Oldham, this is one massive tome not to
mention a pricey one.
Think of it as your very own coffee-table-sized zoo.
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life ($220) is available at
David Mirvish Books, 596 Markham St., Toronto, 416-531-9975, www.dmbooks.com