Rocco Baviera’s Cover for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rocco Baviera recently created this illustration for the Spring Book Review section of publication The Chronicle of Higher Education. Spectacular, as always!

Be sure to check out more of Rocco’s exceptional work!

Illustration of an open book and spring flowers
©Rocco Baviera

Nishan Akgulian Creates Cover for Bas Bleu’s 20th Anniversary

Nishan Akgulian is a regular fixture around the offices of Bas Bleu – or at least his art is. Since 1996 he has artfully illustrated over fifty of the bookseller’s catalog covers. In the past many of the covers have been offered as posters and blank sets of note cards. They proved to be so popular that their entire inventory sold out each time.

But don’t despair. As part of Bas Bleu’s 20th Anniversary celebration he was asked to create a commemorative cover. Titled “Twenty Readers”, it celebrates the diversity of Bas Bleu’s clientele as well as importance of reading in our lives. It is now being offered as an 11″ x 14″ print/poster.

Additionally, six of Nishan’s most popular Bas Bleu catalog cover illustrations, previously reproduced as note cards, are being re-issued as a set of a dozen note cards, proving that you can never get enough of a good thing – and that Nishan is in demand and talented!

Book Cover illustration for Bas Bleu

© Nishan Akgulian



Margaret Berg’s Organic Gardening Book Illustrations

Margaret Berg had the opportunity to create a series of illustrations for a just released gardening book from author, Deborah L. Martin. Published by Rodale Books and titled Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, a Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden, Margaret painted the cover and interior illustrations in her trademark loose, colorful and fun style. Several of the illustrations are shown below along with shots of the actual book and interior illustrations. We think she did an amazing job! See more of Margaret’s varied work at Folioplanet and Workbook.


Book Cover Illustration


Book Cover image for Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening


Gardening Hand Tools


Season Extenders for Gardening


Garden Bugs


Parts of a plant


Printed book page showing Plant parts


How to construct a plant bed for gardening.
© All Images Margaret Berg