And now, for this month’s ‘Eye on Alice,’ we take a look at the art of the incomparable John Coulthart. I discovered Coulthart through his work for the controversial British publisher Savoy Books, particularly his cover designs for the eye-popping comics collection Fuck Off and Die (featuring a little perverse girl named La Squab who would give all those Japanese Lolitas a run for their money), by David Britton and Kris Guidio. Their work really should be better known, and so should Coulthart’s. The guy is hands down one of the best graphic designers working today. The following illustrations were created for an Alice-themed calender. I think you’ll agree that they really capture the surreal and psychedelic spirit of Lewis Carroll’s books. The calendar was originally published in 2009, but it was reprinted for 2012—you can order it here. You know you want one. And, oh yeah, he just did one for ‘Through the Looking Glass’ too. Awesome.
Atelier Coulthart: Art and Design by John Coulthart (Official Site)