My Car

My Car

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York, 2001

Description

When I was in high school, in the 1940s, a kid could buy a beat-up 1930 Model A Ford or a 1936 Ford V8, fix it up and have a nice car to ride around in. I could fix almost anything that went wrong with my car. Today, I hardly ever look under the hood of my Jeep, and I hope I don’t ever have to change a flat tire. Things change.

The first books I did, in the 1970s, I pre-separated the colors of the artwork to black half tones on acetate sheets. Years later, I graduated to painting in full color using vinyl or gouache paints. In making this book, I worked on an Apple computer using Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Director.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
HarperCollins Publishers
Art director
Ava Weiss
Designers
Byron Barton, Sylvie Le Floch
Illustrator
Byron Barton
Production coordinator
Lisa Wong
Trim size
9 x 9 inches
Pages
40
Quantity printed
18,000
Compositor
Tien Wah Press
Typeface
Avant Garde Gothic
Printer
Tien Wah Press
Paper
Nymolla matte 135 g/m2
Binding method
Thread-sewn
Author
Byron Barton
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
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