by Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 11 November 2009

I just picked up some old editions of The Territorial Imperative and The Hunting Hypothesis mainly because I found the covers to these two books to be strikingly beautiful. From the inside of the jackets I found that they had been designed by the late Joseph Low, who was a prolific children’s book illustrator whose work was regularly featured in the New Yorker for four decades. His “primitive” style is really striking and suits the topic of the aforementioned books by science writer Robert Ardrey, who’s an interesting read despite the outdated science in his books.
joseph low
joseph low