I love books. I view reading, writing, illustrating, and designing books as paths to personal growth, and believe growth is common to everyone’s central purpose. I’m an art director in the hardcover picture book group at Scholastic Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. After hours I teach a course on design criticism for The City College of New York. I also participate in Adobe’s Type Advisory Council, manage my own display font foundry, which developed a typeface for Google Fonts, and have written many essays for publications such as Design Observer and AIGA’s Eye on Design. My work has won awards from the Type Directors Club, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print Magazine, and my experimental poetry is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA Library. I live and work in New York City. If you’d like to get in touch I’d be happy to chat via email or Twitter. If you’re an illustrator, and you’re looking for a way to share your portfolio, please visit this form.

Brian LaRossa