One day last winter I received a voicemail from Pam, of Egg and Dart Press, asking me if I wanted to illustrate (and design) a book of 50 vintage cocktails. I tried to keep my cool but I couldn’t stop smiling for a few days. The timeline was really tight and I had more than a few moments of panic… 50 illustrations about cocktails? Could get kind of monotonous. At times I felt I couldn’t possibly think of one more concept involving alcohol! We didn’t want a mediocre book with a few gems thrown in so we really tried to make each illustration as interesting as the last.
I love this little book, not only because of the way it came together visually, but also because of the delightful writing style of Stephanie Rosenbaum. Now that it’s all done, the only appropriate way to celebrate this is with a cocktail in hand, right?
You can pick up a copy of The Art of Vintage Cocktails here.