Monday, July 06, 2009

It's All Too Much!

You may not know Peter Walsh by name, but I bet your recognize him as the guy on Oprah who counsels chronic pack-rats to get rid of all the junk in their lives. The kind of foul muck he finds under beds and in forgotten closets is astonishing.

I've spend the better part of the last month crashing a book project he wrote for kids about managing their physical space and belongings called "It's All Too Much!" (That there is a need for a book like this is, by itself, a reflection on the problem.) The assignment from Simon and Schuster was to create 93 black and white spot illustrations to go with this text, in four weeks! Wait, how many?

Working in black and white is a kind of rarity in the publishing world these days, outside of the Op-Ed pages and the Progressive. Those of you who Tivo Oprah, (read: andrea) let me know if you see it on the show anytime soon.


Melanie said...

If you somehow get on Oprah, Andrea and I are going with you. You are so cool.

Andi said...

i'm seriously going to email oprah & suggest that peter walsh come to our house. double bonus: an organized house & then we get to go to oprah!! (and mel, i'll take you with me!)

Pete, Ashley, and Nathan Watson said...

Some of those are downright Onionesque. Excellent Work. And if I find out Oprah is sending someone to your house, I'll be pushing for a whole neighborhood de-cluttering.

Randall said...

Do you want to be on Oprah because of your work ... or because of the state of your house? ;-)

Erik said...


These are all super amazing awesome!