Gilbert Ford is an illustrator and picture book author who works from a studio in his Clinton Hill, Brooklyn apartment. His style is what Gilbert calls “a combination of class and trash,” where he combines mid-century classic designers with cheap artifacts from the ’50s to the ’80s “that might appeal to the likes of Pee-wee Herman.” In his own work, he recently completed illustrating a picture book titled 12 Days of New York by Tonya Bolden, to be published by Abrams in March 2013, and is currently illustrating the interior of the latest Pseudonymous Bosch book from the popular middle-grade Secret Series, among other high profile book covers. Thanks, Gilbert! — Anne
Image above: I have vintage Heywood Wakefield furniture I picked up from Pennsylvania. The poster by the tree is a French social studies teaching aid, and the nine prints of leaves I hand silkscreened to go with the room. Everything in the room was bought second hand or from eBay.
Image above: The furniture was found in various vintage shops, but the CD holder was purchased from Ikea. The poster of cowboys is a Polish interpretation of The Sheepman from 1958 created by artists from behind the Iron Curtain. Art works on the right wall are from books I illustrated for children.
See more inside Gilbert’s Brooklyn home after the jump . . .
Image above: The living room has a sectional sofa from A&G Merch and Heywood Wakefield coffee tables and lamps that were purchased secondhand. The silkscreen print is my artwork inspired by the French social studies posters hanging throughout the apartment.