WORK: INSIDE & OUT NY
WNW Member #2570 Josh Cochran has worked with a range of clients that includes Beck, US Open, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Now you can see New York literally unfold with Josh's first children's book titled Inside & Out: New York. Josh shared some of the background of the book with WNW.
"This book takes place over one day in New York City. It's a large accordion fold book which shows exteriors of a lot of major landmarks, little bodegas and ice cream parlors on one side. On the other side, I drew reveals of the interiors of these places. There is also a page of objects that people can try to find scattered throughout the book. It's for kids but also adults! Published by Templar/Big Picture Press in London and Candlewick here in the States.
I tried to walk around the neighborhoods to get the overall mood down. There is a lot of details that I wanted to put in, like little bits of trash everywhere, rooftop gardens, the textures of the brick buildings, and AC units in the windows.
I've always grown up in some sort of large city my whole life. Even though the cities in Taiwan are way different than the US cities of Los Angeles or Brooklyn, there are a lot of similarities. I just love how everything is so crammed together. I especially like to see how inventive people are with their tiny spaces. There is something really great about all these different individuals stuck together and figuring out how to live and adapt to their surroundings. A lot of times when I'm walking around the city, I imagine different storylines for people I see on the street. One thing I did with the book is have some consistent characters that you could follow through the pages and try to find where they end up."
Buy your copy of Inside & Out: New York here.