January & February 2020
Main Lounge: Douglas Jones
Library Centenary artwork
Have we mentioned that the Nelson Library turns 100 this year? Of course we have. But we’ve been getting ready for a long time, and part of that was commissioning locally-based, world-renowned illustrator Douglas Jones to create our official centennial poster and a series of four illustrations for the walls of our historic exhibit this fall at Touchstones Nelson.
Doug has been working as an illustrator for more than 30 years. His commercial clients include: Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Boston Globe, Washington Post,The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Nissan, Los Angeles Magazine, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Penguin, Houghton Mifflin, Fast Company, Audubon, and more.
But there’s a literary and library connection as well. His children’s book illustration includes two books written by Carol Foskett Cordsen, Market Day and The Milkman, It’s a Wonderful Life for Kids by Jimmy Hawkins, and Madame President, the Extraordinary, True (and evolving) Story of Women in Politics by Catherine Thimmesh.
We are thrilled to have Doug Jones as our Centenary Artist—and we think you will be, too.