Here is Maurice Vellekoop’s commission from The Boston Globe for an article titled, “Thanksgiving, or how to eat American politics,” by Rachel Laudan, author of “Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History”. Her piece traces the evolution of the ‘traditional’ turkey dinner as a kind of populist reaction against stuffy, aristocratic, European modes of dining. Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book (pictured bottom left) democratically proposed inviting children to join adults in a simple, nutritious meal that was a reaction against the fancy sauces and elaborate molded desserts beloved of monarchs across the Atlantic. It was she who persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday 150 years ago.
Maurice Vellekoop creates a unique gift for Glenn Pushelberg on his approaching significant birthday. Maurice was commissioned by George Yabu to create an original watercolour-on-paper ABC book for Glenn’s Birthday. Maurice came up with sketches based on text that George supplied for this one-of-a-kind book. The amazing Don Taylor, a Toronto book binder, created a plate using Maurice’s hand drawn typography for the embossed cover. Here is the cover and just a few inside pieces.
Maurice Vellekoop was commissioned to create the cover and inside visuals for this CD package and booklet.