Beasts! compilation of art where different artists presents their own interpretation of beasts, monsters and other foul creatures.
The call for entry for this volume was in January 2008. Only 90 artists were selected to be featured.
The result is a book of incredible variety of artistic style. Some of the beasts are based on folklore while others are created from pure imagination. The captions explain the origins.
You can check out more Beasts! art on the Beasts! blog.
Here's the product description from Amazon:
All-new beasts, with all-new artists! In the spirit of 2007's acclaimed Beasts!, editor/designer Jacob Covey has assembled an entirely new line-up of over 90 artists who did not appear in the first Beasts! volume.
Like the first book, the deluxe collection Beasts! Book Two will include a Who's Who of the contemporary art world, collectively crafting a menagerie of mythological creatures, monsters, beasts and things that go bump in the night, superbly laid out in breathtaking two-page spreads per beast.
The Beasts! project -comprised only of creatures that were thought at one time to actually exist -has attracted many of the best visual artists from the worlds of comics, skateboarding, rock graphics, science fiction, children's books, commercial and fine art, and the second volume has attracted all world-famous artists such as Gene Deitch, David B. and Yuko Shimizu.
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