lllustration Alumnus Named 'Young Designer to Watch' by 'Print' Magazine
March 29, 2011
A passion for 19th century authors like Jules Verne can be so 21st century. Just ask University of the Arts alumnus Jim Tierney '10 (Illustration).
The 23-year-old, whose re-imagined covers of four of Verne's classic novels earned him first place in the 2010 William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition competition, was just named one of 2011's "New Visual Artists" by leading design magazine Print.
Calling Tierney "one of 20 designers to watch under 30," the magazine hailed him as a "cerebral image-maker/deep depictor," who "…demonstrate(s) not only formal and conceptual excellence, but also explore(s) how illustration lives in the world." Print also noted that his book covers "intelligently encapsulate narrative through refined images and lettering."
Images from Tierney's Ely senior thesis are included in the article.
The Brooklyn-based Tierney, who is a professional book designer for Penguin Books, also recently completed the design for the entire January 2011 issue of Poets & Writers magazine and was a recipient of the 2010 Nancy V. Rhodes Roberts Scholarship from the Society of Illustrators.
"My love of books and my interest in design have developed side by side, and have intertwined into a big, strange amorphous life-devouring obsession," he told Print.
Above: Around the World in 80 Days