[OYAN] 2014 CSLP Teen illustrator announced: Tim O'Brien!
aanderson at cclsd.org
Tue Dec 4 19:37:51 PST 2012
Please forgive any cross-posting.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced the illustrator
for the 2014 program, "Spark a Reaction": Tim O'Brien!
O'Brien is best known in YA literary circles for designing book cover
images for the /Hunger Games/ trilogy, including the mockingjay brooch
that was used to promote the film. His striking work has been seen on
covers for Walter Dean Myers' /Slam/, Thomas Hardy's /The Mayor of
Casterbridge/, James Fenimore Cooper's /The Last of the Mohicans/, and
Shakespeare's /Othello/. His extraordinary portraits have also graced
stamps commemorating Judy Garland and Hattie Smith, and magazine covers
from /Entertainment Weekly/ and /Harper's /to /Rolling Stone/ and
/Time/. According to his profile as an adjunct professor with the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he has over a dozen paintings in
the collection of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and is a
winner of the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of
You can see more about O'Brien and his work on his website at
I'm delighted to see this intriguing talent coming to Summer Reading for
us. I can't wait to see what reactions his work will spark in 2014!
OYAN CSLP Liaison
North Bend Public Library
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