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“And the Pursuit of Happiness” Penguin Press, 2010 “First published as an illustrated, 12-part blog in the New York Times, artist-author Kalman’s wonderfully idiosyncratic meditation on democracy is now available in a single volume. Despite its original episodic publication, the book coheres beautifully in terms of both artistic unity and the careful evolution of its …

Pie *and* Maira Kalman. Very hard to beat. From her marvelous book "And the Pursuit of Happiness"

Text/Image: Seeing beauty in the mundane: Maira Kalman

The Inauguration. At Last.

The Pursuit of Happiness.again, maira kalman illustrates.and some interesting info.

Maira Kalman - Time Wastes Too Fast (illustrated essay about Thomas Jefferson on the occasion of a visit to Monticello)

Time Wastes Too Fast

Maira Kalman - Time Wastes Too Fast Exceptional read and art work! The drawings are whimsical but very accurate depictions.

Maira Kalman, Johannes Kepler portrait http://www.livincool.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/the-pursuit-of-happiness5.jpg

Celestial Harmony

Today on the Comics Page, we're proud to present an excerpt from The Principles of Uncertainty, a beautifully illustrated, totally unclassifiable book by New York Times op-artist Maira Kalman.

"The woman stood in front of the tree before she went mad. She wrote a book and then she went mad. How do you go mad? How do you not go mad?" ~From the New York Times, The Impossibility of February by Maira Kalman, February 6, 2007

maira kalman This woman spoke at a NYC art teachers meeting I attended. She didn't start writing and drawing till later in life.