Ideal Bookshelf 517: ZCB
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 11”x14” / gouache & ink on paper

The favorites of Zoe.

they were only around for a day during our Advent Calendar, but will be back in the new year!

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singles! #harrietthespy #thefaultinourstars #awrinkleintime #catcherintherye #tothelighthouse

Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 12”x16” / gouache & ink on paper

new Cooking edition on 20x200 today!

Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 12”x16” / gouache & ink on paper

New Fashion edition on 20x200 today!

Ideal Bookshelf 509: LF
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco
© Jane Mount 

I painted James Franco’s ideal books for our new book My Ideal Bookshelf, which is in stores today! And a print of it is available on 20x200, starting now!

Ideal Bookshelf 485: VWA
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 9”x12” / gouache & ink on paper

I painted VWA’s books as a gift from her daughter KW.

Ideal Bookshelf 490: PD
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

KH asked me to paint her friend PD’s lovely books.

Ideal Bookshelf 500: Book Club
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 10”x14” / gouache & ink on paper

JH and her friends in Atlanta (my home town!) have met as a book club for 25 years!! I painted the books they voted the best of the lot.

(Also, this was my *500th* Ideal Bookshelf painting! woo!)

Ideal Bookshelf 460: JA
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 9”x12” / gouache & ink on paper

JH is based in Kabul, and commissioned this for her friend JA. Once I started pulling up the photos and realizing there were a few cool landscape spines (Little House, East of Eden, and The Great Game), I hunted through the Google/eBay to find more (the Penman and the Newby).

Ideal Bookshelf 447: RLL
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

RLL is in school, and this is his ideal shelf. I love the mix of the super classics and contemporary classics. I also love that RLL has such a distinct color scheme, full of blues with a bit of heat.

Ideal Bookshelf 484: Travel
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 14”x20” / gouache & ink on paper

Finally, I made a new set of travelogues, from ones suggested by friends and acquaintances. I tried to use editions of the books that felt most like the subject matter. Very much in love with Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure and Out of Africa.

Ideal Bookshelf 488: Kids
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 14”x20” / gouache & ink on paper

Our friends Amy & Magnus are just about to have twins! So I painted a new set of essential kid’s books for their nursery. My favorite recent book in here is Around the World With Mouk by Marc Boutavant, and my favorite old-skool one is Elephant Buttons by Noriko Ueno, which is no longer in print but sometimes on eBay.

Ideal Bookshelf 477: MP
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

Ideal Bookshelf 473: KEG
© Jane Mount 
2012 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

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