Russ & Daughters: My Life in Line

writing, interviews, on-location illustration, hand-drawn type, book design, bookbinding, self-publishing


54 pages
6.5" x 10.25" x 1.5"
Hand-bound modified accordion hardcover book, cotton rag pages


A narrative collection of drawings done on location at Russ & Daughters, a century-old appetizing shop in Manhattan's Lower East Side. A New York institution! I worked with the Russ & Daughters team to adapt my drawing of the deli storefront into their postcard, which is included with the bill at their new restaurant on Orchard Street.

Print-on-demand copies (6 x 9" jacketed hardcover) available for purchase here

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