Author(s): Frank Viva
Young Frank is an architect. He lives with his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect and his spotted dog, Eddie. Using anything he can get his hands on; macaroni, pillows, toilet paper, shoes, Young Frank likes to build buildings that twist, chairs with zig zag legs and even entire cities. But Old Frank disapproves, saying architects only build buildings.
In addition to illustrating eight New Yorker covers in the last two years, illustrator and designer Frank Viva has published two award winning and best-selling children's books. His picture book Along a Long Road, published by Little, Brown, was recognised as one of the New York Times' Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2011. Viva is also the founder and creative director of the branding and design agency Viva & Co., which has designed for clients such as Le Creuset, KRUPS, All Clad and The New York Public Library. He is a co-founder of Whigby, a stationery company whose products are sold at the MoMA Design Store, Paul Smith, Anthropologie and many other retailers.