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Well Read Women coverA treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature’s most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan…each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn’s evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written. In the hand and in the reading, here is a new classic for the book lover’s library.

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“These women are important. They illuminate the world. So read, read, read their words. And learn what life is.”—Maira Kalman, artist, author And the Pursuit of Happiness

“…the prettiest (and coolest) book we’ve ever seen” Glamour Magazine UK

“Gorgeous…exquisite in every way…I can’t take my hands off of this book—I seriously love it and will definitely be buying copies to give to my friends”—Decor8

“Samantha Hahn’s gorgeously illustrated book…may very well be one of the best things ever.”—Rookie Magazine

 

Press: The New York Times (Sunday Book Review/Visuals column) 12/15/13 | The Huffington Post | Glamour Magazine UK | Lucky Magazine | Elle Magazine | New York Magazine/The Cut | Daily Candy | Refinery 29 | Bust Magazine | Nylon Magazine | Rookie Magazine | XOJane (UK) | Flavorwire | TopShop | The Weekend Edition (Au) | Aritzia Magazine| Decor8 | Clementine Daily | Oprah Book Club |  A Cup of Jo | Design Crush | Lisa Congdon | Portrait OF A Creative | Chronicle Books | Today’s Chicago Woman | Social Stylate | September 2013 issues of Marie Claire and Redbook | November 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine Anthology Magazine (issue 13) | New York Public Library exhibit (October 2013)| Harper’s Bazaar (Ukraine) (cover of the cultural section and feature in the December 2013 issue)Canada.comWomen’s Health Magazine |

 

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“Talk about picture perfect”-J.Crew

“We fell instantly in love with the vibrant, feminine watercolors”.- Casa Sugar

“winsome watercolors”- New York Times

“Colorful, cheerful, energetic, whimsical”—Holly Becker, decor8

“instantly smitten”- Anthology Magazine

“I was instantly taken with her color choices and the quality of line in her illustrations. While the collection ranges from bold modern florals to more illustrative, detailed patterns, my favorites tend to be those that combine bold color with a soft complimentary color … I’m excited to see where she goes next.”—Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge

“With motifs that include ornate brocades, vintage pin-up girls, and graphic geometric patterns, there is truly something for everyone. And color! What color!”—Holly Becker, Real Simple magazine’s Simply Stated blog

“We heart illustrator Samantha Hahn’s brocade and picture frame designs.” -Daily Candy

“MIGHTY MIGHTY WHOA-NESS. I’m in awe. I seriously love this girl to the MAX.”—Erin Loechner, Design For Mankind

” Samantha Hahn, best known in the blogging world for her surface patterns and the spot-on design picks of her Maquette blog, Samantha Hahn is a definite fashion-inspired talent.”- Design Scout (Washingtonian.com)

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