Wine Dogs California

 
9781921336355: Wine Dogs California

Wine Dogs California

California... bathed in sunshine, the birthplace of surf music and Hollywood dreams, and home to some of America s most celebrated wine estates. And wherever good wine is made, you're likely to find a dog scouting the winery or vineyard.

Wine Dogs California features over 120 wineries from the Golden State with stunning portraits of their loyal pooches. Along the way, the mutts and purebreds are interspersed with short essays by Robert Parker Jr, Cole Danehower, Eve Bushman, Jack Burton, Jennifer Rosen and Lori Crantford.

Find out which dog holds the pizza-eating record, discover the identity of Sonoma's infamous lingerie thief and see Elvis, Bob Marley and Keith Richards battle it out for the title of 'top dog'.

Wine Dogs California is a photographic journal of stunning pictures and great stories: created all for the love of dogs and wines.

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About the Author:

Originally from Shepparton, Victoria, Craig is a self-taught designer and illustrator who started his own design business in Melbourne at 18 years of age. During that time he was appointed as a design consultant to The Reserve Bank of Australia.

His designs and illustrations have graced banknotes throughout the world, including the Australian bicentenary ten-dollar note. His work appears on the original Australian $100 note, Papua New Guinea Kina, Cook Island Dollars and English Pound traveller's cheques. Craig was also involved in the design and illustration of many countries security documents such as Passports, Bonds and Traveller's Cheques.

At the age of 23 he designed the entire series of the Cook Island banknotes and it is believed that he was the world's youngest designer to design a country's complete currency. In 1991, Craig moved to Sydney where his illustrations were regularly commissioned by agencies and designers both in Australia and around the world.

He is now widely known as Australia's only freelance currency designer. Craig has also designed and illustrated five stamps for Australia Post. Craig has been Creative Director of his own agency, McGill Design Group, for over twenty-three years.

Having grown up with a succession of beagles, Craig is now owned by three Siberian Huskies.

Susan Elliott is a multi-skilled artist with a background in fine art, illustration and printmaking. After completing two years of a psychology degree, Sue changed to a career in art. She graduated from the City Art Institute in 1986, majoring in drawing, printmaking and painting.

After two years living abroad, Sue returned to Australia and exhibited her graphic art and screenprints extensively around Sydney while also working in a number of small design studios. She has developed into an award-winning graphic designer with over 17 years of experience in the industry.

Susan joined McGill Design Group in 1999 as co-owner and creative director. She is also co-founder and principal of the Giant Dog publishing house, which is responsible for producing a number of best-selling books including the Wine Dogs and Footy Dogs titles.

Review:

It's a delightful book, simple but ingenious in concept and content. --Mike Jaensch, WineState Magazine

The Wine Dogs books are a phenomenon in the publishing world. --Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald

It's the most original dog book of the year! --Puppies & Dogs Magazine

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