The Illustrated Delaware River: The History of a Great American River by Hal Taylor
Filled with 140 finely-crafted original drawings and paintings, this book is designed to guide readers as they explore the rich and diverse heritage of the historic Delaware River Valley. This waterway that defines the common borders of the states of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York has hosted some of the most monumental events in the history of the United States. From its discovery by Henry Hudson over 400 years ago, to its crossing by George Washington during the Revolution, and through its course of over 330 miles, the Delaware River offers us much to learn. This entertaining guide introduces the reader to the events, places, and people that make the Delaware one of America’s truly great rivers.
6″ x 9″, 140 color & b/w images, 288 pages, hard cover
In a career in graphic arts that has spanned more than thirty years, Hal Taylor has worked as a typographer, logo designer, type designer and illustrator. He has provided hand-lettering services for award-winning designer John Langdon and has also taught graphic design at the college level. His illustrations have been featured in various gallery exhibits at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the oldest artist’s club in the Western hemisphere. In addition Taylor continues to work on a freelance basis for Townsend Press, a publisher of scholastic works and classic and contemporary literature. He has also developed numerous type designs which are available at many online font resources. Writing is a relatively new venture, but one he hopes to continue in the future. He makes his home in historic New Jersey.