Anna Jo Beck is an illustrator, designer, bookbinder, silkscreen expert, and hot dog enthusiast who resides in Boston, MA.
Anna’s designs, often featuring adorable characters and droll hand-lettered phrases, turn life’s humdrum into something vibrant and endearing.
Most recently, Anna completed “Duoodles” a book of ink drawings and doodles inspired by quotations from the language learning app Duolingo. The final product was part of the The Sketchbook Project and can be viewed here.
Curio: A Book of Paper Toys, a lithographed book with a hand bound italian stitch, offers twenty paper toys for the reader’s enjoyment. Anna also produces a zine series called Biff Boff Bam Sock which includes comics, illustrations, fun facts, articles, and collages. From books, to illustration, typography, and surface design, Anna’s inspiration draws from history, science, education, and humor.
Anna frequently illustrates for Dig Boston’s Oh Cruel World! a weekly column featuring the mundane miseries of frustrated and anonymous Bostonians. Her work has been awarded by American Illustration.