A is for Astronaut

This year’s Summer Reading art is from a series of illustrations by artists Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell. Enjoy their artwork, including their series called "Space Alphabet," on our website and in the Guide this summer. The Howdeshells have actually graced our Guide cover before – the Summer 2016 issue borrowed images from their book, The Night the World Turned Royal Blue. The Howdeshells are a wife and husband illustration team in Kansas City. Their collaboration was launched some 10 years ago in college. They have started a studio and taken on the freelance world of illustration for a broad range of products such as magazines, packaging, T-shirts, music albums and their “absolute love,” children’s books. The Howdeshells love telling stories, at work and especially at home. A nightly routine of bedtime stories for their three kids is a time of bonding, sharing and family affection. They share this family and community journey through well-crafted imagery, products geared for families and with authors who have meaningful stories to tell. For more on the Howdeshells’ creations, check out their website.

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