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about bob

Known for his high-energy, retro-inspired illustration style, Bob Staake's designs appear in everything from books to magazines, animation to greeting cards, advertising to newspapers, cereal boxes to CD-ROM games.

He has authored and/or illustrated over 40 books, including 'Hello, Robots!' (Viking), 'The Red Lemon' (Random House), 'The Orb of Chatham' (Commonwealth Editions) and 'Sputter, Sputter, Sput' (HarperCollins).

His clients have included Time Inc, McDonald's, American Express, Sony, United Airlines, Nickelodeon, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Ralston Purina, Hallmark Cards, Kenner Toys, The Washington Post, AT&T, Sega, TWA, Dr.Pepper, The Chicago Tribune, Good Humor, Warner Books, Kellogg's, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting, The Wall Street Journal, Netscape, Forbes, Simon and Schuster, The Ren and Stimpy Show, MAD, Children's Television Workshop, Blockbuster Video, Disney, Anheuser-Busch, Doubleday, Klutz Press, Hershey's, Target Stores, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Fleishman-Hillard, DMBB, and countless others.

Staake is the founder of He resides and works in Chatham, Massachusetts.

"Staake's illustrations (are) a stylistic collision of Russian constructivism and pop art, (and) explode with energy playing off of basic geometric shapes and angles and swimming in saturated colors."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Staake's (picture books) are notable for the sophistication of their graphic design. Simple enough to hold the attention of toddlers, these colorful, computer-enhanced images are also visually interesting enough to please preschoolers and parents as well."

-- American Library Association

"Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page."

-- Publishers Weekly