You & Me Are So Nice Together

Celebrating Friendship in Words and Pictures


By Marlena Agency

Foreword by Lydia Denworth

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Sixty international, prize-winning artists put a fresh visual spin on the many facets and values of friendship in this quirky, contemporary combination of pictures and words. Each artist has chosen and illustrated a quotation they find particularly inspiring and personally meaningful, resulting in a selection of lesser-known quotes and surprising sayings, from Chilean novelist Roberto Bolano to Senagalese feminist and writer Mariam Bâ, sports announcer Ed Cunningham, Mark Twain, Muriel Barbery, Ethel Barrymore, and many others. The art styles range from sweet to graphic, abstract, cartoon, graphic novel, representational, collage, and more. In a beautiful gift package, with a foreword by Lydia Denworth, author of the acclaimed book Friendship, the honest, heartfelt-with-attitude approach of You & Me Are So Nice Together is the perfect antidote to the overly sentimental odes to the enduring and never-more-important gift of friendship. Two pull-out postcards featuring art from the book are included as a bonus feature. 


On Sale
Apr 26, 2022
Page Count
144 pages

Marlena Agency

About the Author

Marlena Agency, founded in New York in 1990, represents a diverse range of artists from around the world who can illustrate complex financial, political, and social concepts with as much ease as creating painterly murals or humorous animations. The Marlena artists have won gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York and are regularly featured in Illustration Annuals of American Illustration and Communication Arts. Clients include the Guggenheim Museum, Wall Street Journal, Prada, The New Yorker, Lincoln Center, World Wildlife Fund, Nickelodeon, Apple, Google, and many others. 

Lydia Denworth is the author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond, as well as a contributing editor for Scientific American and blogger for Psychology Today. Her work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and she lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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