American Illustration Profiles Interview: Lehel Kovacs

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Lehel Kovacs

Lehel Kovacs is an illustrator based in Budapest, Hungary whose work has appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He creates smart, artful drawings that at times resemble silkscreen prints, with supple lines and rich, flat colors. Kovacs’s work is simple and direct, but he utilizes a very sophisticated approach to visual storytelling. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Martha Rich

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Martha Rich

Martha Rich is an illustrator and artist whose work is a delightful and exuberant explosion of color, styles, and techniques. She creates art and illustration for a wide-range of formats, including product design, fine art, T-shirts, animation, book covers, editorial illustration, and an ongoing series of engaging personal projects. Rich has also created the 100 for […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Gerard DuBois

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Gerard DuBois

Gérard DuBois is a smart, elegant artist whose painted illustrations have appeared in countless magazines both in the US and around the world, including a weekly column in the Sunday New York Times. Dubois has illustrated close to 20 books for children and adults, and is a favorite among art directors for his ability to […]

Creating an Iconic Cover at The Folio: Show

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Creating an Iconic Cover at The Folio: Show

I’ll be part of a stellar group of magazine art directors who will be discussing Creating an Iconic Cover at the Folio: Show on October 20 in New York City. I’ll be showing examples from recent This Old House covers, plus covers I directed for Real Simple, Cottage Living, and more.

Introductory Essay for the Society of Publication Designers Pub49 Design Annual

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Introductory Essay for the Society of Publication Designers Pub49 Design Annual

[Sometime last year I received an email from David Moretti, the then-creative director of Wired Italia. He was beginning to design the Society of Publication Designers Pub49 annual book and wanted me to write an introductory essay. David and I met for breakfast in the fall, and he gave a passionate pitch for an essay […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Vivienne Flesher

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Vivienne Flesher

Vivienne Flesher creates a brilliant array of multi-textural illustrations and artwork, fusing a classic approach to technique and materials with a smart, modern visual sensibility. She is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers, especially The New York Times, and has illustrated an extraordinary series of book covers, many of them featuring powerful and graceful […]

Worth Magazine, Late 1990s – Art Direction by Phil Bratter

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Worth Magazine, Late 1990s – Art Direction by Phil Bratter

The late 1990s were a fertile time for magazine design, especially in the business and financial sector. One of the most vibrant 90s magazines was Worth, which featured a stellar list of art directors, including Ina Saltz, Phil Bratter, Deanna Lowe, and Dirk Barnett, among others, plus super duper photo editors Marianne Butler and Sabine […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brian Rea

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brian Rea

Brian Rea has a great passion for illustration. Based in Los Angeles, the former New York Times art director creates editorial illustrations for numerous publications (including a remarkable ongoing assignment for the Times’s Modern Love column), and has been making a brilliant series of animations, books, posters, murals, installations, commercial work, and more. His artwork is […]

Animæ Magazine Issue #3: Transgender & Androgyny

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Animæ Magazine Issue #3: Transgender & Androgyny

Animæ magazine describes itself as “a platform that underlines the connection between contemporary sexuality and storytelling.” Edited by Matt Ryalls and Lena Modigh, issue 3 of the magazine features a very timely collection of stories and images of transgender artists and creatives of all kinds, with powerful and stylish photographs by Steven Meisel, Mikolai Berg, […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Juliette Borda

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Juliette Borda

Juliette Borda creates beautiful painted illustrations that combine childlike gracefulness with powerful intelligence and wit. “Did I mention I love color?” she asks rhetorically— and her illustrations are rich with color that is used to great effect. In addition to extensive magazine and publication work, Borda illustrates book jackets, makes fine art, does color consulting […]