American Illustration Profiles Interview: Jonathon Rosen

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Jonathon Rosen

Jonathon Rosen an illustrator, artist, animator, graphic designer, and bookmaker who creates smart, provocative, engaging imagery with highly original style and accomplished technique. He makes comics, editorial illustrations, drawings, art projects, animation, exhibits, books and book covers, and much more, and his work appears in a wide array of publications, galleries, performance spaces, and other venues. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Katherine Streeter

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter is a painter, collagist, and illustrator whose work appears in numerous magazines and publications and has been displayed in galleries, on product design, and much more. A former staff illustrator at Salon.com, she creates rich visual imagery that has the ability to explain complex issues in quiet, simple tones. Streeter’s artwork is a cool mix […]

Art Chantry Speaks: Required Reading for Visual Creatives

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Art Chantry Speaks: Required Reading for Visual Creatives

“Some graphic designers aren’t even graphic designers. They are SALESMEN who hire designers to create what they sell.” That’s just one of the many right on comments by Art Chantry in his essential new book, Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design. It’s a brilliant collection of short essays originally published […]

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 […]