Richard Hess

by Tuesday, January 23, 2018

His talent was so big that it literally split into two equal parts: Hess the designer and Hess the illustrator. Both parts were strong enough for two separate people. They existed in total independence of each other. But both parts were absolutely reflective of the man. Hess was born in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1934. He ...

Bruce Gilden

by Sunday, January 21, 2018

Born in 1946, Bruce Gilden and his photography are inextricably linked. Hours as a child looking at tough guys on the bustling streets of Brooklyn from his second-story window shaped Gilden’s attraction to his photographic subjects, which he fondly refers to as “characters”. After studying sociology at Penn State University, Gilden felt drawn to photography as ...

Sverre Bjertnaes

by Friday, January 19, 2018

During the most recent years, Sverre Bjertnaes has been rising as a star in Norway’s contemporary art scene, with a strong artistic identity. He made his mark as a young figurative painter and drawer after attending the Norwegian “Nerderum School” as a teenager. Bjertnæs’ paintings frequently display portraits, where a playful tone meets the images complex ...

Blair Thurman

by Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blair Thurman’s influences range from Pop art and Minimalism to relics from childhood, popular music, and 1970s cinema. His standardized forms, pulled from slot-car racetracks, architectural frameworks, and found shapes from daily life, comprise a personal iconography—the fascinations of boyhood working to render the subliminal realm of abstract geometries more idiosyncratic and accessible. Thurman refers ...

Frederic Goudy

by Monday, January 15, 2018

In the 1890s, there was no such thing as an advertising industry and there were very few advertising agencies. Newspapers and magazines were filled with garish promotional ads with very bad typography and florid graphics. At this time, Fred started swimming against the tide of generally murky and unreadable printing. In 1893, he founded a ...