Walter Crane

Saturday, December 2, 2017

In his influential book, The Claims of Decorative Arts, Crane argued that decorative art is not a lesser form of art compared to painting or sculpture, and indeed one cannot have high art "where there is no beauty in everyday things, no sources of harmonious thought about us." He compared the decorative arts to the ...

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Jessie Willcox Smith

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Although she never married and had no children of her own, Jessie Willcox Smith is considered by many to be the greatest children's book illustrator. In fact, Jessie Willcox Smith's rendition of Little Miss Muffet is considered “The Mona Lisa of children’s book illustrations”. In addition to children’s books, she illustrated advertisements for Kodak, Procter and ...

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Lauren Mortimer

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1986, Lauren Mortimer moved to London when she was two years old, where she has lived and worked ever since. After studying Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins, Lauren decided that illustration would be a far better suited career. And the pencil becomed her primarily best friend. Lauren has illustrated ...

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Leonard Baskin

Friday, October 20, 2017

Leonard Baskin is widely considered one of the preeminent figures of 20th century American art. Creatively active for over five decades as a sculptor, printmaker, painter, illustrator, critic, book publisher, and educator, his work resonates with a rare degree of visual, social, and intellectual intensity.   While he was a student at Yale University, he ...

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Bob Peak

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

One of the most imaginative and prolific illustrators of the 20th century, Robert Peak revolutionized advertising in the film industry and is considered the “Father of the modern movie poster.” Robert Peak totally transformed the approach to movie advertising from basic collages of film stills or head shots to flamboyant artistic illustrations. United Artist hired ...

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Coby Whitmore

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Maxwell Coburn Whitmore (1913 – 1988) was one of the leading illustrators of the mid twentieth century. He was born in Dayton Ohio where he attended the Dayton Art Institute. After an indenture with the ‘Sundblom Circle’, in 1943 he relocated to New York City where he joined the Charles E Cooper studio on West ...

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Seymour Chwast

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Developing and refining his innovative approach to design over the course of six decades, Chwast’s clients include the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and Print, as well as leading corporations, advertising agencies, and publishers both in the United States and abroad. His designs and illustrations have ...

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Thibault Daumain

Friday, August 25, 2017

Thibault Daumain is a french multi-disciplinary creative living and working in Paris. Since 2009, Thibaukt has worked as a freelancer on a wide range of projects including branding, packaging, advertising, webdesign and illustration. He currently work as an Art Director at NRJ Group, french entertainment media group, contributing to conceptualize and create editorial and advertising content, digital tools, and ...

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Luisa Rivera

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Luisa Rivera is a  London-based artist and illustrator originally from Chile. Most of her work is done with water-based paints, and her illustrations appear in books, magazines, newspapers, and exhibitions, among others. Clients include: Air Canada • Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial • The New York Times • Variety Magazine • Middlebury Magazine • Yale Environment 360 ...

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Mary Kate McDevitt

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mary Kate McDevitt is a Philadelphia based illustrator and lettering artist. Since 2010 she has created hand lettering for clients including, Target, Chronicle Books, Smuckers’, Macy’s, and author to her book Hand-Lettering Ledger. Between client work and personal projects Mary Kate also teaches at her alma mater, Tyler School of Art, and is opening a new ...

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Paula Scher

Sunday, July 9, 2017

For four decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. Described as the “master conjurer of the instantly familiar,” Scher straddles the line between pop culture and fine art in her work. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular. Scher has been a partner in the New York ...

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Christoph Niemann

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Illustrator, artist, and author, Christoph Niemann's work has appeared on the covers of  The New Yorker,  WIRED and The New York Times Magazine and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards. His corporate clients include Google, St. Moritz, LAMY, and The Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of Alliance Graphique ...

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Hannah Firmin

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hannah Firmin is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since leaving college she has worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker doing work for a wide range of clients including many magazines, newspapers, publishers and advertising /design groups. She also works on commissions for private individuals and ...

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Natasha Law

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Natasha Law is best known for her painting and line drawings of women, which lie on the boundaries between art and fashion. Her illustrations evolve from simple line drawings in pen, with colour and detail added as layers, producing her own distinctive style. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Art, Natasha has remained in London, working ...

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Andrew Fairclough

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kindred Studio is the multi-disciplinary studio of Sydney based Illustrator, Designer and Art Director Andrew Fairclough. Since 2004, Andrew has created designer-y illustrative imagery and identities across print, digital and motion for a diverse range of clients across the globe. Andrew's work and words have appeared in print and online through Grain Edit, Desktop, It's Nice That, ...

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Karolis Strautniekas

Monday, May 1, 2017

What if we try to give space to the silence of our ego? Karolis Strautniekas tries it unceasingly in his compositions, men alone who are interrogated from the depths, trying to find out something from the surrounding environment. They can be disturbing landscapes, or so harmless to look stale in time, and yet it's always ...

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Dagna Majewska

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Polish illustrator Dagna Majewska brings out an inner darkness in her highly-texturized works. Employing layering and cryptic symbols, these images showcase people trying to navigate inner turmoil such as conflicting identities and self-esteem.

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Beck Wheeler

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beck Wheeler is an illustrator, childrens book author and pop surrealist artist who creates art from paint, wood, found objects and digital media. As an illustrator she has helped develop campaigns for national and international brands. Her clients include Les Mills, SPCA, Telecom, H2Go, V energy drink and Karma Cola. As an artist she exhibits ...

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Quentin Blake

Friday, March 17, 2017

Blake is beyond brilliant. He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute, sparse when he has to be, exuberantly lavish in the details when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word, but his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven. Or somewhere. The diabolic ingenuity of Dahl came into its own only ...

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George Barbier

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

George Barbier (1882-1932) was one of the key artists of the “Art Deco” movement and one of the most prestigious French artist’s and fashion illustrators to emerge from post World War 1 in the early twentieth century.He produced the most exquisite, high-colour fashion plates for the couturier Paul Poiret, as well as contemporaries Lanvin, Paquin ...

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Irma Gruenholz

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Madrid is her base for balancing sculpting, painting, lighting, and photography, creating portraits and still-lifes that could easily be mistaken for 2D images, but definitely they're not. Irma Gruenholz produces photo-based, photo-realist illustrations that have a lush, painterly feel. In translating images from sculpting to illustration, Irma heightens contrast, and most importantly, blurs the imagery, ...

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Jimin Kim

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jimin Kim is a Korean picture book artist, author, print maker and illustrator, currently based in Seoul. She enjoys making a narrative and embodying it in a format of a picture book. She is made her book just after graduating from Kingston University with a Communication Design: MA Illustration course. Now she is focusing on making ...

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Edmund Dulac

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Edmund Dulac was born in 1882, 15 years after Arthur Rackham and a decade or more after Charles and Heath Robinson. Only Kay (rhymes with "high") Nielsen (1886) of the five major "Golden Age" gift book illustrators was younger. For comparison, that puts him in the generation of N.C. Wyeth, Willy Pogany and Joseph Clement ...

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René Gruau

Thursday, December 22, 2016

One of the crucial persons for the re-establishment of luxury after the World War II, René Gruau was a creator of timeless expression of style, elegance, and sophistication, illustrations that were a favorite of the haute couture world through the second half of the 20th century. Probably best known for his advertisements for Miss Dior ...

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Barbara Hulanicki

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Born in Poland, but raised in England, Barbara Hulanicki OBE is deservedly recognized now as a British fashion icon, having just been awarded an OBE for Services to Fashion in the 2012 Queen’s New Year Honors. Barbara began her career in Fashion in the early 1960′s working as a freelance fashion illustrator covering all the ...

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Pat Perry

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Pat Perry is an artist and illustrator born in the Detroit area and now calls Grand Rapids home. The lands of the north, colorful people, music, and the ordinary streets of the Midwest have always inspired him. Whether drawing or painting, Perry creates some kind of artwork every day. In between showing his art from ...

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Dave McKean on Paul Nash

Friday, November 18, 2016

Influential illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker, musician Dave McKean (Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, Luna) new’ comic book Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash is a uniquely original exploration of the life, imagination and ‘dreams’ of Paul Nash. In this film we talk to Dave about Nash’s work as a war artist and ...

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

H-Views is the first of four meetings organized by Hyde Magazine that sets the political art theme in the middle of the constructive discussion, in a comparison of 12 artists from different periods since 1910. The exhibition, by reservation only from November 21st to 27th, will be an illustrative journey through the artistic production of ...

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Théo Tobiasse

Monday, November 14, 2016

Théo Tobiasse was born in Israel in 1927. Originally from Lithuania, his family hoped to find the promised land there. The work of this artist is pervaded with the themes of exile, of the woman as a mother and a lover and of reminiscences of his childhood in Lithuania, as his parents had to move ...

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Ezra Jack Keats

Monday, October 31, 2016

Ezra Jack Keats was born on March 11, 1916. He was the third child of Benjamin Katz and Augusta “Gussie” Podgainy, Polish Jews who lived in East New York, which was then the Jewish quarter of Brooklyn. It was evident early on that the boy known as Jacob “Jack” Ezra Katz was an artistically gifted ...

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