Thursday, July 30, 2009
I was going through some old art supply boxes and rediscovered these whimsical 'commercial art tip' cards done by Charles S. Anderson for the French Paper Company. They are one of many retro inspired promos that CSA Design has done for them over the years.
Monday, July 27, 2009
An amazing video made by artist Marco Brambilla for the elevators of the Standard Hotel in NYC. Heaven shows while going up, and Hell on the way back down- to the streets of New York.
As great as New York City is, sometimes it really is a 'Hell of a Town'.
Here's an amusing New York/Hell comparison by actor/comedian Roberto Benigni from New Yorker magazine.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is an image I did recently in between jobs. The figure was based on a cover of one of my vintage paperbacks and combining it with the bullet through the heart gave the image a nice twist (Cupid gone bad?, betrayed love?). I thought it would look good on a T-shirt, so for now I've applied it to some shirts on my Cafepress page.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I recently came across this project by artist Richard Prince ( known for his paperback based 'nurse paintings') for the show, "Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation" at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. In a more colorful variation of a Christo work he wrapped the museum's exterior with enlarged 'After Dark' paperback covers.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Back from a vacation on the Outer Banks of N. Carolina. I'm all unpacked (well almost) and am now slogging through my email. I tried to keep up with my in-box while away, but I never quite managed to stay ahead of it.
Above is an illustration I did a few years ago for the NY Times that is about that feeling of 'vacation email dread'.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Remember Rubylith?, Scum-X?, Rapidographs?, Cello-Tak ? Here's a must see site featuring some of graphic art's forgotten goodies run by the one and only Lou Brooks. The playful 'french curve' and airbrush compressor manual above are a couple of my old tools of the trade that are included on the site.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
When I see a classic old sign being taken down I like to think that someone has claimed the stately, oversized letters that spell out the company's name or make up their logo, but realize often times they just end up in the junkyard. Have a look at what this Finnish company is doing to give a new life to some salvaged signage.