Arisman Seen/Arisman Heard

Marshall Arisman, the illustrator, novelist, painter and now raconteur, has a series of fanciful, farcical, inspirational, and faux art-historical videos available for free public consumption. Hear his dulcet tones and see his sculpted face; it is worth a few minutes out of your day. I urge you to check out the following, particularly the rhythmical recitation of “The Divine Elvis” (but watch out, they’re habit forming):

Mary Livingston: An art restorer finds a dog in great master paintings.

The Divine Elvis: A tale about a boy and his monkey twin (above).

The Art Collector: Vinny knows what he likes, or does he?

The Mental Patient: A critic diagnoses a learning disability.

The Fan Letter
: An admirer checks in with the artist.

Picasso My Wife: An Homage To Pablo.

Also check out the new book, Marketing Illustration: New Venues, New Styles, New Methods by Arisman and myself here.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.