Author Archives: Aaron Kenedi

You're Invited to a Night of Big Lies and Little Truths

To celebrate the release of the paperback version of Steven Heller’s book Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State, (which examines the propaganda campaigns of four of history’s most notorious dictators, Hitler, Lenin, Mussolini, and Mao), Phaidon will host a panel discussion next Wednesday with Heller, Shepard Fairey, and Paul D. Miller (aka...

How to Make Your Own Paper Toy Monster

If you read yesterday’s piece on making paper toy monsters and you were inspired to wander down that perilously addictive road yourself, Garrison Beau Scott (aka baykiddead) himself, has agreed to share some of his tips and tricks with us. Enjoy. The Tools Library card –  for precise folds Tweezers  - for holding/pinching in...

Everything You Need to Know About Paper Toy Monsters (and Much, Much More)

Who knew? Apparently making paper toy monsters is kind of a big deal to a certain small group of art and design enthusiasts. And like street art, break dancing, wrestling, or any other niche art groove, there are heroes, villains, elaborate story lines, and great names (not just of the monsters but of the...

Notes from the Abstract Conference

Last week was the much anticipated (in editorial design circles anyway) Abstract Conference, in Portland, ME. Co-sponsored by AIGA Maine, the conference is a new venture by Condé Nast’s Executive Director of Editorial Development, Scott Dadich, and his dream team of creative friends, including Luke Hayman of Pentagram, Arem Duplessis of the New York...

The Most Excellent Mikser Festival

A little more than a week ago, at almost exactly the same time that Ratko Mladic was being arrested for heinous war crimes and rioting was breaking out in the streets of Belgrade, one of the more impressive arts festivals was taking place right down the road at a sprawling industrial complex where the...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #12

Blue Bone by Daniel Gonzalez Sardi (Alhambra, CA) Materials used: Acrylic, Guache, Ink, Old Map, Napkin in Digital Artist’s statement: “Blue Bone” was made for a series of images about domestic & wild animals in the city Alhambra. I used paint and collaged elements to create a composition incorporating the passage of time and light....

Lunch Break Video: Saving Linotype

Fellow Imprinter Victor Ginsburg Müller sent me this link the other day. See the movie. Rally the troops! “Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #11

Oil and Water Don’t Mix by David Hefflin (Denton, TX) Materials used: Acrylic and water on paper Artist’s statement: I’m a senior Communication Design student from the University of North Texas and I plan to make my way in to art direction once I graduate. I like to work fairly simply and try to make...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #10

Portraits by Maayan Pearl (Brooklyn, NY) Materials used: Staedtler pen and colored pencils Artist’s statement: “Portraits” is a series of 40 drawings done with pen and colored pencils. The series was created in less than 24 hours drawing reference from images selected at random from my archives that year. The characters are formed at times...