Author Archives: Jim Hanas

Renda Morton

— Scroll to see more images   If you look at the web as an extension of print, you’re going to be disappointed, according to web designer Renda Morton. “You have to accept the web’s constant evolution as a positive thing; then you can really get the most out of it,” she says. In...

Mato Atom

— Scroll to see more images   “I’m not a super big fan of interviews,” Mato Atom admits. “I don’t like to tell too much.” Fortunately, Atom’s work speaks loudly. Like surrealist collages come to life, his animation and motion graphics are mind-bending, ocular confections populated with metallic aliens with spindle-like legs and furious...

And That’s the Way It Isn’t

  “Comedy is tragedy plus time,” said either Carol Burnett or Woody Allen, depending who you ask. But whoever said it obviously never worked in the graphics department at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. At 5:45 p.m., the audience is seated, and, 15 minutes before taping, the writers have ordered two images: Hillary...

The God of Small Things

Adam Pesapane’s apartment is neat. Neater, perhaps, than one would expect. Pesapane, or PES—it’s a family nickname that also happens to serve nicely as an artistic conceit—creates big ideas out of tiny everyday objects: peanuts, matchsticks, skeleton keys, candy corn, toy football players. You might expect the hardwood floors of his Harlem apartment to...