Author Archives: Steven Brower

About Steven Brower

Steven Brower is a graphic designer, writer, and educator and a former creative director/art director of Print. He is the author and designer of books on Louis Armstrong, Mort Meskin, Woody Guthrie and the history of mass-market paperbacks. He is director of the “Get Your Masters with the Masters” low-residency M.F.A. program for educators and working professionals at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. You can follow him on Twitter: @stevenianbrower.

byNWR coverage

Coming! Soon! To A Screen Near You!

This summer Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn, known for such films as “Bleeder,” “Valhalla Rising,” “Fear X,” and “The Neon Demon,” launched the site “byNWR,” which celebrates long forgotten exploitation films of the 1960s and 1970s. Restored films such as “The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds (1965)” and “Shanty Tramp (1967)” are not...

Comics Speak Out

Thanks to the newly published "We Spoke Out" from Yoe Books, we now know that difficult subject matter was covered in comic books as early as 1951.

Sky Masters: Jack Kirby in the Cosmos

Jack Kirby’s cultural influence has never been greater. His myriad characters already populate the silver screen and it was recently announced his New Gods magnum opus too is making the transition to film with the director of “A Wrinkle in Time,” Ava DuVernay at the helm.

The Unexpected Designs of Famous Designers

The best of the best is what they are known for. Those groundbreaking designs indelibly linked with the designers themselves. But what happens when those designers step outside of their comfort zones? Let's looks at some of the more unexpected works from the likes of Milton Glaser, Alvin Lustig, Michael Bierut & more.

Blazo Kovacevic is Incited

As debates on important social topics like immigration and surveillance continue to heat up, artists have responded in kind. One such artist is designer Blazo Kovacevic, an immigrant from Podgorica, Montenegro who has explored these topics through myriad projects, his latest being "Incited."

John Kascht is Making Faces

What do Jimmy Stewart, Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg and Toni Morrison have in common? Beginning February 2, their visages, along with many others, will be on display at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, PA.