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David Bowie Design Icon Roundup

This is David Bowie’s year and here is a roundup of the news. √ On March 23 the V&A opens David Bowie Is, an exhibition of more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music …

Istvan Banyai is Mad

The Norman Rockwell Museum‘s Distinguished Illustrator Series opens this season with Istvan Banyai : Stranger in a Strange Land from March 9, 2013  through May 5, 2013 in Stockbridge, Mass. I wrote this essay  for the exhibit:

Alex Isley Celebrates 25

Designer Alex Isley, formerly of M&Co. and SPY magazine, is celebrating his twenty-five year milestone with an exhibition of his work at the Type Directors Club titled “Working With Words.” I asked him to tell us what, during this time, …

An Illustration Exhibit With An Agenda

The State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle at the Delware Museum of Art (February 9, 2013 – June 1, 2013) celebrates two centennials: Pyle’s and the Museum’s.  Guest Curator David Apatoff, illustration scholar and author of …

Triggering Concern About Guns

The rapid fire of gun related tragedies has triggered more concern about regulation and the Second Amendment. The debate needs airing and The Gun Show: A Collection Of Posters Against Guns is mobilizing the creative community to put their talents …

Electricity, Still Healthy

  Electricity is still the most cherished of the world’s power sources. Oil, coal, nuclear are all considered threats to health and planet, but nobody doesn’t like electricity (thanks Sarah Lee). Most people celebrate the 1939 New York World’s Fair: …

Andy Warhol's Attraction to Herbert Bayer's Lips

When Alexey Brodovitch was art directing Harper’s Bazaar, he ran a striking cover by Herbert Bayer for its 1940 “College Fashions” issue. A three-quarter view photo of a woman’s face is duplicated in two rows of four: a clear newsstand …