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 …

“The Happy Show” Goes International

On January 8, Stefan Sagmeister’s “The Happy Show” opened at the Design Exchange in Toronto, where it will be on display until March 3. Toronto is the second venue for this exhibition, which The New York Times called “a virtual …

Elaine Lustig Cohen in Conversation

Perhaps you’ve seen the exhibit on display at the AIGA National headquarters. Now hear Elaine Lustig Cohen talk about life with Alvin Lustig and her own art and design career, in a conversation with me this Thursday: THE LUSTIGS: A …

Graphic Advocacy Takes a Stand

Elizabeth Resnick has been an fervent advocate of graphic design as a tool for social and political agitation. She’s documented a wide range of material and organized three exhibitions on complementary themes over the past decade. The most recent, “Graphic …