E. Simms Campbell was an indispensable part of Esquire’s birth in the early 1930s. He established its visual style. He invented the original Esky character. And, in the words of its founding editor Arnold Gingrich, his full-page color cartoons “catapulted the magazine’s circulation from the start.” Campbell may also be the first African-American illustrator...
Steven Heller looks back at the racist imagery in "Mickey Mouse and the Boy Thursday."
Author/artist Peter Sis has long done underground art for the New York City MTA. Check out his newest work.
Steven Heller looks back at the great Saul Steinberg's work—and remembers the time Steinberg snubbed him.
Steven Heller looks at the brilliant poster designs featured in Zdeněk Ziegler's monograph "For Eyes Only."
Michael Dooley explores Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics, a book dedicated to vintage skull art.
Steven Heller takes a look at the mascot of the satirical journal The Realist.
With World War II in full bloom, Mexican tourism offered extraordinary getaways for the beleaguered populace. Here are the outstanding posters they used to promote the country.
Patrick McNeil explores the latest developments in illustrative web design with a series of high-quality animations.
Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...