Image Galleries

Print has assembled some of the best online image galleries for your viewing pleasure, including the Image of the Day— a reliable favorite. Peruse collections of various designs grouped by specific themes, designers/firms and commonalities. Design inspiration is at your fingertips with these curated collections of images.

Evolution: Beauty and the Beast

    One of the most powerful images in the history of art is that of a mother holding her child. Beginning very early in the Christian era, that theme was reinforced throughout Western civilization via images of the Madonna and Child. Almost concurrently, one of Western culture’s most disturbing images was also created:...

More Beasts, Heroes, and Beauties

And now, three rarer poses: heroes carrying heroes, beauties carrying heroes, and beauties carrying beauties. It appears that the only version of this pose that hasn’t happened is Beauty Carrying Beast.   Go back to the original “Beauty and the Beast” article, or the “Beauty and the Hero” slideshow. Or see images using another...

George W. Bush, advertising star

For international advertisers, George Bush has been a sure sell. Tagline: The world needs a tape like this. It’s a basic fact of advertising: Mainstream ads do not go against the grain. To reach the largest possible amount of consumers, advertisers need to create messages that are instantly recognizable and pleasing to the majority....

Heroes Carrying Beauties

    Another popular example of the pose is Heroes carrying Beauties.    Go back to the original “Beauty and the Beast” article or see even rarer examples of the pose.

Eastern Promises

By Sukhdev Sandhu Illustrations by Paul Davis Paul Davis and I love the East End of London. He’s lived and worked here since the end of the ’80s, when it was still seen as a slum-infested footnote to the real London. “Bleak humor, drinking, illegal dens of iniquity”: That’s how Paul remembers the years...

Why I Became an Artist

I once read somewhere that only one in a thousand artists becomes rich and famous. In the past, the less fortunate 999 lived and worked in the proverbial attics. (Before elevators and waterproofing, “penthouse” wasn’t such a chic address.) The only thing left to be glamorized in the profession was the idea of the...

Evolution: One Leg Leads to Another

The human leg has evolved continually over many eons, adapting from an underwater propeller to its current form. But on book covers and on film and theater posters, the leg has evolved very little. In fact, the “A-Frame,” a cutoff-torso-spread-leg framing device, is the most frequently copied trope ever used. From steamy paperbacks designed...