J.J. Sedelmaier partners with Peter Paeth to bring you this extensively researched article about commercial artist Louis Paeth, whose career serves as a wonderful example of how many illustrators and designers navigated the world of commercial art during much of the 20th century.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
If it’s a nearly 300-page graphic novel about the history of crossword puzzles, and it’s titled Fun, then it better be pretty damn entertaining. And yes, Italian artist Paolo Bacilieri delivers the fun, both narratively and visually.
Experimental picture books can teach graphic designers a lot about the building blocks of visual acuity and storytelling—and Argentinian author-illustrator Isol is a case in point.
Print design, itself, is an art form. Going from screen to page is a complex process where each step affects the final product. We talked with print design experts and rounded up a few things they wish graphic designers knew as they were creating their projects.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
If there was a designer “best of the best ofs” list for comics, My Favorite Thing is Monsters would easily be 2017's winner. As it is, Emil Ferris' breakthrough, groundbreaking graphic novel seems to have appeared on practically every comics-centric books-of-the-year list.
Obsessed with dots? You're in luck. From 1950s-era Harvey Comics' Little Dot to shows by avant-garde art’s latest superstar, Yayoi Kusama, the concept of dots in endless, relentless repetition is alive and prospering.
Jo Skillman has designed for both the White House &The National Women’s Conference, & she believes the best ideas come from places other than the internet.
Surrealism has always played a role in graphic design—though it started as a political philosophy with the ideas of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Here are 7 artists keeping surrealism alive today.