Andy Warhol

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08/06/2014: The Illustrated Andy Warhol

To celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 86th birthday, Brainpickings points to the review of a recent book entitled This is Warhol, written by Catherine Ingram and punctuated with illustrations by Andrew Rae. The illustration-style is a perfect complement to Warhol’s artwork and includes an look at his  constantly expanding universe. Check out...

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The Interior Warhol

Everybody knows that Andy Warhol was a commercial illustrator. And a good one too, as these covers from 1953-54 for Interiors magazine reveal.

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Andy Warhol

A notable quote from Andy Warhol, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 134 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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01/29/2014: Typographic mural

During AIGA president Sara Frisk’s stint on Design Envy, she included a black and white type mural from last year’s Chicago Design Museum exhibition. Entitled “Picture,” the daunting, 14-foot long canvas of nearly abstract typography was created by design team Plural. Hint: it’s a quote by Andy Warhol. Check out more pictures and figure...

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Mastering The Art of Cookbook Illustration

I recently thumbed through some favorite old cookery books and started thinking about cookbook illustrations. Not the decorative splashes of line and color you see today (when  most cookbooks are illustrated with drop-dead color photography), but the kind of didactic, black-and-white line illustrations that show you how to bone a chicken breast, flute a...

Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Seymour Chwast (and Andy Warhol) – No. 77

A notable quote from Andy Warhol, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 77 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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 eye-catcher. Brodovitch went on to commission an up-and-coming illustrator named Andy Warhol for several...

Because It Has Appeal

Andy Warhol’s famous banana is in the dock. As Dave Itzkoff writes in the New York Times: In January the Velvet Underground co-founders, Lou Reed and John Cale, sued the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, saying it illegally licensed the familiar banana image Warhol designed for the cover of “The Velvet Underground...

“Writers I Have Loved”—The Graphic Reflections Of Joshua Landsman

I’ve known Joshua Landsman for over 45 years. We went to the same junior-high/high school in Evanston, lllinois, and even worked on our school newsletter together. I was always in awe of his writing talent—and sense of humor. He’s since written screenplays and one-act plays—his “Frank Talk About Matters Big And Small” played at...