Beyond the Graphic Novel: A Comically Surreal Comic Collage

Here Comes Kitty is the work of multidisciplinary artist Richard Kraft, a Jess for our age. Kraft has craftily transformed a 1960s Polish espionage comic into a mad, post-mod melange of Western religion and Eastern mysticism, Nazi spies and domesticated animals, the disturbingly chaotic and the playfully erotic.


The Importance of Creating Provocative, Uncensored Art

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...


06/13/2014: World Cup book

Another well-designed World Cup project, this one a collaboration between Hey and Studio DBD. The book project contains facts about players from each of the 32 teams playing in the 2014 games, and the book, as well as prints are available for purchase at Twenty Twenty Two. Check out more images here.

A View From Inside the 1960s Music Revolution

“When did music become so important?” That’s Don Draper from last week’s Mad Men, set in 1966. Later in the episode he turns off “Tomorrow Never Knows,” from the Beatles album Revolver, and walks out of the room. There’s something happening here, but you don’t know what it is—do you, Mr. Draper? One year later, Rolling...

Today's Obsession: Designing Media

As SxSW interactive begins tomorrow (I’m in Austin; look for me and say hello, or even better, feed me booze), I will be looking more at the media industry for the next few days. Here’s one great piece I found yesterday: a book, Designing Media by Bill Moggridge, examining the making of the media...

Today's Obsession: Brilliant

Here’s a book I can’t believe I missed out on when PopMatters posted it last October—Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light sounds like a fascinating read. It traces the history of artifically-created and transported light from the end of the last Ice Age, when we first began to express ourselves, to today’s massive power...