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...
Michael Dooley explores Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics, a book dedicated to vintage skull art.
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...
The bold new Criterion Designs coffee table-sized hardcover includes video packaging designs that are a joy to behold. Michael Dooley explores.
In case you’re afflicted by holiday cheer, enjoy these wonderfully creative holiday designs.
From Puck to Perfect Nonsense, Michael Dooley identifies seven notable comics, graphic novel and cartoons, all published in 2014.
Andy Warhol's journey from a struggling, unkempt graphic artist to an internationally renowned visual artist began in the magazine world.
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
To aid the world health organizations in their fight against ebola, Otto Steininger started Art Against Ebola and paired up with 20 artists.