Michael Dooley explores the creative and artistic heritage of cartoons and vintage comics from San Diego Comic-Con.
Michael Dooley explores German book cover design featured in the new book, "The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic."
Michael Dooley presents a designer's guide to the 21 Best Comic Book Artists from Comic-Con 2015.
Michael Dooley looks at the albums, posters and other promotional materials featured in the visual music culture exhibition Revolutions 2: The Art of Music.
If you’ve been captivated by the bold, atmospheric cinematography of Daredevil‘s first season on Netflix, you might want to seek out the similarly stunning comic book version by Alex Maleev. Series executive producer Jeph Loeb credits Maleev as a key visual influence: “With Alex’s art, we looked at that and said ‘that’s the look...
Michael Dooley shares a post-finale essay on advertising for the hit TV series Mad Men.
As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...
This post explores the many contradictory meanings of the color green, from poison to nature, from luck to its opposite.
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.