Jack Cox is a brand new force of sculptural nature and a sculptor-illustrator based in Brooklyn, the heady part of New York City. I became aware of his 3D work through New York Nico (my son) and I was excitedly aghast by the wit, precision and eerie naturalistic qualities Cox has honed since his time in high school and through his recent years spent studying at Pratt Institute. All the sculptures you see here are a mixture of various materials, primarily oven fired polymer cl
HOW Design Live 2018 is happening in Boston. Will you be there?
Register by Feb. 1 for the best price. What do Jimmy Stewart, Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg and Toni Morrison have in common? Beginning February 2, their visages, along with many others, will be on display at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, PA. Following, what may be the greatest celebrity tour ever, they will make stops at The Les Paul Museum in Waukesha, Wisconsin; the Center
Editor’s Note: Many of the following images are NSFW and feature adult themes. This much is unquestionably true: one, that the artwork in a new exhibition opening tomorrow in L.A. not only mercilessly savages Donald Trump and gun nuts in general but also benefits gun violence prevention; and two, that it was planned long before Trump’s notorious Second Amendment comments just a few days ago. Then there’s that other true—“Trumped-up true.” That’s the type that claims his spew
“There is a lot of Michelangelo in that fellow,” observed realist author and playwright Honoré Balzac in reference to Honoré Daumier. As one of the better-known artists of the French Realism Movement, which took place from 1840 to the late nineteenth century and was an era of artists who honed in on real life often featuring commoners and laborers as their subjects, Daumier captured the moments of the time on a variety of mediums, including painting, lithography, sculpture, s
The notorious French anarchist-cartoonist Maurice Sinet, who signed his art Siné, died on Thursday at age 87. His favorite targets included capitalism, colonialism, and Christianity as well as all other major religions. And he viciously skewered them with considerable graphic dexterity and an incisive, often merciless—and occasionally crude and juvenile—wit. Back in 1955, while still in his twenties, he’d already received France’s Black Humor award, Le Grand Prix de l’humour
The world’s largest comic book convention has some secrets that are practically unknown to lovers of graphic design and illustration. San Diego Comic-Con International is famous, as well as feared and loathed, for its lengthy lines of lemmings endlessly waiting to get into mammoth show biz hype-fests that are usually available to the whole world on YouTube within hours. But what gets all the press is just a piddling part of the Con experience, quality-wise. The truth is, you
There are legions of once-popular artists sidelined by time and fashion. On May 6 at the Society of Illustrators in New York, caricaturists Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger will present “12 Legendary Caricaturists You’ve, (probably), Never Heard Of.” Even I only knew about six. I asked Friedman to provide a preview and discuss why these greats and near-greats are unknown today. Sam Berman William Auerbach Levy Tell me a bit more about the event.
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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 audio clips. Most challenging – and most rewarding – is the lengthy and lively text, which is as insightful and inspir
Robbie Conal, infamous street graphics rabble-rouser, was recently broadsided on his home turf by a sneak-attack art exhibition. It was meant to honor—and ridicule—him. And so it did, quite cleverly and often quite hilariously. The show was titled “Poster Roast.” It was curated by a couple of his students and held at the art gallery of West L.A. College on the occasion of his imminent departure from Los Angeles. The range of media and approaches was wide, wild and often irrev
No doubt about it: Al Capp engaged in depraved behavior. Most disgraceful was his attempted rape of a number of women, from college co-eds to Grace Kelly. And, as the interview below suggests, there may be more. Capp also created Li’l Abner, once one of America’s most acclaimed comic strips. It began in 1934, the Depression era, and was centered around the fictional, dirt-poor Appalachian town inhabited mostly by innocent yokels and conniving scoundrels. At its best, it ridic
This is not the find of the century. Yet for the few Paolo Garretto fans out there, it might be a minor discovery of some note. I posted a pair of stories about Garretto, the Italian master of the moderne airbrush technique known for his Vanity Fair and Fortune covers, almost a year ago (here and here), so it is propitious to find two unknown pieces. While rummaging through a mound of ephemera, I came across these examples of late Garretto illustration that I had never seen r
The Daily Heller proudly publishes occasional comics by Robert Grossman. Here is the recent installment, “Filbert’s Nightmare Ride.” For more cartoons in the “O-Man” series go here to O-Manland. And view the last installment, “Filbert Strikes Back,” below and here. (And click on the image for a larger view.) #filbertstrikesback #comics #DailyHeller #caricature #illustration #StevenHeller #satire #RobertGrossman