Weekend Heller: Taxali Revealed, Grushkin Uncovered

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Gary Taxali Takes New YorkIf you’ve been waiting, wait no longer. Canadian artist Gary Taxali opens his solo exhibition, “Unforget Me,” on February 22 (7 – 9 PM) until March 22 at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (524 West 20th St. 9th fl.). Don’t miss a chance so see the man behind some of today’s most playful visual witticisms .

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“Gary Taxali visually blends now with then. His style, inspired by vintage comics and advertising art, is repurposed with the goal of communicating the ironies and comical essence of pop-culture. His work is at once alluring and endearing. Despite the vintage look, he is neither maudlin nor nostalgic. His imagery is rich in satiric verve.”—Steven Helle

Philip Grushkin: Book Jacket Designer UncoveredIn 2012, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. asked Kind Company (Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen) to organize and design the catalog for the collection of the jacket designer Philip Grushkin (1921–1998). Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive by Paul Shaw, is now available in the Display Bookstore.

The comprehensive archive of over 1,800 items (book jackets, artwork, mechanicals, correspondence, design books, and ephemera) now resides at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. For more about the process of designing and editing go here.


Print’s February IssueDon’t miss the newest issue of Print, the Sex & Design issue, which takes a tasteful look at issues surrounding sex and design. Read even more by Steven Heller, such as his feature article that explores the relationship between sex and advertising through the years, as well as his Dialogue and Evolution columns.


My Favorite Dummy

Brooklyn Street Art

The Dean of Design

The Bernini Of Cardboard Sculptures

Narrative Of Things

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →