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History of Pin-Up Magazines

  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines
  • Dian Hanson's History of Pin-Up Magazines

Although essentially a re-formatting of previously released books, those unfamiliar with Dian Hanson’s History of Pin-Up Magazines are well served by this new edition that collects all three volumes and presents them with a flair we now come to expect from publishers TASCHEN. My initial interest in this series were the countless examples of classic…

100 Illustrators

  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review
  • 100 Illustrators Book Review

In 100 Illustrators, Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann offer a selection work from a wide variety of contemporary artists previously featured in TASCHEN’s successful series Illustration Now! It’s a sumptuous double-volume, hardback coffee table book containing profiles of artists ranging from the well-established to those just making their mark in the industry. And while I usually…

The Noble Approach – Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design

  • The Maurice Noble Approach
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09
  • The Maurice Noble Approach 09

Along with Walt Disney, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble stands among a group of men who changed the business of animation forever. But unlike Disney’s traditional approach to animation with realistic characters and highly detailed backgrounds, Maurice Noble applied his own sense of modern graphic design (often with creative partner Chuck Jones) to…

Soho Dives, Soho Divas – Rian Hughes Sketches London’s Burlesque Artistes

  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas

While living and working in a remote part of the Somerset countryside has its advantages, suitable venus to acquire that all important art training via life-drawing are few and far between. Rian Hughes rubs this in with his new book, Soho Dives, Soho Divas: Rian Hughes Sketches London’s Burlesque Artistes, a collection of sketches and more…

Mitch O’Connell – The World’s Best Artist

  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist
  • Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist

Sure, it’s not the most modest move naming the book about yourself The World’s Best Artist, but those looking for the class on subtlety in Mitch O’Connell’s school of self-promotion won’t find it. It’s this tounge-in-cheek and unpretentious approach, backed up by stellar illustration work that makes me a fan, and the promise of that title and the book’s…

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration

There are several books written on the subject of fashion illustration with many unfortunately proving to be little more than filler or catalogues of aspiring artists, but there are two in particular that stand out for me as recommended titles. The first being David Downton’s Masters of Fashion Illustration and the second, Cally Blackman’s 100 Years of…

Bazooka Joe and his Gang

  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review

Character designers, animators and illustrators throughout the ages have all shared the wisdom of one simple truth; that adding an eye-patch to a character provides an instant coolness upgrade. From ‘the man in the Hathaway shirt’ to countless cowboys and Kurt Russell’s portrayal of Snake Plisskin, the eye-patch fits the bill whether you’re looking to…

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