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Chris King Illustrator and Designer Interview
An interview with the team at DesignCuts.com packed with practical advice expert tips for budding designers. To celebrate the launch of a brand new marketplace on designcuts.com, the team invited me to answer their most requested interview questions, from which you'll learn a little about me, my working practice, likes, dislikes, and thoughts about starting a career in graphic design. You'll find...

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…

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…

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines

  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

In Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines, the illustrator Samantha Hahn presents a collection of portraits imagining 50 of the best-loved female characters from literary classics of the last century. The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan, Scarlet O’Hara of Gone With the Wind and Doctor Zhivago’s Lara Guishar count among an impressive list, illustrated in…

Norman Rockwell’s Treasury for Fathers

  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01
  • Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers 01

New collection of Norman Rockwell paintings offers some good, old-fashioned entertainment for Father’s Day. It’s always been a pleasure to take time-out and casually browse through the work of one of my favourite artists, the outstanding Norman Rockwell, and this Father’s Day inspired collection from Abrams Books is no exception. Norman Rockwell’s Treasury for Fathers  proves…

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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