Archives for art

Star Wars Art: Concept

  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
  • Star Wars Concept by Joe Johnson
The award-winning director Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, Captain America) introduces Star Wars Art: Concept with an affectionate look back at his early career working as a storyboard artist on the original trilogy. An experimental time where Star Wars wasn't yet the cultural phenomenon we all now know and a fitting introduction to this new book...

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…

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…

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…

Jazz New York in the Roaring Twenties

  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review
  • Jazz - New York in the Roaring Twenties - Book Review

Re-released this month from TASCHEN is Robert Nippoldt and Hans-Jürgen Schaal’s hardback collection of biographies, facts and anecdotes from the earlest days of the Jazz revolution, Jazz: New York in the Roaring Twenties. Told through a series of portraits by Nippoldt (drawn in a similar style to R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz and Country and William Stout’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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