The New Yorker is one of two magazines that I have ever subscribed to, the other being Rolling Stone. I can’t tell if I loved it more for the articles or the artwork, but there is no doubt in my mind that I always eagerly awaited the next issue’s cover art. CBS is featuring some of the best covers from the 1925 debut issue to the present and it is a real graphic treat.
Archive for the ‘Visual Art’ Category
Walking the fine line between fantasy and reality, but firmly grounded in stellar artistic form, Steve Thomas has whipped up some mighty fine vintage-style future-perfect travel posters around everyone’s favorite intergalactic destination – a galaxy far, far away. Enjoy these amazing posters and Thomas’ fine art at the jump above. Hat tip to Bit Rebels.
Now THIS is truly crazy. Two of my childhood idols together and wearing new uniforms to boot! Following the death of the Human Torch, Marvel Comics is going all out with unbelievable new uniforms, a new name (“FF” for “Future Foundation”), and a *gasp* new member – none other than Spider-Man! Oh, the Humanity! While the association between the web-slinger and the Cosmic Quarter goes back to before my time, it just seems so “alternate universe” to me. Who knows how long this weird union will last. And, what’s next? Galactus teaming up with the Avengers? Check out some of the soc med opinion on the issue over at CNN
Huge, permanent hat tip to Ms. Erma Winfield, 94 years young, creator of a 40 foot mural outside her Los Angeles home. The mural spans four seasons, with beautiful, primitive images from Ms. Winfield’s own memories. What a testament to a life fully lived! Check out the story in the Los Angeles Times here. I can only hope I can reach that level of creativity at that age, let alone reach that age!
… is another man’s treasure. I can only imagine the reaction of Robert Lamb when he stumbled on these gorgeous background story boards in a trash can. These boards apparently were from the first season of the animated show He-Man. I love the blue-scale tone and the sketchy, comic feel. I cannot believe these ended up in a trash can! Check out the full collection on Robert’s site.
Painting on a grand scale demands vibrancy and impact. Sable brushes won’t do, but an industrial strength spray system might. And slim pages of Fabriano cold-press just can’t hold a candle to a two-story white wallboarded expanse. Check out the gorgeous architectural color / textures of Katharina Grosse, now on display at Mass MoCA through October, 2011.
Poster art is so cool. Like a visual jingle or soundbite. Better than a movie trailer, because there is a permanent still-record. Check out some great poster art over at Smashing Apps. And be dazzled.
Out of Sight is a truly beautiful little gem of an animated piece. It is the creation of three students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts. I am so thrilled I stumbled onto it. It pleased my sense of sight and sound, and evoked the rest of my senses as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Hat tip to Higher Than The Sun.
Been looking at a lot of inked line work lately and happened on this blog, containing some really stunning vegetable and plant drawings. I particularly liked the cute buttons – I want a whole set! I can’t for the life of me get the artist’s name off the blog, but the link to his entire blog is here.
Stina Persson, based in Stockholm, Sweden, knows how to make water colors shine. Simple shapes and color render the image with great emotional impact. She also works with cut paper, acrylics and ink and other media, but it is her water colors that struck me with wonder. Hit the jump above for more beauty.