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Now happening: 50% off everything on the PictureBox site through January 2. 
Get in there and search for gems. Books, prints, posters, CDs, DVDs, etc.
This includes all our new books, like Matthew Thurber’s INFOMANIACS, Osamu Tezuka’s Mysterious Underground Men, Gold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi, School Spirits by Anya Davidson, World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama, and Pompeii by Frank Santoro.
Just use this coupon code at checkout: sale 

PictureBox is closing and that sucks ☹ but they have a 50% OFF sale going on this entire month. Support!

pictureboxinc:

Now happening: 50% off everything on the PictureBox site through January 2. 

Get in there and search for gems. Books, prints, posters, CDs, DVDs, etc.

This includes all our new books, like Matthew Thurber’s INFOMANIACS, Osamu Tezuka’s Mysterious Underground MenGold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi, School Spirits by Anya Davidson, World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama, and Pompeii by Frank Santoro.

Just use this coupon code at checkout: sale 

PictureBox is closing and that sucks ☹ but they have a 50% OFF sale going on this entire month. Support!

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人類の祭典・その感動と記録, 三洋電機 EXPO’70

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Modesty Blaise original 1st edition book cover, 1965

Modesty Blaise original 1st edition book cover, 1965

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards ManualDesigned by Unimark International New York, 1970
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New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual
Designed by Unimark International New York, 1970

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Kevin Lyons

Kevin Lyons

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)
Things of note:
Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
Chris Ware’s new book is crazy
Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.
This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).
Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.
Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.
So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)

Things of note:

  • Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
  • He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
  • Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
  • If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
  • Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
  • Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
  • Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
  • Chris Ware’s new book is crazy

Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.

This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).

Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.

Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.

So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

yay got some goodies from @herb_lester today (Taken with Instagram)

yay got some goodies from @herb_lester today (Taken with Instagram)

Assorted campaign pins
(via Legacy Americana)

Assorted campaign pins

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GPOY

GPOY

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Happy birthday to IDEO founder and designer/innovator, David Kelley. This ABC Nightline special still has a huge impact on me today and is probably also indirectly responsible for Kanye’s recent design rants.

networkawesome:

Doc - Bauhaus (1975)
Great doc on the history, methods and achievements of Bauhaus

networkawesome:

Doc - Bauhaus (1975)

Great doc on the history, methods and achievements of Bauhaus

My life needs more Kanye design rants

My life needs more Kanye design rants