Sunday, May 29, 2016

By the Same Token!

Scans and artwork copyright © 2016 ASTALI / aha.

What an impressive set of NYC Subway Token cuff links @ ahalife by ASTALI of Glendale, CA.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Past Present Future!

Artwork © copyright Dennis Ziemienski.
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Get a pleasing eyeful of fine artist Dennis Ziemienski's worx @ Facebook's Ziemienski Studio Site.
Dennis has transformed from a top notch illustrator of the 80's to a super talent in the field of fine art of the 2000+. Paintings of lost neon signs and vintage cars in Southwestern settings are a roadside attraction to the wonderful world of Dennis Ziemienski. 
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles are painted with sharp stroke precision leaving enough roughed out for the viewers imagination to fill in. I noticed a little J.C. Leyendecker and Howard Plye in these paintings.
Welcome to the Past brought forward to the Present for what I think is an incredible Future for Dennis Ziemienski and his worx!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

For the Love of Doug Johnson! Uthica Club Cream Ale

Artwork copyright © 1970s Doug Johnson / FX Matt Brewing Company.
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My thanx to Tour Center Manager Melissa Swald Camman of F.X. Matt Brewing Company for sending me a picture of a poster Doug Johnson did for them in the 70s for their Uthica Club Cream Ale.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"I don't know what it is, but I know I want to eat it!"

Artwork copyright © 2016 Laurie Rosenwald.
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Those in the NYC area should be trilled to attend the Art Happening of Designer/Painter Laurie Rosenwald @ Parasol Projects on Elizabeth Street from May 3-9.  Curated by John Cheim.

Laurie Rosenwald's paintings are inspired by Stuart Davis, Patrick Caulfield and Robyn Denny. Laurie's Wax Worx are rich in color and texture incorporating her expertise in graphic design and typography.

"I don't know what it is, but I know I want to eat it!"
Art Show: May 6-9
Artist Reception: May 6 from 6 - 8 pm.
Parasol After Dark: May 7th from 11 am to 11 pm
with Special Guest appearance by Jesus H. Christ and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
Parasol Projects
171 Elizabeth Street
NYC 10012

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Babs In Techland!

Experiments in Art and Technologies!

Opening Reception on April 28th for Barbara Nessim, Margie Hughto, Darcy Gerbarg, Linda Law, Lia Cook, and Vibeke Sorensen for Creative Tech Week.

Traditional Art Techniques / New Digital Technologies in groundbreaking approaches to weaving, printmaking, ceramics, painting, photography, and interactive installation.

149 West 24th Street 5B (Between 6th and 7th)

Consulting Curator: Cynthia Goodman

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Bronto Stomp!

UK illustrator/designer Bob Lawrie just sent me this commercial he worked on 40 years ago in the Stone Age of Graphic Design. Weird as Krazy-Kan-B!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Man from Brazil!

Artwork copyright © 1920-1950 J. Carlos and all publications shown.
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Professor Rodrigo Ruiz of Ceuclar - Clarentiano Centro Universitário, a Facebook friend of mine, posted the marvelous Art Deco worx of José Carlos de Brito e Cunha aka J. Carlos of Brazil on Today's Inspiration Group on Facebook. This was the first time I had ever seen J. Carlos' worx. Like so many Latino illustrators of the past, the internet has become a beacon of light that is showing us the way to these little known but totally talented graphic designers.

Most of J. Carlos works were done during the 1920's to the 1950's for many Brazilian magazines like Fon Fon, Mahlo, Careta, Para Todos and many others. He is said to have done more than 100,000 illustrations during his time. He was also an inspiration to Disney's parrot character Joe Carioca in the 40's.

Caricature of J. Carlos by Alvarus.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present for your approval the incredible worx of illustrator, cartoonist and graphic designer J. Carlos!
[Now that's an eyeful!]