Alex Chen


1960-70 Departures and Rumblings: Fred Otnes

Fred Otnes was an American Illustrator born in Junction City, Kansas. Being raised in the midwest, Otnes’ childhood would be abruptly changed as his father frequently moved around because of his work. Due to this reason, Otnes’ gained a sense… Continue Reading →

1950-60 Postwar Prosperities: Leonard Baskin

Leonard Baskin was a American Sculptor, Illustrator, Wood-Engraver, Print-maker, Graphic Artist, Writer, and Teacher; pretty amazing at the time even though there were other many multi-disciplinary artists at the time. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Baskin moved to New… Continue Reading →

Blog Post #1: Paul Rand

Paul Rand was a American Graphic Designer and Art Director that was best known for his Corporate Logo Designs, including some of his work for IBM, UPS, Enron, etc. What was really significant about Rand’s work was that he was… Continue Reading →

1940-1950: The Golden Age Part II: Saul Tepper

Saul Tepper was an American Illustrator that was an American Illustrator and Songwriter. He studied under Harvey Dunn and worked with people like Albert Dorne when Tepper first started. As Tepper’s career developed, he started to make illustrations for major… Continue Reading →

1920-1040: The Golden Age Part 1: Herge

Herge, or Georges Prosper Remi was a Belgian cartoonist that was most famous for creating the classic comics “The Adventures of Tintin”, “Quick and Flupke”, and “The Adventures of Jo, Zette, and Jocko”. Herge was born to a somewhat average… Continue Reading →

1900-1920 Illustration’s Early Masters: James Montgomery Flagg

James Montgomery Flagg was an American Illustrator that was born in New York , 1877. Best known for his political posters, Flagg was a powerhouse of an illustrator that delved portrait painting, poster art, and illustration. Flagg was phenomenal at… Continue Reading →

Beginnings of the Golden Age (1860-1900): Beatrix Potter

During the Golden Age of Illustration this was generally the time where large powerhouse artists like Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Charles Dana Gibson started to arise. That is not to say that illustration had started at this time, but illustration had started… Continue Reading →

Yearbook Ending Illustration Rationale

I made a illustration for the ending page of our IDEA 22 Yearbook spread. I decided to go with a illustration of a female figure inspired by Jules Cheret, and implementing the motif of multiple objects into one illustration. I… Continue Reading →

Survey 10: Drop the Bomb on ’em by Eminem but in Real Life

Lecture Summary Oh boy oh boy World War 2 and a lot of things happened here! Let’s all address that Hitler; was indeed a big stinking loser. Surprisingly though the things that happened during World War 2 was pretty good… Continue Reading →

Survey 7 SpreadSheet: Artifact for Jewellry

So for this assignment, I was tasked to make a artifact. My teams focus was on fashion and I specifically focused on jewellry. I was originally going to make a poster advertising Edwardian jewellry, however in the end I decided… Continue Reading →

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