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142 Super Graphics: Deborah Sussman

Deborah Sussman was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 26, 1931. Sussman studied acting, painting, and graphic design at many universities. She started at the Art Studies League and then took summer classes at Black Mountain College. She then… Continue Reading →

142 Psychedelic Era: Victor Moscoso

Victor Moscoso is a Spanish-American artist who is famous for creating psychedelic rockposters, advertisements, and underground comix in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s. Moscoso was born in Spain and raised in Brooklyn. He attended Cooper Union Art School… Continue Reading →

10) Shawna X

Shawna X is an up and coming digital illustrator based in New York. She is known for her explosively colourful and graphic style. Shawna has created illustrations for clients in music, fashion and technology. She describes her work as “often… Continue Reading →

9) Jim Lee

Jim Lee is a Korean American comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher. He is the co-publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics. Jim Lee’s illustrations are the perfect example of the American comic book style. He got his… Continue Reading →

week 8) Gerald Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe’s illustration work had a big impact on me and my perspective on illustration. I still remember my first time opening the sleeve to the Wall album by Pink Floyd and seeing his illustrations. It made me realize that… Continue Reading →

Week 7) Brothers Hildebrandt

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, more popularly known as Brothers Hildebrandt, are the dynamic duo of illustration. They are twin brothers (shoutout to rocio, celia and alba) who worked together as sci-fi and fantasy illustrators. They’ve created illustrations for children’s books,… Continue Reading →

6) Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. Schulz is an iconic illustrator creating classics in a time of fads and trends. He is an American cartoonist best known for the comic strips Peanuts. His illustrations are so heart warming and full of nostalgia. His characters… Continue Reading →

142 New York: Rudolph de Harak

Rudolph de Harak Rudolph de Harak is a notable designer who worked in the international style of design. I decided to delve deeper into this designer since he is well known for his book covers which correlates with one of… Continue Reading →

5) Postwar: Norman Saunders

Norman Saunders is a prolific 20th century commercial artist best known for his paintings in pulp magazines, trading cards, and of course comic books. When Norman was three years old, he lost sight in his right eye due to an… Continue Reading →

4) Golden Age pt2: Gil Elvgren

Welcome back to the blog. Today we will be discovering a little more about the illustrator Gil Elvgren. Elvgren is an illustrator well known for his paintings of pin-up girls for advertising and illustration. He studied at the American Academy… Continue Reading →

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