The New Yorker: How I See Today’s New York City…

Two weeks ago we were given an assignment to illustrate a cover for the NYC magazine The New Yorker, which I talked about in my last blog.

This hasn’t been an easy assignment, but that made it even more fun. First of all, if you live in NYC, you are automatically in love with the city, otherwise, why would you want in the city that is fast, smells and inhibits some of the rudest people in the country? Ah! Because it’s New York! It’s the capital of everything. We love it because we do – for all the things it offers, minus the rats, smells and…you get it.

Perhaps the best person to answer this question will be Woody Allen.

So, The New Yorker is known to feature the original illustrations and drawings by the artists. The New Yorker is a tough critic. We were told to design a cover with HOW WE SEE OUR NEW YORK CITY TODAY. And here’s my answer to it. Continue reading

The Many Faces of The New Yorker: Why Not Only New Yorkers Love This NYC Magazine

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I’ve been taking a class from the legendary Tony Palladino at the School of Visual Arts this summer, and one of our assignments was to design a cover for The New Yorker.

The New Yorker for New Yorkers is like a bible. It’s considered one of the most intelligent, original, creative magazines in the city, if not in the country. To design a cover for it is like a dream for many illustrators and graphic designers. Each issue features an artist’s work, which the artists submit for each issue and only one is chosen from many, many submissions.

It’s a true honor to work on a New Yorker cover, which brings lots of pressure because: Continue reading

Evolution of Photography: What Started It All

It’s estimated that roughly 380 billion photographs are taken in the world each year — more photos per day than in the entire first 100 years after the invention of photography. But what, exactly, ignited that boom of visual culture?



In this short animation, Bulgarian-born Boston-based photographer Eva Koleva Timothy — who gave us the wonderful Lost in Learning project — traces the evolution of photography through innovations in science, technology, and policy, from the Arab world of the 9th century to Leonardo da Vinci to George Eastman and beyond. Continue reading

We are graphic designers, We are not mind readers

We are graphic designers, We are not mind readers

Couldn’t help myself!

40 Creative and Unusual Statue and Sculpture Art

I bet these unusual – [really UNUSUAL] – sculptures and street art designs would inspire you to travel and see them in person. I know I do now!

1. The Giant Hand, Atacama Desert, Chile

The Giant Hand, Atacama Desert, Chile statue and sculpture art Continue reading

Punk: Chaos to Couture Exhibition Shows What’s Punk Culture Is All About

Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the MET, New York City

Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the MET, New York City

Last month I went to see Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York City. It wowed me! This is why:

Punk: Chaos to Couture fashion exhibition deepens in the roots of punk culture.

What Would The Designer Say? Musings from some of the industry’s finest…

I’m sure we have all suffered from designer’s block.

Well, The Designer Says might be the answer – it’s a small book packed full of musings from some of the industry’s finest. Continue reading

Having Just Any Bike Is No Longer an Option for New Yorkers

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Something has happened to the bicycles of New York City. Continue reading