Norman Hathaway’s Overspray
Jan21

Norman Hathaway’s Overspray

Overspray: Riding High with the Kings of California Airbrush Art is a new book by Norman Hathaway that reappraises that oft-maligned illustration technique. In this Eye Blog article Hathaway discusses the book, and on his website you can see video interviews with some of the artists. illy credit: Yasei...

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Tony Hart RIP
Jan18

Tony Hart RIP

Artist and children’s presenter Tony Hart has died, aged 83. There must be an endless number of designers, illustrators and artists out there whom he inspired to first take up pencil and paint through his influential BBC shows Vision On and Take Hart. Were you...

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the altruist
Jan14

the altruist

Sometimes it’s not the individual work that can inspire but the story that surrounds the work. Artist as journalist if you like. This fascinating little film by artist Laurie Munn documents her project to paint portraits based on a found high school year book and track down the subjects. Check out the film here. (link from boing...

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Early Board Games
Dec03

Early Board Games

The always interesting Bibliodyssey features a selection of five centuries of board game designs. All beautifully illustrated.

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Everyday Miracles: Ex-Votos
Sep17

Everyday Miracles: Ex-Votos

This website has a fascinating history of medical ex-voto paintings. An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give...

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Tomi Ungerer Returns
Jul30

Tomi Ungerer Returns

Tomi Ungerer publishes his first children’s book ‘The Three Robbers‘ in 25 years this October. For the past three decades Mr. Ungerer, 76, has made his home here in Ireland in a coastal village on the Mizen Peninsula. In 1998 he published a memoir of living as a child in Nazi occupied France. Here’s a recent NYTimes article and slideshow on the illustrator’s...

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