21 January 2013
Illustration, music, life and death.
Here are a few links to exhibitions, illustrations and events that caught our attention in recent weeks.
Top: illustration by Christopher Worker exhibited at KK Outlet. Right: Massimo Vignelli. Photograph by Douglas Manchee, RIT.
American Airlines’ new corporate identity has provoked fierce criticism online. Bloomberg Businessweek asked Massimo Vignelli, who designed the airline’s identity in the 1960s, for his thoughts on the rebranding. (For more about Vignelli see Reputations, Eye 83 and ‘A thoroughly Modernist marriage’, Eye 60).
Image from album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane. Photograph: Brian Duffy. Designer: Celia Philo. Make-up: Pierre La Roche. Image courtesy the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Sean Morris’s illustrated sticker for ‘Kurt and the Gang’ at KK Outlet.
Ray Johnson, Untitled. Image courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.
German illustrator and graphic designer Christoph Niemann’s ‘celebration of life’ for the late Maurice Sendak (1928-2012).
The New York Times Magazine ‘The Lives They Lived’ feature included Christoph Niemann’s touching tribute to children’s book writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak. A selection of Sendak’s work will be up for auction, alongside work by Beatrix Potter, Charles Schulz and Garth Williams, at Swann (New York) on 24 January 2013. (See ‘Storytelling giant’, a profile of Niemann, in Eye 72.)
From Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.
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