The Bentley Rare Book Museum Opens within the department of museums, archives, and rare books at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Bentley Rare Book Museum holds a collection of about 10,000 items. It features Georgia authors, fine press books, Cherokee language materials, medieval manuscript leaves, and early printed books. Some of the […]
Communication Arts announces the winners of their annual illustration competition 2017. The Illustration shown here is by Brian Stauffer, “For ‘The Spiritual Way beyond Bars,’ an article in Christianity Today about how prisoners serving life terms can find a life beyond prison bars through faith.” Mixed media, digital. There are some wonderful illustrations on show […]
As godfather of modern French typography, Jean Francois Porchez will deliver a talk about his experiences and nuggets of typographic wisdom in designing custom typefaces for some of the world’s most recognizable brands: Le Monde, the Paris Metro, Louis Vuitton, Galleries Lafayette, Sephora, YSL Beauté, The Boston Consulting Group and Nespresso – just to name […]
The Vancouver Mural Festival is an amazing free public art celebration that takes place every year in Canada. Visit their website to see the artwork.
This beautiful print is just one of the prints being exhibited at the Portland Fine Print Fair. ‘Night in New York’ is by Martin Lewis. It is an etching, edition of 125, published in 1932. It is for sale by Edward T Pollack Fine Arts. The Portland Fine Print Fair is on from January 27th […]
The auctioneer Christies have published an interesting article: a Collecting guide: Old Master prints. This is in advance of their sale at the New York, Rockefeller Center on 25 January 2017. The article, by international specialist Tim Schmelcher, explains the history of old master prints. Read the article.
John Berger (1926-2017) was more than an art critic and author. He was a highly influential thinker. Although noted for his book and television series Ways of Seeing, his many other books are worth exploring. He was a socialist, a novelist (Winning the Booker Prize), a poet and an artist. Arundhati Roy, the author of […]
The Tree in the Courtyard – Looking Through Anne Frank’s Window. Written by Jeff Gottesfeld. Illustrated by Peter McCarty. One of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016. The tree that stood in the courtyard outside Anne Frank’s window is part of the history of the Frank family and their long time […]
A gallery specialising in the works of artist and poet William Blake opened in San Francisco in 2016. If you are a lover of William Blake’s artwork, illustrations and poetry this will be one of those special places to visit. Visit the William Blake Gallery website to find out more.
We have recently discovered the Eric Carl Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts, USA. What a great museum for lovers of children’s picture books and illustration. If it’s too far away for you to visit they have a great shop selling autographed books, posters and prints such as this one by Emily Winfield Martin […]