Tag Archives: communication arts

the electronic ink of sam curry

The information is thin regarding the historical and social context which influences artist Sam Curry. However, the outcome of his influences is revealed by his catalog of digital art, currently available for study at the community website archive deviantart.com.

charlie allen’s evidence

Illustrator and ad designer Charlie Allen posted the following notes January 20, 2009 on his blog about the history of ad illustration, Charlie Allen’s Blog.   “Chet Patterson and Jim Hastings, sometime in the 60’s, had a falling out. I never knew why….and this ad came through Butte, Herrero, and Hyde, a well known creative-design team… Read More »

art in the 21st century

United States Postal Service: America On The Move postage stamps. In the general course of aesthetic history, there have been countless attempts to define ideals;  but there are no genuine assertions that proclaim aesthetic progress occurs. Yet, in the realm of industrial design, and the mediums that inform and define it, there is a genuine technological progress.… Read More »

motor car illustrations: early 20th century

From March-May, 1910, Life Magazine inside front cover advertising showcased the above noted six full-color layouts for The Columbia Motor Car Company. The name of the illustrator is barely visible on the advertisements. The Willys-Overland Company developed their market position with advertising illustrations by Coles Phillips (1880-1927). The following advertisement illustration was produced by Phillips… Read More »

a general survey of porsche cars: 1965-1973

Porsche 911. Model Year 1967 . 2.0 Engine, Ivory White #6604.  Original Bill Of Sale: $6845.26.  Source: www.design911.co.uk              Porsche 911 F. 1965-1973.  Source: porsche.com.   Porsche 911 Targa. 1967-1973. Porsche Factory, Stuttgart, Germany, 1970.  

art in everyday life

I put a spell on you, Because you’re mine. You better stop The things that you’re doin’. I said, “Watch out!” I ain’t lyin’. Yeah! I ain’t gonna take none of your Foolin’ around. I ain’t gonna take none of your Puttin’ me down. I put a spell on you, Because you’re mine. All right!  … Read More »