Friday, July 31, 2015

ih8war Wins Award from RGD

Every year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites submissions of graphic design projects from around the world done under the theme of communication design for social good; work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives.

Today’s designers have an ever greater responsibility to visualize the significant issues facing our society and find new ways to incite change in the way we behave. When we approach these issues creatively, we can make a real difference in the world.

For 2015, a portion of the entry fees will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund.

Featured artists, Girolamo Giantempo and Francesco Zorzi, Italy, Mirko Cresta, Switzerland and James Yang, United States. is a personal project of graphic designers Charles HIvely and Sarah Munt. To date we have had over 65 artist submissions centered around the thought that artists can make a difference. Other participating artists include Seymour Chwast, Anthony Freda, Lasse Skarbovik, Davide Bonazzi, Adria Fruitos, Omer Hoffman, Giulio Bonasera and Ken Orvidas to name a few. Check out the gallery online for a complete view of all the work.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mona Lisa Reimagined

Over 8 million people from all over the world flock to the Louvre every year for the opportunity to gaze upon the beguiling Renaissance masterpiece, La Gioconda, more popularly known as "Mona Lisa."

For over 500 years, civilizations have exhaustively attempted to examine all facets of the famous artwork's creation, influence, mythology, heritage, and mystique. But perhaps one of the most fascinating aspects of Mona Lisa's enduring legacy is the frequency with which this painting has been reinterpreted, parodied, appropriated, and imitated by other artists. No painting in history has been reproduced as often as Mona Lisa, and yet never before has there been published a book such as MONA LISA REIMAGINED, a captivating anthology of hundreds of pieces of art that have been inspired by this priceless world treasure. Featuring both established and emerging artists from over 50 different countries, this book is destined to become an essential addition to every bookshelf, coffee table, and library.

Author Erik Maell is an illustrator and graphic designer whose clients include Lucasfilm Ltd., Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Topps Trading Card Company, and Victoria's Secret Beauty Corporation. He lives in Columbus, OH.

List Price: $34.95
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Goff Books
ISBN-13: 978-1939621269