Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seymour Chwast At War With War

Designers & Books has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish Seymour Chwast’s new book of antiwar illustrations: Seymour Chwast at War with War: An Illustrated Timeline of 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks.

Seymour turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind's never-ending scourge.

“It’s the ongoing relentlessness of the thing. That’s the nagging notion through the years that keeps bringing me back to the subject of war.” — Seymour Chwast

Join Seymour in his fight and help publish his new book of powerful antiwar images. At War with War visualizes humanity’s 5,000-year-long state of conflict, chaos and violence on a continuous timeline. Thirty-five two-page spreads in stark black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings and woodcuts illustrate history’s most notorious battles.

To support the Kickstarter, Chwast has opened the doors to his archive, offering both new and vintage items to backers. Deadline is June 9, 2016.

Designed by Seymour Chwast
Edited by Steven Heller
Introduction by Victor Navasky, former editor and publisher of The Nation

6.6 x 9.5 inches, 88 pages, 35 original illustrations, hardcover

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Barbara Nessim: Experiments in Art
and Digital Technologies

Consulting Curator Cynthia Goodman has put together an interesting exhibit combining traditional art and new digital technologies in approaching weaving, printmaking, ceramics, painting, photography and interactive installation. It's all a part of Creative Tech Week NYC.

The exhibit includes works by Barbara, Margie Hughto, Darcy Gerbarg, Linda Law, Lia Cook and Vibeke Sorensen. The opening reception is Thursday, April 28th, 6-9pm.

April 29 thru May 8, 2016
149 W 24th Street (between 6/7th Avenue), Suite 5B
New York, New York
Monday-Wednesday, 12-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm, and by appointment


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Seven Artists Tackle Google's Tilt Brush

Walk through three-dimensional drawings by Tim O'Brien, Barry Blitt, Chip Kidd, Karen Caldicott, Sheryo, Brandon Cruz and eighth-grader, Jade Lo. Time magazine introduces seven artists to Google’s tilt brush, a program that allows users to create art in a three-dimensional virtual space using the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and controllers. Truly amazing!

Interesting to see the different approaches, Jade kills it! Produced by Josh Raab.