Afghan embed Crew Chief Kerinne Schenk, Kandahar Air Field. An American Artist in the War Zone, the Afghanistan work relates to a GQ piece that ran in their online July 2012 issue. Fred Woodward, art director; Jeffrey Kurtz, design and app creation.
USAFAP, Fort Wolters, Texas, Dusk Patrol.
Campaign Spotlight: Victor Juhasz
This New York illustrator takes on the hard topics
Victor Juhasz has made his mark tackling difficult and sometimes dangerous topics. He lobbied former New York Observer managing editor Peter Kaplan to obtain press credentials to embed in Afghanistan in 2011, where he created a powerful and wrenching body of work documenting life for our boots on the ground (that along with his writing was featured in a GQ app for iPad and later published in GQ online). This body of work garnered him both a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators and the Society's prestigious Hamilton King Award in January 2013. Recently he journeyed to Rwanda with Foundation Rwanda to do visual journalism of their mission. They provide funding for education of children born from rape during the 1994 genocide, link their mothers to psychological and medical services and income generating activities, and create awareness about the consequences of genocide and sexual violence through photography and new media. His illustrations also frequently accompany Matt Taibbi's hard-hitting articles on national politics, business, and the economy for Rolling Stone magazine.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Juhasz is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He began illustrating for the New York Times while still a student. His humorous and trenchant caricatures and illustrations have been published in a plethora of magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Playboy. Juhasz's work has been commissioned by ad agencies Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Foote Cone Belding, and Bozell, among others, and publishers including Harper Collins and St Martin's Press.
From the mid-1990s until the March 2012 issue, his illustrations accompanied David Feherty's "Sidespin" columns for GOLF magazine, and are included in two volumes of Feherty's collected writings (Ruggedland Press) and have extended beyond the printed page to collaborations involving Feherty's initiated charities including raising funds for wounded veterans, via his Troops First Foundation.
Additionally, his work appeared on the front page of the New York Observer for nearly 15 years, a job that he's recently returned to. His reportage on Foundation Rwanda was published in their UN issue September 18th.
He and his wife Terri Cole, a psychotherapist, transformational coach, speaker and writer, divide their time between the New York Berkshires where his studio is a converted barn, and a one-bedroom apartment with a tiny studio in New York City's East Village. "The New York City space is much smaller in comparison to the barn, but I have been getting creative in making efficient use of space," Juhasz explains. "It's a slow process. Ultimately, for me the key is concentrated time and focus and whatever environment you find yourself in will work." The long-married couple have three sons: Maximillian, a VP in sales living in the Dallas, Texas area; Alexander, an Emmy award-winning illustrator/animator; and Benjamin, a Staff Sergeant in the USMCR. "We are, to date, proud grandparents to Magnus, Joli, and Milo (thank you Max and Joyce)," Juhasz says.
Whether he's working as a courtroom artist for the Washington Post on the John Hinckley trial, on a troop embed, or illustrating one of the many children's books he's created for Sleeping Bear press, the versatile Juhasz puts his heart and soul into his work.
George Stavrinos, Paper Lanterns, 1988, 17-color lithograph after a 1978 fashion ad for Bergdorf Goodman, donated to the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators by Eleanor Ettinger, Inc.
Exhibitions of note nationwide.
The Vision of George Stavrinos
Through October 19
Society of Illustrators
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
New York City, NY
The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators presents The Vision of George Stavrinos, featuring over 100 illustrations highlighting Stavrinos's career as a draftsman and fashion illustrator. The work of this renaissance artist who was gifted as a designer, photographer, filmmaker and commercial illustrator remains an inspiration for art and fashion today. After graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, Stavrinos was offered a staff position at the prestigious PushPin Studios, working with co-founders Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser. In 1977, Stavrinos began producing fashion illustrations for Barney's, and soon become the face of the store's upscale look. In 1979 his career was firmly launched when he began a lucrative association with Bergdorf Goodman where he was given full artistic control over the creation of advertising. He also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He died in 1990 at age 42 of pneumonia related causes, one of many artists whose lives were cut short by the AIDS epidemic. The Society has partnered with Live Out Loud in conjunction with this exhibition, and will donate a portion of proceeds from this show to their Scholarship Program, awarded to college-bound LGBT high school seniors.
A brief review of notable titles and inspiring monographs.
Drawn to New York by Peter Kuper with an introduction by Eric Drooker
208 pages, hardcover, published by PM Press, $29.95
This beautiful illustration diary is Peter Kuper's love letter to New York City, his home for the last 34 years. He captures the city in various media with his vibrant and colorful art showing every facet of the ever-changing city from the bankrupt days of the late 1970s to its present state, chronicling and celebrating it. "The city is change," Kuper writes in the book's preface. "That's its glory—it's a perpetually unfinished canvas, offering up possibility to each successive wave of artists."
From quick sketches of jazz musicians in the Times Square subway to comic strips of New York as "Jungleland" to pen-and-ink and watercolor renderings of a market in Chinatown, a visual guide to city smells to a moving portrait of the city as a hand composed of landmark buildings with two missing fingers, shown as ghost twin towers, Kuper captures every conceivable angle and nuance of life in this most dynamic city.
Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta calls Kuper, "One of the strongest and truest radical voices to emerge from contemporary America." Kuper's illustrations and comics have appeared in Time, the New York Times, and MAD where he has written and illustrated "Spy vs. Spy" every issue since 1997. The award-winning illustrator is the co-founder of the political commix magazine World War 3 Illustrated and has been on its editorial board for over 33 years. He is the author of over two-dozen books. He will have an exhibition opening at the Society of Illustrators/MOCCA to coincide with the book's publication, on display through October 5th.
www.jamesvictore.com — Iconoclastic designer/illustrator James Victore gives answers to "burning questions" in a series of YouTube clips. His sage advice on work, life and bucking the status quo is laced with his trademark honesty and trenchant wit.
www.ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com — Their mission: Keeping you up to date with the latest and greatest fine art, design, products and fashion from all over the world. You'll' find everything here from the sublime to the ridiculous.
newworldexpeditions.com — Illustrator Linda Howard Bittner is partnering with New World Expeditions to lead a Wildlife Art/Photography workshop in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, February 7-17, 2014.
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How illustrators can best work with designers and art directors
Artists' rep Lilla Rogers has turned her passion for making things into an inspiring and informational book to jumpstart the most recalcitrant among us. Directory of Illustration member Rogers has impeccable credentials: An MFA from the Academy of Art University and a stellar illustration career with clients including Levi's, Barneys, Bloomingdale's and Bergdorf's, as well as editorial clients like Vogue and New York Magazine. She wears many hats: teacher, illustrator, lecturer, mentor, crafter, mother, and head of Lilla Rogers Studio, representing over 38 artists internationally. This book, designed in her trademark colorful style, offers activities, play sheets, creative exercises and good practical advice."How to Make Great Art, The Twelve-Step Program" is excerpted from I Just Like to Make Things: Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft by Lilla Rogers (c) 2013 Quarry Books. To order a copy of Rogers's book (128 pages, spiral-bound, published by Quarry Books, $16.98) visit qbookshop.com.
How to Make Great Art
The Twelve-Step Program
When I lecture, people often ask me, "What's the best promotion?" My answer may surprise you: Great work is the best promotion. It's so much easier to get work when your art is great. You have to do less promotion. Every promotional will get more results, too. You have to struggle much less. So the question becomes, "How do you make great work?"
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