Monday, October 30, 2017

Milton Glaser at Cooper Union:
The Design of Dissent














Milton Glaser, the renowned artist and designer, returns to his alma mater for a free, public discussion on “The Design of Dissent.” Following the conversation with designer Steven Heller, there will be a book signing of the 2017 updated version of Glaser’s The Design of Dissent (co-authored with Mirko Ilic), newly subtitled, Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts and the Resistance.

Milton Glaser cofounded the revolutionary Push Pin Studios, founded New York magazine with Clay Felker, established Milton Glaser, Inc., and teamed with Walter Bernard to form the publication design firm WBMG. He also designed the famous I♥NY campaign. Glaser’s artwork has been featured in exhibits worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is also a part of several permanent collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2009.

For 33 years Steven Heller was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President for New Programs and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve a space here. Please note first come, first seated; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

The Design of Dissent
Monday, November 13, 2017
7:30-9:00pm

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

Friday, July 14, 2017

100 Best Winners to be hung in a NYC gallery

All quarterly show winners are automatically finalists for our year-end 100 Best selection. And this year, for the first time, we’ll be honoring the winners with an exhibit in a gallery here in New York City. And this year the 100 Best Annual will go on newsstands around the globe to further expose their work to the world at large.

You can’t get on the wall without entering our shows, so gather up your work and upload your entries in our CQ49 show. The deadline is July 28th.

And checkout our new entry fee structure which allows you even more opportunities to win.

CQ49 Call for Entries
DL: July 28, 2017

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Books from Lloyd Ziff

We just received a press release about photographer Lloyd Ziff's new boxed-set of books on Los Angeles and New York that are being published this month:

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 is a remarkable collection of compelling images of life in two of America’s most exciting cities, as seen through the eye of photographer Lloyd Ziff.

This two volume collection encompasses more than 40 years of black/white and color photography. As both cities change before Ziff’s inquiring camera lens, his unique vision emerge, amused and ironic, finding beauty and surprise in daily urban life.

Since 2000, Lloyd Ziff has made photography the sole focus of his career. He has had one man shows in New York City at Danziger Gallery and Robin Rice Gallery, and Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles. His book of photographs, Near North, Photographs of Alaska and The Yukon, was published in 2010, and his photographs have been included in Patti Smith's autobiography, Just Kids , and the anthologies American Photography, Graphis Photography, and The Spirit of Family, by Al and Tipper Gore.

Ziff's photographs have been published in many of the world's most prestigious magazines including Blind Spot, The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Kid's Wear (Germany), The Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Wired.

Before he became known as a photographer, Ziff was an award-winning art director/design director of magazines, including Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveler, New West, and Rolling Stone. Ziff taught magazine design, photography, and illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena, California, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and for 13 years at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 1999, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, his alma mater (1967).

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: KMW Studio
ISBN-13: 978-0990790846
ISBN-13: 978-0990790853
List Price: $50 each

Monday, March 28, 2016

ICON9 The Bi-Annual Conference for Illustrators

















ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration. A jam-packed four day program brings you:

Scheduled Speakers
The ICON9 presenters include over 50 illustrators, artists and creative professionals to inform, entertain and enlighten you.

Speakers include: Selina Alko, Lilli Carré, Gemma Correll, Eleanor Davis, Henrik Drescher, Camille Rose Garcia, Anita Kunz, Roman Muradov, Moonbot Studios Virtual Tour, Melinda Beck, Kayla E (Nat Brut)., Jessica Hische, Shelly Jackson, Geoff Peveto, Svein Størksen (Magikon Forlag), Paul Windle, Alexandra Zsigmond-New York Times, Sean Qualls, Julia Rothman, Martha Rich, DJ Stout-Pentagram, Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tobin On Orphan Works, Sam Weber, Calvin Wong, Kyle Webster, Ping Zhu and more to be announced.

An Education Symposium 
This two-day Main Stage event features a presentation of papers by a global selection of noted educators culminating in a round-table discussion on traditional and online learning.

Workshops 
Over 24 workshops engage attendees through lectures, studio tours and hands-on activities which run both Wednesday and Thursday. Workshop presenters include Lille Carre, Jessica Hische, Kyle Webster, Paul Windle and Julia Rothman. Registration for workshops begins in early March.

A Roadshow 
This pop-up event and marketplace showcases the work and wares of over 60 exhibiting illustrators and artisans.

Mark Heflin, ICON Director says, “We’ve opened up our final block of tickets at the regular conference price. We do however, have a few discount opportunities for groups of six, and a couple “Two-For-One” discount tickets still available for added savings.” Order your tickets now.

Never been to ICON? Take a look at these two videos. And photos from past conferences.


ICON9 The Illustration Conference
July 6-9, 2016
Austin, Texas
Austin Hilton Hotel
www.theillustrationconference.org

Poster illustration by Eleanor Davis

Friday, September 25, 2015

Designers & Books Fair 2015 - FIT NYC

Designers & Books Fair 2015™ is a must for anyone who is interested in design and loves books.
The Fair focuses on all aspects of design — architecture, experience design, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, and urban design — and will feature:
Books on sale from more than 70 different European, Asian, and American publishers and booksellers, including antiquarian dealers. Book giveaways from many publishers, too.
Programs featuring many esteemed speakers including Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Irma Boom, Juliet Kinchin, Peter Bohlin, Philip Pearlman, and Gary Hustwit.
The launch of a new book signing program including “Experiences with Authors,™” where you can win exclusive invitations to special behind-the-scenes activities with your favorite authors — including André Leon Talley, Louise Fili, Julie Iovine, Chip Kidd, and Fern Mallis.


Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Exhibition: John E Reeves Great Hall, Friday-Sunday
Programs: Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Saturday-Sunday

Details: designbookfair.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CQ41: Winners Announced

Our judges have completed their work and we're ready to announce the winners for Creative Quarterly 41. Winning entries will be featured in Issue 41 coming out this Spring as well as online.

Judging is always tough, we're looking for the best of the best and this show was no exception. We think you'll agree there are many fine examples of art and design and with our runner-ups as well.

Issue 41 is available for pre-order. It will be shipped in Spring 2016.

View list of winners and runners-up

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CQ40 Winners Announced

Our judges have completed their work and we're ready to announce the winners for Creative Quarterly 40. Winning entries will be featured in Issue 40 coming out this Fall as well as online.

Judging is always tough, we're looking for the best of the best and this show was no exception. We think you'll agree there are many fine examples of art and design and with our runner-ups as well.

View list of winners and runners-up