Friday, December 2, 2011

István Orosz Exhibition in New York

István Orosz (1951), one of the most prolific and best known printmakers, graphic artists and animated filmmakers of Central Europe has been creating his trademark art often employing forced perspectives, anamorphoses, illusions and impossible objects since the 1970s. Initially best known for his prints (including film and exhibition posters), his resumé has expanded to include unique trompe l’oeil graphics and some of the most inspired animated films to come out of Hungary (or Europe, for that matter).

He has had individual shows in Chicago (I Space Gallery), The Hague (Escher Museum) and over a dozen other major cities and art centers. Prizes awarded to István Orosz include the Gold Medal at the Biennial of Graphic Design (Brno), the Creative Distinction Award of the European Design Annual (Dublin), the Gold medal at the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Illustrators (NewYork) and the Main Prize of the KAFF Animated Film Festival (Kecskemét).

Join us to celebrate István Orosz’ first solo exhibition in New York, featuring posters, graphic art and animated shorts on multiple screens.

The opening will be followed by a reception with the artist.

December 14, 7pm
Hungarian Cultural Center
447 Broadway {between Canal and Grand}, 5th Floor

Friday, October 21, 2011

AD Sarah Munt Honored by Parsons

My partner Sarah Munt’s work for 3x3 Magazine and Creative Quarterly is being honored this weekend at Parsons The New School for Design’s first annual juried alumni exhibit. Other distinguished alumni represented include illustrators Peter de Seve, Robert Neubecker, photogapher Ryan McGinley, fashion designer Yeohlee Teng and game designer Wade Tinney. The exhibition features more than 40 works in a range of media by alumni representing more than fifty years of Parsons history—from the graduating class of 1960 through 2011.

Sarah's work is represented by her designs for Creative Quarterly magazines and the 3x3 Illustrator Annual No 7. A graduate of Parsons in their graphic design program, Sarah has racked up a number of awards for her work for our publications including HOW Magazine, Applied Arts, Communication Arts and Belvedere and featured in The Best of Cover Design: Books, Magazines, Catalogs and More, 2011. The exhibit opening is Saturday, October 22 in the Aronson Gallery, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Winners Announced on CQ 25

We’re pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of CQ 25. See the complete list. Thanks to all who entered!
And if you’d like to compete in CQ, we’ve just opened a Call for Entries for CQ 26

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Winners Announced on CQ 24

We’re pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of CQ24. Click to see the complete list. Thanks to all who entered!
And if you’d like to compete in CQ, we’ve just opened a Call for Entries for CQ25.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wimbledon Like You've Never Seen Before

WIM•BLE•DON from BRYANKU on Vimeo.
Student designer Bryan Ku dramatizes a Wimbledon match between tennis greats Federer and Nadal.
Found via Quipsologies

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Technical Evolution

Found via

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cosby Sweater Project

A catalog of sweaters worn on The Cosby Show. Also, includes a painted pattern swatch.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Photographing Funny

Art director's sketches
Final layout
Photographer/blogger Andrew Hetherington shares a recent photo shoot for Wired’s humor issue. Great to see the art director’s sketches, how Andrew worked with the subject and the messiness of cream pies.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Inspiration for Young Artists

How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) is a great inspiration to all young creatives. Austin Kleon, based in Austin TX, based this post on a recent talk he gave to a college.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Creative Resumé

QR CODE - Content-rich Resume from Victor petit on Vimeo.

French design student Victor Petit, looking for an internship, created this amazing resumé. He placed a QR code on the back of his resumé over a photo of himself, and the QR code links to a video of his mouth talking. Really creative and a great use of QR codes.
Found via Brand Flakes for Breakfast

Monday, March 28, 2011

CQ23 Winners Announced

Check out the winners in CQ23. Congratulations to all who participated. Winning entries will be included in Issue 23, coming out this Summer.
And if you want a chance to be included in our magazine, Call for Entries 24 has opened. This show is open to professionals and students in photography, graphic design, fine art and illustration. Enter now!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cure for the Common Font

Now that there are a plethora of font choices for website, odds are you’re really excited and maybe a little confused. Type gurus Frank Chimero, Tiffany Wardle, Stephen Coles and Jason Santa Maria met up at SXSW and took a gander at the new world of web typography in this slide show presentation.
Found via Swiss Miss

Friday, March 11, 2011

Animation: Puberty in 1 Minute

One Minute Puberty from bitteschö on Vimeo.

Created by recent graduate Alexander Gellner. This project took 7 weeks to complete and his school, HTW Berlin, doesn't even have an animation department. 
Found via Cartoon Brew

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras from the Magnum Archive

New Orleans—A Mardi Gras mask seen through a bus window, 1977.
©Bruce Gilden / Magnum Photos 
A look at Mardi Gras though the years from Magnum. Some images NSFW.
Found via Slate

Organizing the Bookcase

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Google Art Project

Comtesse d'Haussonville by Ingres, Frick Collection, New York
The Google Art Project is a collaboration with some of the world’s art museums to enable people to view more than a thousand artworks online in amazing detail. Also included are provenance, audio commentary about the pieces and the ability to share the page. Not only that, but you can also walk the halls of the museums, à la Google Street View.
Some of the museums participating are: Alte Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC; The Frick Collection, NYC; Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; MoMA, NYC; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid; Museum Kampa, Prague; National Gallery, London; Palace of Versailles; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Tate Britain, London; Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Artist Project NY 2011

The Artist Project is coming to New York from March 17–20. More than 150 independent and unrepresented artists will be on view. Mediums range from painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture. The first day is open to art and design professionals, the remaining days is open to the general public. For more information including ticket information, visit

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Creative Quarterly Honored by HOW International Design Awards

CQ Issues 17, 18, 19

Creative Quarterly has been included in HOW’s International Design Awards 2011. We’re pleased for this accolade and wish to thank everyone who has participated in CQ, especially Bradley Phillips (Issue 17 Cover), Peter Galante (Issue 18 Cover) and Vlad Alvarez (Issue 19 Cover).
HOW International Design Awards
In addition our sister publications 3x3 Magazine, 3x3 Illustration Annual and 3x3 Directory were also honored as well. There were only 272 winners this year. This year’s judges included Clinti Runge, co-founder and creative director of Archrival whose clients include Red Bull, State Farm, Foursquare and Pabst Brewing; Richard Westendorf, executive creative director of Landor Associates who works on Kraft Foods, KFC, Wrigley and Procter & Gamble and Michael Osborne, president and creative director of Michael Osborne Design that works on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Smithsonian.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Belvedere Gives Creative Quarterly Top Art Magazine Award

The Belvedere Visual Magazine + Art Book Festival named Creative Quarterly Magazine as one of the top international art publications.

Held in Rome, the Festival included magazine showcases and workshops. This is the second annual gathering and the results of the event are published in a hardbound book which presents the covers and sample spreads from all 120 winners. The book is being distributed by A.I.E. Agenzia Italiana di Esportazione.

Our sister publication, 3x3 Magazine, was also selected.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Schadenfreude Dog

Schadenfreude Dog
Originally uploaded by fatheed
Just seeing this makes my trigger finger itchy. That's the Duck Hunt dog. See more of Aled Lewis' "Video Games Vs Real Life" where all your favorite 8-bit characters live again. Awesome series.
Found via Quipsologies

Long Live the Doodle

I distinctly remember my college history professor walking around the classroom as he lectured and coming up behind me as I was avidly scribbling in my notebook. However, he was a little perturbed by the large amount of doodles versus the scant amount of notes on the page. But don't underestimate the importance of doodling: Sunni Brown writes about The Miseducation of the Doodle and why doodles aren't such a bad thing and in fact can help you out.
Found via A List Apart

Friday, January 21, 2011

Victorian Infographics

BibliOdyssey, A blog of some lovely Victorian illustrations/infographics. Found via BoingBoing. Photo: Peacay

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Limousines Video by Mathieu Wothke

THE LIMOUSINES from Mathieu Wothke on Vimeo.

Cool video utilizing PhotoShop, the Mac OS-system and other software.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CQ/3x3 Office Featured in Lifework

This week's Herman Miller Lifework Blog features our live/work space in Brooklyn where we produce Creative Quarterly and 3x3.

“Should I Work for Free?” by Jessica Hische

Should I  Work for Free by Jessica Hische
Flowchart by Jessica Hische helps you decide whether to take that non-paying job or not.
Found via Quipsologies