I’ve enjoyed Tomi Ungerer‘s illustrations since I was little. I remember having Fog Island in the little reading center at St. Catherine’s Academy. It seemed like a mistake: the illustrations were so dark and the story so ominous to me as a young girl, I felt like I was getting away with reading something that shouldn’t have been available to me.
As an adult, I’ve come to love and admire Ungerer not just for his children’s books (of which there are many, and unfortunately many out of print), but for his art in general and his extraordinary life. Growing up in Hitler’s Germany, immigrating to New York, and becoming friends with Maurice Sendak (they shared an editor) are only some of the fascinating things to learn about this tremendous artist and thinker. His political posters and erotic posters have been banned and remain as powerful today as they did in the 50s and 60s. I gift his books to friends as often as possible.
Listen to his interview with Terri Gross for Fresh Air, and watch Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, the documentary about him.
Pictured above: Three Robbers
Pictured below: Moon Man
Ergaz is an artist based in Instanbul, and these dystoptian illustrations are simply wonderful. Most works depict the collision of human life with technological or supernatural elements.
Loving the digital-era self-help simplicity of Siemer’s Human Error series.
Love his work, a 19 year old from the UK. Go browse all of it. Shitty Watercolour.
Miles Donovan‘s “Ulysses” exhibit is a wonderful series of collages that depict images from the missing Ulysses space probe. So, space tourists. Enjoy!
Looking to immortalize your home, vacation rental, antique credenza or favorite old car? Commission Danielle Krysa to draw it for you. Love it. Thanks to Apt. Therapy for the tip.
“The more limited the means are, the stronger the expression will be.” –Pierre Soulages
Seen via Creative Review: Branding studio Faust has created an immersive, tactile experience for children at Nick Cave’s exhibit in Denver. The Sojourn exhibition features a floor-to-ceiling felt wall and felt silhouette mannequins that kids can embellish and re-embellish with colorful cut-outs, as well as kids punching bags and a super-sized projection of Cave’s film Drive-By. See more here. If you’re in Denver, go here for info on the exhibition.