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Illustrator Profile - Lauren Simkin Berke: "Create space for the unexpected"

By Robert Newman   Thursday May 25, 2017

Lauren Simkin Berke is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and zine creator. In addition to regular editorial illustration, Berke's artwork has graced book covers, and appeared in gallery exhibits, and is available on a wide variety of merchandise via the Etsy and Brooklyn Collective. Berke has also been an active comic artist and writer. Most of Berke's illustrations are created pen, ink and ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - David Cowles: "I've always preferred drawing people instead of objects"

By Robert Newman   Monday May 15, 2017

David Cowles is a Rochester, New York-based illustrator, master caricaturist, animator, and teacher. His distinctive, colorful, graphic portraits have graced the pages of countless consumer magazines and newspapers. A former newspaper art director, Cowles brings a consistently smart graphic and editorial focus to his work, whether it's his many caricatures or more conceptual illustrations. In addition to his print work, Cowles has created ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Luci Gutierrez: "Don't be afraid of failure. It's part of the creative process"

By Robert Newman   Thursday April 27, 2017

Luci Gutierrez is a Barcelona-based illustrator. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and most recently on the cover of The New Yorker (the March 27, 2017 issue). She cites 60s illustrators and Polish posters as influences, and it shows in her bold, graphic work that is simple in execution but rich with meaning. Gutierrez created a book about learning English, called ...   Read the full Story >>

Photographer Profile - Petra Barth: "I hope to create an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday April 25, 2017

Petra Barth came late to photography. But she is making up for lost time. Barth, who was born in Germany and studied fashion design in Milan, worked in the fashion industry before moving to the United States 13 years ago and enrolling in photography courses at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Now her series "The Backpackers," a collection ...   Read the full Story >>

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