Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Fall and Rise of Illustration

Excellent interview by Steven Heller with Charles Hively, founder of 3x3, the only magazine in the United States devoted entirely to contemporary illustration. "From its premiere in December 2003, 3x3 has maintained the highest production standards in keeping with Hively’s mission to promote this venerable genre."

A must read for both illustrators and designers. Don't forget to have a look at 3x3 magazine afterwards, too.

Can Artists Be Modest?

Entertaining and thought-provoking article by Eric Gibson on the history and usefulness of the artistic ego.

Rembrandt the Rebel

"This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt. On the eve of a major exhibition in Amsterdam, Robert Hughes discusses the enduring genius of an artist who broke the rules, defied convention - and brought the everyday to vivid life." Read on here.
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