Norman Rockwell Museum was fortunate this year to acquire, by generous donation, a comprehensive and significant collection of more than 500 original artworks by master printmaker, illustrator, painter, and collagist, Bascove. Inspired by the written word throughout her life, she has been a preeminent designer of book jackets that have engaged readers with the writings
Illustration History website On August 15, Norman Rockwell Museum will debut a new, comprehensive, online resource dedicated to the art of illustration. Join us at the Museum this Saturday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate with a launch party and reception. We will provide demonstrations of this evolving digital resource, designed to provide greater
Anthropomorphism in Children’s Picture Books By Jia Liu If we stop by the children’s picture book area in a book store, we find that more than half of the books are stories related to animals who are wearing human’s clothes, acting and talking like people; they are so normal to us, and children love them,
THE BEAUTY ON THE UGLY THE KISS JOEL-PETER WITKIN by Ricardo Nunez The Kiss is a photo made by Joe Peter Witkin (September 1939) taken in New Mexico in 1982. At that time, the United States was recovering from the Vietnam Syndrome,* in which the nation’s people experienced defeat in war for the first
Fashion Illustration: The Evolution of Style By Jackie Zhu Fashion illustration has always engaged audiences, originally serving a promotional role for fashion magazines, clothing designers, and department stores which sold their wares. This style of illustration is usually exaggerated to express and elevate the elegance and glamour of luxury life, but not too far from
Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day By Melissa Crowton The modern picture book has come a long way. Not only has the medium and the format been explored, but the content has evolved to reflect the changing social consciousness. Ezra Jack Keats’s picture book, A Snowy Day came onto the scene at a time when
“PLASTIC HARMONY” By Meltem Sahin The exposure to the explosions of colors shapes and words yet filled with immense negative space, ones’ mind overwhelm with “À Toute Épreuve”. Roughly meaning foolproof, “À Toute Épreuve” is an illustrated poem book, created through the exchange and collaboration of two life-long friends French poet Paul Eluard and Catalan
By Ashley Yazdani In 1919, just after the First World War, a small group of Americans gathered to establish the first oﬃcial Children’s Book Week, and to help communicate their cause they commissioned a poster from renowned illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith. This first poster, featuring a pair of children helping themselves to a bounty of
By Elisabeth Pulido, grad student MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice, Critical Seminar Final Paper View the final paper here... View the presentation here...
By Fengchu Mu, grad student MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice, Critical Seminar Final Paper View his paper here... View his proposed exhibition images here...