Illustration Next 2013, Nov. 5

OCTOBER 16, 2013
Tuesday Nov. 5, 7PM, at the SVA amphitheater, open to the public.
An update of a lecture I gave in 2010 discussing the work that artists are doing outside the traditional editorial framework. This is in acknowledgement of the changing world we all live in.
I didn't feel I was doing a complete enough job as teacher (I have both sophomore and senior portfolio classes) unless I could represent, to the best of my ability, a picture of the world of illustration as it is, and what it is becoming.
This is not to say that I feel that print is going away. It is changing in its presence and role. Many of the projects seen in Illustration Next have found their way into books, various new publications. Also web-based entities are finding print to be an interesting iteration of work done online. The main thing that has changed is that artists are becoming much more content-providers and producers. Project ideas originate with us much more now. Of course the phone will ring with projects that we are right for. But these are living more and more, side by side with one's own projects, born, raised and sent off into the world (and then sending home a golden coin) by artists.
More than ever the world of illustration is the stuff that dreams are made of. Here, below, are a few of the more than 50 artists who will be featured in our talk.
All colleagues and students very welcome.
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Ellen Weinstein directly addressing the very issue of print vs. pixel, for online magazine, Nautilus.
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John Hendrix contemplates The Cosmopolitan Ape, also for Nautilus, art directed by Len Small.
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Peter Kuper, famous for a generation of World War 3 comics, as well as a long freelance career, also pitches and sells books to publishers around the world. This is his latest, his New York Diary.
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Viktor Koen's amazing montage work became a design idea for snowboards. This one is called "Global Warning".

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Richard Borge's animations are highly accomplished and well known. Here is where his work moved into the commercial world. A clever ad for Rawporter.
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Fernanda Cohen not only does boutique windows, but does them live and in person (and on camera) in Buenos Aires.
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I have been finding interesting online magazines, click-through components for traditional venues and trips into the world of video. Here I draw Cab Calloway for the great Gail Levin's film, "Cab Calloway: Sketches" for American Masters, PBS.