El Lissitzky – Poster for the Russian Exhibition in Zurich, 1929, and the original photomontage prep work.
Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (1890 – 1941), better known as El Lissitzky was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer, and architect. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus, Constructivist, and De Stijl movements and experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th century graphic design. Read more…
This inspiring image combines several of Lissitzky’s aforementioned skills, but best of all I really like the androgynous male/female illustration looking out of the frame – future gazing – in a way that typifies much of Constructivist Photomontage.
Ed Ruscha “Standard Station” 1966
Richard Phillips ‘Scout’ 1999, Oil on Linen. More hyper-realism from Richard Philips, this image was used – or at least the top half was – as Artwork for UK dance act Dirty Vegas’s single release “Ghosts” (Credence/Parlophone 2002).
“Transfixed” Richard Phillips, Oil on Linen 1996. I’m a fan of Richard Phillips work, having used the book “Richard Phillips, Kunsterverein in Hamburg” (Hatje Canz, 2002) extensively as a reference for my own Airbrush Work.
Fantasy Illustrations from 1506, these are alternate covers for “Le Grand Testament – Villon” probably printed in Paris over 500 years ago.
Images Taken from “Waking Dream: Fantasy and the Surreal in Graphic Art”, 1450-1900 by Edward Lucie-Smith (1975)
“Colors on a grid, Screenprint” 1976.
Ellsworth Kelly (b. Newburgh, New York, May 31, 1923) is an American painter and sculptor associated with Hard-edge painting, Color field painting and the minimalist school. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques that emphasize the simplicity of form. Read More