Tag Archives: Saul Steinberg

andre francois: impersonal imperfection

Not to suggest that Andre Francois had more imperfections than the rest of his contemporaries, only that he seemed to enjoy them more. What are imperfections anyway, except departures from the norm? To really appreciate imperfection, one should perhaps examine … Continue reading

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optimism carried to the extreme: visual scandal

by Art Chantry: though now considered obscure, during his lifetime, frenchman raymond savignac was generally thought of by people who studied graphic design (and especially poster design) to be the very best poster artist on earth. hands down, no contest. … Continue reading

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hubris of perfection

by Art Chantry: saul steinberg was such an odd case. he is one of the very few professional cartoonists (aka, “graphic designer”) who managed to make the transition form commercial artist to fully accepted fine artist. his work landed in … Continue reading

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wandering into modernist territory

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) i have this wonderful book called “books for our time” , edited by marshall lee, with written contributions by herbert bayer, merle armitage, john berg, s.a. jacobs, ernst reichl and a forward by george nelson … Continue reading

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fantastic… but lousy advertising clip

those culture jammers…. by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): I really love checking out the early careers of those well known culture jammers. the people whose work is so powerful and so prominent that we take for granted that they’ve always been … Continue reading

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deja vu: it looks vaguely familiar

Handed-down distortions of truth. Its all about challenging the idea of originality and walking delicately over eggshells or hot coals depending on the context. The image seems familiar but the projection, or its juxtaposition or message is not. Where are … Continue reading

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infernal machines & delicious associations

Another article from graphic designer Art Chantry. This time Art shares his insights on Saul Steinberg of The New Yorker magazine¬† fame. The introduction¬† is from an interview dating about fifteen years ago with Art. Chantry:There used to be a … Continue reading

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