DWI-Do It With Illustration
MARCH 2, 2009
DO IT WITH ILLUSTRATION:
Under the Influence with Today's Most Arresting Illustrators
Come and meet six of the brightest illustrators working today.
Hear how they create the images that inform, seduce and enlighten us on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. From cover portraits of President Obama to adjusting to life in the suburbs to packaging for sexual lubricant creams (!) to the pitfalls of job-hunting--get an inside view on how these artists tackle a broad range of topics and their perspectives (illustratively speaking), on politics, work, life and love.
Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration and American Photography will moderate the discussion and Q&A with illustrators: Peter Arkle, Juliette Borda, Christopher Silas Neal, Tim O'Brien, Katherine Streeter and Jillian Tamaki.
And don't miss the pre-show screening of the American Illustration 25th Anniversary Timeline movie at 6:45 PM where 25 illustrators were each asked to illustrate one year in AI's 25 year publishing history. It's a look back at events that shaped our lives and a quarter-century overview of illustration by 25 of the industry's superstars.
Advance tickets, while they last, available by calling 212 223 3332 until 5:00PM on Friday, February 27th. All other information about the event can be found here.
(I see that this event conflicts with the Polonsky thing at the Society, and I just noticed it. It's too bad, but there is something out there for everyone!
I don't think I am one of the most 'arresting' illustrators, but this is a nice slice throught the many layered cake of the world of illustration. There was a little video that was sent out to the participants with music and images for each artist. Everyone had a cool song then it goes to my art...You see my work over the bed of Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative" Not what I would have chosen. Heck, I'd rather have classical stuff, William Shatner's music, Prince? I ribbed them about it.
In any event, I would rather watch this panel than be on it, but that's always the case with me.)