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How George Lois, ’60s Ad Man and Art Director, May Be the Real-Life Don Draper

Forget D.B. Cooper—for a real-life equivalent of Mad Men’s Don Draper, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more fitting than legendary art director George Lois. In the ’60s, Lois oversaw dozens of landmark ad campaigns and magazine...Show More Summary

The Bronx Museum of the Arts appoints José A. Ortiz as new Deputy Director

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Bronx Museum of the Arts announced today that José A. Ortiz will become the organization?s new Deputy Director, partnering with Executive Director Holly Block in the management of the Museum?s staff and assisting in the implementation of the Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Museum?s anticipated programmatic, operational, and fiscal growth. Show More Summary

The Musical Duet Made by a Composer and Fungus

Photo by Eduardo Miranda, Plymouth University The Peninsular Arts Contemporary Music Festival, held in the UK, will receive a highly unusual entry this weekend—a duet created by man and fungus. Festival director and musician EduardoShow More Summary

A Profile of George Lois, The Iconic Advertising Art Director Some Consider the Real-Life Don Draper From ‘Mad Men’

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent video piece for Vice, Gianna Toboni meets and profiles George Lois (previously), the iconic advertising art director that some people consider the real-life equivalent of Mad Men character Don Draper. The piece looks at Lois’ career, some of his best-known work, and the controversy that still surrounds it.

The Story Behind the Iconic Wave Cover Art For Joy Division’s 1979 Debut Album, ‘Unknown Pleasures’

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Visualized founder Eric Klotz spoke to Factory Records art director Peter Saville about his role in designing the iconic wave cover for Joy Division’s 1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures. The art, which was co-opted from a Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy radio wave image of pulsar CP 1919, has since become one of the most instantly […]

Advertising Jobs: AY Digital, Gyro, Fuse Interactive

This week, AY Digital is hiring a copywriter, as well as an art director. Meanwhile, Gyro needs an account executive, and Fuse Interactive is on the hunt for a copywriter. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional...Show More Summary

Clark Curator Richard Rand accepts position at J. Paul Getty Museum

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Richard Rand, the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Clark Art Institute, today announced his plans to become the Associate Director for Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Show More Summary

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art appoints Emily Ballew Neff as new Executive Director

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Board of Trustees of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has voted unanimously to name Emily Ballew Neff, Ph.D., as the museum?s Executive Director. Dr. Neff currently serves as the President of the Association of Art Museum Curators...Show More Summary

DC Jobs: Crosscut Strategies, PBS Newshour

This week, Crosscut Strategies is hiring a director, as well as a senior vice president/vice president. Meanwhile, PBS Newshour needs a senior editorial producer, and Washingtonian Magazine is on the hunt for an art director. Get the...Show More Summary

New ‘Alien’ Not Trying to Undo ‘Alien 3? and ‘Resurrection,’ Says Director

Neill Blomkamp debuted his ideas for a new Alien film via concept art that very clearly showed Hicks, the hero from Aliens who is killed in the opening shots of Alien 3. And his first comments on video about the project, released yesterday, seemed very clear. Show More Summary

Exposure: Photographer Ken Hermann

Art Director Gemma Fletcher examines the work of Photographer Ken Hermann, in the fourth installment of a series looking into new talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking into the industry...

Gap Hires New Design Chief

After ousting creative director Rebekka Bay, Gap sort of replaces her. Gap, the iconic American brand that's lost its way, is once again trying to find its creative center of gravity. Today, during new Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck's first earnings...Show More Summary

Concept Art From Blomkamp's Chappie Looks Like A Lost Judge Dredd Tale

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nobody does weird, silly dystopian near futures like District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. And this concept art from his new movie Chappie — which we're premiering exclusively at io9 — makes his world of robots and thugs look like something out of Judge Dredd, or some other 2000 A.D. comic. Read more...

The Art of the Personal Project: Geoff Levy

As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing […]

Neill Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver Reveal Details About Next 'Alien' Film

We recently reported that Chappie director, Neill Blomkamp's persistence is resulting in a new, stand-alone Alien film but the only hints as to what may be heading our way, was through some concept art. Now we have more clues thanks to an exclusive Sky Movies interview with Blomkamp and Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver. Show More Summary

Chores are Scarier than Jaws

5 days agoHumor : Neatorama

Da dum. Da dum. We're going to need bigger washer and dryer! UK Art Director and artist Sam Gilbey was inspired by the iconic Jaws poster and decided to put together something far, far more terrifying: Chores, a poster about doing the laundry.

Director David Dobkin (The Judge, Shanghai Nights) to Helm Martial Arts Drama Badlands

Director David Dobkin will join Smallville and Shanghai Noon alums, Al Gough and Miles Millar, on the upcoming martial arts adventure drama, Badlands.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces $64 million vision campaign

last weekArts : Artdaily

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, announced the launch of the Vision Campaign today--the museum's capital campaign to raise $64 million--and has already raised $60 million in private donations toward the goal to date. Show More Summary

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse discuss clay inspiration and utilization, how the game differs from Canvas Curse

Coming from a GameSpot interview with supervisor Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, director Kazushige Masuda, art director Teruhiko Suzuki and Hal Laboratory's Shinya Kumazaki... "We weren't really thinking about Kirby being made out of clay in his own worldview, but rather, we're just using clay to express his softness and his ability to transform. Show More Summary

Gift of $10 million to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago by Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund

last weekArts : Artdaily

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, today announced the extraordinary gift of $10 million from Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund to create the Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art. ?Ken has been a consistent and generous supporter of the arts in our community,? said Madeleine Grynsztejn. Show More Summary

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