May 17, 2013
“Most photographers maintain a crappy old blog where they post some “personal” pictures and talk about their creative slump. And then there’s Emily Nathan, who travels around the world to exotic locales, often with a team of producers, make-up artists, and models. She has a lot of talented friends who do the same. So why not make a really cool blog that makes you wish you were her, and use it as a subtle marketing piece of your enormous talent, which will continue to make you wish you were her?” That’s a quote from photography resource site Photo Shelter, who included Emily’s online magazine Tiny Atlas in a recent article titled “16 Things Hipsters Did To Improve The Internet.”
April 3, 2013
David Eustace comes to New York City this weekend to exhibit his Highland Heart photo series. In the series, David captures the majestic landscapes of his homeland of Scotland.
March 14, 2013
Starting today, Erwin Olaf will exhibit his “Berlin” and Keyhole” series at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York City. Founded in 2005, Hasted Kraeutler is located in the Chelsea arts district at 537 West 24th Street. An opening reception will be held today Thursday, March 14th from 6 to 8 p.m.
March 6, 2013
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” This quote from Confucius opens up Brian Doben‘s new book ATWORK where he captures people doing what they love.
November 14, 2012
Photographer Stephen Wilkes and his work were recently the subject of CBS Sunday Morning. Host Martha Teichner chatted with Stephen specifically about his “Day to Night” series. The photo collection provides a definitive view of various places around New York City including Central Park, Times Square, and Park Avenue. For each location, Stephen would set up his camera “for a minimum of ten hours, from the same perspective, capturing a fluid visual narrative of day into night within a single frame.”
Watch the interview with Stephen, now streaming on the CBS Sunday Morning website.
November 13, 2012
Designer and typographer Craig Ward has published his first book, Popular Lies About Graphic Design. Craig draws on over 10 years of design experience to write this book that “aims to debunk the various misconceptions, half truths and, in some cases, outright lies which permeate the industry of design.” Popular Lies also features contributions from the likes of Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Christoph Niemann and Ian Wright.
So far, the book has been written up by prominent art and design blogs such as It’s Nice That and Design Taxi. An interview with Craig appears in the December issue of Digital Arts. Popular Lies About Graphic Design is out on December 1 via Actar. American readers can pre-order here from Amazon.
Click to View Excerpts from the Book
October 22, 2012
Todd Selby gave us a sneak peek at his new book, Edible Selby, over the weekend. We had a lovely selection of snacks and enjoyed a lively presentation by Todd himself at agency Mother‘s NY office. Mother is also the mastermind behind the book’s design, so it was appropriate that the Edible Selby launch kicked off at their offices. Todd also personally signed copies of the book, which was an extra special treat.
In the book, Todd focuses his lens on the kitchen, showcasing 40 international food figures and their gardens, homes, and restaurants. Each profile is accompanied by a watercolor illustration and handwritten questionnaire. Also included are some super cute magnets for your fridge.
You can see Todd and get your signed copy of Edible Selby while he’s on his west coast book tour. Dates and tickets are listed below.
August 14, 2012
Steven Heller of Imprint interviews Olaf Hajek about his new monograph “Black Antoinette.”
How long have you been painting?
I studied graphic design but started to become an illustrator nearly 18 years ago. I was always painting and never worked digitally, so the work with galleries somehow came natural over the years.
Read more of Steven Heller’s interview with Olaf Hajek
August 10, 2012
Jason Madara debuts a new portfolio of photographs based on California’s top lawyers. “The Lawmen” portraits are from a fifteen-day commercial shoot Madara completed at Hanson-Bridgett law firm in Northern California. At first glance the photographs appear to be classic corporate portraits. The lawyers are all wearing suits and sitting at a nondescript table. However, with Madara’s choices in how the portraits were composed—cropping frames in close, showing the lawyers’ hands, capturing a few in portrait—the images take on new life.
See more of Jason Madara’s lawmen photographs
June 12, 2012
B&A presents the recently released Journal Volume 2. Stephen Rutterford of Brooklyn Brothers beautifully designed the journal once again with the help of designer Annie Chiu. The great graphic cover is by Stockton Johnson. Look for it in the mail soon.
See more preview images of the Journal Volume 2
May 29, 2012
Stephen Wilkes photographs the new brand campaign for Northrop Grumman. The global company specializes in aerospace and defense technology. Wilkes collaborated with McGarry Bowen’s Art Director Jules Evenson and Art Buyers Jamie Appelbaum and Ali Asplund to give the photographs a documentary-style look and feel. The images are meant to convey Northrop Grumman as responsible people doing important work and how performance is more than just speed or strength to them. Wilkes used scale and unexpected camera angles to create drama and interest. The black and white coloration elevates the subjects and creates a visual unity across all sectors of the company.
Read about two recent awards Stephen Wilkes won as well
April 5, 2012
Diver & Aguilar capture consumer excess for their new project “The Consumption Project: The Paradigm of Excess” for Moda Magazine. The photography duo collaborated with Filippo La Bruna on a series of installations that represent “the unbridled materialistic greed of our society.” The goal of the project is to inspire people to reevaluate what is essential in life.
Read more about The Consumption Project
March 30, 2012
Elena Dorfman photographs the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of Johns Hopkins University Magazine (JHU). This is the magazine’s first issue after a recent redesign. Dorfman photographed Lorin Stein, a Johns Hopkins graduate, who is now the fourth editor of the Paris Review. Stein makes the case to the JHU that literary magazines still matter. Dorfman photographed Stein and his staff at their offices in New York City. She says they were “enthusiastic and fun,” during the shoot.
Read about Elena Dorfman’s new Jumpers project
January 20, 2012
The Selby visits the Berlin apartment of fellow B&A artist Olaf Hajek. The illustrator currently divides his time between the apartment in the Mitte borough of Berlin and London and New York. The Selby photographed details in the apartment including a wall covered in chalkboard paint, statues and artifacts from Hajek’s travels, and framed artwork including a collection of twenty-three frames with sayings that include the word “Run” in them. Hajek also answered one of The Selby’s famous hand-written Q&As. He drew a map of his favorite spots in Mitte, illustrated his own version of the German flag, and offered up his favorite things about South Africa, Berlin, and New York City. Hajek comments he has long been a fan of The Selby’s blog and was thrilled to be included on it. He adds, “I love the way how he shows people in their homes and the way he portraits them.”
See more of The Selby’s photographs of Olaf Hajek’s apartment
November 17, 2011
Hot off a NYC press the first B&A Journal ships today. The newspaper style journal presents iconic images from our artists and photographers. B&A teamed up with the Brooklyn Brothers on the project. Stephen Rutterford, Creative Director at Brooklyn Brothers comments, “As an Art Director I think it will be refreshing to receive something tactile and non digital for a change.”
Please visit the Journal online.
Click here to see a selection of images from the journal