Stanley Kubrick is best known for his directing credits — Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, etc. — but it was his early ability with the camera that originally propelled him into the art of capturing images. His talent was immense even at 17. In 1945, he sold a photograph of a sad news vendor reacting to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Look magazine for $25, and a couple months later became the youngest photographer ever hired by the magazine. Kubrick’s career as a photojournalist gives us another look into the man who directed some of the greatest movies ever put onto film. A keen eye for light and shadow drape his subjects under a veil that is strictly characteristic of Kubrick and his control over the camera [Read more...]
Born in 1919, Swiss designer Max Huber took to graphic design early in life, studying under such notables as Walter Roshardt and Alfred Willimann when he was just 17. He received his first job in Milan when he was 21, getting the attention of his future boss, Antonio Boggeri with his precicely hand-drawn calling card. Working frequently as a freelance designer, Huber enjoyed experimentation and would often do so even on client work. Much of his work combined un-framed photographic elements with exploritory typographical details, using bold linear splashes of color to give his images a sense of speed.
“He was a splendid mix; he had irrepressible natural talent and a faultless drawing hand; he possessed the lively candour of the eternal child; he was a true product of the Swiss School; he loved innovatory research; he boasted a lively curiosity, being quick to latch on – not without irony – to the most unpredictable ideas, and he worked with the serious precision of the first-rate professional.”
- Giampiero Bosoni
Kicking butt right out of the late 1940′s, these classic adventure comics had girl power down before it was a catch phrase. Illustrated by the late Alex Schomburg, each issue featured action-packed adventures, starring such characters as Princess Pantha and Judy of the Jungle. Famed comic artist Stan Lee called Schomburg the Norman Rockwell of comic book art and admired his “cartoony” style saying “One could never be sure if Alex was an illustrator who approached his work like a cartoonist, or a cartoonist who chose to render his artwork like an illustrator.”