Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The History of Graphic Design: 1890-1959

Rom Amazon.


History is a complex business. Fortunes boom and bust, empires wax and wane, and change whether social, political, or technological has its winners, its losers, its advocates, and its enemies. 


Through all the turbulent passage of time, graphic design with its vivid, neat synthesis of image and idea has distilled the spirit of each age.

Friday, September 22, 2023

"History of Press Graphics, 1819-1921"

From Amazon.


In today’s world of instant snapshots, 24-hour news, and round-the-clock connectivity, an illustrated press where the images are as important as the text has become an increasingly rare art form. 

This far-reaching compendium celebrates the golden age of graphic journalism as a distinct and unique genre and a laboratory for developing avant-garde aesthetics.

Spanning from 1819 to 1921, the collection covers a broad range of news graphics and political and satirical cartoons. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

David Horsey on the dying breed of editorial cartoonists

From The Seattle Times.


Political cartoonists took up their pens to offend the powerful and defend the downtrodden as soon as the first publishers began hand-cranking newspapers through their printing presses in the 18th century. 

Benjamin Franklin created his own political art to fire up the American Revolution. So did Paul Revere.

Monday, September 18, 2023

The Ottawa International Animation Festival

From the Festival's website.


The Ottawa International Animation Festival will take place September 20 – 24, 2023.


Sunday, September 17, 2023

Metroland newspaper group faces bankruptcy

From The Globe and Mail.


Toronto Star publisher Nordstar Capital LP plans to put its regional newspaper business into bankruptcy last Friday, a move that will see more than 70 weekly papers converted into digital-only platforms and 605 jobs eliminated.

Friday, September 15, 2023

BBC Scotland removes cartoons of politicians from social media

From BBC News.

Caricature of Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater

The assault on ‘nasty’ cartoonists and the censorship of their work continues unabated. The latest bowing to political pressure and culling of satirical commentary comes from BBC Scotland.

Winners of the European Cartoon Award 2023

 


Ben Jennings is the winner of the European Cartoon Award 2023, with a cartoon published by The Economist.