An illustrated history of animals in rock ‘n’ roll, from Rocky Raccoon to Hungry Like a Wolf to Bat Out of Hell.
Source: FastCo Design
The Nation (New York, NY, USA)
Creative director: Robert Best
My latest Folio: magazine cover critique looks at the cover of Rangefinder, a wedding and portrait photography magazine. It’s a very nice cover marred by an unsophisticated logo, which "looks like something out of an outdoors magazine circa 1975."
Truman Capote and Andy Warhol on the cover of High Times magazine, 1978
Essential visual history! Great cover archive of lesbian and gay 1950s-60s One magazine, “The Homosexual World’s Best-Selling Magazine.” Pictured: March 1964 cover.
October 17, 1968: Olympic Protestors Stripped of Their Medals
On this day in 1968, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos were forced to return their track and field awards. During the medal ceremony the previous day, both American athletes raised their fists in a black–power salute.
International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage criticized the athletes’ stance, claiming that it renounced “the basic principles of the Olympic games.”
Watch Tavis Smiley’s 2011 interview with John Carlos, in which they discuss why politics has an undeniable place in the Olympic Games.
Photo: Universal Images Group/Getty Images
Happy Birthday, Wyclef Jean
"yes, sir, Octavus Roy Cohen can turn out one of those slick Manhattan mysteries as well as the next man. SOUND OF REVELRY should be good for what ails you, if you crave a flashy metropolitan setting, a puzzle with that timely angle and two young twerps in love and danger…."
— New York Herald Tribune
I’ll be hosting a panel of judges from this year’s American Illustration and American Photography books as part of The Big Talk, November 5, 1-5pm at the SVA Theatre on W. 23rd Street in NYC. Our panel will include Chris Dixon, creative director, Vanity Fair; Karen Frank, photo director, ESPN the Magazine; Marti Golon, art director, Reader’s Digest; Cory Jacobs, curator, Gallery at Hermes; and Len Small, art director, Nautilus. There’s lots more visual goodness packed into those four hours, including a joint interview between photographer Dan Winters and illustrator Sam Weber, and the presentation of the Latin American Fotografia and Ilustracion winners. Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested, because the place will fill up fast. Don’t miss this essential afternoon of visual treats and smartness. More info on The Big Talk here.
Pictured: The cover of American Photography 30, photograph by David Butow.