Ryan Obermeyer is a graphic artist who uses both painting and digital imagery to create eerily succulent scenes and portraits. This image, Heartplant, was created for the band Rasputina, for whom Ryan has also done a series of portraits. After the jump is Darkhenge which will soon be the cover of a new book.
Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
How did some album art become so iconic that it's inseparable from the music? Mention Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, for example, and it usually conjures images of the iconic triangle prism on the cover. (Click below images for detail...
Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street
A decade's worth of drawings, paintings and photos in a hardcover from the singer/songwriter and visual artist
by Nara Shin
Devendra Banhart's story as a visual artist-turned-musician has been retold many a time in interviews. In his new book "I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street," the Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter with eight albums under his belt pieces together his...
A look at the Italian artist's experimental book-objects for children and adults over the past 70 years
by Nara Shin
20th century Italian artist Bruno Munari (1907-1998) left his legacy in many different forms—from sculptures, paintings, design furniture and objects, films, photographs to even poetry—but it was his experiments in book-objects for children and...
Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
The creative art and design discovery hub's print selection of stunning works
by David Graver
Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one's work, it's a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only...
"Outside The Lines" Coloring Book
Over 100 works of art by over 100 contemporary artists, for creatives of all ages
by Graham Hiemstra
The best creative tools have the power to appeal to all ages. Case in point: "Outside the Lines," a coloring book curated by Souris Hong-Porretta, featuring over 100 works of art by an equal number of contemporary artists, designers, illustrators...
by Doug Black
Jeff Koonsâ€™ forthcoming monograph traces his spectacular career from 1979 to the present. True to form, the book honors his overstated aesthetic with proportions that may dwarf some coffee tables. Limited to a pressing of 1,600 copies...
A new body of work by artist Paula Scher takes a subjective look at topography
by CH Contributor
by Maj Hartov Graphic design heavyweight Paula Scher's new book Maps covers her cartographic artwork since the late 1990s. She calls her large-scale paintings "distortions of reality," as they comment on our world of information overload in a deeply...
First & Fifteenth
by Wendy Dembo
I love First & Fifteenth, a graphic novel by Steve Powers aka ESPO. I am tempted to tear out the pages and put them on my walls. But I love the stories too much. This book is done in an unique style of comic communication sans voice bubbles...
It's Pop It's Art: Imagine by John Lennon
Someone once said to me if "Imagine" by John Lennon was never played again, it wouldn't matter, given how deeply embedded in popular culture it is. Love it or hate it, I bet all of you could sing it to yourselves right now. Me, I...
by CH Contributor
by Ariston Anderson Few arts institutions teach the fundamentals of business and law for visual arts majors. Enter Art/Work, a new book by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber. Bhandari is the director at NYC's Mixed Greens Gallery while...
The Small Stakes: Music Posters
Over 150 of Jason Munn's concert posters packed into one limited edition book
by Karen Day
Whether designing graphics for Patagonia tees or an album cover, artist Jason Munn keeps it consistently simple with images evoking the spirit of the message while maintaining their own distinct charm. His new limited edition book "The Small Stakes...
Iron Curtain Graphics
Exploring the graphic expertise and vision behind Communist-era posters
by Greg Stefano
The ideological imagery from the height of Communist rule in central and Eastern Europe has become a familiar motif in the west in the decades since its fall. From the illustrations of bourgeois fat cats to the classic "Niet" posters depicting a...