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Dalí Among the Tchotchkes

When Dalí, who died in 1989, finished the project [illustrating the “Divine Comedy”], he had completed 100 watercolors for the poem’s 14,233 lines: 34 illustrating Inferno, 33 illustrating Purgatory and 33 illustrating Paradise. Then, over several years, artisans carved 3,500 … Continue reading

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The Islamic Influence on Dylan’s Hair

Milton Glaser is dead at 91. His life and work are exhilarating. For the Dylan poster, a promotional piece included in the 1967 album “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits,” he created a simple outline of the singer’s head, based on a … Continue reading

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A Words’ Worth of Picture

I like this illustration to Roger Cohen’s column enough to leave it alone. (Roger Cohen, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes,” NYTimes, 5-1-20) (c) 2020 JMN

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Assume the Position

[Illustration from Bret Stephens, “Trump Meets Nemesis, Punisher of Hubris,” NYTimes, 3-13-20] (c) 2020 JMN

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“I’m a Bit Worried”

Jim Kay, who lives in Sussex, England, talks about his work as an illustrator of Harry Potter novels. How would you say your style has evolved over the years? I haven’t found a style yet. I’m desperately trying to find … Continue reading

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Illustration of the Day

(From Richard Reeves, “Now the Rich Want Your Pity,” NYTimes, 10-5-19) I don’t believe a picture is always worth several words. But this one is. (c) 2019 JMN

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When Is Kill Not “Over”?

The illustration made me read this essay by Michelle Goldberg (“Margaret Atwood’s Dystopia, and Ours,” NYTimes, 9-14-19). On first glance, the picture’s Dairy Queen Blizzard ™ of cartoon imagery made me grumpy. Whatever it purports to symbolize, I thought, this … Continue reading

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Elephant

I’m no connoisseur of illustration, but this one strikes me as having a distinctively painterly quality to it. It has introduced me to the work of J.S. Pughe (1870 – 1909), who is well documented in Wikipedia. The graphic appears … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — Tom Jones

James Thomas “Tom” Jones (1920 — 2000) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — Tom Jones

James Thomas “Tom” Jones (1920 — 2000) (c) 2019 JMN

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