September in New York
If you're headed to New York this month, congratulations! You've missed the peak of the hot weather and there are some good art shows to catch. Of course, this is only a fraction of the exhibits New York has to offer, but if I were in New York this month, this is where you'd find me...
The Sketchbook Project: 2011
It's a group art project and anyone can participate. You don't have to be an artist to enter, all types of people are part of this project. Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country...
Daily Dose of Maira Kalman
Long before I had kids I was collecting the award-wining, colorfully illustrated, and whimsically written books of Maira Kalman. If you know Maira you love her work. If you don't know Maira, chances are you may actually know her work without realizing it. Her drawings appear on covers of the New Yorker, and are often seen in the New York Times. Maira also illustrated the unlikely classic "The Elements of Style"...
I recently learned that the @ symbol — a key stroke most of us use so frequently we hardly even notice — is now in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. As a fan of typography, I am also drawn to text in fine art. To celebrate letters, symbols, and MoMA’s acquisition, here’s a peek at some artwork that makes prominent use of type.