Posts Tagged With Pop Art

Peter Max Statue of Liberty

One of the biggest milestones for Peter Max, personally, would be his Statue of Liberty paintings. After the publication of Peter Max Paints America, Max began a tradition where he would paint the Statue of Liberty annually for July 4th. Upon emigrating to America, the Statue of Liberty held a wonder and had always held…

NYC Yellow Pages Cover

Peter Max’s magazine covers were found everywhere. So, what makes this one any different than the many created by Max? In 1970, Max’s art was on the cover of Manhattan Yellow Pages meaning millions of people saw it. His work was placed on their cover another two times, in 1973 and in 2001. These telephone books…

Peter Max- A Pop Culture Icon

An artist full of life and color. Peter Max is best known through his bold, vibrant and uplifting paintings. His paintings and designs encompass Pop Art and Neo Expressionism. These paintings helped deem him one of the most famous living Pop culture icons. Max took on anything from postage stamps to entire cruise ships and…

Katsui’s Global Brain Poster

This poster was designed by Mitsuo Katsui in 1996 for the GALA. Katsui’s work featured in an exhibition of seven independent contemporary artists as part of a series called ‘Global Brain.’ There is little information to be found on this event and the poster itself. If one were to google search ‘GALA Yuzawa,’ a website…

Katsui’s MYU Poster

The MYU or Miyagi University poster by Mitsuo Katsui was designed in 1977 for an operation called Kentaro Ota Miyagi University. It was later used for the 12th Tokyo International Trade Fair. Miyagi University is a small college that has a department for project design who collaborated with the Tokyo Trade Fair and Katsui in…

Mitsuo Katsui

Japanese graphic designer, Mitsuo Katsui, is exceptional to say the least. Widely unknown with little information to be found about him, Katsui carved paths in Japanese design and pushed the limits of what design means. The style in which this designer creates is profoundly unique and not only visually stimulating but also very meaningful with…

Damn, Everything but the Circus

When exploring the jungles of the Special Collections visit, I could not help but be drawn to Corita Kent’s Damn, Everything but the Circus. By the looks of the cover with its bold lettering and title and the use of fluorescent colors, I knew that this was going to be an interesting book. The design…

Damn Everything but the Circus

When I first came to the special collections exhibit, I spent some time walking around, eyeing what was available, waiting for a book to speak to me. That book, it turned out, happened to be one that not-so-subtlety suggested I “Damn Everything but the Circus”. I think to begin with, the title peaked my interest…