Friday, July 29, 2016

A classic cover from Boston: January 1971

Photographer Benjamin M. Williamson gives us the best of Maine

Bowdoin Mill at sunset

www.benjamin-williamson.artistwebsites.com

40 years of Maine's Common Ground Country Fair posters: 1994


Since 1977, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, more commonly known as MOFGA, has held an annual Common Ground Country Fair. And each year, it has commissioned a poster for the event. In the early going, these posters were heavy on text and short on graphics, more informational than artistic. But since the 1980s, they have evolved into lovely, highly popular illustrations that, nowadays, also turn up on T-shirts and other apparel. Here’s a look at the posters that have heralded the fair over the last four decades.

Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

Pat Bagley

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A classic cover from Nord: September 1933

40 years of Maine's Common Ground Country Fair posters: 1993


Since 1977, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, more commonly known as MOFGA, has held an annual Common Ground Country Fair. And each year, it has commissioned a poster for the event. In the early going, these posters were heavy on text and short on graphics, more informational than artistic. But since the 1980s, they have evolved into lovely, highly popular illustrations that, nowadays, also turn up on T-shirts and other apparel. Here’s a look at the posters that have heralded the fair over the last four decades.

Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

by David Horsey

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A classic cover from Down East: August 1960

40 years of Maine's Common Ground Country Fair posters: 1992


Since 1977, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, more commonly known as MOFGA, has held an annual Common Ground Country Fair. And each year, it has commissioned a poster for the event. In the early going, these posters were heavy on text and short on graphics, more informational than artistic. But since the 1980s, they have evolved into lovely, highly popular illustrations that, nowadays, also turn up on T-shirts and other apparel. Here’s a look at the posters that have heralded the fair over the last four decades.

Movie posters that are too good to forget (not that you'd want to)


Movies and their posters. Oftentimes, they are well-matched. But sometimes, a poster suggests more (or less) than the film delivers. So let’s accept these promotional gems on their own terms, as freestanding examples of commercial art that may or may not accurately reflect their “product.” I'll be posting a memorable example every day, for some time.

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

by Taylor Jones