At Autostraddle, Beth Maiden writes about the life of Patricia Colman Smith, illustrator of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck and an innovator in Tarot card design. “Colman Smith studied to be an artist at the experimental, avant-garde Pratt Institute in Brooklyn but didn’t graduate — nonetheless she became an […]
Jackie Ormes drew comics for Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She was popular and well known, even friends with people like Lena Horne, who might’ve influenced her most famous creation, Torchy Brown, and Eartha Kitt. But Ormes disappeared like so many talented women and men […]
Mubi has a collection of film posters designed by Eva Švankmajerová, Surrealist painter, writer and filmmaker. Learn more about Eva Švankmajerová with an posthumous interview with Gwendolyn Albert, the translator of her novel, Baradla Cave.
io9 has a gallery of images of Jack Kirby’s costume designs for a 1969 production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. (Thanks, Sarah!)
Bturn has a gallery of images from a Soviet picture book in which naked people form the letters of the cyrillic alphabet. “The fascinating scans come from an alphabet picture book published around 1931, allegedly to fight widespread illiteracy across the vast Soviet territories. It was drawn by […]
The Daily Banter has a galley of artist Jeff Bennett’s “Wars of Kinkade,” which integrate Star Wars into the paintings of Thomas Kinkade. “But one modern artist has finally figured out what Kinkade’s scenes are lacking. What they’ve always really needed to be complete. And that’s a full-scale […]