CHICAGO — In case you haven’t been keeping up with the school closing crisis in Chicago or the continuing escalation of gun violence, the experience of youth in the hella screwed-up public education system just became even more brutal. The Chicago Board of Education is now defending the classroom ban of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis in 7th through 10th grade classrooms, satisfying its desire to dictate and restrict how the book is read and taught.
How do adjacent drawings or photos affect our reading experience as readers? What happens in the mind as we process both words and images? How do both tell a story together?
New York Times visual columnist and famed designer Christoph Niemann is at the 2011 Venice Biennale, documenting his experiencing with the contemporary art festival in a series of sketches.
Your day in poetically impossible tasks: New York-based illustrator James Gulliver Hancock pulls a Jason Polan in attempting to draw every building in our fair city, renderings townhouses and skyscrapers alike in day-glo colors and goofy, meandering lines equal parts charming and exact.