Graphics Archive

Art Cleans Up: the Story Behind the Brillo Box

By: Rose Apodaca

Context is everything. On April 21, 1964, Andy Warhol marked his second exhibition by filling the Stable Gallery in New York with pine boxes silk screened exactly like the original boxes he found at his local supermarket packaging Brillo soap, Heinz ketchup, Campbell’s tomato juice, Mott’s apple juice, Kellogg’s cornflakes and Del Monte peach halves. […]

Celebrating A Life in Color: Deborah Sussman

By: Rose Apodaca

Fearless strokes of vermilion, turquoise, fuchsia and ochre flushed the visual identities of everything Deborah Sussman realized during her 60-plus years of creative output—from fashion brands to the 1984 Olympics—and both the entities she defined with her joyful strain of supergraphics and those of us who experienced it were transformed for the better for it. […]

In Pixelated Color with Cristian Zuzunaga

By: Rose Apodaca

“The pixel is the icon of our time,” declares the Barcelona-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Certainly, with the elemental pattern in his command, he more than makes his argument with an expanding range of décor and fashion products realized in his signature graphic Technicolor textiles that are fast raising the 30-something designer to icon status. Digital […]

The Loiz in Winter

By: Rose Apodaca

Of all the end-of-year good wishes we receive, we always look forward to the one by Ben Loiz. This Los Angeles graphic artist never ceases to disappoint with the winsomely considered visuals he conceives each winter, and this season’s gift to those who received his well-wishes via email yesterday is filled with all the meditative […]

You’re Invited! Deborah Sussman Opening

By: Rose Apodaca

Mark your calendar and get ready to clean your palette of all the holiday tinsel: the landmark Deborah Sussman retrospective at Woodbury University’s WuHo Gallery finally opens this Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m. See you there. Follow the installation and updates here.

Help Us Love Deborah Sussman Love L.A.

By: Rose Apodaca

A splash of green is needed, and fast, to paint a full picture of one of the most influential American graphic artists, Deborah Sussman. Called the queen of color, Deborah’s joyfully vibrant supergraphics and visual vocabulary (a standout is the program she designed for the 1984 Olympics), have created a graphic lexicon that continues to […]