The official description of the event:
Kraus, Suares and Holland will discuss the beginnings, the development and the current state of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, whose illustrations started to revolutionize journalism in the 1970s. The lecture will focus on the Op-Ed’s use of illustration over the years, how illustration is commissioned and why, the artists that helped create its image and the importance of message-driven illustration.
The lecture will be followed by book signings by all three paticipants.
Moderated by Fernanda Cohen
Limited to 120 people $15 non-members $10 members $7 students
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 838 2560
The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 838-2560
In her 30 years as The New York Times art director, Jerelle Kraus observed many battles between editors and artists over the parameters of respectable journalism. Here she reveals some of the censored treasures that editors deemed too blasphemous to publish and explains how op-ed art has changed the course and purpose of illustration, and why it is more relevant and indispensable than ever. Kraus is the author of All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page.
You can grab your copy of Jerelle’s book here!