david hockney

David Hockney
13 Homemade Prints

David Hockney
1937 Bradford, Yorkshire UK
An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. In 1963 Hockney visited New York, making contact with Andy Warhol. A subsequent visit to California, where he lived for many years, inspired Hockney to make a series of paintings of swimming pools in Los Angeles, using the comparatively new acrylic medium and rendered his soon to be iconic highly realistic style using vibrant colours.

Although Hockney has worked in just about every media possible, I think these " Homemade Prints" which he calls them - are simply stated, direct and some of the most genuine works he has created. You can also see a strong matisse and picasso influence - eye likey

Hockney and Warhol - late 70's

Hockney, circa 1960's

Hockney 2011, during the press view of his forthcoming exhibition entitled 'David Hockney: A Bigger Picture' at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London. The exhitibition will run from January 21 to April 9, 2012.


George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, one of the decisive figures of post-war American design. The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design: As head of the Herman Miller Company's textile division, Girard designed a multitude of textiles that reflect his love of festive colours and patterns. He favoured abstract and geometric forms, typically put together in bright constellations of colours. Alexander Girard's upholstery fabrics have lost none of their charm, and a range of classic Girard designs such as Quatrefoil, Names or Toostripe Orange are included in the Vitra and Maharam "Textiles of the 20th century" cushion collection. Having originally studied architecture, Girard made a name for himself over his long career in the fields of furniture, exhibition and interior design as well as in the graphic arts.
b 1971

Cody Hudson is a Chicago based artist and accomplished designer designing under the moniker Struggle Inc, commercial art house known for the clean, multi-dimensional graphics, urban modernism + part organic visual deconstruction.

–He has designed snowboards for Burton, record covers for Chocolate Industries, books for Also Known As, t-shirts for 2K, footbeds for Gravis shoes and countless other projects big and small. His logos and impeccable design aesthetic hit any number of mediums, as does his personal work: from pencil drawings to found-object installations to large scale commissions from the city of Chicago for public art projects, the past 5 years have seen Cody’s personal work take off, resulting in gallery shows all over the world. Yet with the bulky resume under his belt, he remains enormously humble.

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some downtown chicago cody art.





designer + Illustator
As a designer and artist working in a variety of mediums, including—but not limited to—books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawing, painting, and illustration, Mike Perry is compelled by the ways in which the hand-drawn informs and deepens contemporary visual culture. Perry works regularly for a number of editorial and commercial clients including Apple, The New York Times, Dwell, Target, Urban Outfitters, eMusic, and Nike. In 2004, he was chosen as one of Step magazine’s 30 under 30, and, in 2007, as a “Groundbreaking Illustrator” by Computer Arts Projects. In 2008, he received Print magazine’s New Visual Artist award and the ADC Young Guns 6. His work has been exhibited around the world including the 2 recent, solo shows in Tokyo, Japan, We are the Infinity of Each Other and B Gallery and Color, Shapes and Infinity at Public Image 3d Gallery.

In addition to his commercial, non-profit, and art work, Perry has also published extensively. His first book, Hand Job, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2006, focuses specifically on the relevance and beauty of hand-drawn type in the digital age. Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-drawn Patterns (Fall 2008), explores the similarly nuanced texture, humor, and elegance of illustrative patterns. A third book, entitled Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing, was released in March 2011. His self-published magazine, Untitled, explores a variety of themes both playful and lofty. The most recent issue, Untitled 5 was released Summer 2010.

Mike's studio