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I Love You, OK?
     

I Love You, OK?

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by Gary Taxali (Photographer), Aimee Mann (Foreword by), Shepard Fairey (Foreword by)
 

This distinctive collection showcases one of illustration's most original stars. Inspired by vintage comics and period advertisements, Gary Taxali tweaks conventional styling and contexts to cast light on life's constant paradoxes. Sex, love, consumer frenzy, or just that longing for something else--Taxali covers all the bases. Creating vibrant images with

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This distinctive collection showcases one of illustration's most original stars. Inspired by vintage comics and period advertisements, Gary Taxali tweaks conventional styling and contexts to cast light on life's constant paradoxes. Sex, love, consumer frenzy, or just that longing for something else--Taxali covers all the bases. Creating vibrant images with consummate skill, his work is bold and evocative. Whether adolescent obsessions or middleaged angst, Taxali delves into the desires and preoccupations that make us human.

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"Gary Taxali visually blends now with then. His style is repurposed with the goal of communicating the ironies and comical essence of popular culture. His work is at once alluring and endearing." ~Steven Heller, The New York Times

"Grammy-nominated Gary Taxali is one of north America's foremost contemporary artists, and globally recognised as one of the top fine artists working within popular culture. He has won over 500 industry awards, exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, plus created coins for the Canadian Mint." ~Art Daily

"A colorful cornucopia of hilariously funny illustrations." ~Novum

"Gary Taxali's work is spot on." ~Bolero Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783832795115
Publisher:
teNeues Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Gary Taxali is a contemporary illustrator living and working in Ontario, Canada. Working primarily upon motifs from vintage advertising and comic book art, Taxali has gained widespread recognition and numerous awards for his work in illustration and design. In 2011, Taxali was commissioned to design six limited edition coins for the royal Canadian Mint.

Shepard Fairey rose to fame in the street art community in 1989, when he developed the viral "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" campaign in Providence, RI. Like Taxali, Fairey was heavily influenced by the artists such as Andy Warhol and often incorporates popular culture references in his work. Although he remains deeply engrossed with street art, Fairey has since expanded to oeuvre to include print design and illustration. In 2008, he composed a portrait of Obama that was lauded as "the most efficacious American political illustration since 'Uncle Sam Wants You'" by Peter Schjeldal and was subsequently used as the cover of Time Magazine's People of the Year Issue for 2008.

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