Fit to Print brings together a selection of art and editorial illustration created by 17 graduates of the Haute école des arts du Rhin (H.E.A.R.) in Strasbourg, one of the preeminent art schools in France. First presented at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg from January–April 2016, the exhibition debuts in New York in two parts — one at the Society of Illustrators, and another at The New York Times.

Since 2012, The New York Times’s Opinion section has commissioned more than 100 illustrations from H.E.A.R.-educated artists to accompany a wide range of articles, or “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” in the words of the famous Times slogan. These artists caught the art directors’ attention with their excellent drawing and printmaking skills, strong sense of visual storytelling, and an often surreal, poetic approach to composition and concept.

On view here is a selection of the artists’ personal and collaborative projects, primarily created for galleries or self-initiated publications. The exhibition continues at The New York Times with a collection of the artists’ commissioned illustrations. My hope is that these two shows demonstrate the power of editorial illustration, not only in its functional role as visual communication, but also as a unique form of fine art.

- Alexandra Zsigmond, curator and art director at The New York Times

More information here


Full program:

February 26-May 6: Exhibition at the New York Times
Gallery 7, The New York Times, 620 8th Ave (between 40 et 41e st.), 7th Floor

February 28-May 7: Exhibition at Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.

Friday March 31, 7-9PM: Draw Jam at Albertine books
972 5th Avenue (between 78 et 79e st.)

Saturday April 1-Sunday April 2: MoCCA Arts festival
639 W 46th St, between 11th and 12th
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics,
cartoon and animation festival.

Saturday, April 1- talk: "Fit to Print: French Artists in The New York Times"
3:30PM / Garamond Room / MoCCA
Art director Alexandra Zsigmond talks with artists who graduated from the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), an art school in Strasbourg, France, to discuss their unique work, the influence of Strasbourg, and how they collaborate to produce work for the Times.

Conférence Sunday April 2 - talk: "Teaching Comics Internationally"
2:30PM / Helvetica Room/ MoCCA
With Jessica Abel (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, US), Guillaume Dégé (Haute école des arts du Rhin, France), Ben Katchor (Parsons The New School for Design, US), and Merav Solomon (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel).

Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065

Fit to Print: exhibition at Society of Illustrators & New York Times

When
FEB. 28, 2017 to MAY 07, 2017
Where
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065
Baptiste Alchourroun

Fit to Print brings together a selection of art and editorial illustration created by 17 graduates of the Haute école des arts du Rhin (H.E.A.R.) in Strasbourg, one of the preeminent art schools in France. First presented at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg from January–April 2016, the exhibition debuts in New York in two parts — one at the Society of Illustrators, and another at The New York Times.

Since 2012, The New York Times’s Opinion section has commissioned more than 100 illustrations from H.E.A.R.-educated artists to accompany a wide range of articles, or “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” in the words of the famous Times slogan. These artists caught the art directors’ attention with their excellent drawing and printmaking skills, strong sense of visual storytelling, and an often surreal, poetic approach to composition and concept.

On view here is a selection of the artists’ personal and collaborative projects, primarily created for galleries or self-initiated publications. The exhibition continues at The New York Times with a collection of the artists’ commissioned illustrations. My hope is that these two shows demonstrate the power of editorial illustration, not only in its functional role as visual communication, but also as a unique form of fine art.

- Alexandra Zsigmond, curator and art director at The New York Times

More information here


 

Full program:

February 26-May 6: Exhibition at the New York Times
Gallery 7, The New York Times, 620 8th Ave (between 40 et 41e st.), 7th Floor

February 28-May 7: Exhibition at Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.

Friday March 31, 7-9PM: Draw Jam at Albertine books
972 5th Avenue (between 78 et 79e st.)

Saturday April 1-Sunday April 2: MoCCA Arts festival
639 W 46th St, between 11th and 12th
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics,
cartoon and animation festival.

Saturday, April 1- talk: "Fit to Print: French Artists in The New York Times"
3:30PM / Garamond Room / MoCCA
Art director Alexandra Zsigmond talks with artists who graduated from the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), an art school in Strasbourg, France, to discuss their unique work, the influence of Strasbourg, and how they collaborate to produce work for the Times.

Conférence Sunday April 2 - talk: "Teaching Comics Internationally"
2:30PM / Helvetica Room/ MoCCA
With Jessica Abel (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, US), Guillaume Dégé (Haute école des arts du Rhin, France), Ben Katchor (Parsons The New School for Design, US), and Merav Solomon (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel).

 

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