Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Oil, Oil, Everywhere


The gulf spill continues unabated and with that will be a flood of images from illustrators commenting on this heartbreaking catastrophe. My effort above did not make the cut, but Barry Blitt managed to score this weeks New Yorker cover with a great piece on the same subject. For many months now, Greg Manchess, with the help of Tara Jacoby and Kate Fiertag, has been feverishly curating an exhibit at the Society of Illustrators entitled, Earth: Fragile Planet, work by artists concerning the environment. The timing of the show could not be better. The show opens tomorrow to the public, with a reception to be held this Friday evening. I'm certain this is going to be an outstanding exhibition.

10 comments:

  1. This is wonderful. Would you hand this in to the editor at this stage? Do they usually accept it as is or require changes?

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  2. Seriously iconic, and working on a social media level too. The "fail whale" is exactly what BP gets.

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  3. Your work is amazing and always inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing,

    Cheers to your awesome skill,

    Regards,

    Milenko

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  4. :( to hear that these cover ideas didn't make it to the final but they're beautiful and inspiring to me (and to a lot of people too I'm sure), Peter.

    Cheers,
    Charles

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  5. Great idea Peter but also heart breaking.

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  6. They're both great, Peter, but that second one is just superb--really inspiring!

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  7. Brilliant - humorous without being glib - I really love them both!

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  8. Great
    Work

    good
    sources
    of
    Inspiration

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