Friday, November 21, 2008


The great Coby Whitmore reminds us that a picture can be bigger when it doesn't fill up the whole page.


Kyle T. Webster said...

Wow - what page design. Fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Cool! When did this come out? It's pretty sexy for the women's magazines. (I notice he was careful to put a wedding ring on both the man and the woman).

Nathan Fowkes said...

Good to see Coby Whitmore represented. I was also pleased to be introduced to the art of Noel Sickles, impressive and formerly unknown to me. What a great resource this blog is. And of course I was grateful to get a mention. I'm a fan of both Allsburg and Wrightson but don't have their patience.

Andrew said...

Hello David,

Thank you for this great blog!

I enjoyed the entries on the Redbook illustrations, William Hatherall, Noel Sickles and Bernie Fuchs. All previouly unknown to me.

The segments on Artists in love are also great. So much intimacy is added to the artwork when you view it through the humanity of its cretor.

Thank you for all your beautiful perspective in art and I look forward to more enlightening entries.


David Apatoff said...

Thanks, Kyle and Anonymous.

Nathan, a pleasure to have you visit. I seem to have a large number of readers who are as impressed with your work as I am. And thanks, too for your gracious comment about Wrightson and Van Allsburg; I have their work hanging on my wall not far from yours!

Andrew, it sounds like you've been taking the grand tour! I'm delighted that you are enjoying your visit; I hope you will come back often and weigh in on these issues.

Anonymous said...

That text design feels so cozy!

helan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


zaz said...

damn... that is too cool.
thanks for posting this.

Eric said...

Cool stuff. Is that from a women's magazine? My first impression was that it was from something like Playboy, back in the day.

David Apatoff said...

Eric, this was a double page spread from McCalls magazine in 1959. I think those 1950s housewives knew a little more about the way of the world than we currently give them credit for.

Larry_S said...

I chance on your blog while searching for pictures relating to Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop.

I saw a link reflecting Artists in Love. Would it be possible to create a link where all entries on the subject?

I found the subject fascinating.

Thanks for sharing these illustrations and your criticism.

Medicinehorse7 said...

Nice site,

Do you have any familiarity with William Blashfield of the American Renaissance Artists?