Blitt by Barry Blitt

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Many of these illustrations remain fresh in memory, though the tossed-off sketches and previously unpublished work are every bit as illuminating. A treasure trove for fans of the New Yorker, political satire, and graphic design.
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"One of the great political cartoonists of our time." —David Remnick

A gorgeous, hilarious, and provocative compendium of the award-winning artist’s illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and more.
 
Barry Blitt’s cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker covers are defining images for our times, earning him adoration from critics and fans and piles of hate mail from everyone else.

This lavish full-color collection showcases more than a quarter century of Blitt’s work: his wry and provocative New Yorker covers, from the Obama fist bump heard round the world, to George W. Bush’s drowning cabinet, to the myriad (and counting) misadventures of Donald Trump; Blitt’s long-running collaboration with Frank Rich on The New York Times op-ed page; and his work for Vanity Fair, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Blitt also shares his private sketchbooks, drafts, and uproarious rejected illustrations, offering readers an illuminating view into his creative process.

Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and essays from Blitt’s collaborators and peers, including Frank Rich, Françoise Mouly, and Steve Brodner, Blitt is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist.
 

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Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than one hundred covers to The New Yorker, including “Deluged,” voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006, and “The Politics of Fear,” a finalist for the same award in 2009. Blitt’s work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic, and he illustrated Frank Rich’s weekly column in The New York Times. He has been honored with exhibitions and awards from the Society of Illustrators, Print, and American Illustration, among other institutions. His work for children includes The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven and Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds).
Author Residence: Roxbury, CT
Author Hometown: Montreal, Canada
 
Published October 24, 2017 by Riverhead Books. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography.
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on Aug 07 2017

Many of these illustrations remain fresh in memory, though the tossed-off sketches and previously unpublished work are every bit as illuminating. A treasure trove for fans of the New Yorker, political satire, and graphic design.

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