Schweitz Design


THIS BLOG IS DEAD!!!
21/10/2011, 8:47 pm
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Hello wordpress blog viewer. This blog is no longer active. I, Zachary Schweitzer, wrote articles and posted content here from January – October 2009. It was my first time actively blogging and I pumped out quite a bit of content. With the launch of my new portfolio site and blog at schweitzdesign.com I was going to delete this. However, I took a look at the statistics and it seems like this blog is still getting a decent amount of views. Couple that with the fact that I’m a total pack rat and I decided to just let this blog ride on out to the internet sunset.

If you have any questions about any of the content here, you can contact me at zach@schweitzdesign.com

If you like the content here, please visit the new SchweitzDesign.com where I have a new blog.



Lord Byron

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The work of Byron Winton was recently brought to my attention as he is having an opening at the Zombo Gallery, a cool space located literally down the street from my home/office. From the artist:

I am a master craftsman specializing in, but not limited to, images of dark fantasy and fiction mainly depicted through acrylic painting. Other mediums include photography, ink, and digital manipulation. Providing a keen eye for design and detail, I believe in the highest impact and satisfaction my work can offer.

Check out his portfolio site for more info and prints and also check out Zombo Gallery, a place I’m lucky to live in such close proximity to.

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Jack O. Lantern
09/10/2009, 3:25 pm
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Found via Digg today, this collection of amazingly intricate and creative carved pumpkins. Happy Friday and Happy Halloween all.




Peter Driben – Prolific American Pinup Artist
06/10/2009, 3:22 pm
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* As a disclaimer, I am well aware that I have been very light on the amount of posts on this blog and wanted to let readers know that this lack of regular posting is a byproduct of my work to redesign the Schweitz Design blog as well as my own portfolio site. That being said, the recent post of pinups from Rolf Armstrong were pretty popular and I have another collection from American pinup great Peter Driben. Enjoy.

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From the Wiki:

Peter Driben, an American pin-up artist, was perhaps one of the most productive pin-up artists of the 1940s and 1950’s [1]. Although both Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren have extensive catalogues of work, neither came close to the output of Driben. Driben’s pinups delighted the American public from the beginning of World War II until the great baby boom of the 1950s.

Born in Boston, Driben studied at Vesper George Art School before moving to Paris (circa 1925). While taking classes at the Sorbonne in 1925, he began a series of highly popular pen-and-ink drawings of the city’s showgirls. His first known pin-up was the cover to Tattle Tales in October 1934, and by 1935 he was producing covers for Snappy, Pep, New York Nights, French Night Life and Caprice. Driben’s popularity continued to rise in the late thirties with covers for Silk Stocking Stories, Gay Book, Movie Merry-Go-Round and Real Screen Fun.

Driben’s career expanded into advertisting with his move to New York in late 1936. He created original three-dimensional die-cut window displays for Philco Radios, Cannon Bath Towels, and the Weber Baking Company. Perhaps his most famous work being the original posters and publicity artwork for The Maltese Falcon. Peter Driben was also a close friend of publisher Robert Harrison, and in 1941 was contracted to produce covers for Harrison’s new magazine Beauty Parade. Driben went on to paint hundreds of covers for that publication and for the other seven titles Harrison was to launch – Flirt, Whisper, Titter, Wink, Eyeful, Giggles, and Joker [2]. Driben would often have as many as six or seven of his covers being published every month. Driben’s work for Harrison established him as one of America’s most recognized and successful pin-up and glamour artists. Just before he began to work for Harrison, Driben married the artist, actress and poet, Louise Kirby.

In 1944 he was offered the the unusual opportunity, for a pin-up artist, of becoming the art director of the New York Sun, a post he retained until 1946. During the war, his popular painting of American soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima sparked a considerable amount of media attention.

In 1956, Driben and Louise moved to Miami Beach, where he spent his retirement years painting portraits (including one of Dwight D. Eisenhower) and other fine-art works, which were organized into successful exhibitions by his wife. Driben died in 1975, Louise in 1984.



Music
11/09/2009, 5:35 pm
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This is not a blog about music, though I personally am a huge music fan. Given today’s anniversary I’d like to point you all towards His New Knees and their track Never Forget.




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