These illustrations by Gary Taxali are wonderful and about the most ‘old fashioned new’ images I’ve seen. What makes them special is that Taxali is able to juxtapose an old cartoon advert aesthetic with contemporary issues and concerns.
Here’s what art director and critic Steven Heller has to say about Taxali’s work:
Gary Taxali visually blends now with then. His style, inspired by vintage comics and advertising art, is repurposed with the goal of communicating the ironies and comical essence of popular culture. His work is at once alluring and endearing. Despite the vintage look, he is neither maudlin nor nostalgic. His imagery is rich in satiric verve.
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