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03/24/17 Joe Morse portraits of footballers Johan Cruyff and Ferenc Puskas

Cruyff had an uncanny ability to 'see' the field and to pass and be in places that offered chances for his teams. I wanted to have this image of strategy and vision overlay him. Puskas was an incredible player as well as a successful manager--I wanted to portray him as an immovable object--tough and unyielding. He stands in front of Wembley Stadium--where the game took place. more »

07/20/16 Joe Morse and the culture of anger

Los Angeles Times and Joe Morse confronts the culture of anger asking how an angry national mood is reflected in all aspects of art and literature or visa versa. more »

07/07/15 Joe Morse’s Illustrations Adorn “Beloved”

The Folio Society has released a first-ever illustrated version of Toni Morrison's 1988 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, “Beloved,” with images by Joe Morse. This is not the first time Joe has interpreted Morrison's work; in January 1998, he illustrated a Washington Post review of her book “Paradise.” Folio Society Art Director Sheri Gee says that the process of connecting him with the prestigious “Beloved” project was "more intuitive than anything else.” more »

01/18/13 Joe Morse and John Coy collaborate on Hoop Genius

Joe Morse and John Coy collaborate on Hoop Genius, How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball, Carolrhoda Books. James Naismith is that desperate teacher and in 1891 soccer, lacrosse and indoor football were too much for a class of rowdy male students. more »

02/07/12 Communication Arts Features the Work of Joe Morse

Joe Morse will be featured online at www.commarts.com starting on February 21st, follow the Perspectives tab on the splash page to Insights. Insights is an ongoing Q&A with the artist providing a view into how the artist works... more »