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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 »

12/14/16 Suiting Up Mark Ulriksen’s 50th New Yorker Cover

This group looks so innocent through today's lens. Still, a remarkable event - Mark Ulriksen's 50th cover for The New Yorker. A little background on the thinking and painting process behind Suiting Up, in Mark's words: 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 »

02/24/14 Awards Round-Up: Tatsuro Kiuchi, Owen Freeman, and Paul Rogers

Congratulations to three of our illustrators who recently received honors for their work. Owen Freeman got in a piece into Communication Arts: a profile of “Nebraska” director, Alexander Payne, that he created for The New Yorker. Paul Rogers had the following pieces accepted by the Society of Illustrators “Gatsby” (CD cover for Milan Records)... more »