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Artist or Designer

Suggested Work


Leo Burnett "Marlboro Man" advertising campaign,
"Virginia Slims" advertising campaign
Chiat/Day Apple: "1984" (TV commercial)
Foote, Cone & Belding, Shirley Polykoff Clairol: "Does She... or Doesn't She?"
Jeff Goodby of Goodby/Silverstein "Got Milk?" advertising campaign
Jay Schulberg "Milk Mustache" advertising campaign
Oliviero Toscani Bennetton advertising campaigns
U.S. Deutsch IKEA
N.W. Ayer & Son  De Beers: "A Diamond is Forever"
Quaker Oats Co. Aunt Jemima
Carolyn Davidson Nike Swoosh
John Everett Millais Bubbles (Pears soap ad)

Animation Artists

Carl Barks Donald Duck
Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland
Don Bluth Anastasia
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Snow White
Terry Gilliam Brazil
Matt Groening Simpsons, Futurama
Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny
Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker
Hayao Miyazaki Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ponyo
Nick Park Wallace & Gromit


Charles & Ray Eames House & Studio
Frank Gehry Disney Concert Hall
Robert Irwin Getty, Central Garden
Arata Isozaki MOCA
William F. Lamb Empire State Building
Richard Meier Getty Center
(José) Rafael Moneo Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
I.M. Pei Louvre's Glass Pyramid
Paul Williams Theme Building, LAX
Frank Lloyd Wright Barnsdall House
Minoru Yamasaki / Emery Roth & Sons World Trade Center (Twin Towers)

Automobile Designers

J. Mays New Beetle

Children's Book Illustrators

Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar
Edward Gorey Amphigorey
Maira Kalman Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman
Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are
Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat, Thing One & Thing Two, or
Oh, The Places You'll Go, Green Eggs & Ham
Lane Smith Stinky Cheese Man
Paul Zelinsky Rumpelstiltskin

Comics and Graphic Novels

Daniel Clowes Ghost World
R. Crumb general comics
Will Eisner Spirit
Bob Kane Batman
Jack Kirby Fantastic Four, various Marvel
Stan Lee Spiderman, various Marvel
William Moulton Marston Wonder Woman
Marjane Satrapi Persepolis
Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster Superman
Joe Simon Captain America
Art Spiegelman Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Osamu Tezuka Astro Boy

Fashion / Costume Designers

Adrian costumes for MGM
Georgio Armani men's suits
Cristóbal Balenciaga fashion gowns
Cecil Beaton costumes - My Fair Lady
Manolo Blahnik Shoes
Oleg Cassini Jackie O's wardrobe
Sergei Diaghilev costumes - Ballet Russes
Christian Dior "New Look"
Givenchy "Little Black Dress"
Edith Head costumes - Hitchock films
Eiko Ishioka costumes - Dracula (1992)
Karinska ballet costumes
Bob Mackie costumes - Cher or Barbie
Alexander McQueen ?
Julie Taymor costumes - Lion King
Isabel Toledo fashion
Vivienne Westwood fashion
Albert Wolsky costumes

Fashion Photographers 

Richard Avedon celebrity photos
Cecil Beaton celebrity photos
Anne Geddes baby photos
Nan Goldin drag queens
Steven Meisel Prada, Dolce & Gabbana
Paolo Roversi swimsuits
Juergen Teller  Photos of Kate Moss, Brad Pitt

Filmmakers / Directors

Kathryn Bigelow Hurt Locker
Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland
James Cameron The Terminator (series), Avatar, Titanic
Merian C. Cooper King Kong (1933)
Clint Eastwood Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino
David Fincher Fight Club
John Ford Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach
Christopher Guest Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show
Alfred Hitchcock Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, The Birds
Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings (series)
Elia Kazan On the Waterfront
Stanley Kubrick Clockwork Orange
Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Richard Linklater Waking Life
George Lucas Star Wars
David Lynch Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive
Brian de Palma Carrie
Roman Polanski Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown
Ridley Scott Gladiator, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise
Martin Scorsese Raging Bull, Taxi Driver
Steven Spielberg Amistad, Schindler's List, E.T., Close Encounters
Oliver Stone JFK, Natural Born Killers
Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill (series), Pulp Fiction
Julie Taymor Frida
Orson Welles Citizen Kane
Larry & Andy Wachowski The Matrix 
Peter Weir The Truman Show, Witness, Last Wave
Billy Wilder Some Like it Hot

Game Designers

Will Wright The Sims

Graphic Designers

Saul Bass title designs for Vertigo, Man with the Golden Arm, and others
Ivan Chermayeff (Chermayeff & Geisman) many famous logos including MOCA's
Milton Glaser I Love NY logo
Tibor Kalman album cover: "Remain in Light" by Talking Heads,
Benetton Colors Magazine
Vaughan Oliver Pixies album covers
Art (or Arthur) Paul Playboy bunny logo
Paul Rand IBM logo


Charles Dana Gibson Gibson Girl
Shepard Fairey Yes We Can poster, etc.
Norman Rockwell Four Freedoms
Haddon Sundblom Coca-Cola Santa Claus
Alberto Vargas Varga Girl

Industrial Design

Charles & Ray Eames chairs
Michael Graves misc. items for Target, etc.
Jonathan Ive/Apple iPod
George Nelson Clock or Marshmellow Sofa
Isamu Noguchi coffee table
Eliot Noyes IBM typewriter
Karim Rashid ?
Philippe Starck lemon press
Earl Tupper Tupperware containers
Russell Wright teapot and other tableware

Music Videos

Madonna "Like a Prayer"
Michael Jackson "Thriller"

Paintings & Sculpture

Lawrence Alma-Tadema Spring
Giuseppe Arcimboldo portrait heads
Thomas Hart Benton Persephone
Albert Bierstadt Landscape with Indians
Sandro Botticelli Birth of Venus (Venus on the Half Shell)
François Boucher Venus on the Waves
William Adolphe Bouguereau The First Kiss, L'Amour et Psyche
Louise Bourgeois Maman (Spider)
Paul Cézanne Still Life with Apples
Edgar Degas After the Bath
Salvador Dali Persistence of Memory, The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci David, Vitruvian Man, Mona Lisa
Marcel Duchamp Bicycle Wheel
Jean-Honoré Fragonard The Fountain of Love
Thomas Gainsborough Blue Boy
Artemesia Gentileschi Judith Beheading Holofernes
Vincent van Gogh Irises, Starry Night, Wheat Field with Crows
Frida Kahlo "Self-Portrait" with cropped hair
Gustav Klimt The Kiss, Lady in Gold (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer)
Robert Koehler The Strike
Jasper Johns Flag
Thomas Lawrence Pinkie
Emanuel Leutze Washington Crossing the Delaware
Rene Magritte "Man in a Bowler Hat"
Michelangelo David, ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Piet Mondrian Composition in White, Red, and Yellow
Claude Monet Water Lilies
Edvard Munch The Scream
Georgia O'Keeffe various flower paintings
Meret Oppenheim Fur-covered Tea Cup
Pablo Picasso Guernica, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Guitars
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) Madonna
Rembrandt van Rijn The Abduction of Europa
Diego Rivera Man at the Crossroads
Frederic Remington The Bronco Buster
Joshua Reynolds Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse
Auguste Rodin The Thinker
Betye Saar "Assemblages"
Diego Velázquez Las Meninas
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) Venus of Urbino
Ai Weiwei Circle of Animal Zodiac Heads
James Abbott McNeill Whistler Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother (Whistler's Mother)
Grant Wood American Gothic
Andrew Wyeth Christina's World


Ansel Adams Yosemite
Diane Arbus Twins
Richard Avedon Dovima Among the Elephants
Margaret Bourke-White At the time of the Louisville Flood, 1935
Mathew Brady Civil War photos
Julia Margaret Cameron Kiss of Peace
Walker Evans Allie Mae Burroughs
Robert Frank Americans (series)
Lewis Hine tenement Photos
Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother
Annie Leibovitz John Lennon, Miley Cirus
Man Ray Tears
Sally Mann At Twelve (series), Immediate Family (nude photos of children)
Mary Ellen Mark American Odyssey
Eadweard Muybridge motion research
Catherine Opie transgender portraits
Cindy Sherman Film Stills (series)
Alfred Stieglitz portraits of Georgia O'Keeffe
Jock Sturges nude photos of young women
Weegee Their First Murder
Van DerZee Harlem photos

Public Art - Los Angeles

Judy (Judith) Baca Great Wall
Simon Rodia Watts Towers
Frank Romero Homage to the Downtown Movie Palaces

Public Art - Monuments and Memorials

Michael Arad The National September 11 Memorial  aka  9/11 Memorial
Lawrence Argent Big Blue Bear, I See What You Mean
Frédéric Bartholdi Statue of Liberty
Gutzon Borglum Mount Rushmore
Gustave Eiffel Eiffel Tower
James Hoban The White House
Maya Lin The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Robert Mills Washington Monument

Toy Designers/Inventors

Alfred Butts Scrabble
Ruth Handler Barbie
Jim Henson Muppets
Elizabeth Magie Monopoly

Type Designers

Giambattista Bodoni Bodoni typeface
Eric Gill Gill Sans typeface
Max Miedinger Helvetica typeface
Jan Tschichold Penquin Books
Hermann Zapf Zapf Chancery typeface, Zapf Fino typeface