influences, train marking and graffiti

i have so many things i want to start this year and one of them is to try hand lettering. i know i keep going back to margaret kilgallen, but her work says so much to what is still relevant in art today if not more so. even though this interview was back in 1999, her viewpoint of handmade is so present and worth a review. i also like her explanation of graffiti and it's validity in perspective to commercialism.

link here. (image of margaret's work from paulson press in berkely, ca.)

Jan Halvarson


lisa solomon said...

margaret is a hero... she should be on that list i just sent you!

i can't wait to see what you do w/ hand lettering....

andrea said...

maragaret kilgallen inspires me endlessly-- I never get tired of looking at her work, reading about her. so thrilled to hear you're going to attempt the hand-lettering, jan... keep me posted!