There will be a screening of Dedini: A Life of Cartoons on February 20th.
From the Museum’s brochure:
Eldon Dedini (1921 – 2006) was a master of the gag cartoon. For almost half a century, both The New Yorker and Playboy regularly published his work, which featured a unique blend of art and humor informed by his insatiable appetite for knowledge and his love of fine art, jazz, wine and life.
From Ink Spill‘s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:
Eldon Dedini ( Pictured above. Source: Esquire Cartoon Album, 1957) Born 1921, King City, Calif. Died Jan.12, 2006, Carmel, Calif. NYer work: 1950 – 2003. Collection: The Dedini Gallery ( Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, 1961)
Please forgive this moment of tooting my own galley. It’s an odd and interesting thing finally seeing Arno’s biography closing in on publication. Just another month or so until it’s finished, and then off it goes out into the world (Pub date: April 19th)
At the bottom of the Table of Contents, the typeface used for the Drawings (meaning cartoons) has returned to this font…
…after a brief flirtation with the font below as part of the magazine’s re-design of certain sections (Goings On About Town, etc.):
ALSO: Was happy to see the (refined*) Rea Irvin typeface has returned to the following headings: Goings On About Town, Classical Music, Art, Night Life, Movies, The Theatre, and Above & Beyond. (oddly, Food & Drink is still hanging in there with interlocking “oo”s — a use that goes back to the version of the font in the earliest issues).
*refined meaning that the Irvin typeface was once less perfect along its edges than it is today. Examples: