Communication Arts
magazine

Founded by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers – everyone involved in visual communication. CA’s editorials, feature articles and annual competitions provide new ideas and information while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.

Now in our 58th year, our three-generation family-run business is committed to inspiring all visual communicators, from industry veterans to tomorrow’s innovators.

In addition, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation was established in 1990 to increase diversity in visual communications. The Foundation currently funds seventeen programs managed by educational institutions and non-profit trade organizations that help economically disadvantaged high-school students develop portfolios to qualify for admission to art school, and provide college scholarships for them to study graphic design, advertising, photography and illustration.

The website commarts.com is the online complement to Communication Arts magazine.

Communication Arts
magazine

Founded by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers – everyone involved in visual communication. CA’s editorials, feature articles and annual competitions provide new ideas and information while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.

Now in our 58th year, our three-generation family-run business is committed to inspiring all visual communicators, from industry veterans to tomorrow’s innovators.

In addition, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation was established in 1990 to increase diversity in visual communications. The Foundation currently funds seventeen programs managed by educational institutions and non-profit trade organizations that help economically disadvantaged high-school students develop portfolios to qualify for admission to art school, and provide college scholarships for them to study graphic design, advertising, photography and illustration.

The website commarts.com is the online complement to Communication Arts magazine.

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    May 17 – Jul 5, 2024
    Belmacz
    London, UK
    The phrase ‘flash-looking’ suggests something slick and shiny, a high-gloss finish, a smooth way of operating. As a synchronising of parts, the phrase also suggests a quick glance, a glimpse, something seen out of the of corner of one’s eye: “What’s that”. Flash_Looking, featuring Toby Christian and Michela de Mattei, works through these connotations and more. Brought in dialogue, Toby and Michela’s artworks speak with and across each other with an anachronistic elegance (more…)
  • Emir Šehanović: There Will Be Bliss
    Mar 22 – Jun 1, 2024
    Trotoar Gallery
    Zagreb, Croatia
    “Why aren’t revolutions started by the most humane people? Because humane people don’t start revolutions, they start libraries… and cemeteries.” Jean-Luc Godard, Notre Musique There is a world of tangible objects. But there is also another reality, one that exists within us. It is shaped by our experiences and the lessons we have learned. While we can suppose that imagination and creativity can, at least in part, identify an individual, we should not forget that the creative process is primarily fostered by a state of “receptiveness”. (more…)
  • How Not to Be Seen
    May 10 – Sep 8, 2024
    Remai Modern
    Saskatoon, Canada
    We may not always be aware of it, but we live in an era of continuous scrutiny. Modern technology captures, distributes, and analyzes images and data at ever-increasing rates. We are all subjects of tracking, not only by cameras employed purportedly as a deterrent for crime but also by digital tools used by corporations and governments alike to monitor and evaluate our actions, needs, and desires. (more…)