Wearing Two Hats: Stephen Doyle

Wearing Two Hats: Stephen Doyle On February 24, SPD and the Society of Illustrators are sponsoring the event Wearing Two Hats: the Double Threat, featuring Illustrators Who Design and Designers Who Illustrate. Moderated by Len Small, art director of Nautilus, the event will feature the multiple talents of Stephen DoyleMatt DorfmanMartin GeeMelinda BeckCarlos Zamora, and Deanna Donegan. This week we'll be highlighting the panelists' work on the SPD site, along with links to see more of their rich and diverse projects.

Stephen sent us this bio as well as recent favorite works he designed and illustrated: "Stephen Doyle is the creative director of Doyle Partners, a design studio of 10 that focuses on creating work across a broad spectrum, from branding, such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to packaging and graphics for David Byrne, architectural signage and environmental graphics, including work at Rockefeller Center and in Times Square, and way-finding, animations. In the evening, Doyle creates illustrations and constructions for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired and others. He is a contributing artist to Vanity Fair. In Doyle's world, humanity rules, ideas cast shadows, and color talks. He received the AIGA medal in 2014, and received the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Award for Communication in 2010 for his 'ability to give words a deeper meaning.'"

DoyleIllo.jpgIllustration: The Flaming Pinto. Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker article about automobile safety regulation recalled the 1973 Pinto which, when rear-ended at the side of the road, became a firebomb, immolating ther three teenage girls inside. I constructed a model of that Pinto out of 1800 kitchen matches (which only come in green now, and had to be individually dipped into red paint) and crossed my fingers when we set the thing ablaze.

HereLiesLove_020414.jpgDesign: Here Lies Love. This album cover for the soundtrack for David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's "Poperetta" musical about the life of Imelda Marcos recalls the former Philippine First Lady's many celebrity-filled and ego-fueled evenings as a disco diva in New York in the 70s.

Stephen Doyle portrait photo by Chris Wahl

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