Watch the recording of Thomas Allen and Chip Kidd talk on the Aperture book Uncovered at Aperture Gallery. This the second of three video clips of the entire talk, all available on vimeo. In this clip, Thomas Allen explains how his technique evolved from analog to digital. He speaks about the greatest lesson he has ever learned from his grandmother to always have "a sick sense of humor" which obviously he never forgot in his art. He also presents different commissioned works for magazines like GQ, the New Yorker or Harpers and how he handles these challenging projects. Then, Allen speaks about his fruitful encounter with Michael Foley who now represents him in his Chelsea gallery and his collaboration with designer Chip Kidd.
Using the covers of vintage pulp fiction novels, Thomas Allen constructs witty and wildly imaginative scenes, reinterpreting the roles and relationships of the books' lead characters. Filled with drama, suspense and sensuality, these delighted images are being published for the first time in Allen’s debut monograph, Uncovered (Aperture, September 2007). Designed as a toy-like board book, this volume reflects the spirit of the project that is nostalgic, irreverent, and downright fun. Allen is in conversation with Chip Kidd, the internationally renowned graphic designer, author, comic book expert, and associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, who wrote the foreword to Uncovered and has used Allen's work in his award-winning design.
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