Sunday, March 22, 2009

Neo-Nouveau Artist in California

The logo for Sylvandale Gardens, in California, takes its distinctive look from hand-lettered typography. It shows the elegant curvilinear balance of a well-trained eye coordinated with controlled pen strokes. It is simply superior to an artist using Illustrator or Photoshop.

Sharky's Artist Profile, My Brother:

Marc Jahn Arceneaux

Marc Jahn Arceneaux is a native of New Orleans and evacuated before Huricane Katrina. He took with him only a few of his favorite artworks. Today he shares his story with us and a few of the saved pieces. His career as an artist and author spans over 40 years and a variety of artistic endeavors. He has maintained successful studios in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. He is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Marc Arceneaux published 14 books, including his art history books "Streamline Art & Design of the Forties" and "Atomic Age Art & Design of the Fifties." The New York Art Directors Club awarded Marc The Gold Award in 1975 for his contributions to National Lampoon's million seller book release, "Kaleidoscope: The 1964 Yearbook Parody" on which the movie Animal House was based. He was also part of the 60s and 70s San Francisco golden era of album cover design, creating hand lettered logos for Canned Heat, Bobby Gentry, Danny O'Keefe, and Herbie Hancock, among others. More recently, Marc's 1997 Budweiser Mardi Gras poster became an instant classic. In 2000, he completed two large murals for the lobby of the Royal St. Charles Hotel.

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  1. Very complimentary! I dragged Marc to the computer to read what you'd posted. I think he felt very honored.

  2. Thats the truth of how I feel! Marc has had a great influence on me and my career path.

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  4. Where is Marc now?
    I knew him in the Haight.


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