Op-Ed Art from the New York Times

Jerelle Kraus, the former art director at the New York Times, and author of the just published All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some that Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page, reveals the true story of the world’s first Op-Ed page. Not only did the New York Times‘s nonstaff bylines shatter tradition, but the pictures were revolutionary. Unlike anything ever seen in a newspaper, Op-Ed art became a globally influential idiom that reached beyond narrative for metaphor and changed illustration’s very purpose and potential.

As we mentioned, the book is now available and for more information including a gallery of many of the images found in the book you can visit jerellekraus.com.

Here are some sample images from the book:


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