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  • Blitt

    by Barry Blitt
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Barry Blitt

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Blitt

This event includes a book signing

Date

Oct
26
Thursday
October 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes cartoonist and illustrator BARRY BLITT—who has contributed more than eighty covers to The New Yorker—for a discussion of his latest book, Blitt, a compendium of the artist's illustrations. 

About Blitt

Blitt is a gorgeous, hilarious, and provocative compendium of the award-winning artist’s illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and more.

Barry Blitt’s cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker covers are defining images for our times, earning him adoration from critics and fans and piles of hate mail from everyone else.

This lavish full-color collection showcases more than a quarter century of Blitt’s work: his wry and provocative New Yorker covers, from the Obama fist bump heard round the world, to George W. Bush’s drowning cabinet, to the myriad (and counting) misadventures of Donald Trump; Blitt’s long-running collaboration with Frank Rich on The New York Times op-ed page; and his work for Vanity Fair, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Blitt also shares his private sketchbooks, drafts, and uproarious rejected illustrations, offering readers an illuminating view into his creative process.

Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and essays from Blitt’s collaborators and peers, including Frank Rich, Françoise Mouly, and Steve Brodner, Blitt is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist.

Praise

“For nearly a generation now, Barry Blitt has been the sharpest and funniest political artist in the United States.” —David Remnick

“Indelible images from one of America's leading political cartoonists. . . . A treasure trove for fans of the New Yorker, political satire, and graphic design.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“A singular artist.” —Frank Rich

“There can be no disputing that Blitt has earned a vaulted place in the pantheon of twenty-first-century political satirists.” —Steven Heller

“If Barry Blitt is anything, it’s brilliantly provocative.” —James Rainey, Los Angeles Times

Barry Blitt
Barry Blitt

Barry Blitt

Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than one hundred covers to The New Yorker, including “Deluged,” voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006, and “The Politics of Fear,” a finalist for the same award in 2009. Blitt’s work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. His work for children includes The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven and Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds). Blitt lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.

Photo credit: Angie Silverstein

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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While we can't guarantee fulfillment of a signed book pre-order, our authors are almost always able to sign extra books to fulfill such orders.

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FAQ:

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Unless otherwise noted, we are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.

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