Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look by Marcos Chin
Central Library, Lobby Gallery
I remember being a senior in art school and trying extremely hard to find a style that would get me more work. The thing that I didn’t realize at the time was that my style would find me. A couple of years later, I bought my first Mac and I plopped myself down in front of the computer and just started to draw using the mouse. It was a very liberating experience because I drew the things that I loved at that time, pictures that were not very concept driven, but mostly pretty.
Marcos Chin has had work appear as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues and magazines. Some of his clients include, Neiman Marcus, Fiat, the New Yorker and Time, among others. He has received a countless number of awards in the field of illustration, including a Gold medal from The Society of Illustrators New York, as well as a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers. Perhaps the most recognizable work amidst his portfolio is the illustrations for Lavalife’s international advertising. Chin currently teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts.
View highlights of fashion-related programs and additional exhibitions (including art for children by Selina Alko and Elaine Pedlar) online at http://www.bklynlibrary.org/events/fashion/fashion-illustration