Tony Arefin, a self-taught designer, produced catalogs for many significant British art exhibitions during the early 90s (he was described by one design critic as "single-handedly processing the print needs of the entire British art scene"). Arefin went on to become Creative Director at I.D. magazine, and art director for Bomb, Blind Spot, and Art + Auction. (He later worked for Wieden & Kennedy in Portland, OR, and Ogilvy & Mather, NYC.)
An exhibition of Arefin's work opens at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, on September 12. In case you happen to be on the other side of the pond.
At far right, fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez (who died of AIDS in 1987 at the untimely age
with, from left, Eija Vehka Aho, Juan Ramos,
Jacques de Bascher, and Karl Lagerfeld.
Today Rizzoli releases Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco,by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha of MAO Mag (including contributions by Bill Cunningham, Anna Sui, and Andre Leon Talley). The book focuses not only on Lopez's
illustrations but also showcases his photographs, for which he is less well known.
A show at the Suzanne Geiss Company gallery in NYC, covering three decades of Lopez's career and sounding chock-full of interesting gems (including 8-millimeter films shot by Lopez), opens on September 7 (more info here).