Sunday, May 23, 2010
Ryan - James Victore
Born in America 1962, James Victore is an artist and designer graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Like most artists in New York, Victore uses the “street” and graffiti style of art. This is visible mainly in his drawing style that focuses around scratchy and simple cartoon drawings, or a combination or photocopied pictures and these drawings.
The motifs and meanings around Victore’s work are directly from his views and his like and dislikes in this world. He makes many political and social statements such as the presence of racism in the country, his own view on the government and the rate of teen pregnancies with the low amount of condom use in America.
“First of all, there is no criticism. I think most folks are afraid of the perception of criticism, so they take no chances. I’m very spoiled. I work with smart, sexy, brave clients who want to make powerful statements, and I get to be myself in the process. I don’t have to disguise my voice just because I have a commercial client.” - James Victore
A few of Victore’s clients are Moët & Chandon, Target, Amnesty International, the Shakespeare Project, The New York Times, MTV, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Portfolio Center. He’s also won some awards including a Gold medal from the Broadcast Designers Association and a Gold and Silver medal from the New York Art Director’s Club.