Elliott Banfield

Illustration and Design


Link: Portfolio of Graphic Works
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About the Artist

My career in graphics began in the early 1970's, when I was given the opportunity to make drawings for The American Spectator (which was known by a different name back then). Subsequently I moved to New York City, and worked for a time at the printmaking studio run by the late Robert Blackburn. Then, for about 4 years, I made weekly drawings for the New York Times Book Review. After that, I had a similar weekly arrangement with the daily New York Times. And after that, I again had a similar relationship with the Wall St. Journal. My work with these papers ceased around 1996. After a fallow period I became the designer, art director, and staff illlustrator of the Claremont Review of Books, which has been my chief client since 2001.

In 2014 I published an Add-on for Adobe Photoshop. I call it Pattopia (a place for patterns). It allows the user (a cartoonist, illustrator, or designer) to paint with a large variety of simple patterns, on a Photoshop canvas.

My recent work, shown in the album linked to above, was created in Photoshop/Pattopia. A new and improved version of Pattopia is in development.

Elliott Banfield
341 East 10th Street, Apt. 2E
New York, NY

email: banfielde@ymail.com