Joe Magee is taking part in a group exhibition to mark the Fifa Soccer World Cup beginning today in Russia. Curated by Liverpool John Moores University, School of Art & Design, the exhibit features work by 15 artists each responding to a fabled essay, ‘The World Cup and Its Pomps’, written in 1978 by the famous Italian semiotician, […]
Joe Magee’s poster of Margaret Hills, a well-known suffragist, for a performance marking the 100th anniversary of votes for some women in the UK after The Representation of the People Act in 1918. Legislation enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. This act paved the […]
Joe Magee’s cover illustration for Courrier International magazine and a micro-movie for social media (gif/MP4) on China collecting data on its own citizens. The article mentions a relentless march by “Big Data” in China to gather information that now reaches into almost every aspect of the lives of citizens there.
Joe Magee’s commission for The Wall Street Journal about a new wave of high quality streaming music apps designed to satisfy sound connoisseurs is a jazzy, colorful image that relies upon sight and implied sound. Magee’s brief for the project included the proviso that the final image was to draw upon a vintage advertisement for Maxell. Magee’s illustration was […]
As part of the Stroud Film Festival in the UK, award-winning illustrator and filmmaker Joe Magee, will discuss his work in a Q & A with Lotte Lyster. Magee will show selected shorts and discuss how he became interested in filmmaking. Featured in his talk will be details on the making of his latest short, No […]
Joe Magee created two film posters for an exhibition at Site Gallery, Stroud, UK. Good On Paper magazine asked ten artists to reinterpret posters from some of their favorite films. Magee reimagined posters from David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. The illustrator used photographic elements from the films, digitally-corrupted images and “Rorschach” inkblot tests to get to the heart of each […]
Joe Magee’s editorial illustration for The Boston Globe‘s Ideas section, published on October 29th, on new-generation smart facial recognition software. “What’s in a Face,” by Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran, discusses advances in facial recognition technology and its impact on privacy and human rights. The article asks if we’re ready for what facial recognition may reveal about […]
A series of illustrations commissioned by Diabetes Living Magazine (Meredith Corp), entitled Twice The Victim, exploring new found links between childhood trauma and adult obesity. Food and comfort eating is seen as a coping device for managing stress. There is a new belief that obesity is much less about willpower or genes.
An illustration to accompany a feature story about a woman who, obsessed with wanting a child, snatched a baby from a hospital incubator and made a home-made incubation room at home, keeping the child healthy for a month, until discovered by police.
A cover illustration for The Guardian’s Media supplement, ‘What is television for?’
An illustration commissioned by Courrier International about the human v machine chess challenge
Main illustration for the cover of The Guardian’s technology supplement, plus also a smaller image (also used on the cover contents bar on the right)
An illustration commissioned for the cover of The Guardian’s Work supplement, for feature entitled, “The mind undermined. Why you feel like a fake”. An image of an office chair in the same treatment was included inside.
I created this series of illustrations for The Guardian’s G2 magazine, 20 February 2017, working with Guardian art director Ellen Wishart. The article, by Chitra Ramaswamy, focusses on how popular apps like AirBnB and Uber can facilitate prejudice by enabling users to deny each other on the grounds of, for example, what they look like […]
Joe Magee studied Graphic Design at London College of Communication and now lives in Stroud, UK, with a studio in nearby Bristol. His work has a strong graphic sensibility, tending towards bold compositions and iconic solutions. “In terms of a ‘style’ – I think I do have a style but not in the ordinary sense. […]