Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jorge Colombo


Jorge Colombo was born in 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal; moved to the USA in 1989. Has lived in Chicago and in San Francisco. Living in New York City since 1998 with his wife, artist Amy Yoes.

He has worked as an illustrator, as a photographer, and as a graphic designer. He was the art director of Chicago's NewCity, San Francisco magazine, and Jungle Media in NYC. He has three books published in Portugal: "Fullerton," a collection of his watercolor drawings from the 1990s; "Of Big and of Small Love," a photographic novel created in collaboration with novelist Inês Pedrosa; and "Lisboa Revisitada," photographs after poems by Álvaro de Campos, which were exhibited at Casa Fernando Pessoa in Lisbon. Since 2003 he has been working on digital videos, initially restricting himself to one-minute movies, later moving into longer projects.

His cover illustration for the June 1, 2009 issue of The New Yorker was the first one created on an iPhone for a major magazine. Video animations of his Finger Paintings have since appeared weekly in

Photo by Daniel Murtagh

Jorge's contribution to Typing In Public:

Jorge Colombo

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