Talk explores New York Times op-ed page
Posted November 25, 2008; 04:10 p.m.
Former New York Times op-ed art director Jerelle Kraus will discuss her book "All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't)" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Kraus' book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Times op-ed page and the selection of op-ed art. The New York Times created the world's first op-ed page in 1970. The page's use of pictures and nonstaff bylines on articles shattered previous newspaper traditions.
Op-ed art featured in the book includes a satiric portrayal of John McCain, a classic cartoon of Barack Obama by Jules Feiffer, and a drawing of Hillary Clinton and Obama by Barry Blitt.
Kraus is an award-winning art director who worked at the New York Times for 30 years, including 13 years for the op-ed page. She also worked as an art director at Time, at Ramparts magazine and for film director Francis Ford Coppola's City magazine. The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine have published Kraus' writing, including a guest commentary for William Safire's "On Language" column.
Kraus was educated at Swarthmore College and Pomona College, and at l'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She received a master's degree from the University of California-Berkeley, and studied in Munich as a Fulbright scholar.
The talk is sponsored by the Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. For more information, contact Linda Oliveira at (609) 258-3155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.