Showing items from the James McMullan Collection
14 Apr 2015

Baader-Meinhof Library Escape

James McMullan’s process is detailed step-by-step, showing exactly how he composed and executed the complicated tableau of the Baader-Meinhof Group’s escape from a Berlin library.


24 Apr

Won’t you be my neighbor

James McMullan is paired with Jane Jacobs for a 1966 issue of the Push Pin Graphic.


08 Feb 2013

Transparent things

James McMullan illustrated Nabokov’s Transparent Things for Esquire in 1971.


23 Aug 2012

Coming soon: James McMullan at the Visual Arts Gallery

A preview of James McMullan’s upcoming Masters Series show at the Visual Arts Gallery.


14 Aug 2012

Purple passages

James McMullan’s illustrations for Dutton’s paperback box set of The Alexandria Quartet, an ambitious mid-century novel tetralogy by Lawrence Durrell.


25 Jul 2012

Layer upon layer

James McMullan’s layered comic strip illustration.


19 Jan 2012

James McMullan on the grid

James McMullan colors outside the lines of a self-imposed grid.


15 Jun 2011

Go West

James McMullan did stunning work for the short-lived West magazine.


31 Mar 2011

McMullan at NYPL

Go see James McMullan’s Lincoln Center Theater posters at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.


02 Mar 2011

Spot on

James McMullan Collection Box 5 Folder 2: original art for Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1996).

James McMullan is best known for his gorgeous posters for Lincoln Center theatrical productions, but he applies the same care to his spot illustrations for The New Yorker theater reviews.


05 Jan 2011

The White Album

James McMullan Collection Box 4 Folder 7: Ramon Novarro and the Ferguson brothers original art for The White Album, New West, June 4, 1979.

James McMullan’s expressive illustrations add layers to Joan Didion’s novelistic essays.


09 Aug 2010

PictureBox Alert

James McMullan Collection: Box 5 Folder 4. Charles Manson portrait for Rolling Stone.

In addition to our posts to the new Container List outpost at Dan Nadel’s PictureBox, Dan himself (whom you probably know as the publisher, art director, editor, curator, and writer extraordinaire, and we know as our No. 1 fan) will be be blogging about his favorite items from our collections. Today at PictureBox, James McMullan’s angelically menacing portrait of Charles Manson gets some love from Dan.

28 Jul 2010

Presenting… The James McMullan Collection

James McMullan Collection: Box 5 Folder 4. Detail from original art for Stone Cold Steve Austin portrait, Rolling Stone, 1998.

We recently finished organizing and describing the James McMullan Collection, which was donated by the acclaimed illustrator and designer last year.


08 Jul 2010

McMullan for Caprolan

James McMullan Collection, Box 1 Folder 7: Caprolan Nylon advertisement, 1966.

James McMullan designed and illustrated this piece for Caprolan nylon during his first year at Push Pin; it appeared in the September 7, 1966 issue of Women’s Wear Daily.


07 Jun 2010

Borges by McMullan

James McMullan Collection: Original art for Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi.

James McMullan’s watercolor book jackets capture the spirit of Borges.