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Artist/Designer/Illustrator James Nocito received his BA in Art from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and did graduate work at Columbia University, New York City. His paintings have been exhibited in such formats as Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, The Palm Springs Desert Museum of Art and The San Bernardino County Museum. You can have a look at some recent work in his portfolio and view his graphic artworks published in limited editions and posters by Winn Devon Art Group. His fabric designs have been included in the collections of Donna Karan, Joseph Abboud and Anne Klein, as well as the private label collections of Barneys, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman.

James Nocito's illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, The San Diego Press Club and The National Builders Association and have appeared in many publications such as The Los Angeles Times Book Review, How Magazine and San Diego Home Garden Magazine. Other clients include Harcourt Inc., Random House Publishers, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., The Regent Beverly Wilshire, The Chopra Center and The San Diego Union Tribune. If you would like to receive illustration samples, you can contact James at retrofitdesigns@cox.net.

His trailblazing book, FOUND LIVES: A Collection of Found Photographs was published by Gibbs Smith Publisher. In it, he pairs snapshots from the turn of the century through the '50s with poetry and quotations that illuminate the contents of the photos. In 2005, selections from his collection were displayed in the exhibit Snapshot: From the Box Brownie to the Camera Phone at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. Read more about FOUND LIVES. You can also order it by contacting retrofitdesigns@cox.net and receive at a special rate of $14.95.

 

 

 





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