Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Illustrated Courtroom Presentation by Elizabeth Williams



The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art 
a Kirkus Review's Best Book of 2014
a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
On sale now for 30 dollars on Amazon



Monday, December 8, 2014

Sexy Russian spy ‘tried to seduce’ Snowden

NEW YORK POST
http://nypost.com/2014/12/07/sexy-russian-spy-tried-to-seduce-snowden/

Sexy Russian spy Anna Chapman tried to seduce whistleblower Edward Snowden on orders straight from the Kremlin, according to a defector.
Boris Karpichkov, a former KGB agent, claims that a plan was launched for Chapman, 32, to keep Snowden, 31, in Moscow so that Russian agents could continue to question him about US security secrets, according to a new report.

Anna Chapman made her debut appearance in a Manhattan Federal Courthouse on June 28, 2010.
Image below by Elizabeth Williams

Friday, December 5, 2014

THE ILLUSTRATED COURTROOM NAMED A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR

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ILLUSTRATED COURTROOM NAMED TO TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 
 BOOK OF THE YEAR OF 2014 LIST 
by Jonathan Benthall

Benthall is an author and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London.

From the entry by Jonathan Benthall to "Books of the Year" in the TLS for November 28, 2014:

Courtroom artists in Britain have to work from memory, but in the USA they have the advantage of being allowed to sit with their drawing materials. The Illustrated Courtroom: Fifty years of courtroom art by Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell (CUNY Journalism Press) is an anthology of this underrated genre. The camera has not yet displaced it in evoking tension: Charles Manson restrained by a bailiff as he leaps to attack the judge, Michael Jackson weeping as he is cleared of child abuse, Bernard Madoff led away to the lockup in handcuffs.

Link to article below 

dslahti.blogspot.com: "Family" Court, starring Chase Lunge: Bill Robles, via  Illustrated Courtroom F rom the entry by Jonathan Benthall to "Books of the Year" in the TLS for November 28...

ILLUSTRATED COURTROOM BOOK of the YEAR 2014 TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art named to the 
The Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year of 2014 
by Jonathan Benthall 
Benthall is an author and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London.
Link 
dslahti.blogspot.com: "Family" Court, starring Chase Lunge:
Bill Robles, via  Illustrated Courtroom F rom the entry by Jonathan
Benthall to "Books of the Year" in the TLS for November 28...





Monday, December 1, 2014

Bill Robles' LAX Poster Mystery



An unknown poster by court artist Bill Robles came to light with an email to Bill requesting  information about a  poster. The person  purchased the LAX poster from an estate sale and was curious about the image. Bill requested a  photo of the poster and confirmed that the illustration was done for a 1969 annual report cover.  It came as a complete shock to Bill as he never knew the piece of artwork had been turned into a poster.
1969 Annual report cover by Bill Robles


Bill said "Needless to say, seeing the poster, I was blown away! Nobody at the Dept. of Airports ever told me that it was also going to be used as a poster promoting LAX! As it turned out, the owners of the poster have a charming book store in Covina, and they were going to sell it along with other items from their inventory at an upcoming Pasadena book fair.As you can imagine, I had to have it!”

"Can you imagine, the poster is 45 years old, and in mint condition, and I am so thrilled to have it!"

Unknown LAX poster from the same artwork above, by Bill Robles