Wildly Popular Brooklyn Artist Dean Russo Launches Journal Series Featuring Iconic Pet Portraits
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
East Petersburg, PA — Dean Russo, Brooklyn-based artist is currently one of the biggest names in the pop art world. Known for his signature pet portraits, his bold paintings explode with color. The story behind these classic kitties and dynamic dogs is a humbling tale of artistic creation meeting animal rescue awareness.
As an animal advocate, Russo would visit shelters and ask for photos of adoptable pets to paint. He would then donate proceeds from the paintings back to the shelter. Shortly after this activity, both he and his unique paintings developed an impressive following. Russo continues to advocate on behalf of animal shelters to this day, and his dog paintings have taken on a life of their own.
“My greatest inspirations are art and animals. Animals’ expressions allow for endless possibilities, and portraying the energy and joy that can sometimes be lost in otherwise preconceived notions of the subject is what drives me.” ~ Dean Russo
Fox Chapel Publishing’s imprint Quiet Fox, which is dedicated to creating quality gift books, has partnered with Russo to bring his colorful paintings to the journal market. In an eight-journal series, Russo’s dogs, cats, and other vivacious works of art are seen on the covers of lined journals perfect for creative self-expression. Journals in the series include, Dean Russo’s Chihuahua Journal, Dog is Love, Labrador Journal, Pit Bull Journal, Shiva Cat Journal, Tilted Cat Journal, Skull Journal, and Skull Mosaic
Russo will be launching the journals at the Stationery Show in New York City this May 2018 with Fox Chapel Publishing. He’ll be offering 200 hand-signed exclusive journals of Dog is Love.
Dean Russo: A Retrospective, a compendium on his life’s work is also scheduled to launch later this year by Fox Chapel Publishing. The coffee-table-like book will span Russo’s entire career, offer 200 vibrant photos, and include commentary from the artist himself.
Other Journal Styles Available From Quiet Fox Designs.
About Dean Russo
Brooklyn-based pop artist Dean Russo is a popular animal illustrator with a vibrant graphic style. His work is widely distributed in fi ne art prints, custom commissions, and licensed products. Dean studied graphic design and fi ne arts at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Being an avid animal lover he started his career creating soulful animal portraits in a signature style that has evolved over a period of 10 years. As a professional musician Dean has also been inspired to paint portraits of influential music icons.
About Fox Chapel Publishing
Fox Chapel Publishing inspires and informs readers who enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, crafts, and lifestyle interests. The company specializes in illustrated nonfiction with a focus on artisan and high quality craft books. Fox Chapel publishes more than 1,200 book titles and three quarterly magazines, including DO Magazine, the #1 coloring magazine in its class. The publisher’s imprints include Design Originals, IMM Lifestyle Books, and Creative Homeowner. For more information, please visit