Painting
Font Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
About & Contact


Painting
Font Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
About & Contact

Robert Arnow
Brooklyn, NY
rob@robarnow.com
415.596.5808

Growing up in Brooklyn, I was surrounded by graffiti art. It inspired my first serious artistic efforts, in sketchbooks and the occasional train tunnel. The next step was an illustration degree from Parsons, after which I began working as a freelance illustrator for the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Apple and many others.

Meanwhile I grew up surrounded by the political activism of my parents, and after college, lucked into volunteering for a successful progressive campaign. Winning was euphoric. My freelance work only took up about half of my time, so the rest I filled with activism. Ultimately, the highlight was managing a successful campaign to bring public campaign financing to the San Francisco mayoral race.

I also designed the She Loves the Moon street art project in San Francisco, a story told by 43 stencils spray painted on the street in different locations – and designed several hand-drawn fonts.

Finally, I merged my design and activism with my creative agency Incitement Design, where most of our work is for political campaigns and causes. I've been quoted in the New York Times and featured on television talking about design and typography in political campaigns.

I'm also currently working on a series of oil paintings called Reclaim which imagines animals triumphantly reclaiming the ruins of human civilization. It’s both a warning about the risks of environmental degradation and an exploration of a world in which humans are no longer present.

I reside in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, and in my free time I seek dance parties, bounce around the city on my bike, and photograph my travels.