I’ve long been a fan of David Levine’s caricatures in the New York Review of Books and other publications. When I first started blogging with another site that I created called Typeface, I wanted to write about books and ideas. I liked his caricatures and I thought that they would accent my site well. It was a shot in the dark, but I simply sent him an email telling him how big a fan I was of his work and asked if I could use his images from time to time to accent my posts. Most graciously, I heard back from him and he kindly granted me permission.
Growing up I thought I wanted to be a caricaturist, and I looked at David Levine’s work as the gold standard. In today’s digital age, it’s hard to say whether there will be another like him.
More about David Levine from The New York Times, here and here.