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 the middle of Brooklyn, surrounded by concrete, graffiti had a profound impact on me. The intense color and movement presented a striking contrast with the surrounding environment and ultimately inspired me to pursue a career in art and design.

After graduating from Parsons School of Design, I started a career as a freelance illustrator and designer, working for clients including Apple, IBM, the Washington Post and many others.

Over time my work has branched out in other directions as well, with the She Loves the Moon street art project in San Francisco and the design of several hand-drawn fonts.

Also, during the past four years, I've been pursuing oil painting as a secondary career. I started off with a series of cityscapes and urban moments, and am now working on a series called “Reclaim” which imagines animals triumphantly reclaiming the ruins of human civilization.

Throughout my life, I've been passionate about progressive political change, and have often engaged in activism in my spare time. My most active moment was when I ran a successful campaign to bring public campaign financing to the San Francisco mayoral race.

Increasingly, I’ve merged my passions by focusing my design work on progressive campaigns and causes. As a result of the expansion of that work, I rebranded my business as Incitement Design, which has an explicit mission to invoke positive change through world-class design. I've been quoted in the New York Times and featured on televison talking about design and typography in political campaigns.

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