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. That led to 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. The highlight was managing a successful campaign to bring public campaign financing to the San Francisco mayoral race.

Utlimately, I merged my design and activism with the creation of Incitement Design, a boutique creative agency focused on political campaigns and causes.

I'm also currently working on a series of oil paintings called Reclaim which imagines animals triumphantly reclaiming the ruins of human civilization. You can read an interview with me about the series here.

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.