When freelance illustrator and designer Art Paul answered the door to the knocks of the ambitious Hugh Hefner almost 60 years ago, Playboy was an unheard of vision. Not to mention that his design of the Playboy bunny, as opposed to previous suggestion of a stag, would blow up as one of the most recognized symbols in circulation. Playboy’s first art director utilized his vision of designing the pages of the magazine from a love of entertainment, meticulous and eye-catching covers and a notable identification with the magazine. Since leaving the iconic and sexually-charged magazine in 1982, Paul has been working on a collection of artwork that he intends to have published. Read about it in the eighteenth issue of Schön!
Words / Noemi Ivicsics