Michael Brehm
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I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and went to art school in Minneapolis in the late '70s. In 1980 I moved to Chicago. I eventually found a home for my art on the printed page. From 1978–1993 I participated in one of the longest running collectively operated artists magazines: ArtPolice (http://www.storyhead.com/2000/html/ap_splash_navi_frameset.html). In the 1990s I started Storyhead (http://www.storyhead.com/2000/html/archi_splash_navi_frameset.html)magazine with a friend. Storyhead was a self published magazine of illustrated stories for which I did all the design and most of the illustration.

 

In the last decade I created several graphic books which are soon to be self published. In 2006 I self published "Alter Ego" which was included in AIGA's (The American Institute of Graphic Arts) "50 books 50 Covers" competition for 2007. (http://designarchives.aiga.org/entry.cfm/eid_7726)

 

I have been a book designer at the University of Chicago Press for over twenty years and have received awards for my designs from AIGA, Print Magazine, and the AAUP (Association of American University Presses).