Lowell Hess. Cartoonist and Pop-Up Greeting Card Designer.
Lowell Hess’s art career has spanned 6 decades. After serving in World War II as a lieutenant
in the US Army, this Oklahoma native attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
He subsequently worked as an illustrator in the heyday of magazine illustrations. His works were
featured in many publications, including Collier’s and Boy’s Life, for which he illustrated 22 covers.
He also illustrated numerous book series including Golden Books. Demonstrating the versatility
of his craft, Lowell went on to design and illustrate pop-up greeting cards for Graphics 3 Inc.
These cards incorporated a unique design feature that Lowell pioneered using rubber bands
as the pop-up mechanism. Lowell and Graphics 3, Inc., have produced
greeting cards for more than 25 years.
There’s a 2005 short interview with Hess on Leif Peng’s Site ‘Today’s Inspiration’ here.