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Above & Beyond: John Kascht

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John Kascht is among the most prominent American caricature artists of the past half-century. His work elegantly straddles the line between cartooning and portraiture, and is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.

"Above & Beyond: John Kascht" takes you inside his wondrous world, to a tiny farm in Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife — a beekeeper — and 500,000 honeybees. It is here that he deconstructs the world’s most recognizeable faces and bodies with the meticulousness of a forensic examiner, and reassembles them in his own inimitable way to create iconic portraits that appear on magazines, theater posters, billboards and book covers.

In this app, the second in the acclaimed “Above & Beyond” series, we present the story of John Kascht and his unforgettable work, told through his own words, caricatures, pencil sketches and other multimedia features.

Recommended for all ages.


"Above & Beyond: John Kascht" is part of a series of apps that showcase incredible imagery and the equally incredible men and women who create them. It is published by Joe Zeff Design, designer and developer of iTunes App of the Week selection "Above & Beyond: George Steinmetz," "The Final Hours of Portal 2" and "Splashlight Studio Tour" and designer of numerous apps including "Solar System for iPad." For more information about Joe Zeff Design, visit and