Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Arthur E. Giron: Sketch to Sketch to Finish

Sometimes an illustrator and art director are so completely on the same wavelength, one sketch is all it takes to carry a visual idea across the finish line. Other times, the dialog is more complex and the artist has to reach further for the solution. Arthur E. Giron gives us examples of both, below, revealing that flexibility and stamina aren’t just terms applied to athletes. See the full story here.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Richard Borge: LUCKIE Agency Branding Project

This past summer, and through the fall, Richard Borge worked on a new look and concept for a very cool agency in Alabama called LUCKIE. The project included creation of a capabilities brochure, a one-minute animation, and the "look" of the web site. According to Richard, “LUCKIE has been fantastic to work with and have been collaborators in the truest sense of the word.” See this breaking campaign here.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Carol Heyer: “The Crow and the Pitcher” for Reader’s Digest

Carol Heyer details the process of creating a 21-page children’s book based on Aesop’s Fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. See the full story, from pitch to sketch to finish, here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dave Stevenson: National Geographic / Lindblad Expedition Maps

Dave Stevenson was commissioned earlier this year by Lindblad Expeditions to create a series of map illustrations for use in their tour brochures and all other collateral materials. So far, Dave has completed 3 of at least 5 maps to be illustrated. See all three maps, plus a sketch of the fourth here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Beppe Giacobbe: Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog

Beppe Giacobbe’s completely charming illustrations for Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s “Nobody’s Diggier Than a Dog” earned him the Gold Medal in 3x3 Magazine’s first annual Children’s Book competition held this past year.

See more of the book, plus sketches, here.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Alanna Cavanagh: Canadian Commemorative Opera Stamps

Alanna Cavanagh illustrated five commemorative stamps celebrating six operatic greats who have contributed much to Canada's cultural tapestry and have played pivotal roles on the world stage. See more here.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Dave Calver: “Welcome to NY” poster for the MTA

In his drawing "Commuters," Dave Calver captures the energy and elegance of New York City, where everybody has a Very Important Date. Here, Dave shares the evolution of the piece from sketch to finish, proving once again that spontaneity is the hardest work of all. See more here.