Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mark Hess: Paintings for The 401K Company

Sibley/Peteet Design asked Mark Hess to bring to life a campaign featuring American Revolutionary War leaders as exemplars of high ideals. The idea was to present heroic historical quotes, coupled with traditional portraiture, to convey the strengths and purpose of their client, the 401K Company, a financial services firm. Mark offers insight into how the job was ultimately done… and originally won. See the full article here.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

David McLimans: 2007 Caldecott Honor for “Gone Wild”

Congratulations to David McLimans for winning a Caldecott Honor for “Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet.” This black-and-white alphabet book which melds animals and letters into 26 unique and elegant graphic images, is sophisticated enough to captivate readers of any age. David shares a few of his favorite letters and discusses the inspiration for “Gone Wild” here.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lara Tomlin: Fortune Magazine "Businessman of the Year" Covers for Euro & Asia

When Fortune Magazine turned to Lara Tomlin to create two portraits in her edgy style for their annual European and Asian editions, they broke ground twice. Lara’s medium, etching, is an art and science seldom used in illustration, particularly portraiture. And according to the art director, Lara is the first woman ever tapped for this assignment. See the full layout here.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Laura Williams: “Because of You, I Like My Job!”

Laura Williams dropped us an email to tell us about her interview in DPI magazine this month. Based in Taiwan, DPI is devoted to cutting edge illustration, design, gaming and toy industry culture worldwide. Who among us wouldn’t be delighted to work with an editor whose signature file reads: “*Because of you, I like my job! When I can contact you, it makes me traveling around the world everyday*” See the full layout here.