Monday, June 30, 2008

Jacob Thomas: Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review by Jacob Thomas, illustrating an article called The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution.

Pete Ellis: Lawyer Magazine

Another fun visual from Pete Ellis for an article on sports law:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Joyce Hesselberth: Imagination Stage

Over the last few years Joyce Hesselberth has created dozens of illustrations for Imagination Stage, the leading children's theatre in the Washington, DC metro area.

Dave Plunkert: One Maryland One Book

David Plunkert signed posters to help kick off the launch of Maryland's statewide reading program, One Maryland One Book.

Michael Morgenstern: WSJ Europe Weekend Journal

Michael Morgenstern illustrated the cover of The Wall Street Journal Europe's Weekend Journal for the weekend of June 27th - 29th.

Amy Saidens: Stacy’s Pita Chips

Amy Saidens has won a Reggie Award for her work with the Stacy's Pita Chips ad campaign.

Beppe Giacobbe: The Catalog of Farewells

Beppe Giacobbe's colleague Marina Mander was moved to create a poignant book of farewells illustrated with a portfolio of Beppe’s existing images.

Acme Illustrators: Business Week Magazine

Acme Illustrators’ work is featured in a Business Week cover story this week. The story, titled "Can the US Bring Jobs Back Home?" is about the revival of US industry now that shipping goods from China is becoming too expensive.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Raul Colon: As Good as Anybody

As Good as Anybody is Raul Colon's latest illustrated book. Written by Richard Michelson and published by Random House, this is a powerful story about the friendshp between the African American and the Jewish civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Guido Scarabottolo: Wasting Some Other Time

On exhibit through July 13th in Modena, Italy are Guido Scarabottolo’s sculptures, monotypes, and paintings.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CommArts Illustration Annual 49: Ispot City

Congratulations to the 27 members of theispot who are highlighted throughout the latest Communication Arts Illustration Annual.

Artwork by Alex Nabaum.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sasha Barr: Love to Make Music To

This CD & LP packaging project was created by Sasha Barr for NinjaTune recording artist Daedelus's upcoming release, Love to Make Music To."

Alan Witschonke: Taj Mahal

Alan Witschonke's newest book for Mikaya Press will be published this fall. Entitled Taj Mahal, it is Alan’s fifth book for Mikaya, which specializes in non-fiction children’s literature.

Friday, June 20, 2008

SILA: Illustration West 46

The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West 46 competition results include thirteen ispotters, including Travis Foster.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Vigg: iQmagazine

iQmagazine is PDFzine about illustration in Quebec, launched by a group of Canadian artists including Vigg, whose illustration appears in the premiere issue.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Max Estes: My Year as a Bunny

The details are still being ironed out, but Spanish publisher, Picnic, will publish the first year of Max Estes’ daily comic, My Life as a Bunny.

Mary Jane Begin: National Museum of American Illustration Exhibition

In honor of 100th anniversary of Kenneth Grahame's book, The Wind in the Willows, the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI is hosting an exhibition of Mary Jane Begin's luminous original illustrations from The Wind in the Willows.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Brucie Rosch: LA Times Sunday Real Estate

ispotter Brucie Rosch had two pieces on the LA Times Real Estate front page this past Sunday.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

American Illustration 27

American Illustration, everyone’s favorite annual (and party) of the year will not be published until this fall. But the list of work selected for AI27 is out, and as usual it is loaded with ispotters.

Congratulations to all 33 members of included in this year’s book! Click here for a sneak preview.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Robert de Michiell: “Face Value” at Alden Gallery

“FACE VALUE: The Art of Robert de Michiell” opens June 13, 2008, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alden Gallery in Provincetown, MA. The show will run for two weeks, through June 26.

Todd Umbarger: TOPIC Magazine

Todd Umbarger's academic-style line drawings demonstrate various methods on how to escape life's unpleasant situations in the new edition of literary magazine TOPIC.

Stephanie Dalton Cowan: Beijing Olympics for Kleenex

Stephanie Dalton Cowan recently completed two illustrations for two Kleenex tissue boxes featuring 2008 Beijing Olympics imagery.

R. Sikoryak: HOTWIRE Comics Show at Scott Eder Gallery

R. Sikoryak's beautiful, big 4-color silkscreen print of "Little Dori in Pictureland" will be featured in the HOTWIRE Comics anthology at the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Owen Smith: Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco

Owen Smith pays tribute to the classic San Francisco hard-boiled detective novel, Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, with a series of colorful and expressive characters showcased in posters commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street 2008 Program.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Neryl Walker: Beijing Olympics

Neryl Walker was selected as one of five artists to design tee shirts and glassware for Coca Cola and the Beijing Olympics.

Louisa Bertman: Those Crazy Car Talk Guys

Louisa Bertman is honored to be one of twelve artists chosen to illustrate a page for the upcoming 2009 National Public Radio Calendar.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Janet Hamlin: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Janet Hamlin's courtroom drawings of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's arraignment made the news this week for one particular reason: Mohammed's complaint that the artist drew his nose too large.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mario Sughi: Juxtapoz Magazine

The ongoing digital mystery that is Mario Sughi can be found in the June 5th Reader Art section of Juxtapoz.

Marc Phares: Lunesta

Marc Phares, the creative force behind Epic Studios, recently completed a series of six Sepracor Lunesta illustrations for the Lunesta global print campaign, created by McCann HumanCare in New York.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Charlene Chua: Work/Life

Charlene Chua is part of Work/Life: the UPPERCASE directory of Canadian Illustration & Photography.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jill Calder: Horoscope Summer Portraits for ELLE Netherlands

Jill Calder’s opulent, sexy style is just the ticket for Elle Magazine’s Horoscope column, a longtime fetish among fashionistastrologers.

Karen Greenberg is All Over the Place!

In addition to her brand new Portfolio on, Karen Greenberg’s work can be found in some very cool and unusual places these days.

Chris Gould: Scientific American

The June issue of Scientific American features a photo illustration that by Chris Gould.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tim Barnes: New York

In between assignments, I'm working on a new piece for my Portfolio on theispot. This piece covers a few bases that I feel need attention...