Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Krister Flodin: Adobe Direct Mail Campaign

Grey Advertising in San Francisco has been working with Swedish artist Krister Flodin to produce a series of images for Adobe Inc. It's a massive, on-going campaign with four or five art directors involved; so far Krister has done 30 images for them over the past five months.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Todd Umbarger: Nashville Scene Cover

The art director of Nashville Scene, Tennessee's largest alt-weekly newspaper, contacted Todd Umbarger via theispot to illustrate their cover article about the famous and fabulous flocking to Music City, USA.

Sharon Tancredi: Sex Addiction

Sharon Tancredi creates a graphic depiction of Sex Addiction for Esquire magazine.

Sean Tiffany: Hockey (Sticker Stories)

Just in Time for Hockey Season! This month Grosset & Dunlap, a division of Penguin books, has released "Hockey (Sticker Stories)", a children's sticker book featuring Sean Tiffany's vibrant and kinetic artwork. The book takes the reader through a game of hockey, starting with the team practicing on the local park's ice pond and through their first big game against their rival opponents.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kim Rosen: "Environmental Hero" for TIME Magazine

Kim Rosen's portrait is of Mohammed Dilawar, who is on a quest to save the sparrows of India, strikes just the right note of lyrical power.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

James Taylor, Sarah Howell & Harry Malt IllustrEIGHT for Topshop

When art and fashion collide, you can expect a dramatic impact, and British populist fashion Mecca, Topshop's latest collaboration, IllustrEIGHT, makes just that.

For two weeks this past summer, Topshop locations in London handed over their walls to eight illustrators, including Harry Malt, Sarah Howell and James Taylor, to transform with hand-drawn typography, stunning fine art, elaborate graphic design and even photography.

An exclusive capsule collection of t-shirts inspired by each of the artists’ work is now on sale instore and on TOPSHOP.COM so you can take a piece of art home with you.

Chris Whetzel: The Rodeo is Coming to Town!

This calendar piece Chris Whetzel just finished for San Francisco Weekly kind of reminds us of the stock market lately- Yee-HAW!!

Every Day at the Beach!

There’s something about the deceptively simple daily musings of Beach that just makes us smile!

John Steven Gurney: Spanning the Traditional-Digital Divide with Santa

Click2mail wanted artwork to create special stationery for Santa to send to children, to reassure them that the elves were busy preparing things for their Christmas delivery. They liked John Steven Gurney’s oil painting style, but the art director needed digital delivery.

Brucie Rosch: Text Unto Others…

Scott Rovin, Creative Director of T.H.E. Journal, an education technology monthly publication, called on Brucie Rosch for a full page illo recently.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Nancy Doniger: NY Times “Your Second Home” x 2

Nancy Doniger created two pieces for the same “Your Second Home” column in the Friday, September 19th NY Times Escapes section.

Max Estes: Obama Youth Voter Campaign

This graphic was created by Max Estes for the Obama Presidential Campaign as part of their Youth Voter outreach. The image is running in newspapers in 22 "swing states", and will soon adorn t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and magnets as well.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lou Brooks & Dave Calver: “NowBrow” in L.A.

Wal-Art Gallery in LA presents Brad Benedict's latest Sideshow gallery event, "NowBrow"(a whole new collection of thrills, chills, wonders and curiosities). This group show includes new work by ispotters Lou Brooks and Dave Calver.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kurt D. Holloman: National Parks Conservation Association

Former Mount Rainier climbing guide, Kurt D. Hollomon was a natural to tackle this t-shirt image for Hi-Tec Sports/National Parks Conservation Association.

Liz Lomax: The Making of Amy Winehouse

When is an illustration more than an illustration? When Liz Lomax does it! Liz shares the process that went into the making of a recent portrait of Amy Winehouse.

Jason Crosby: You Aren’t What You Sing

Jason Crosby designed, hand lettered and illustrated this spread of an interview with Randy Newman and John Brion for this month's issue of music magazine Filter.

Bryan Ballinger: 3D Illustration is Child’s Play. Really.

What happens when Bryan Ballinger, master 3D illustrator, takes on his five-year-old daughter’s drawing? A lot more than you could possibly imagine!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tim Barnes: Social Networking for Old Farts

When Bnet.com, a website providing tips for senior management types, put together a tutorial on social networking, they tapped Tim Barnes for a funny, reassuring visual.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

David Plunkert: The Dungeon Masters

Spur Design's David Plunkert designed and illustrated the poster for the Antidote Films documentary, "The Dungeon Masters," which debuted as an official selection at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Valeria Petrone: Ciao, Señor Blanco!

Atom Plastic, an Italian toy manufacturer, is having a show of 50 interpretations of their little guy, Señor Blanco, by well-known artists from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5th, at the Museo Civico di Bassano del Grappa in Vincenza, Italy. Naturally, Valeria Petrone was invited to design an adorable toy with her delightful painting style.

Kris Wiltse: Silver Medal for Flatbread Pizza Packaging

The box for Full of Life’s Flatbread Pizza, featuring illustrations by Kris Wiltse, has been chosen as a Silver Medal Winner in the 38th Annual Creativity Awards Competition for package design.

Ingo Fast: The Frugal Traveler

This past summer, the New York Times ran a series of articles called The Frugal Traveler. The idea was to make a Grand Tour of Europe on 100 Euros a day, and live to blog the story. Who better to illustrate such an adventure than Ingo Fast, whose own world travels were previously documented in Art Talk?

NY Times Science Times: Ispotters Everywhere

The September 9, 2008 Science Times section is loaded with ispotters, starting with John Kleber's scary/pretty image for the lead story on exotic species, Friendly Invaders.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Marty Braun: Great Service for Con-way Freight

Marty Braun recently finished the third piece in an ad campaign for Con-way Freight. The campaign plays on the line "My freight went to Los Angeles (or New York, or Chicago) and all I got was..." with the tag line "…great service!"

Todd Umbarger: The Wisdom of Bush

Since early 2006, Todd Umbarger has traced the path of U.S. politics through his blog cartoon, The Wisdom of Bush. September 8, 2008 marks his 300th entry.

Jacob Thomas: Health Insurance Cuts

Jacob Thomas recently created an illustration for Forbes Magazine about major corporations cutting back on health care costs by taking a closer look at their employees and making sure those who have it are eligible.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Frank Harris: Slurping It Out

For a recent issue of Convenience Store News Magazine, Frank Harris was asked to imagine Barack Obama and John McCain as dueling Managers-In-Chief. (Note the color-coded Slurpees…)

Doug Ross: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Award-winning firm Soapbox Design Communications of Toronto was tapped to create this year’s annual report for the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. They came through with a bold, political poster-inspired theme, anchored by the illustrations of Doug Ross.

Louisa Bertman: Cyndi + Ringo = Rock + Art 2008

Two of Louisa Bertman's portraits will be for sale at the Rock & Art 2008 Charity Auction sponsored by Live Nation. Both portraits are 40" x 40" pen, ink and watercolor on canvas and were recently signed by their subjects: Ringo Starr and Cyndi Lauper.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Carlyn Beccia: The Raucous Royals

What is in a rumor? Carlyn Beccia invites us to look more closely at all rumors and consider how the truth can become twisted over time in her new book, The Raucous Royals, just out from Houghton Mifflin.

Max Estes: Making It by Hand

A recent painting by Max Estes appears on the front page of today's NY Times, illustrating an article about Faythe Levine, the Milwaukee-based "Ambassador of Handmade."

Mattias Adolfsson: To My Grandchild

Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson has a new book out, “Till Mitt Barnbarn” or “To My Grandchild”.

Richard Bornemann: Danny’s Place

Ispotter Richard Bornemann always tries to make room for a few worthy, local pro-bono projects in the course of his work year. A non-profit was trying hard to start up the first-ever teen center in Acton, MA. He approached them to see if he could help.