Friday, October 31, 2008

Shawn Snow: Sci-Fi Notes from a Paranoid Artist

Shawn Snow is currently working on a graphic narrative titled, "Remote Viewing: Sci-Fi Notes from a Paranoid Artist." It is an evolving fiction piece dealing with themes of suspicion, paranoia, psychic ability, and the occult.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Theispot Welcomes Richard Solomon Artists Representative

We are proud to announce the presence of the Richard Solomon group on theispot.com. Browse their slideshow of talent in What's New, or select their rep page to view all of the artists together.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SooJin and Chris Buzelli TONIGHT!


Art Director / Illustrator Power couple SooJin and Chris Buzelli will be giving a presentation at CCA in San Francisco tonight at 7:30.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Michael Gibbs: NOVUM Interview

Michael Gibbs is among nine illustrators from around the world featured in the current Illustration issue of novum magazine.

PRINT Regional Design Annual Loaded with Ispotters

A bit of Christmas came early this year when our advance copy of the December PRINT Magazine landed on our desk before Halloween. Theispot’s ad pages look great, as does the work of over a dozen ispotters who are featured throughout the magazine, including Tad Carpenter.

Rebekah Nichols: Heels On, Gloves Off

Rebekah Nichols created this illustration about gender in politics for Lawrence.com. The Art Director particularly liked the heels in one of her sketches in part due to Sarah Palin's ubiquitous quote: "Heels are on, gloves are off."

CommArts Design Annual 49 Features Work by Ispotters

In addition to theispot’s three ad pages, this year’s Communication Arts Design Annual features the work of subscribers including Keith Negley.

Chris Whetzel: Boston Business Journal's Biotech 2008 Insert

Chris Whetzel offers swirling imagery for this year’s cover.

Val Bochkov: Halloween Masks for Forbes

Forbes Magazine’s annual collection of Halloween masks highlights some of the year's most frightening faces, including these from Val Bochkov.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vera Tataro: Exhibition and Award


Czech artist Vera Tataro recently celebrated a one-woman exhibition of her paintings at Gallery Nora in Prague. (That’s Vera at center with the long, dark hair)

Stephen Savage: Recent Work


Stephen Savage created these election issue icons for the Sunday New York Times (Oct. 26) Week in Review section…

Bryon Thompson: Show Me How


In bookstores now! Bryon Thompson was chosen as one of the illustrators for the book project, “SHOW ME HOW, 500 Things You Should Know, Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic.”

Cathy Hull: All the Art That’s Fit to Print…


Cathy Hull is included in the former New York Times art director, Jerelle Kraus' new book: “All The Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't) Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page.”

Friday, October 24, 2008

Carly Allen-Fletcher: Noisefestival.com

An illustration done by Carly Allen-Fletcher to promote Noisefestival.com is currently running as a full page ad in the “Rule Britannia” issue of DISORDER magazine.

Drew Morrison: Halloween Masks for Daily Candy

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned Halloween masks? Daily Candy New York posed the question to local artist Drew Morrison, who took his cue from vintage styles and created four original disguises for DailyCandy.com readers.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daniel Bejar: Village Voice Cover

Hot off the press! Daniel Bejar's illustration "Pissed On" for this week's cover of the Village Voice features John McCain in his $520 Ferragamo Italian leather loafers showing veterans some love.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Todd Umbarger: Political Oz

Fairfield County Weekly and New Haven Advocate, alt-weekly sister publications of News Mass. Media in Connecticut, commissioned Todd Umbarger to create a cover for their respective Halloween/Election '08 issues.

Carrie English: Wacky Pet Questions

USA Weekend has followed up last fall's well-received “Wacky Pet Questions” article with another one, just as wacky. And they once again called upon Carrie English to provide the personality-filled images for visual punctuation.

Rob Kelly: Time Out NY ‘Hot Seat’ Portraits

Rob Kelly has been doing the weekly "Hot Seat" interview portraits for Time Out New York magazine for over three years now: “It's been a real learning experience--in numerous ways--doing this same job, week in, week out, for so long.” Here’s a recent subject, author and humorist Sarah Vowell.

Roy Scott: Hanley Wood Business Media

Roy Scott created this editorial illustration about the rising cost of construction materials and its effect on contractors. The client is Hanley Wood Business Media, Melissa Goldweitz, Senior Graphic Designer.

Mary Beth Cryan: MoMA Holiday Cards

Mary Beth Cryan conceptualized, illustrated and engineered two new greeting cards for the NYC Museum of Modern Art’s prestigious holiday card line.

Lance Jackson: Banking Director Magazine

Robertson Design contacted Lance Jackson for this portrait of Jim Rohr of PNC Financial Services. It’s coming up in the November issue of Banking Director Magazine.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vicky Newman: Sketchels 2

Vicky Newman was lucky enough to be included as one of the 'Sketchels 2' artists asked to create a one-off panel that could then be incorporated into the above record bag.

Sophie Blackall: Mika and The Blackall Project

Illustrator Sophie Blackall is collaborating with pop star Mika on a cross-medium, cross-cultural, cross-country version of the Surrealist drawing game, Exquisite Corpse.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shiho Nakaza: Hyatt Regency Century City


Shiho Nakaza illustrated a notecard for Hyatt Regency Century City under the art direction of SilverECHO, adding a decorative touch in anticipation of the holiday season. The image shows the iconic hotel building in an interpretative landscape of Los Angeles.

Jay Koelzer: Western Border Collie Rescue

Jay Koelzer designed and illustrated the cover for the Western Border Collie Rescue's 2009 calendar. The calendar celebrates the organization's growth into the Rocky Mountain region's largest Border Collie rescue organization. They have found homes for over 250 Border Collies and Border Collie mixes in the last five years.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

David McConochie: The Dallas Foundation

London artist David McConochie has produced some illustrations for the Annual Report of The Dallas Foundation, a charitable foundation which serves as a resource and leader in philanthropy.

Valerie Sinclair: In Defense of Piracy

For a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal, Valerie Sinclair's montage style gracefully merged the old and new technologies highlighted in an article entitled "In Defense of Piracy".

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Robert Burch: Connecting With a Cause

This full page Illustration was created by Robert Burch for the October issue of Ohio Magazine. The article talks about how and why people choose to give to one charity over another.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Marc Phares: NY Times DealBook


The New York Times Art Director Minh Uong called on Marc Phares last week to illustrate the Tuesday, October 7th DealBook special section article on the hot topic of executive compensation.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

James Bennett: WSJ Quarterly Markets Review



For an October 1 Wall Street Journal article headlined "Credit Markets Go From Bad to Worse to Ugly," James Bennett created this image of the Treasury's Henry Paulson and the Fed’s Ben Bernanke trying to fix what's broken.

Pietari Posti: Recent Work


Plenty of news coming in from Pietari Posti this month!

Jacob Thomas: Recent Work


The headline for this Forbes spread by Jacob Thomas is "Too Smart for its Own Good," followed by "What does a company look like when it's run by consultant's? Ebay"

Astrid Mueller: My Inner Bride


Astrid Mueller from Potato Mamma Design was assigned by The Knot Inc. to create wedding illustrations for a new online feature.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ed Shems: Graphic Design Award

Edfredned illustration & design, aka Ed Shems, recently won an American Graphic Design Award for a program booklet for Simmons College.

Vault 49: Skateboard Decks

What next? Decks! Behold the latest project for the ever-prolific Vault 49.

Rene Milot: Lucia Di Lammermoor

Rene Milot's haunting illustration for the opera Lucia Di Lammermoor was a winner in the xpose contest, sponsored by Canadian-based association CAPIC.

Louisa Bertman: Michelle Obama

Louisa Bertman paints Michelle Obama for BUST Magazine October 2008.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Paul Morton: Recent Projects

UK artist Paul Morton has been up to his ears in work lately. In the last couple of months he has completed work on PIGTAILS, a game box cover and the inside game items for publishers in the States.

Petra Stefankova: CG Society Master Award


Internationally renowned computer graphics organization CG Society has awarded Petra Stefankova the Expose 6 Master in their most recent competition.