Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pietari Posti: GIANTS Invade the Wallpaper


We’ve posted about Pietari Posti’s GIANTS series previously in Art News. We’ve now discovered that a couple of them are available as iPhone and iPod Touch wallpapers via poolga.com. Sweet!

Tim Foley: Wall St. Journal, Recent Work


The illustration above was done by Tim Foley for the Wall Street Journal last week. “The original version is the one on the left, as I wanted to show the dark murky depths swallowing the figure near the bottom of the layout. However, the designer was worried about how it would print, so I revised it so that the solid blacks weren't so pronounced. I'm torn as to which one I like better.”

Kavel Rafferty: Love x 3 = Times UK


This is a series of illustrations by Kavel Rafferty for the Times UK short stories supplement. The brief was to design faux book jackets to illustrate three disparate tales of love.

Donna Levinstone: DRAWN BY NEW YORK


The NY Historical Society’s current show, DRAWN BY NEW YORK: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings, includes a moving black and terracotta pastel triptych depicting the fall of the World Trade by Donna Levinstone.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Louisa Bertman: HOW Portraits


One of the things we love about HOW Magazine is the ever-changing roster of illustrators commissioned to do the portraits on their Contributors page. Up next for the December issue is Louisa Bertman.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Paul Sharp: King Toad


Paul Sharp created the illustrations and package design for both the box and cards for the “King Toad Royally Ribbitting Card Game” for Gamewright.

Michael Sloan: Suddenly, Street Wise


The Sunday New York Times commissioned Michael Sloan to create this charming, chaotic scene for an article about a young boy learning to navigate the big city on his own for the first time.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Martin Ansin: Spiderman Billboard

Martin Ansin was commissioned to do a large scale black & white illustration of Spiderman for a billboard application. Since the image called for a large format and good detail, Martin decided to go all vector on Spidey. It would be more laborious at times, but he felt that the scalability of the format was worth it.

Gary Redford: Kellogg’s Promotion

Gary Redford illustrated this on-pack promotion for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes in the UK. The consumer collects tokens to help donate trees to villages in Africa via Aid Charity Bothar.

Jonathan Williams: Happy Birthday, Darwin!

Nature, the International Journal of Science, commissioned Jonathan Williams to create this portrait of Charles Darwin for the cover of their current issue. February 12th 2009 will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin, who is arguably the most influential scientist of modern times

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cedric Hohnstadt: 3-2-1 Penguins!

One of NBC’s most popular Saturday morning children’s shows has been “3-2-1 Penguins!” which charts the animated adventures of two kids, three penguins and a LOT of nutty characters.
Cedric Hohnstadt worked on seasons one and two, giving shape and, well, character to the characters.

Octavio Diaz: State Got Your Bling?


Octavio Diaz created this piece for the Sacramento, CA News & Review.

Urs J. Knobel: Catherine's Journey Across the Ocean


Catherine’s Journey Across the Ocean is a book for children and adults, illustrated with the lyrical watercolors of
Urs J. Knobel.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jacob Thomas: The Boston Globe


This illustration by Jacob Thomas ran on page one of the Boston Sunday Globe Economic Survival Guide for an article on getting through rough times.

A World of Happiness is a children’s music CD about the joy of being kind, created with the generous help of musicians and celebrities such as Deborah Harry, Perry Farrell, Gary Oldman and Issac Hayes. Peggy Fussell is very happy and proud to have done hand lettering and line drawings for the accompanying music and activity book.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shannon MacGrogan-Ellis: Financial Philosopher Portraits

Shannon MacGrogan-Ellis has been creating an on-going series of portraits of philosophers for Kent Thune and his popular blog, the Financial Philosopher.

Jamie Hogan: Rickshaw Girl

A book illustrated by Jamie Hogan and written by Mitali Perkins, “Rickshaw Girl,” recently won a 2008 Jane Addams Peace Award. The ceremony took place in New York City at United Nations Plaza.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Charlene Chua: Liquid City


Charlene Chua is part of the brand new Liquid City anthology published by Image Comics. The anthology collects short stories from South East Asian creators.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Valerie Pezeron: Scream Bars, UK


London artist Valerie Pezeron recently completed a corporate design job for Scream, the UK-wide collection of pubs, bars and restaurants owned by Mitchells & Butlers, who also own the O'Neils and All Bar One chains.

Pete Ellis: Baltimore Magazine


London artist Pete Ellis was the subject of a contributor profile for the November issue of Baltimore Magazine. He then visually explored the pros and cons of the presidential candidates.

Stephen Savage: The 44th President


Stephen Savage created the White House logo that appears daily in the new New York Times header "The 44th President".

Antony Hare: Esquire UK


Antony Hare’s illustration of comedian Jimmy Carr just hit the stands in the December 2008 issue of Esquire UK.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

John Hersey: YELP!


John Hersey gives visual definition to the phenomenon that is Yelp.com for today’s Dining & Wine section of the NY Times

Brian Stauffer: The New Yorker


The New Yorker selected Brian Stauffer’s concept and image, “A Very Long Tunnel” as their cover for this momentous week in American history.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Original Art 2008 at SI - NYC


This annual exhibit, which runs through November 26th at the Society of
Illustrators in New York, showcases original art from the year's best
children's books.

Doug Boehm: Harvard Alumni Magazine


Doug Boehm recently created a cover and full page for Harvard's Graduate School of Education alumni magazine.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Jorge Mascarenhas: Recent Work


Despite a weeklong promotional trip to NYC, West Coast artist Jorge Mascarenhas managed to keep his plate full of great work.

Joseph M. Murphy: Syracuse University


Joseph M. Murphy recently completed a project for Syracuse University to create three illustrations of their New York City based office building, the Joseph L. Lubin House.