Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Rob Perry's four images of pointing dogs - produced for Saatchi & Saatchi's Novartis Otrivin nasal spray campaign - have recently earned him a Gold Medal at Europe's premier creative awards ceremony, the EPICA.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Elvis Costello mines pop-music history on “Spectacle,” his new weekly talk show. Lara Tomlin captures him (signature specs and all) with his first guest and executive producer, Elton John, for Nancy Franklin’s review in this week’s New Yorker.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Here’s a wonderful little animated Christmas card that Tim Zeltner created for United Airlines. Tim made his images traditionally, and the work was brought to life through “the wonders of modern technology” ...with none of the traditional handmade charm lost!
Each year, Spectrum celebrates the very best of fantasy art. Once considered an area specific to only a handful of artists, Spectrum now honors illustrators from a wide range of disciplines whose work is truly… fantastic!
The latest edition - Spectrum’s 15th! - is out, and once again, among the ranks of winners are numerous ispotters, many with multiple pieces. Congratulations to all!
Matt Dorfman recently learned from the Society of Illustrators that his 'Loudmouth' piece was awarded a Silver Medal in the Advertising, Institutional, and Uncommissioned category.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Earlier this week, Mattias Adolfsson alerted us to the long-awaited arrival of Danny Gregory’s book, “An Illustrated Life.” Our copy was delivered to the office today and we were thrilled to see how many Ispotters appear within its pages. Each artist contributed a brief essay on their approach to maintaining a sketchbook; the writing is accompanied by several pages from their visual journals.
If you’re a New Yorker, you’ve likely eyeballed your share of art posters in the city’s subway cars. Since 2000, the MTA has been commissioning these horizontal pieces so that we commuters have something interesting to gaze at while we stealthily avoid eye contact. The latest artist to interpret our daily commute is Chris Gall.
Brucie Rosch illustrated an opener and two accompanying images for this week's U.S. News & World Report. The article, entitled: "Building a Better Investing Mousetrap," is a guide to investing in Exchange-Traded Funds.
Body parts washing up on Pacific Northwest shores are no cause for alarm, according to the cover story of the current Seattle Weekly. John Perlock's retro horror illustration tells a slightly different story…
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson is one of 50 artists included in “An Illustrated Life,” by Danny Gregory. Artists from around the world show their work through the pages of their personal visual journals.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Todd Umbarger has been a regular contributor to Retail Traffic magazine for over five years. Here, he presents a few pieces from 2008 which mark the downward trajectory of a discouraging year for both shopping and real estate.
The Museum of Modern Art has published two pop-up cards by Karen Craig for their Holiday Collection. “Champagne Celebration,” first published in 2007, received a Greeting Card Association of America Louie Award Nomination for Best General Holiday Greeting under $3.00.
Snert Studios recently commissioned Cedric Hohnstadt to design a pair of cartoon roosters for an educational website. Below are some rough concepts and the final designs. The characters are currently being animated in Flash.
The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia — IC for short – is holding its 7th Annual Members Show this month at the Art Institute of Washington. Included in the show is the work of ispotters such as Michael Gibbs.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
John Steven Gurney had what he thought was a neat idea for a holiday card: Penguin "reindeer" pulling a "Santa" polar bear. Unfortunately, he wasn't aware that polar bears and penguins do not live in the same hemisphere...