Friday, January 30, 2009

Sophie Blackall: The Ultimate Beauty Sleep

Sophie Blackall, New York TimesSophie Blackall gives the NY Times her vision of a small but growing selection of pillows, sheets, blankets, comforters and mattresses made from high-tech fabrics built to perform double duty. By day they labor as bed coverings. By night they dispense minute amounts of health and beauty aids through surface contact with the skin.

Adam Wallenta: NY Comicon 2009

Adam Wallenta will be attending New York Comicon in February to promote the up-coming publication of his Public Enemy book, a compilation of issues 1 – 5 of the comic of the same name. The Public Enemy comics are an ongoing collaborative effort between Wallenta and Chuck D of the hiphop band Public Enemy.

Jacquie O'Neill: Surf’s Up!

Over December, among many other things, Jacquie O'Neill created a series of Beach Posters for Ocean Publishing – Just the thing for these dreary winter days…

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Steven Salerno: VaZing Web Animation

About a month ago, Steven Salerno was asked to come on board with an animated commercial project featuring a new web product named VaZing.

Aaron Meshon: Kidrobot Zipper Pulls

Aaron Meshon, kidrobot, Zipper PullsWhen Aaron Meshon says, “Let’s Hang,” you know the results are going to be super-cute!

Andy Rash: Are You a Horse?

Andy Rash, Book, ChildrenAndy Rash's engaging new children’s book is about a confused cowboy named Roy. His friends give him a saddle for his birthday, but he doesn’t know what it is.

Mark Danielson: Eastside Seattle

Mark Danielson, Microsoft
Mark Danielson created these two illustrations for stories about the Eastside (home of Microsoft, etc.) for Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Rob Kelly: Kenneth the NBC Page

This week's "Hot Seat" subject by Rob Kelly for Time Out New York is Jack McBrayer, who plays Kenneth the NBC Page on the brilliant 30 Rock.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Traci O'Very Covey: Lil’ Easy Bus Wrappers

Traci O'Very Covey completed a project last month that was an enjoyable challenge and a perfect fit for her: an illustration to wrap buses in New Orleans, featuring jazz music.

Richard Downs: Adobe InDesign CS4

This is a recent cover Illustration by Richard Downs for "Adobe InDesign CS4" published by Peachpit Press.

Ron Barrett: Morton Salt Girl Busted!

The lead article in today’s New York Times Dining & Wine section concerns a mandate to reduce sodium in packaged food. Dull story, right? Not when Ron Barrett gets his hands on it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jill Calder: Paternity Leave for the Guardian

The Guardian contacted Jill Calder one recent Tuesday to see if she could illustrate a piece, entitled No Father Forward, about the issues surrounding paternity leave in the UK.

John Roman: Suffolk University Marketing Map

If Leonardo da Vinci had worked on Google Earth, the result may well have looked something like John Roman’s Suffolk University marketing map.

John Steven Gurney: SssWitched

This is the wacky alien book cover of a middle grade fiction novel, “SssWitched,” both created by John Steven Gurney.

Kavel Rafferty: The Member of the Wedding

Kavel Rafferty created this cover image for grup62 Catalan publishers to illustrate Carson McCullers’ novel, “The Member of the Wedding.”

Ispotters Fill January 27th Science Times

The January 27th NY Times Science section showcased some fine and varied work by members of theispot,

Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jason Greenberg: Target In-House Magazine

Here’s a cool new image by Jason Greenberg for Target's in-house magazine, Red.

Chris Whetzel: The Improper Bostonian

Chris Whetzel created this portrait of Chris Wallace for the Improper Bostonian: Katie Noble, art director and George Restrepo, graphic designer.

Anson Liaw: Masterworks Profile in Applied Arts

Anson Liaw’s work graces the cover and two double page spreads of the February 2009 issue of Applied Arts Magazine.

Tom Bloom: New York Times Page One!

Tom Bloom illustrates canned music at the presidential level for this front page story in today’s NY Times.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Christian Lindemann: Baby Names

Migros Magazine in Switzerland commissioned Christian Lindemann to create two illustrations for an article about choosing the right baby name.

Mattias Adolfsson: DPI Magazine

Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson was featured on the cover of the Taiwanese design magazine, DPI. This issue also showcased four spreads of his hypnotically intricate work accompanied by a brief interview.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jon Reinfurt: CommArts Fresh

The newest Communication Arts magazine features a brief interview and double page spread of Jon Reinfurt’s beautiful work.

Sasha Barr: We Love You!

Sasha Barr kicks off the New Year with this super-cute poster for “We Love You,” a documentary film on the annual Rainbow Gatherings.

Marty Blake: The Red Convertible

Marty Blake created this cover for Louise Erdrich’s latest collection of stories. Just as the copyright page attests, “Nothing in this book is true of anyone alive or dead.”

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chip Boles: Himeji Joe vs. Ultra Takoyaki

Chip Boles, who currently lives in Japan, has won an award in the Himeji Art Museum Prefectural Competition for his piece, "Himeji Joe vs. Ultra Takoyaki."

Mike Tofanelli: The Three Branches of Government

Before the inaugural ink has even had a chance to dry, Mike Tofanelli completed these three illustrations for Junior Scholastic magazine.

SI-LA 47: Loaded with Ispotters

The gallery opening and awarding of medals for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles won’t take place for several months. But the judging is completed, and we’re proud to announce that 23 ispotters are being honored this year, many with multiple images.

C.F. Payne: Obama for Time Magazine

The hope of today’s inauguration is embodied by C.F. Payne’s portrait of Barack Obama for Time Magazine.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Catell Ronca: Recipe for the Guardian

When UK artist Catell Ronca illustrates a reader’s recipe for the Guardian, there’s more to the ingredients than just food.

Matt Dorfman: NY Times Book Review Inaugural Issue

Matt Dorfman recently contributed six illustrations to the inauguration issue of the Times’ Book Review. The articles that were illustrated included books concerning the historical significance of Barack Obama’s victory.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Raymond Biesinger: The Progressive's Annual Book Roundup

Raymond Biesinger created this B&W half pager to open the Progressive's annual book roundup. Biesinger had recently had his first eye test, ever, and found that he was blind as a bat and in need of glasses for reading and drawing. “Needless to say, the subject matter hit close to home."

David Plunkert: New Block Style Stock Collection

David Plunkert has added a second Stock Collection of over 60 Block Style illustrations to theispot. As with all artwork in the Stock section, these images are archived in hi res for immediate licensing.

Edel Rodriguez: Things Fall Apart

Edel Rodriguez created this cover for the 50th anniversary edition of Chinua Achebe's novel set in pre-colonial Nigeria.

Otto Steininger: New Yorker Scrabble

This week’s New Yorker gives an in-depth look at the highly competitive nature of Scrabble “Word Freaks,” and a history of the once again popular game. Otto Steininger's illustration gets right into the thick of it.

Leon Mussche: Safety Cards for KLM

Next time you fly KLM and the plane starts to wobble, grab your Leon Mussche-designed Safety Card and do exactly what he tells you!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eric Sturdevant: The (Un)Healthy Classroom

Scholastic Magazine commissioned Eric Sturdevant to pack this illustration with ten unhealthy things for children to identify.

Ryan Snook: Things To Do Before You Turn Ten

Ryan Snook brings his beyond-cute sensibility to this story for the Washington Post.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Asaf Hanuka: Waltz with Bashir

Asaf Hanuka is credited as one of four artists whose work is brought to thrilling, animated life in the documentary about the 1982 war in Lebanon, “Waltz with Bashir.”

Serge Seidlitz: One Way Out

Serge Seidlitz has just completed work with The Discovery Channel on a series of posters for death-defying daredevil Jonathan Goodwin's new television series “One Way Out.”

Ruth Rowland: Science & Islam

Ruth Rowland has been working for the BBC, in conjunction with design group Creative Saints, to put together the title sequence for a new series called Science & Islam.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Neil Duerden: Honda Fit Campaign

Honda commissioned Neil Duerden to create 14 illustrations for the launch of their new model, the Honda Fit.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Charlene Chua: Party Sober with Las Vegas Weekly

What a way to end 2008 - with the New Year’s edition of Las Vegas Weekly. Charlene Chua was contacted for this rush job on Christmas (just like getting a present from Santa!). The article is about people partying while sober, hence the whole deal with the clubbers holding bottled water.

Tad Carpenter: The HELLO! Show

With characteristic infectious enthusiasm, Tad Carpenter reports from Kansas City: “Vahalla Studios poster partner Dan Padavic and I had a gallery show this past month, The HELLO! Show, at 1800 Baltimore in good old KC MO. It was so much fun and a huge success. I can't thank everyone enough who came and said hello and purchased some of our goodies.”

Jorge Mascarenhas: Illustration West 47

Four of Jorge Mascarenhas’ pieces were accepted into the Society of Illustrators of LA Show.

Jacob Thomas: Illustration West 47

Jacob Thomas checks in with three pieces accepted to the latest Society of Illustrators of LA competition.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Vault 49: Lost Boys

Vault 49 just completed this book cover for James Miller’s Lost Boys, commissioned by Little Brown Book.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Chip Boles: Kansai Scene

Freshly minted Japanese resident Chip Boles recently completed a job for the January issue of Kansai Scene, a monthly magazine published in English.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Murray Kimber: Murdering Mr. Monopoly

Larry Gendron at The Deal asked Murray Kimber to come up with an image for an article about the sense of dread many economic analysts are feeling towards U.S. commercial real estate in 2009