Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Steve Thomason recently created this cute visual for Weekly Reader. The article talked about the states where people are inclined to stay, and the states to which people move. WR does the text and the US map insert to fill out the design.
Kathryn Rathke had a nice big illo in the Boston Globe book section last weekend for a debut book of short stories by Tracy Winn. The reviewer wrote that Ms. Winn "has a knack for laying bare the hidden desires and regrets that haunt her stifled protagonists."
As does Ms. Rathke, clearly!
Barbara Hranilovich has been self-employed for decades, as a commercial
illustrator, a fine artist, and small business owner. She is now the author of “E is for Enterpreneur,” a book of twenty-six essays that explore business communication, the emotional ups and downs of being self-employed, the value of patience and the nature of the entrepreneurial individual.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tad Carpenter was asked to develop a mascot for the youth & family program at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. On the steps up to the museum are two bronze lions, so the overall idea to go with the lion theme was an easy one. Meet our new friend and mascot, Wilson the Lion.
Jesse Kuhn created this wrap around coloring book cover for IndyKids, “Coloring Outside the Lines.” Each line art spread on the interior was done by a different artist and features examples of creative and inspiring political protest from history.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Ronald J. Cala II depicts the perplexing world of financial forecasting for Businessweek Magazine.
Ruth Rowland was asked to work on a new logo for Cadbury's popular chocolate assortment, Roses. Introduced in 1938, the distinctive blue packaging has been retained. Textured, spontaneous, brush lettering combined with clean, graphic illustration freshen up the packaging and give it a more contemporary feel.
“The new logo can even be seen reproduced on each brightly coloured wrapper - which is a nice touch. It's always great to work on a popular brand, particularly when you have fond memories of it from your childhood!”
Jacob Thomas created dreamlike animation for the new website for Balega Socks, a company that specializes in high performance running socks.
“It was a challenging project, my first time dealing with animation. I didn't do the actual animation; it just became a thing I had to consider when creating the art. I gave them the image in layers and they took it from there. In the end it was very satisfying.”
Dave Wheeler created this image for a Washington State Magazine article on reviving interest in homemaking skills.
“The client liked the digital sketch I submitted so we decided to try an experiment by keeping the finish flat and digital.”
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Kavel Rafferty just completed this cover illustration for Agota Kristoff's novel.
Benjamin's Octopus is about a little boy who dreams of swimming with the fish when part of his dream becomes reality. It's a little reader (to help kids with particular vocabulary words) that accompanies a reading unit. Paula Becker created this for Rowland Reading Foundation.
The 3x3 magazine of Contemporary Illustration #12 should hit the newsstand in about a week. Krister Flodin's cover illustration makes a visual play on the magazine's volume number... see if you can find the '12'!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Steve Feldman illustrated the pirate hat for this cover of Sebastian Darke Prince of Pirates for Random House. "They needed it quickly so I provided one pencil rough, which was promptly approved. Their reply to the finish was 'PERFECT!' They were a pleasure to work with."