Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Ed Shems has created the latest CD cover and booklet for the wonderfully talented musician/singer/songwriter Vanessa Trien. The album, Carnival Day, has just debuted and has already won an iParenting Media Award.
“I was fortunate enough to work directly with Vanessa on the illustration and design of her CD, including the creation of a Vanessa character and plenty of other characters from her songs. This was a very fun, multifaceted job and I'm thrilled with how it all turned out!”
Shiho Nakaza’s city sketches have been recognized by online magazine, Urban Paradoxes. Starting this month, with this drawing of Venice Beach, CA street life, Shiho will be a regular contributor to the magazine.
“I continue to sketch cities because watching people going about their daily business in a built environment is endlessly fascinating to me. I mostly sketch in my neighborhood of Los Angeles, though I've also sketched various places in Europe and Asia.”
Monday, March 30, 2009
Windy City Illustration Reps Munro Campagna show their love for the home team this year with a great crop of artwork by Tim Foty, Mike Right, Tyson Mangelsdorf, Keith Negley, and Ben Garvie.
When Mary Beth Cryan isn’t busy illustrating and engineering pop-up projects for clients like the Museum of Modern Art and this latest card for Up With Paper, she keeps her fingers nimble with world-class origami.
Artists are nothing if not inventive, as Jess Volinski once more proves with her latest venture for Big Wall Graphics.
Big Wall Graphics are printed with eco-solvent digital inks on state-of-the-art self-adhesive fabric paper, with fibers actually woven between the matte presentation layer and the repositionable adhesive substrate. The result is a final product that is both gorgeous AND durable. Big Wall Graphics can be stuck on any surface and re-positioned countless times, while still retaining adhesion without leaving a residue.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Portraitist Louisa Bertman and her father, sculptor Richard Bertman’s current joint exhibit has been extended a month, through the end of April. The reviews are glowing, as are the artists and their work, so catch it while you can!
University Place Gallery
Harvard Square Cambridge
Cambridge Art Association
Thursday, March 26, 2009
We love a good hit of illustration over morning coffee and the New York Times, more often than not, delivers the goods. Today’s paper gives us a cheerful Noah Woods encouragement to organize on the cover of the Home section. Click here to see three more images from today's New York Times.
Friday, March 27, 7 - 9pm
Design Within Reach 142 Wooster Street, NYC
(between Houston and Prince Streets)
Design within Reach and the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of illustrators invite you to attend a cocktail reception and private viewing of selected works from Illustrators 51. Showcasing the best contemporary illustrations from around the world created in 2008, this annual exhibit features art commissioned for magazines, books, film and theater posters, graphic novels and newspapers.
Chosen by a jury of professional peers from thousands of submissions, 10 of the very best are on display for this special evening, including ispotters Leo Espinosa, Tim O’Brien, Chris Buzelli and Edel Rodriguez.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Marshall Arisman, John Mattos, Anthony Freda, and Victor Stabin will conduct a 5-Day Storytelling Workshop in Words and Pictures this June in Jim Thorpe, PA. Artists will make observations of the town in the form of a written travel journal.
Matt Dorfman recently completed one piece for Business Week and two pieces for The Globe and Mail revolving around the financial crisis and requisite stimulus package.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Mark Fullerton recently completed a website illustration for a children's clothing boutique. A city bound up-start that sells very hip kids clothes and shoes. We had a ton-of-fun creating this one! With a slight misunderstanding, our first round of character sketches were too cartoony. So, we were excited hear that we needed to do something that was more "urban". The client was completely happy with the final image and absolutely loved the characters. It took us a solid week of work to complete the project...plus we created the identity mark for the company.© 2009 Tiny Trendsetters
Friday, March 20, 2009
Gallery Nucleus and SILA present an exhibition of juried works by established and emerging artist chosen for Illustration West 47 Competition.
Eamo Donnelly's favorite piece thus far..."(that is out...stay tuned for a PLAYBOY illo next month!) Really enjoyed this one, great art direction from Robert Vargas at Blender magazine. In the latest issue out now.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tad Carpenter: "Some of you out there like me are fans of the great show Flight of Concords. If so, you are most likely familiar with the comedy of Rhys Darby. He recently did a Myspace secret Comedy show in New Zealand. Dan and I were super excited to do a poster for the over seas event. It turned into a pretty silly poster really."
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Known for his concept-driven approach to topics ranging from the bizarre to the mundane, Brian Stauffer will lead a discussion about the process of distilling written words into conceptual illustrations.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
UK ispotter Jonathan Williams created this graphic interpretation of currency in decline for Community Care. The feature explains how the credit crunch is affecting statutory, voluntary and private providers in social care.
Steven Salerno has illustrated the book, The Style Guy, written by Glenn O'Brian (columnist for the men's magazine GQ). It is a fun, witty, lifestyle guide for men, giving advice on dress, manners, sex, grooming, dating, etc...
Monday, March 16, 2009
The Advertising, Institutional and Uncommissioned show at the Society of Illustrators, NY is a rich and vibrant blend of work that pulls from the most literal to the most conceptual art in our industry.
Theispot.com is very proud of all 33 members of the site who have work in the show, including six medalists.
Nigel Buchanan – Silver Medal, Institutional
Chris Buzelli – Silver Medal, Advertising
Matt Dorfman – Silver Medal, Uncommissioned
Leo Espinosa - Silver Medal, Institutional
Hal Mayforth - Silver Medal, Uncommissioned
Edel Rodriguez - Silver Medal, Advertising
Martin Ansin created this powerful limited edition poster for a special screening of Fritz Lang’s classic silent film, Metropolis. Two different variants of the poster were made: one in two silver inks, the other in two gold inks.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Chris Gall’s new children’s book DINOTRUX isn’t out until June 1st, but you’ll want to pre-order your copy… DreamWorks Animation has already optioned rights to develop the 32 page book as a CG-animated film.
A recent issue of Communication Arts magazine paid tribute to the United Airlines “It’s Time to Fly” campaign. What has given these ads wings since 2002 is the rich variety of illustration used to deliver the message. We’re proud of the ispotters who have participated, and we look forward to many more years of inspired imagery in this on-going, award winning series.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Joe McKendry steals next month's Wired magazine with an impossible illustration. The story is a first person account by Leonardo Notarbartolo, who was convicted of robbing the Antwerp Diamond Center vault of $100 million worth of inventory. Notarbartolo's story is colorful and fascinating -- but McKendry gives the set-up that let’s you sit back, soak it up and “picture this…”
Neryl Walker’s frisky illustrations are the focus of the full line of packaging for Bare Escentuals, Buxom Lips. Each color of plumping lip gloss is branded with a buxom beauty all its own- check out the latest eight at Sephora.