Friday, May 29, 2009

David Fullarton: Sisyphus Office

David Fullarton, Exhibition,
David Fullarton has created an exhibition called "What I do at work when I'm supposed to be working" in conjunction with arts organization Sisyphus Office.

Elvis Swift: Spirit Tree Consulting


Elvis Swift draws inspiration for Spirit Tree Consulting.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Robert de Michiell: A Dozen Divas

Robert de Michiell, Alden Gallery
The Alden Gallery in Provincetown, MA, will present "A Dozen Divas: Artwork by Robert de Michiell," an exhibit of iconic portraits, on Friday, June 12, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery's exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Refreshments will be served. The show will run through June 25, 2009, and coincides with the Provincetown International Film Festival (June 17-21).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tom White/ 9 Surf Studios: On Wall Street

Tom White, On Wall Street Magazine
On Wall Street magazine asked Tom White/ 9 Surf Studios to create an unusual hybrid of the dollar sign and question mark symbols for their annual salary compensation issue.

Matt Rota: Utne Reader

Matt Rota, Utne Reader
Matt Rota created this illustration for an article in the Utne Reader about police targeting Latinos in routine traffic pullovers.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andrew Judd: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 2009

Andrew Judd
Andrew Judd’s work has been accepted into the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition [TOAE] Canada's largest juried outdoor art exhibition.

Scott Gwilliams: Wine Label for Steamroller

Scott Gwilliams, Steamroller Vineyards
Scott Gwilliams was asked to create a label design for a new Old Vine Zinfandel from Steamroller Vineyards.

Stan Fellows: Ordinary Happiness


Stan Fellows created this far-from-ordinary image for The Boston Globe Book Review to illustrate “Seven Pleasures - Essays on Ordinary Happiness.”

Friday, May 22, 2009

Valeria Petrone: Another Dark Chapter

Valeria Petrone, Another Dark Chapter
Italian artist / force of nature Valeria Petrone has wowed us once again with her latest exhibition “Another Dark Chapter,” which opened at the Limited No Art Gallery in Milan.

Guido Scarabottolo: Venice is Not Sinking

Guido Scarabottolo, Venice is not Sinking
Guido Scarabottolo’s distinctive conceptual imagery provides the visual focus for the biannual magazine, “Venice is Not Sinking.” The magazine, which supports the idea that the beautiful city is not being swallowed by its waterways, presents the unknown curiosities of the town

Tim Foley: Bug Blocks

Tim Foley, Bug Blocks
Tim Foley got a nice surprise in the mail today from Uncle Goose Toys: sample box of the 'bugs' wooden blocks that he illustrated just last month.

Rusty Zimmerman: Joe Montana

Rusty Zimmerman, Joe Montana
Rusty Zimmerman fielded a recent private commission for a oil-sketch portrait of Legendary San Francisco 49er's Quarterback, Joe Montana, with vibrant colors and a loose, painterly style.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vic Kulihin: Stuff Every Man Should Know

Vic Kulihin, Stuff Every Man Should Know
Vic Kulihin’s black and white line illustrations are featured in one of Quirk Books’ latest “irreferent” volumes, Stuff Every Man Should Know, which teaches you, among other things, how to get a stripper's phone number, talk your way out of a traffic ticket, calm a crying baby, and make the perfect omelet

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hand Made Maps: Body Holiday

David Atkinson, Hand Made Maps<br />
In March 2009, David Atkinson, aka Hand Made Maps, created an aerial view illustration for the Body Holiday resort in St Lucia, West Indies.

Randy Pollak: Wealth Manager Magazine

Randy Pollak, Wealth Manager Magazine
Here's a new illustration from Randy Pollak for Wealth Manager Magazine about providing wealth managers with the tools to communicate effectively with their wealthy clients.

Eamo Donnelly: Playboy Magazine

Eamo Donnelly, Playboy
The June issue of PLAYBOY Magazine is out featuring Eamo Donnelly’s very first commission for the iconic publication (which, as you know, everyone reads for the illustrations…).

T.S. Spookytooth: Recent Work

T.S. Spookytooth
The super-cute style of T.S. Spookytooth plays well with all types of literature. In Art News we see a couple of pages from 'What A Day' for Oxford University Press, which was published early January 2009.

Mike Segawa: Mackenzie Blue

Mike Segawa, Mackenzie Blue
Mike Segawa’s first illustrated book, “Mackenzie Blue” is on sale now. With a lot of exclamation points and online shorthand (glossary included for the perplexed), this book details the saga of Mackenzie (Zee) Blue Carmichael, whose main goal is surviving junior high school.

John Perlock: Maisonneuve Magazine.

John Perlock, Maisonneuve Magazine, Dave Bindi
John Perlock teams up with Canadian writer/musician Dave Bidini for four issues in Maisonneuve Magazine. The Spring issue is on shelves now and features the first article about hockey, literature and rock and roll; work on the second piece in this series this week. The entire project, as well as the updated look of Maisonneuve, has been art directed by the amazing Anna Minzhulina.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tom Richmond: Stay Tooned!

Tom Richmond,
Cartoonist and MAD Magazine regular Tom Richmond was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of upcoming issue number four of “Stay Tooned” Magazine, AKA the MAD issue, due out next month.

Chris Ede: Soho House Quarterly

Chris Ede,
Chris Ede is the artist behind a set of excellently rendered portraits for Soho House Quarterly Magazine in London.

Kako: HQMix Nomination

Kako, HQMix
For the 4th consecutive year, Kako has been nominated for Best Illustrator in the HQMix Awards, which he won for the first time last year. The HQMix is the most prestigious award in the field in Brazil, held every year since 1988.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lesley Breen Withrow: Illustrating Children’s Picturebooks

Lesley Breen Withrow,
Lesley Breen Withrow and her husband, writer Steven Withrow, are collaborating on a book called “Illustrating Children's Picturebooks.”

Matt Dorfman: NYTimes Sunday Book Review

Matt Dorfman, NY Times Book Review
Matt Dorfman nailed the cover of the Sunday Times Book Review with this illustration for “HORSE SOLDIERS” by Doug Stanton.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Alex Nabaum: Spiritual Commitments

Alex Nabaum, BYU Magazine, Illustration
Brigham Young University commissioned Alex Nabaum to create a full page opener and two inside illustrations for BYU Magazine. The article discussed drawing lines of spiritual commitment

Jess Volinski: What Angels are REALLY Like

Jess Volinski
Last fall, Jess Volinski created 13 black and white illustrations for the book,” Azrael Loves Chocolate, Michael's A Jock: An Insider's Guide to What Your Angels Are Really Like.” It's an irreverent book about the various archangels.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Steve Feldman: Eric The Enlightened

Steve Feldman, Willamette Week, Cover Illustration,
Steve Feldman illustrated this weeks Willamette Week cover. The cover story is about guru Eric Pepin, described as "a balding, heavyset 42-year-old from Beaverton who claims he can heal the sick, control the weather, travel between dimensions and communicate with God."

Steven Salerno: Downtown NYC

Steven Salerno,  NYC, Maps, New York Business Weekly
Here is a recent map image Steven Salerno created for Crain's New York Business Weekly, focusing on the downtown financial area of Manhattan.

Jun Park: Graphis Poster Gold Award

Jun Park, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii
Jun Park recently received a Graphis Poster Gold award for these evocative travel images. The four posters shown are part of a series produced for 80th Anniversary of Hawaiian Airlines. The agency was Laird Christianson Advertising in Hawaii.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rob Kelly: Popular Science

Rob Kelly
The June issue of Popular Science features three illustrations by Rob Kelly for a segment in the magazine's "How 2.0" section.

Alex Fine: Chuck Palahniuk

Alex Fine,
Alex Fine gives us a good look at “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk in a recent issue of City Paper.

Jorge Mascarenhas: Runner’s World

Jorge Mascarenhas, Runner's World
Jorge Mascarenhas created this piece was done for the current issue of Runner's World Magazine. The story is about people who gain strength from running on behalf of others.

Christian Lindemann: Planting Pickles and Other Signs of Spring

Christian Lindemann, Migros Magazine
Migros Magazine keeps German artist Christian Lindemann busy this spring with some sprightly new illustrations.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Echo Chernik: Celestial Seasonings

Echo Chernik, Celestial Seasoning
Echo Chernik created a series of Chinese cloisonné-inspired illustrations for the recent relaunch of Celestial Seasonings green tea line.

Chris Ede: Clear Channel

Chris Ede, Clear Channel, I Heart Radio, iTunes
Chris Ede was commissioned by Clear Channel to create a mix of sports and musical animated illustrations for their iTunes App Store pages for I Heart Radio.

John Howell: Day of the Teacher

John Howell, Day of the Teacher, California Teacher's Association
John Howell created this poster illustration honoring "Day of the Teacher," which falls on May 13th, for the California Teachers’ Association.

Cedric Hohnstadt: Toy Designs


Cedric Hohnstadt recently designed toys for DecoPac, Inc., including some using licensed characters from Disney and from DreamWorks' "Monsters vs. Aliens" movie.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pietari Posti: Naïve

Pietari Posti,
Pietari Posti has created the cover for a new book entitled, “Naïve: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Design.”

Robert Neubecker: The Great Dog Wash for Cheerios


What do wet dogs, Cheerios and reading all have in common? Robert Neubecker!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Paul Mirocha: Black Mamo's Story

Paul Mirocha, Children's Books,
Paul Mirocha painted these black mamos to illustrate the word "extinct" for first-grade kids. Extinct: A living thing becomes extinct when no members of its group are alive on Earth.

New York Times 5/8/2009

New York Times, Illustration
The A Section of today’s New York Times proves the power of illustration with an A-List of ispotters.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jacquie O’Neill: Cheeky Girl!

Jacquie O'Neill, Cheeky Girl
Jacquie O’Neill was tapped to work on a new UK beauty line called Cheeky Girl. The range of body and face encapsulate the fun the Cheeky Girls stand for; bright colors, great packaging and delicious fragrances means there is something about each product which will please every girl.

Jim Rugg: LA Weekly Cover

Jim Rugg, LA Weekly
Here are some sketches and the turgid and extremely funny finish of Jim Rugg’s latest cover for LA Weekly. Shocking!!

Tim Foley: Flood Waters Receding

Tim Foley, Library Journal
Tim Foley created this cover for the Library Journal as a mixture of old world style scratchboard with modern digital equipment.

Kavel Rafferty: Seychelles Map

Kavel Rafferty, Conde Nast Traveler
Kavel Rafferty created this wish-I-was-there map illustration of the Seychelles for Conde Nast Traveler.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jason Platt: The Graduate


Jason Platt recently created poster artwork for Harrison Hilltop's theatrical production of "The Graduate".

Kim Rosen: H.O.W. Journal Feature

Kim Rosen, H.O.W. Magazine
Kim Rosen is featured in issue #4 of H.O.W. Journal- An Art and Literary Journal with a wonderful mission:
"H.O.W. is an art & literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of today's prominent writers and artists alongside upcoming talents in an effort to raise money and awareness for the 15 million children throughout the world that have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS."

"The Orphanage's mission is: to house and support children, both HIV positive and HIV negative; to provide food, clothing, education and medical care; to reunite children with surviving family members whenever possible; to seek new family situations if necessary through licensed inter-country adoption agencies from North America and Europe; and to promote employment among adults living with HIV/AIDS."

Donations are being accepted at:
Helping Orphans Worldwide
3000 47th Ave, 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Peggy Fussell: Miracle Fruit

Plants and Garden News, Peggy Fussell
Peggy Fussell created this image for the latest edition of Plants & Garden News. The article is about “miracle fruit”: if you eat these berries very slowly and keep them in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds, then everything you eat afterwards will taste incredibly sweet. You can even bite into a lemon and it will taste like it is covered in honey!!

Richard Downs: Recent “Inky” Work

Richard Downs, Business Week, Boston Globe
The ever versatile, always brilliant Richard Downs sent along a few commissions he received in his new “Inky Style." Clients were BusinessWeek and The Boston Globe.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ryan Snook: Slimming Effect

Ryan Snook,
Ryan Snook created this amusing people-scape for an article in the Indianapolis Monthly about the annual ranking of the fittest and fattest cities.