Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Each year the Society of Illustrators, NY, honors one artist member for the single best illustration of the year. Last week, Tim O’Brien received the Hamilton King Award in recognition of his powerful painting of rugby players, “The Scrum,” which appeared as a billboard in Ireland and was exhibited at the Society this past winter.
“Bo Confidential: The Secret Files of America’s First Dog,” illustrated by Tom Richmond, represents the first book of original (non reprinted) content from MAD in a long, long time. This is the kind of thing MAD is planning on doing in between producing their (sadly) now only quarterly magazine publication.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Jesse Kuhn created the well-dressed Mr. Finger for the current issue of Utne Reader that just hit the news stands this week. The article was on civility... with a subhead that reads "Be civil, or I'll beat you to a pulp."
The Times (London) asked Jonathan Williams to illustrate a selection of Biker Tribes for a 'Great Outdoors' supplement. The combination of Jonathan’s deadpan, forensic depiction of each tribe and the dryly witty field notes that accompany them is truly hilarious
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Julia Woolf Illustrates 'Halloween ABC' a little Golden Book by Random House, written by Sarah Albee. A colorful book about trick-or-treaters from A to Z, and their adventures around the neighborhood.
Alex Fine created this illustration for an article written by Phawker columnist Aaron Stella about getting high for the first time. According to Aaron, it was a monster blunt that made him feel like he was being massaged.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Kim Herbst created this trio for a children's book, hence the open area for text. The original sketch shows the woman on the left with a gun, but you know kids these days... it's more preferable for a pirate to stab someone with a large cutlass than brandish a firearm around.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Paul Mirocha painted this logo earlier this year for Leigh Steinberg's 23rd Annual Superbowl Party. Held at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, this year's theme was eco-friendly… well, except maybe for the pirate ship the client requested halfway through the final painting. The schedule was crunching, and they kept adding more animals, but Paul and art director Michael Kavish made everything work.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
A collective art show called Working Artists, is scheduled for July at Kennebunk Free Library in Kennebunk, ME. The inspiration for the show? Commercial artists are often misportrayed in television and movies as having financially secure, leisurely lives. Their doing art is portrayed as "fun".
This show is about the real work that goes into commercial art and the real people that artists really are.
The Show runs July 2nd-July 31st
Artist's Reception is in Hank's Room, Kennebunk Free Library
July 8th 4:30-7:30pm The public is welcome.
Friday, June 12, 2009
When National Public Radio invited Grady Mcferrin to create a piece of artwork for their 2010 calendar, he saw it as an opportunity to drive into the 3rd dimension.
This month, Michael Morgenstern joined the ranks of artists lucky enough to be commissioned by HOW Magazine, longtime worshipers of well-made imagery. His illustration for the Careers column shows us how to fit in with the tribe when starting a new job.