Friday, July 31, 2009
Doug Boehm illustrated a recent cover for the Madison, WI newsweekly, Isthmus. The story is about issues related to Wisconsin factory farms, which are taking business away from family farms and producing too much manure. So much manure that they actually have manure lagoons. There are concerns related to ground water contamination and fear of flooding.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Last fall, Estee Lauder found Brad Hamannia theispot.com and commissioned him to create Pop Art inspired illustrations for DKNY Be Delicious Limited Edition
fragrance. The campaign so far consists of half a dozen poster images, including a two page comic strip, plus packaging images. The images appear in full page ads, beach towels, posters, atop taxicabs… you name it!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Jason Crosby’s recent spot illustration commissions really take on a life of their own when you string them together!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tina Healey illustrated this current series of seasonal greeting cards for Gartner Greetings, Inc., an ongoing client of hers.
"I really enjoy the creative freedom and flexibility I have conceptualizing and illustrating for my gift and stationary clients."
Leading UK hotel chain Premier Inn selected Sean Sims to illustrate their interactive staff training manual. Sean's innovative yet informative work was used across a variety of media platforms.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Ellen Lindner writes and draws a bi-monthly continuing saga of epic proportions, "International Psychic Friends Brigade," for the Black Swan Wine website.
Friday, July 24, 2009
The end of July is starting to see a slight upturn in the workload after several weeks of quiet. The above illustration was one for a client that Tim Foley hadn't work for in quite a while, Newsday, and this was for an essay regarding vacation opportunities closer to home, and in particular, sailing around New York harbor.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Troy Doolittle of TopDog Illustration notes that instructional graphics for medical device companies is becoming a growing segment of his business. Below is a recent project for ResMed, showing a patient how to install a sleep apnea monitoring device.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
If a programmer working for Goldman Sachs makes a copy of a code that he wrote and posts it elsewhere as an example of his body of work, does it constitute stealing? Former computer programmer Michael Osinski considers the current Goldman Sachs/Sergey Aleynikov lawsuit on the Times' op-ed page today.
For the illustration, Kim Bost gave Matt Dorfman the option of providing a single large image for the top of the page or making a slightly smaller one for the top in addition to a small crawlspace for a spot illo just beneath it. With the subject revolving around theft, this second option gave Matt and Kim an opportunity to, in essence, steal a chunk of the image itself to bludgeon the point home. Kim's good.
The Manhattan gallery Giant Robot is proud to host a tiny exhibition of colossal proportions curated by artists Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens.
Dime Bag 3 is the ninth in an ongoing series of events by Isip and Stevens, bringing together over 200 artists from New York City and beyond representing an extraordinary variety of disciplines. Painters, illustrators, graphic designers, filmmakers, photographers, product designers, and others have been invited to create artworks specifically designed to be exhibited in 3-inch plastic bags: dime bags. Each artist was sent one of the symbolic baggies and asked to fill it in any way they wished.
A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, July 18.
July 18 - August 12, 2009
Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) | grny.net
featured image from Adam McCauley
Diane Paradise asked Pete McDonnell to create her superhero identity, "Natural Cancer Girl," and NCG's companion character, the lovable super-dog, "B9" (pronounced, of course ”benign”). Pete says, "Diane is a 14-year, four-time-cancer-survivor superhero, who in 2001 was told she had 12 weeks to live. She is amazing and inspiring! She gave me a free hand in creating NCG. I chose costumes and colors to create a sense of nature and holistic healing, which is at the core of Diane's work. I wanted the characters to be as iconic as another super-heroine, Wonder Woman."