Monday, August 31, 2009
This is an illustration by Sophie Blackall which accompanied a review in yesterday's Boston Globe of E. L. Doctorow's Homer and Langley, based on the lives of the Collyer brothers.
Akiko Kato created this portrait of Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche for The New Yorker this week. “Art director Max wanted a very moody one, so I made a softer image using pencils & acrylic…”
Here is Barnaby Ward’s contribution to the upcoming group show show at Gallery Nucleus, “Terrible Yellow Eyes,” inspired by the beloved classic, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Terrible Yellow Eyes
September 19, 2009 - October 6, 2009
Opening Reception / Sep 19, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA
Matt Sundstrom created this illustration for an article titled Biotic Woman: Are Probiotics Superfoods or Super Hype? The image is currently appearing in this month's Women’s Health Annual for Portland Monthly Magazine.
Friday, August 28, 2009
In the September Vanity Fair, Tom Wolfe imagines one fictional highflier's shock as he rejoins the commercial-aviation herd. Artist Paul Cox shows the author boarding the Gulfstream V of the story's Robert J. "Corky" McCorkle.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Golf World magazine knew artist Maria Rabinky could be counted on to create a San Diego map that captured both the city’s sunny disposition and the fact that it has world class attractions. The zoo, Coronado Island, and Torrey Pines are all prominently featured here.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Eugene Smith got a chance to work with the good folks at Quirk Books on a new monster mash-Up book due out next month.
Jem Robinson's illustration for today's Independent focuses on Afghanistan, in particular current events there and how the author's support for the war has wavered in recent years. Jem was asked to reflect the elections that took place last week by creating an image made out of a fingerprint.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Ellen Lindner’s graphic novel, Undertow, is set amidst the chaos of a 1950’s summer weekend at Coney Island. It tells the story of Rhonda, a girl suddenly overwhelmed by events beyond her control. Her mother's alcoholism, her best friend's death...and now a social worker who's intent on making it all better.
Paul Fricke was tapped to create this cute-as-heck image to benefit a local animal shelter. The art was used on posters for their 20th annual Canine Classic fundraiser event, as well as on tee shirts which will be available at the event and regularly at the shelter.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Danny Yu, chief editor of NewWebPick, interviewed neurosunero (Mario Sughi) for their just released Issue #23. NewWebPick attracts readership from more than 4 million creatives who download issues from 159 countries.
Peter Breese's new illustrations for Fashion156.com hark back to a time when magazines were dominated by illustrations rather than photography. "The pieces are inspired by Prada's A/W '09," Peter tells us.
A breakaway from the wave of intricate pencil drawn pieces which have tended to dominate fashion illustration, Peter's block colored sirens offer a less severe, more sensual take on Prada's more menacing maidens.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Your romantic confessions were so popular that we decided to share a few more of them," reads the London Times headline. Kavel Rafferty supplied the illustration for today's installment, in which a woman books herself on a singles' holiday for two weeks in Collioure, France. The group consists of 18 women and seven men. Complications immediately ensue.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Open this award winning memoir…if you dare!!! Adam McCauley illustrates the fruits of the monsterologist’s bone-chilling research. In engaging rhyme, the monster master tells all about Count Dracula; issues a werewolf warning; and dishes on trolls, ghosts, witches, ogres, and myriad mythological and literary creatures!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Bryon Thompson's work has been featured in the Big Book of Contemporary Illustration, by Martin Dawber. Six of Bryon's images are showcased among the 160 international artists.
Ispotter Jacob Thomas will be running the ING NY Marathon this year in support of Team Boomer in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. He aims to raise $3,000 for the cause. The first 60 people to donate $50 or more will receive a 2 color, 11"x14"; linocut print, signed, numbered and hand pressed by Thomas.
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Says Nigel Buchanan of this just complete cover for 'Library Journal': "This was a marathon illo which required all manner of different types; gender, race, age, jobs, all sharing the same book."
Vincent Vigla has just completed work on a fun set of children’s books for Harper Collins: ‘The Gunk Aliens’ series.
The four books, written by Jonny Moon, are illustrated in black and white with covers in colour, and feature around forty illustrations each. Says Vincent: “It was of course a very fun job to take, and two other books should be realised in the near future.”
Monday, August 17, 2009
Charlie Griak created these 3 illustrations for the current issue of Outdoor Life Magazine. The art director was James Walsh.
Andrea Cobb's been busy lately. She's done a piece for the August issue of Yoga Journal, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario sought her out for their Aug/Sept cover of Dispatch.
Imagine Charles Dickens, his sentimentality in check but his journalistic eyes wide open, roaming New Orleans after it was buried by Hurricane Katrina. Jon Krause was able to, for a new review of "Zeitoun", by Dave Eggers, and Krause's illustrative result landed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review for August 16.