Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The November issue of Louisville Magazine features Cat Scott’s illustration for an article drawing attention to the dangers facing cyclists and the unfortunate deaths that have occurred because of drivers' negligence.
Cincinnati Magazine commissioned Jing Wei to create three simple spot illustrations for an article about pesky bugs.
Chris Whetzel’s angry mob on the cover of this week’s Village Voice speaks for all of us: “We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse? Where did our wealth go? How do we claw it back? When are we going to punish the culprits?”
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
FIRST Corp. and Lego sponsor a nationwide team robotics challenge every year. When Marty Braun’s home team in the beautiful state of Maine, Peaks Island Elementary School, said they wanted a shirt, he, too, proudly rose to the challenge.
“Because we live on an island I include references to that when I can, so the robot is walking ashore from the bay, and carrying one of the ferryboats. It's not often you get a chance to draw a robot!”
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Peter Breese’s show of original work and limited edition prints opens next month at the 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas.
“It is a great honor for me to have my work showcased at The 4th Wall Gallery - among so many of the amazing artists I turn to for inspiration.”
Meet the artist Saturday, November 7, from 7 – 10 PM
4th Wall Gallery
2925 Fairmount Street
John Shelley’s latest work is a collaboration involving Disney and popular art licensing and print company Art Print Japan, which has retail outlets across Japan. They jointly approached 15 artists to create their versions of Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.
What you pay for a house, a car, clothes, even groceries, will likely depend on three digits you probably don't even know. Your credit score, is explained in the October issue of Reader's Digest in the article "Your Credit Score: The Magic Number Explained".
This useful information is accompanied by illustrations by Bryon Thompson.
Spur Design’s David Plunkert has produced screen-printed, letterpress, and offset posters that strive to delight, provoke, and persuade. On exhibit at Montgomery College through November 25th are dozens of posters created for charities, theatre productions, and independent films.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: David Plunkert & the Posters of Spur
Montgomery College Silver Spring Campus
930 King Street, Takoma Park, MD
October 26–November 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 6–8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Mike Maydak latest project is MUCH more than a children’s book! “Gone Extinct!” is Groovy Tube Books’ latest title, which includes a 24 page removable hardcover book, a board game and 15 extinct miniatures animal figures in a resealable snap-top tube.
Chris Gash created this fast turnaround piece for the cover of the Boston Globe Thursday lifestyle magazine, G Style. The story was about parents who feel overwhelmed volunteering at their kids' schools.
“This sketch was in the first batch; with only minor changes to what was written on the Post-its we went straight to finish.”
“Enlighten! One Night of Light” is a group exhibition of table lamps featuring printed shades with artwork by an eclectic roster of over 85 artists working together to support arts education for children in Los Angeles. Each artist’s lamp design will be sold in a limited edition available for one night only.
We’re very proud of the ispotters who have donated their talent to this cause, and their lamps are quite awesome, too! Click here to order.
Alex Fine created this poster for an Upright Cabaret production debuting in November. Shoshana Bean of “Hairspray” and “Wicked” fame will be performing a set of Barbra Streisand songs at Lincoln Center on Broadway.
Friday, October 23, 2009
"The Original Art", an exhibit celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration, is on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from October 22 through November 25, 2009. We’re very proud of the following ispotters, and their books, that were included this year.
Vic Kulihin creates colorful, engaging, and detailed illustrations for Solutions House, a Florida-based company that develops in-house training programs for corporations such as WalMart. His artwork is the visual focus of the “Let’s Go Shopping!” game and the “Pathways to Your Success” Solutions Map. Because the game and map are used to train WalMart employees throughout North America, Vic was charged with developing English, French and Spanish versions of both.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
When the now-estranged, ever-strange Jon & Kate went back to school shopping with their fleet of children, what did the little ones cry out for? Aaron Meshon’s lunchboxes and bags for Crocodile Creek, of course!
Carrie Hartman’s first picture book, “My Mouth Is A Volcano!” received a nice mention in the New Yorker recently in a parenting article by Daniel Zalewski, about how in today’s picture books, the kids are in charge.
Ellen Lindner has completed her latest graphic short novel, “Chemo,” with text by Sharon Lintz. "Chemo" is Sharon's love letter to all the things that helped her get through breast cancer: biking, Philip K. Dick, her students, and Battlestar Galactica. Ellen’s images give vision to the voice.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Caroline Church and her fine illustrations for Marks and Spencer’s bring a perfectly vintage look to the British dinner table. Each of six illustrations total is styled with the animal seen in broadside, conjured up in her signature, reassuringly worn, etched linework.
Monday, October 19, 2009
In addition to tons of editorial work, Chris Whetzel spent the summer working on a poster campaign for Mountain Dew in support of Sidedoor Productions, an independent studio that accepts submissions/scripts from budding film makers. The posters will be featured at events during the 2009/2010 winter season
Gary Kelley was commissioned to create a multi-panel mural to hang above the stage at Madison Square Garden during a concert celebrating the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary.
Gary, who is well known for his Barnes and Noble mural series of literary giants, here depicts the original ten inductees in the first year of The Hall of Fame... the greatest Rock and Rollers of them all.
Tina Healey was recently commissioned to illustrate a poster campaign for the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual convention to be held in Chicago in 2010. The illustrations depict several famous architectural structures throughout Chicago including as Sears Tower and Buckingham Fountain.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Hypertronics Corporation commissioned Richard Bornemann to create a photorealistic, highly detailed, 3D image of their flagship product, Hypertac™, for use in print, PowerPoint, and website marketing materials. Because of the system’s small size (a fraction of a millimeter) and because the product was to be shown so that the individual components would be “floating” relative to one another, traditional photography was not an option.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Leo Kundas spent the better part of this past summer working on a 1000 sq ft wraparound mural of classic Manhattan architectural treasures for the latest Barnes & Noble store at Lexington Ave and 86th St.
Here are a few notable new books illustrated by ispotters, available for purchase directly from Theispot.com Bookstore.
Michael Sloan designs and illustrates in the manner of his Professor Nimbus books for “My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic.”