Monday, November 30, 2009
Charlie Griak created this book cover illustration for St. Martin's Press a little earlier this year. With the holidays just around the corner, the book is now available via Theispot bookstore for pre-orders.
Jeff Wack recently completed this stunning poster, working with The Driven Agency for the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, UK.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Just looking at Phil Schramm’s work makes us thirsty, so it’s understandable that he was chosen to create these amazing images for Diageo’s ‘Quality Classics’ Campaign. Phil was commissioned to illustrate the ampersand shapes out of streams of various spirits and mixers. He created the visuals using a combination of 3D modeling and photography.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Paula Becker created this fun “what’s the difference between these two images?” visual puzzle for ClubHouse Jr. Magazine. So if you have a few moments this holiday between meals or football games and need something fun to do, see if you can spot the changes.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
After a successful first year, Rogers' Chocolates has re-licensed two of Sean Kane’s illustrations for use on holiday tins (filled with assorted chocolates, creams, and caramels) and ornaments. Definitely a tasty project!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Stanford Kay’s clean, iconic style was the perfect choice for a recent Newsweek infographic illustration. The image, which ran just as Swine Flu was becoming a hot issue, shows how different types of viruses can infect some animals while being harmless to others, and how they can ultimately spread to humans.
Raul Colon’s most recent picture book, “Child of the Civil Rights Movement” was written by Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young.
With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family—and thousands of others—in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The book may be ordered through Theispot Bookstore.
Edel Rodriguez has illustrated a biography (by Jonah Winter) of our newest Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, for children ages 4-8. Written in English and Spanish, the book describes Sotomayor’s urban childhood as well as her adult accomplishments.
Order this book today through Theispot Bookstore.
Mike Carina illustrated a recent "End of the Line" editor's column for Mainline Today Magazine. The story recalled the editor's experience of a recent run that proved more of an adventure due to his poor sense of direction.
Deb Lucke is one of 16 artists participating in a group show at Roos Arts in Rosendale, NY called “Pollinator Dreams.” The show represents a partnership with the Hudson Valley Seed Library to promote a vision of forming and sustaining local food networks. The Library started a new tradition last year of working with Hudson Valley artists to create cover art for their heirloom seed packets.
The project brings together art and seeds to represent a broad spectrum of styles, mediums, and visions, just as our seeds represent generations of individual tastes, culinary approaches, and garden heritage.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Chris Gash was contacted by New Jersey Monthly in late October to illustrate a full-page comic for their Holiday issue. The subject was that enduring mystery of Santa and the Chimney. How does a fat guy get down a skinny space? Why doesn’t he burn himself?? How the heck does he get back up again???
Thursday, November 19, 2009
When the Society of Publication Designers penned an appreciation of Nai Lee Lum, long-time art director of Fortune Magazine’s Europe and Asia editions, she was asked to select some of her favorite covers.
Paula Becker’s friendly, fun work can often be found in the pages of that perennial favorite, Highlights for Children. Below is this month’s YBS spot, an encouragement to be kind and good to your fellow human beings. In this case, share your cookie!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Chris Whetzel was commissioned by MYBusiness magazine to create some eye-catching artwork for a recent cover. One feature was about the Military Heroes of Small Business and the other concerned Unions/Big Labor.
Alex Fine was happy to create this portrait of actor Crispin Glover on a tight deadline for City Paper. With a little more time, though, he REALLY could have had some fun:
“I really wanted to draw some rats and a flux capacitor but I never saw the article so I didn't know if it fit. For all I know he could have mentioned how much he hates being known from Willard or Back to the Future…”
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Anomet Products contacted Richard Bornemann to create a realistic 3D illustration of their product, customized composite wiring. Because the actual product is a very fine filament wire, photography was not an option; they needed an image that would clearly show the multilayered composition of their product line.
Artist Lesley Breen Withrow and her husband, Steve Withrow, have collaborated on a brand new guide, “Illustrating Children's Picture Books.” Sure to become an invaluable resource, the book is 200 pages of combined art instruction and storytelling insight from illustrators, writers, critics, and publishers from around the world.
This fully illustrated book provides you with a review of the world’s most innovative and talented children’s illustrators, as well as practical instructions on specific techniques and design solutions. It won’t be available until late December, but you can place pre-orders in Theispot.com Bookstore right now!
Mark Brewer created six illustrations for the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Program. "I was excited to get this assignment (which came through Theispot, by the way!) because I have been a baseball fan for a long time."
The New Yorker commissioned a full page illustration by Marc Rosenthal to accompany an article about our hunger for cookbooks. Can you really learn to cook from a book? How do you tell firm peaks from stiff ones? How do you define “chopped”…?
Monday, November 16, 2009
Graham Smith worked closely with art directors Andy Zahn and Jesse Southerland, of Philadelphia Magazine to create 18 illustrated portraits for November's “50 Most Important People in Philly” issue.
Ruth Rowland was honored to be was asked by the Southern Poverty Law Center to illustrate an article in their magazine, “Teaching Tolerance,” about a powerful and moving film created by a group of students at a Vermont high school.
Eric Sturdevant created a half page illustration for HOW magazine’s for business column titled, "Be a Smarter Manager." For designers who run their own businesses, managing employee issues is among the biggest problems they deal with. Various mistakes owners make range from doing everything themselves to not communicating well with their staff.
As a third grader, Doug Boehm drew fictitious vehicles of destruction for his classmates, who paid him in candy. Soon after, Boehm graduated with a BFA in graphic design from the Tyler School of Art, and his first published work graced the pages of HOW's annual self-promotional issue. Join us as he shares how his talents have allowed him to flourish as an artist, illustrator, and designer. An art party featuring Doug's work alongside prominent local and national artists will take place after the presentation.
Sasha Hall created illustrations for the upcoming issue of Metro Detroit Bride. The article is about a newlywed couple making their first meal together: tomato & basil galettes, tortellini soup and a hot fudge sundae.