Friday, January 29, 2010

TIM FOLEY: FROM WITCHES TO WALL ST.


Tim Foley’s work week was WILD! His drawing table, already crowded with his on-going series of images for the upcoming Wiccan almanac, is now overflowing with tax time images for the Wall Street Journal.

JOSH HOLINATY: SLOBBERTON

JOSH J. HOLINATY, Eye Magazine, Magazine Illustration
Josh Holinaty gets back to his old Rapidograph roots for this character, one of several he created for Eye Weekly in Toronto.

STAN FELLOWS: PLANTING A TREE

Stan Fellows, Magazine Illustration, Martha Stewart Living: Tree Planting
Though it’s hard to believe in the frigid depths of January, Stan Fellows assures us that spring is on the way. Here, he illustrates the fine art of planting a tree for Martha Stewart Living magazine.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Traci O'Very Covey: CHOW!

Traci O'Very Covey, Logo Design, Chow Haute Asian Cuisine
A scrumptous project Traci O'Very Covey completed recently was an illustrative logo and truck design for Chow Haute Asian Cuisine on the Go!

Lydia Hess: Kona Brewers’ Festival

Lydia Hess, Kona Brewers’ Festival, Posters,
Flint Design asked Lydia Hess to create an image that would capture the essence of the Kona Brewers’ Festival Kona hosted every year in Hawaii.

Jacob Thomas: The Drums

Jacob Thomas, Paste Magazine,
Jacob Thomas created this illustration for Paste Magazine to accompany a music review of a band called The Drums.

Jing Wei: Giant Robot

jing Wei, Giant Robot gallery
Jing Wei has a cute/fierce piece in the upcoming Year of the Tiger show at Giant Robot gallery GR2 in LA.

Rob Kelly: Rosie O’Donnell

Rob Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, Time Out NY,
Rob Kelly gave Rosie O’Donnell a wind-blown fashion-y look for this week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York. She never looked better!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MICHAEL AUSTIN: THE GOLDEN CALF


The Los Angeles Times commissioned Michael Austin to illustrate the book review of 'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov.

DALE STEPHANOS: IT’S HERE!


Dale Stephanos captures with pitch-perfect irony the almost religious fervor that surrounds an Apple rollout. And, just like Moses comin’ down the mountain, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad today to much fanfare and delirium.

Neil Duerden: Sony Vaio


Neil Duerden, a self-confessed “Mac Monkey,” is nevertheless thrilled to see that this campaign featuring his fantasy embellishments on Sony’s Vaio laptop is now live and can be shown to the world.

Matt Dorfman: Heavy Matter

Matt Dorfman, The Washington Post
Matt Dorfman completed two editorial assignments recently that led his work down an even more conceptual path than usual. The first, for The Washington Post Outlook section, concerned the C.I.A’s policy of secrecy when it comes to the death of their operatives.

T.S Spookytooth: A Week in Texas

T.S Spookytooth, Scholastic Storyworks Magazine
UK artist T.S Spookytooth turned out to be the perfect choice to illustrate “A Week in Texas” for Scholastic Storyworks Magazine in New York. Here are a two of the seven images they commissioned.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

VAULT 49: CLUBCARD

Vault 49, ClubCard
Earlier in the month Vault 49 created this graphic brand identity and illustration for ClubCard, the first universal and instant Retail Rewards club.

JURGEN MANTZKE: OFF THE BEATEN PATH


This is a still from a short animated spot created by Jurgen Mantzke to promote a faith-based adventure group. Started in Adobe Illustrator, the moving parts were then exported to Flash, and the background was exported to Photoshop for texurizing and color configuration.

EDWARD KINSELLA: HITCHCOCK MAGAZINE


Edward Kinsella created this transcendent image to illustrate a short story about a Civil War era spiritual medium in a recent issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

MICHAEL GIBBS: GOLDEN GOOSE

Michael Gibbs, Award Winning Golden Goose Magazine Illustration for Computer World
Michael Gibbs’ illustration "Golden Goose," which ran as both cover and inside spread in Computerworld magazine, earned a Gold Medal for Best Use of Illustration at the 2009 Folio Awards. The medal helped Computerworld's parent company, IDG, sweep the Folio Awards this year for B2B technology magazines. Golden, indeed!

DAVE WHEELER: COLLEGE READING LIST

Dave Wheeler, Magazine Illustration, Harvard Magazine
Dave Wheeler created this chatty visual for Harvard Magazine to illustrate a story about students seeking out classic books for socialization.

OCTAVIO DIAZ: PLAYERS

Octavio Diaz, Newspaper
Octavio Diaz photo illustrates the inner qualities of the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s picks for best offensive and defensive varsity football players for the ’09 season.

KATHRYN RATHKE: RADICAL TORY

Kathryn Rathke, Philip Bond, Portrait, Newspaper
Kathryn Rathke created this portrait of politician Philip Blond as part of a series for German Sunday newspaper, Welt am Sonntag. “Rather a lot of unkempt bangs for a Tory, I thought,” remarks Kathryn.

JESSE KUHN: WHY DO I GET SO LOST?

Jesse Kuhn, Utne Reader, Magazine Illustration
This half page illustration by Jesse Kuhn appears in the Jan/Feb issue of the Utne Reader. The story was about a woman who can't make and store accurate mental images of her environment, otherwise known as “developmental topographical disorientation.”

JESS VOLINSKI: SERENITY COLLECTION

Jess Volinski, Serenity Paper Design
Jess Volinski took a chance that paid off when she combined some of her watercolor textures with graphic elements to create her Serenity paper collection for Momenta. “The subtle pastel colors were a nice change from my usual palette and were very fun to work with. I love playing with layering and texture- and the quality of the products is amazing!”

JOHN SHELLEY: BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

John Shelley, Magazine Illustration
John Shelley came up with two startling visual solutions for a recent issue of the British Medical Journal. The first, "Aging Tsunami" accompanied a feature about pressures on the health service as the population lives longer.

KEN GAMAGE: AVATAR


Ken Gamage shares his unique take on the ultimate Avatar fan-boy…

Monday, January 25, 2010

BRIAN BIGGS: CROSSROADS

Brian Biggs, puzzle
Brian Biggs' wild ride of crisscrossing roads and happy campers has been published as a smartly boxed 42 piece puzzle for youngsters.

JURGEN MANTZKE: POWER POLITICS

Jurgen Mantzke, EnergyBiz Magazine
Jurgen Mantzke created this illustration for EnergyBiz magazine discussing the ways that political candidates take various positions on energy, particularly renewable energy.

JEM ROBINSON: RAISE YOUR HAND


Jem Robinson conveys great enthusiasm through gesture and color for an article is about education for this week’s Independent.

KIM ROSEN: WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME


Kim Rosen illustrated a review of “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” by John Rich for the Washington Post.

STEVE THOMASON: FOXY LOGO

Steve Thomason, Logo Design
Steve Thomason designed this logo for a plumbing and supply company. Working in Illustrator makes for a clean look and easy reproduction over a wide range of promotional media.

PEGGY FUSSELL: GRAPHIC BEANS

Peggy Fussell, Card Design
Peggy Fussell created this clear-eyed portrait of Katrina Wagner, the “head bean” at her marketing firm, Graphic Beans, for the cover of a New Years card sent to clients. The copy reads, “This New Year’s it’s important to remember the old adage: You have to experience the bad times to really appreciate the good times.” Inside the card Katrina looks skeptical about that…

MICHAEL WITTE: WHERE DO I BEGIN…?

Michael Witte, Newspaper, NY Times
The “Considered” corner of the Sunday New York Times belongs to Michael Witte this week. His double portrait of Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw commemorates the passing of Erich Segal, author of “Love Story.”

ALEX NABAUM: BOOK CLUB WITH JUST ONE MEMBER

Alex Nabaum, NY Times Book Review, Newspaper
Alex Nabaum's illustration argues persuasively for the joy of solitary reading in the New York Times Week in Review section. “Reading might well have been among the last remaining private activities, but it is now a relentlessly social pursuit. Gaggles of readers get together monthly to sip chardonnay and discuss the latest Oprah selection…”

MARTINA FARROW: HOW TO BE SELFISH


Martina Farrow was commissioned for the Radox ‘How to Be Selfish’ online campaign. Her soft and feminine style was used across the website in a series of illustrations that encourage putting oneself first… in the nicest possible way.

PAUL BOSTON: LIGHTER LIFE


Lighter Life magazine chose Paul Boston to illustrate their 16 page supplement “The Good Life Formula.” Paul’s conceptual and typographical talent were both utilized for this project; his charming illustrations are full of his trademark humor and give the booklet the feel-good factor that the client was looking for.

PETE RYAN: AMERICAN LAWYER


Pete Ryan arrived at a deceptively playful solution for an American Lawyer article about jealousies between core and secondary practices, how they interact and how they are contained.

Christina Wald: Mom’s Choice Award


Christina Wald has received Mom’s Choice Gold Award in the Values and Life Lessons category for the picture book she illustrated, “Henry, the Impatient Heron.”

Buy a copy today in Theispot.com Bookstore!

CAMILLE CHISHOLM: REAL RYDER REVOLUTION


Camille Chisholm was commissioned by R3 Real Ryder Revolution to create a dynamic logo reflecting the action and excitement of the Real Ryder bike experience. Unlike an ordinary stationary bike, the Real Ryder allows you to steer and lean as you would on an actual bike ride. The logo was created for multiple uses against both white and black backgrounds such as stationery, shirts and the website.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Holley Flagg: Museum of Natural History Calendar

Holley Flagg, Museum of Natural History, Calendar
Holley Flagg was selected to illustrate American Museum of Natural History’s 2010 calendar, including images she has painted for various Museum events and exhibitions.

Mike Right: Chicago Bears

Mike Right, Calendar, Munro Campagna
Mike Right’s image for Munro Campagna's annual calendar, produced in collaboration with the Chicago Bears, leaves no doubt as to his team spirit.

DAN MASSO: STAR WARS GALAXY 5

Dan Masso, Card Design, Star Wars Galaxy
Last month Dan Masso participated in Topps Star Wars Galaxy 5 trading card set as a sketch card artist. Here are six of his favorites… The set will be out some time in February.

JAMIE HOGAN: PORTLAND GROUP SHOW

Jamie Hogan, Gallery Showings, Lupine Land
Jamie Hogan's lyrical dreamscape, “Lupine Land,” is part of a group show opening Friday, January 22 at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME.

SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME

JASON MECIER: CELEBRITY PHARMA

Jason Mecier: Celebrities in Pills with Micheal Jackson and Heath Leger among others
Jason Mecier was commissioned by Glamour UK to illustrate a feature on the rise of prescription medicines in the celebrity industry. True to his subject-driven mosaic style, these illustrations were created with real pills.

SHOLTO WALKER: MUNCH

Sholto Walker, Book Illustration, Children's Books
This month sees illustrator Sholto Walker completing some charming illustrations for two novelty children's books. “Munch” features the food-chain with larger and larger sea creatures eating each other and “Making Tracks” is an entertaining look at animal tracks.

MARK HARFIELD: MY POP UP STORE

Mark Harfield, Web Design
One of Mark Harfield’s favorite clients in his adopted home of Paris is My Pop Up Store. The company creates temporary retail environments and special events for all sorts businesses worldwide. Mark’s on-going work for them involves concept and creation of illustrations for their website and collateral.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mark Smith: Australian Wine Crisis

Mark Smith, Waitrose Food Illustrated,  Editorial,
Mark Smith was commissioned by Waitrose Food Illustrated for their February edition to illustrate an article describing the troubles facing the Australian wine industry and what this is likely to mean for its future.

Cathi Mingus: Discovery Girls

Cathi Mingus, Discovery Girl Magazine,
Cathi Mingus brings her super-cute sensibility to Discovery Girl Magazine this month. Round, square, heart shaped, oval… which one are you?

Michael Morgenstern: History Silenced

Editorial, Michael Morgenstern, The Economist
Michael Morgenstern illustrates the dangers of history being silenced for this week's Economist.

HARRY CAMPBELL: ABOVE, BELOW & ALL AROUND YOU

Harry Campbell, Posters
Harry Campbell does a truly awesome job of conveying the complexity of infrastructure in this poster for Public Works.

MELANIE HALL: MAZZA MUSEUM ANNUAL CALENDAR


Melanie Hall's whimsical illustration "Dandelion Man" has been included for the month of March in the 2010 calendar published by the Mazza Museum of International Picturebook Art.

RUTH ROWLAND: THE JOY OF BOOKS

Ruth Rowland, Book Cover, Lettering
Ruth Rowland shares some recent samples of book covers which feature her lettering. “I do a lot of work for the publishing industry and enjoy seeing styles change as the designers I work for tackle the constant problem of standing out in a competitive market.”