Friday, January 29, 2010
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.
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
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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.
Monday, January 25, 2010
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…
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'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…”
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.
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.
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Friday, January 22, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.”