Friday, February 26, 2010

ANDREW WRIGHT: CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER

Andrew Wright,  Gallery Nucleus, Alice in Wonderland themed show
Andrew Wright presents a pair of heroic-sized playing cards for Gallery Nucleus' upcoming Alice in Wonderland themed show, "Curiouser and Curiouser".

NIGEL BUCHANAN: MOTOR TREND

Nigel Buchanan, Motor Trend Magazine,
Nigel Buchanan visualizes some very odd seat coverings for cars in this month’s Motor Trend magazine.

MARK SMITH: TES

Mark Smith, London Times Educational Supplement,
Mark Smith had about 24 hours to conceive and create this artwork for this week’s London Times Educational Supplement.

DENNIS JUAN MA: GRAFFITI REVOLUTION

Dennis Juan Ma, Magazine Illustration
Dennis Juan Ma recently completed illustrations for a children's graphic novel, “Graffiti Revolution,” for Simple Literacy Publication. The plot involves an evil dictatorial duke who learns to be kind and humorous.

PATRICK WELSH: WINTER SPEAR FISHING


Patrick Welsh shares his unique point of view in this artwork for an article on winter spear fishing in the current issue of Outdoor Life Magazine.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

ALEX NABAUM: COVERS YALE

Alex Nabaum, Yale science Magazine, Medical Illustration
Illustration to the rescue! Alex Nabaum illustrated the abstract concept of what Yale’s finest medical scientists are bringing to fruition: an artificial pancreas.

JONATHAN WILLIAMS: TWO-STEP


Jonathan Williams creates the mood for a short story in Prospect Magazine about love, adultery and the ever-changing shifts of power.

LEON MUSSCHE: HANDLING REAL ESTATE


Dutch real estate magazine Vastgoed commissioned Leon Mussche to illustrate the sorrows of home ownership. The article, written a Q&A style, covered all kinds of financial and legal problems one can face owning a share in an apartment building. Leon’s spots illustrated each of the questions.

GRAHAM SMITH: LOST IN TRANSLATION


Graham Smith had a fresh take on an article about cross-cultural marketing for Plan Sponsor Magazine. Since different cultures look at retirement goals differently, some financial planners’ standard sales pitches fall on indifferent ears in the Hispanic community.

JACOB THOMAS: SOCIETY FOR NEWS DESIGN AWARDS

Boston Globe, Jacob Thomas, Award Winners
Jacob Thomas has received two prestigious Society for News Design Awards for his Boston Globe “Anthologist” and “Con Census” artwork.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JERRY MILLER: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…

Jerry Miller, Las Vegas
Vegas Seven Magazine asked Jerry Miller to illustrate an interesting article that asks the question, “What Happens When What Happens Here Doesn’t Stay Here Anymore?”

KEITH NEGLEY: HEALTHCARE DEBATE

Keith Negley, New York TImes,
Keith Negley was commissioned by the New York Times to illustrate the highly anticipated health care debate tomorrow night.

JOEL NAKAMURA: SUBTEXT GALLERY

Joel Nakamura, Subtext Gallery San Diego
Joel Nakamura gives us a peek at a few new pieces he’s working on for an upcoming May 2010 show at Subtext Gallery in San Diego.

KYLE T. WEBSTER: WHITE LINES

Kyle T. Webster, iPhone, Program Design, White Lines
Artist Kyle T. Webster has now turned his fertile mind to the world of iPhone gaming. His dangerously addictive first effort, White Lines, is a deceptively simple memory game that will get you instantly hooked.

STEVEN SALERNO: THE NEW EMERALD CITY

Steven Salerno, Magazine Illustration, Earth Day in Pittsburgh
Steven Salerno visualizes the ecological greening of Pittsburgh with this illustration depicting its stylized skyline as the Emerald City for an upcoming issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.

DAVID POHL: OPRAH MAGAZINE

Steven Salerno, Magazine Illustration, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
David Pohl’s latest image for O, The Oprah Magazine vividly illustrates the concept of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

JON REINFURT: BIG BAD TROUBLE

Jon Reinfurt, Associations Now magazine,
Here's a recent full page illustration that Jon Reinfurt did for one of his favorite clients, Associations Now.

BRIAN STAUFFER: THE NEW YORKER

Brian Stauffer, The New Yorker, Magazine Covers
The March 1, 2010 cover of the New Yorker had us completely fooled this week. A lovely, cozy, good-old-fashioned walk in the snow is the work of Florida artist Brian Stauffer. Celebrated for his edgy, raw, hotly pigmented mix of collage and drawing, Brian is clearly at peace in a cooler climate as well.

KIM ROSEN: CORPORATE HONESTY

Kim Rosen, Harvard Business Review, Magazine Illustration
Kim Rosen walks a fine line for The Harvard Business Review with a story on "Keeping Your Colleagues Honest".

VAULT49: FORD IN WONDERLAND


Vault49 recently finished an Alice in Wonderland themed advertorial for the new Ford Fiesta, appearing in the Sunday Times Style magazine. Vault49 created a drive-through mixed-media fantasy world full of detail, narrative, and pixie dust.

KIRK MANLEY: FAST COMPANY

Kirk Manely, Magazine Illustration, Steve Jobs as Iron Man
Fast Company commissioned Kirk Manley to create a series of comic-based illustrations for an article in the March issue on the Disney Company. Disney's recent purchase of Marvel Comics was the inspiration for these depictions, each of which presents key Disney executives and deal makers as famous Marvel Comics superheroes.

JACOB THOMAS: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Jacob Thomas, Harvard Business Review, Magazine Covers
Jacob Thomas had a blast with this cover illo for the Harvard Business Review: “I had about a day to sell the idea then a couple more to fine tune it.” ZOOM!

Monday, February 22, 2010

ALLAN BURCH: A NURSE’S SHIFT

Allan Burch, Chicago Magazine,
Allan Burch created this tender image for The University of Chicago Magazine, depicting the compassionate bond between a health care worker and one of her patients.

TOM RICHMOND: GET IN GEAR

Tom Richmond, Marlin Co.
Tom Richmond's latest Marlin Co. workplace poster artwork encourages older people to keep themselves in gear with a healthy diet and as much exercise as the doctor allows.

STAN FELLOWS: OUR SUNDAY BEST

Stan Fellows, Southern Living Magazine,
Southern Living turned to Stan Fellows for this gently nostalgic look at what to wear while cooking Sunday dinner.

RYAN SNOOK: CUSTOM KEDS

Ryan Snook, Keds
The Champion mini slip on sneaker provided the perfect blank canvas for Ryan Snook to design a couple of custom versions for Keds.

JANET HAMLIN: ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Janet Hamlin, Zora Neale Hurston
Janet Hamlin was thrilled to illustrate a cover for a biography of one of her favorite writers, Zora Neale Hurston, author of 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'

KIM HERBST: STATUS FOE

Kim Herbst, Bitch Magazine
Kim Herbst created this image for Bitch Magazine, for an article about people who lurk on Facebook

CHRIS WHETZEL: ESCAPE!

Chris Whetzel, Macworld
Chris Whetzel recently completed this illustration for Macworld. For an article was about the myriad unexpected uses for the noble Esc key.

MARCUS CUTLER: CROSSING THE LINE

Marcus Cutler, Canadian Running Magazine
Marcus Cutler's illustration appears in this month's Canadian Running Magazine for an article called "Crossing the Line," about the author running her first 10k.

CHRIS GASH: WALL STREET - 2, WASHINGTON- 1

Chris Gash, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,
Chris Gash plays the illustration field this week with the Washington Post Sunday Jobs cover art, and two images for the Wall Street Journal.

STUART BRADFORD: GIRLS & SPORTS

Stuart Bradford, New York TImes,
Stuart Bradford's illustration for the Science section of the New York Times was for an article about the varied and on-going benefits of playing sports for young girls.

Friday, February 19, 2010

THE ATLANTIC: EDEL + SAVAGE

The Atlantic Magazine, Stephen Savage, Edel Rodriguez
The March issue of the Atlantic features work by two ispotters.

AARP Magazine March/April 2010

C.F. Payne, Margaret Cusack, Stuart Bradford, Adam McCauley, Harry Campbell, Bryan Christie,
AARP maintains a contemporary look and feel with plenty of illustration, much of it from ispotters.

SCOTT BARNETT: MARVELOUS!

Scott Barnett, Card Design, Captain America
Scott Barnett recently completed 100 pieces of art for the Rittenhouse Archives "70 Years of Marvel Comics" trading card set, to be released in mid-April, 2010. This is the third Marvel set Scott has contributed to, for a total of 450 cards! Whew!!

LIA MERCADO: BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBITION

Lia Mercado, Flyers, Exhibition
Lia Mercado was commissioned to create artwork and promotional material for a Black History and Art Exhibition in Monrovia, CA. The event commemorates the art and contributions of that community's Afro-American participants. Lia’s art was the basis of this collectable poster.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

SUSAN SWAN: TELL IT!

Susan Swan, Book Illustration
Susan Swan’s promo illustration for upcoming book three of the Daisy Girl Scouts Journal series just about jumps off the page!

TYLER JACOBSON: NESFA JACK GAUGHAN AWARD

Tyler Jacobson, Award Winners, Macbeth and the Witches
Tyler Jacobson is the 25th recipient of the Jack Gaughan Memorial Award, presented by the New England Science Fiction Association. The Gaughan is awarded annually to the most promising emerging artist in the field of Science Fiction or Fantasy; past honorees include Donato Giancola and Terese Nielsen.

TEETERING BULB: END OF AN ENDLESS SKY

Teetering Bulb, Web Illustration
Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon, aka Teetering Bulb, have brought to a close their weekly online comic, King of an Endless Sky, which has been running on Tor.com since December.

The adventures of King Charlie the First and his odd, assorted subjects are imbued with a wise innocence and gorgeously drawn. More, Please!

ROB KELLY: MARK RUFFALO

Rob Kelly, Time Out NY, Portrait, Magazine Illustration of Mark Ruffalo
Rob Kelly created a vintage-feel portrait of actor Mark Ruffalo for this week’s Time Out New York. Ruffalo is promoting his new noir horror movie, Shutter Island, so Rob went with an austere, black-and-white vintage feel.

MIKE SEGAWA: MACKENZIE BLUE, BOOK THREE

Mike Segawa, Book Illustration, Children's Books,
Mike Segawa has just completed work on the third book in the Mackenzie Blue series for Harper Collins. Seventy-one illustrations later, McKenzie and the gang have returned safe and sound from their camping adventures. Phew!

JEREMY FORSON: DISGRACE & EMBRACE

Jeremy Forson, Gallery Showings, Double Punch
Jeremy Forson's work is currently on view in a two man show at Doublepunch in San Francisco. The show runs through March 21st.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ALEX NABAUM: SPORTS JOCKS ON TWITTER

Alex Nabaum, ESPN Magazine,
Alex Nabaum just did a fun, full page for ESPN magazine poking fun at jocks on Twitter.

GONI MONTES: TOURISTS

Goni Montes illustrates Grandmother as an alien
"I wondered if it was my fault the aliens had stolen my grandmother." Goni Montes provides a visual stunner for the sci-fi piece 'Tourists,' by Sean Craven, which just posted to Tor.com.

SARAH BEETSON: CONTROL ME

Sarah Beetson, Exhibition
This stunning image is part of the Sarah Beetson's 3rd solo exhibition.

DAVE WHEELER: M & C MAGAZINE

Dave Wheeler illustrates Boss Looking at your Online Profile
Dave Wheeler created this M&C Magazine illustration for an article on what your online profile (Facebook, twitter, etc) says about you when you are searching for a job.

JON KRAUSE: COMM ARTS ANNUAL 2010

Jon Krause: Economic Gardener
Jon Krause has three pieces that have been selected to appear in the 2010 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. They'll all be featured in the editorial section of the annual.

LIZ GOULET DUBOIS: DIP IT GOOD!

Liz Goulet Dubois, How to make Banana Dippers
Liz Goulet Dubois catches up with some fun recipes for kids she’s illustrated lately in Highlight’s High Five magazine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

JURGEN MANTZKE: KOREA'S NUCLEAR IN UAE

Jurgen Mantzke, EnergyBiz Magazine,
Jurgen Mantzke just finished this spot illustration for EnergyBiz magazine's March/April 2010 issue.

RICK TULKA: DAVID WASTING PAPER

Rick Tulka, David Wasting Paper
Many years ago Rick Tulka tried to teach himself the tenor saxophone. It wasn't a success. Rick did, however, subsequently find his footing in the cartoon community