Wednesday, March 31, 2010

GONI MONTES: TREME GETS IT RIGHT

Goni Montes, Village Voice, New Orleans,
Goni Montes created this week’s Village Voice cover for an article about 'Treme,' a new HBO series that uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact.

Jem Robinson: On the Road


Veteran globe-trotter and all-around illustration trooper Jem Robinson checks in from the floor of the Houston airport en route to the UK via NYC from the Cayman Islands. Remarkably fresh from a three week “vacation,” Jem shares a few jobs she’s done while frantically relaxing on the road…

Allan Burch: I Want My Fuel TV!

Allan Burch, Blog Illustrations,
Allan Burch channeled the kitschy vibe of those 70s montage-style TV Guide covers for a publication promoting network programming and personalities found on Fuel TV. When the mandate is to include characters from Fuel’s three main shows plus the network's six core action sports… montage is the ONLY way to go!

Jorge Mascarenhas: What People Leave Behind

Jorge Mascarenhas: Magazine Illustration for Hitchcock Magazine
Jorge Mascarenhas illustrates inscrutably for Hitchcock Mystery Magazine…

Chris Whetzel: Connecticut Magazine "Rating the Small Towns"Chris Whetzel: Connecticut Magazine "Rating the Small Towns"

Chris Whetzel, Magazine Covers,
Chris Whetzel created the cover plus interior spot for Connecticut Magazine’s annual Rating the Small Towns issue. Best known for his strong graphic figures and portraits, Chris was delighted to flex some landscape muscles for this assignment.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

JOHN SHELLEY: BOLOGNA BOOK FAIR

John Shelley, Bologna Book Fair
John Shelley just returned from four days at the Bologna Children's Book Fair where his upcoming non-fiction book, Outside-In was prominently displayed. Apparently the rights have been sold to several countries beyond his native UK.

KATHRYN RATHKE: POLITICAL SPY

Kathryn Rathke, GQ Magazine UK
Kathryn Rathke created this "Political Spy" portrait as her first commission is for the UK edition of GQ magazine.

ANTHONY FREDA: TAKING STOCK

Anthony Freda, Acme Illustrators, The Wall Street Journal,
Anthony Freda of Acme Illustrators created this image recently for a Special Section of the Wall Street Journal called "Taking Stock."

Jose Pardo: Dino-Bump

Jose Pardo, Product Illustration, Children's Game
Jose Pardo illustrated the game board and box art for the Dino-Bump board game from LuvyDuvy Corporation. They wanted the dinosaurs to be realistic looking but not too fierce or scary for the younger children. It's already won an award from creativechild.com.

Garry Parsons: Red House Book Award

Gary Parsons, Children's Books
Garry Parsons created this wonderful illustration for the Red House Children’s Book Award. This charming image has been used on the website, promotional material and keepsake bookplates. Garry’s classic storybook style was the perfect choice to engage children with the project.

Gavin Reece: CWM London

Gavin Reece, Ad Campaign
Gavin Reece’s latest illustration for real estate consultants CWM’s ongoing print campaign sets the tone for showcasing London’s most exclusive locations at their most glamorous.

Nila Aye: Growing Your Own

Nila Aye, Magazine Illustration,
Nila Aye was commissioned by New Holland Publishers to illustrate ‘The Girls Guide To Growing Your Own’ by Alex Mitchell. Nila’s vibrant and stylish illustrations were perfect for this fun introduction to Gardening.

STUART BRADFORD: THE NEW LANDSCAPE OF HEALTHCARE

Stuart Bradford, NY Times, Newspaper,
A special edition of The New York Times Science section turned to Stuart Bradford today for a series of images on making sense of the bewildering new US Health Care Reform.

Monday, March 29, 2010

JACK MOLLOY: VINEYARDS OF ISRAEL

Jack Molloy, The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal asked Jack Molloy to illustrate a map for an article about wineries in Israel. "It never crossed my mind that they had wineries there…"

Matt Dorfman: Mad as Hell. And…

Matt Dorfman, NY Times, Newspaper,  Matt Dorfman was the go-to guy for the NY Times Week in Review cover this past Sunday. The lead article concerned all the reactionary threats toward members of Congress who voted in favor of the health care bill last week.

Kim Rosen: Cameron Carpenter

Kim Rosen, New Yorker Magazine, Magazine Illustration
Kim Rosen takes a loooong look at organist extraordinaire Cameron Carpenter for this week's New Yorker magazine.

Mark Smith: A Question of Trust

Mark Smith, Magazine Illustration
Director Magazine in the UK contacted Mark Smith to illustrate an article on the importance truth in management, whether in good times or bad.

Chris Gash: Lots o' Spots

Chris Gash, Spot Illustration, Newspaper,
Chris Gash was seeing spots last week! For The Wall Street Journal, a small spot on municipal bonds…

Jason Seiler: Economics for Dummies

Jason Seiler, Weekly Standard, Magazine Illustration
Jason Seiler set a new personal speed record with this one for the Weekly Standard: Nine hours from start to finish! Given this assignment late Thursday night, the final art was due by the end of the next day…

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mario Sughi: The Art of Alfa Romeo


Mario Sughi has created two limited edition prints of 150 each for legendary Italian car maker Alfa Romeo, on the occasion of its centennial anniversary.

Ken Orvidas: Fix Health Reform, Then Repeal It

Ken Orvidas, NY Times, Newspaper,
For today’s NY Times Op-Ed, Ken Orvidas shows the tougher-than-uphill push by some Republicans to create a health reform plan of their own, rather than merely opposing the existing legislative proposal.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ANSON LIAW: MUSIC BY WOMEN

Anson Liaw, Robert Berman Gallery
Anson Liaw's "Music by Women" image has finished 2nd and 3rd place in two different illustration categories in the 2010 Xto Image Awards.

BRIAN STAUFFER: PAKISTAN OP-ED

Brian Stauffer, New York TImes,
This assignment from Aviva Michaelov at the New York Times, which ran on yesterday's OP-ED page, landed in Brian Stauffer's lap with a faster than usual turnaround.

TINA HEALEY: THANKSGIVING IN SPRING!

Tina Healey, Happy Thanksgiving, Holiday Gifts,
Tina Healey is used to thinking “off-season” thanks to her clients in the gift/stationary business. "Happy Thanksgiving" is an illustration she recently created for a series of Fall 2010 greeting cards.

TRACI O'VERY COVEY: FUND-RAISING AUCTION

Traci O'Very Covey, Nepal Cleft and Burn Center, Editorial,
Traci O'Very Covey's gouache painting Blue Birds will be featured in a fund-raising auction tomorrow night, benefiting the children of Nepal in support of the non-profit Nepal Cleft & Burn Center.

Ellen Weinstein: Recent Work

Ellen Weinstein, Magazine Illustration,
Here’s a roundup of this month’s editorial work by Ellen Weinstein.

David Fullarton: Keeping Score


David Fullarton was contacted by merchandising company BlueQ about using his artwork on one of their stainless steel water bottles. They chose the ‘Unbeknownst to you I have been keeping score all along’ piece that had appeared in David’s epic and hilarious “Sisyphus Office” installation, and commissioned him to revise it for the bottle shape.

“I have to admit it seemed like a peculiar thing to stick on a water bottle, but who am I to argue with a crack team of hip marketing experts. Maybe dehydrated stalkers and obsessives are a big target market…”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MARK BREWER: THE ART OF PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER

Mark Brewer, Pittsburgh City Paper,
Mark Brewer helps celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pittsburgh City Paper with his contribution to an exhibit of the best illustrated covers, featuring 16 of Pittsburgh's most talented artists.

CRAIG LAROTONDA: FANGORIA INTERVIEW

Craig LaRotonda, Last Rites Gallery,
Fangoria Magazine interviewed artist Craig LaRotonda of Revelation Studios on the occasion of his recent exhibition, "From the Ashes of Angels," at Last Rites Gallery in New York City.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RUSTY ZIMMERMAN: THE SORROWS OF BIOLOGY 101

Rusty Zimmerman, Magazine Illustration
Rusty Zimmerman captures the melancholy of bonding with your lab specimen in this piece for the American Journal of Nursing. The story describes a nurse's recollection of having to take home a frog to dissect back in high school.

Eugene Smith: Monster Stew

Eugene Smith, Book Illustration,
As a life-long student of monsters, Eugene Smith was thrilled to be commissioned by Chronicle Books to illustrate "Horrorscopes." The task was to create twelve interior illustrations plus a border illustration to be used throughout the book.

Alanna Cavanagh: Inspiration is Everywhere

Alanna Cavanagh, Magazine Illustration,
Alanna Cavanagh knows that sometimes illustration starts with inspiration, as evidenced by a couple of recent editorial jobs.

JOYCE HESSELBERTH: BABY FAT? NOT CUTE!

Joyce Hesselberth, NY Times Science, Newspaper
Joyce Hesselberth illustrates a well-balanced, healthy childhood for the NY Times Science section today. New research suggests that interventions aimed at school-aged children may be, if not too little, too late.

More and more evidence points to pivotal events very early in life — during the toddler years, infancy and even before birth, in the womb — that can set young children on an obesity trajectory that is hard to alter by the time they’re in kindergarten.

Jing Wei: Small Favors

jing Wei, Art Show,
Jing Wei just finished two woody little prints for an upcoming show at Giant Robot, NY, called Small Favors. No piece in the show will be bigger than 5x5”, including Jing’s cold yak and binge eating fox.

MARK SMITH: FAST TIMES IN LONDON

Mark Smith, Times of London, Magazine Illustration,
These are Mark Smith’s latest images for the Times of London Educational Supplement. Two different art directors, one for the magazine and one for the main paper, both commissioned on the same day with overnight turnarounds. Hectic but fun!

Monday, March 22, 2010

MARTIN ANSIN: THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS

Martin Ansin, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Martin Ansin created this Limited Edition Poster Screenprinted poster as part of Sony's media rollout for Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus".

CHRIS WHETZEL: ODE MAGAZINE

Chris Whetzel, Ode Magazine
In mid-January, Ode Magazine contacted Chris Whetzel seeking an illustration for an article about understanding the value green spaces.

JOHN HERSEY: INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE

John Hersey, Institute for the Future
John Hersey created a series of four images (plus some icons) for a non profit think tank called the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California.

Matt Dorfman: Big Washington

Matt Dorfman, Washington Post Illustration
Matt Dorfman adapts the Washington Post’s signature typeface, Postoni Display Bold, to create this illustration for page one of the Outlook section.

LOU BROOKS: REUBENS NOMINATION FOR TWIMERICKS!


The National Cartoonists Society has chosen Lou Brooks’ “Twimericks” as one of just three nominees for this year's prestigious Reubens Award for Book Illustration. The winner will be announced at the annual black tie gala in New York during Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pepper Tharp: Yoga Body Diet

Pepper Tharp, Rodale Press, Yoga Body Diet
Pepper Tharp's been hard at work illustrating both cover and inside illustrations for Rodale Press' new book "Yoga Body Diet," by Kristen Schultz Dollard and John Douillard, due out April 13.

PAUL MIROCHA: DREAMING NEW MEXICO

Book Illustration, Paul Mirocha, ,
When Paul Mirocha first got the client's sketch for this piece from Bioneers Collaborative Initiative, a group of pragmatic visionary planners, for the cover of their report, "Dreaming New Mexico," he hesitated to take it on for a few days.

JANET HAMLIN: COLLEEN LAROSE

Janet Hamlin, courtoom sketching,
Court artist Janet Hamlin sketched suspected terrorist Colleen LaRose for the Associated Press yesterday in Philadelphia. LaRose, who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" online, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Lynne A. Sitarski at the U.S. Courthouse there. LaRose pleaded not guilty to a four-count indictment charging her in an overseas terrorist plot.

Benjamin Rivers: Husbanders


Benjamin Rivers' five-page comic for Feathertale Review, Issue 5 is a bit less humourous than most of the publication's contributions — in fact, it's downright dark. The Battle of the Sexes rages into the new century.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tim Foley: Something’s Fishy

Tim Foley, Aquatic Blocks, Toys,
Tim Foley’s been doing a lot of game/toy work over the past month. The samples below are for a series of Aquatic Blocks for a wooden toy manufacturer.

Pete Ryan: Education Reform

Pete Ryan, The New Republic,
Pete Ryan created this piece for The New Republic for an article on education reform and national standards.

JENNIFER THERMES: GARDEN TIME!

Jennifer Thermes, Maps,
Most artists enjoy working in variety of media; Jennifer Thermes includes the Earth itself in her paintbox. Here’s a peek at the finished garden map that she’s been working on since January.

Fast forward to March 18th in Connecticut: it's supposed to hit 70° for the next few days… Get Out There, Jennifer!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DAVE STEVENSON: SIERRA NEVADA 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Dave Stevenson, Sierra Nevada
Dave Stevenson illustrated the label for the 30th anniversary of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. All work was done by hand, including the lettering.

ROB MCCLURKAN: WANNA HEAR A JOKE?

Rob McClurkan,
Rob McClurkan created this art for a kids’ magazines joke page…Q: Why did the boy think the moon was poor?

JOSH HOLINATY: THE IMPROV BOYS

Josh Holinaty, Improv Boys
Josh Holinaty was recently asked to whip up a poster for the Improv Boys’ upcoming Canadian tour.