Friday, May 28, 2010
Kelly Dyson illustrates the finer points of winning a Wild West shoot-out for Popular Mechanics. According to research, the SECOND person to draw actually moves faster, but that is usually not enough to make up for a slow start.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Liz Goulet Dubois received an unexpected package from Highlights Magazine for children the other day, containing the 2009 High Five Cover of the Year Award in honor of her “Let’s Read!” cover, shown here.
“Globe Guy,” a wonderfully emotive animated short by James Yang, in conjunction with Director/Animator Dave Redl, has won Best of Show in the 2010 3×3 ProShow. This is the first time an animation has won the award.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Edward Kinsella’s illustration for The Progressive accompanied an article on Chicago based documentary filmmaker Joanna Rudnick. Her film, “In the Family,” led to a federal judge’s ruling that a company could not own the rights to the breast cancer gene.
Chris Whetzel was contacted by America's 1st Freedom back in March to create a portrait of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley for their "First Things First" spread. America's 1st Freedom is a National Rifle Association magazine; according to the article, Mayor Daley is an advocate of harsh firearm laws.
Peter Campofiori created this fun poster for the Sapphire Elementary School Book Fair, sponsored by Scholastic. The administrators wanted to go beyond the promo material they'd been supplied with from Scholastic. They approached Peter to produce this whimsical 2 x 4 foot poster for their library, which will be enjoyed far beyond the month of the book fair.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Martin Ansin created this better-than-photorealistic imagery to introduce the new Honda Civic GT Sport. The campaign, currently running across all media in Spain, carries the tagline "The Heroes Are Back."
Jason Seiler produced this portrait as a step by step tutorial for 3D Total, a publisher of books on digital painting. The subject is legendary Chicago tattoo artist Ben Wahhh; the book, revealing Jason’s full process, will be available in November.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Zara Picken‘s double page paper doll-themed illustration for Harvard Medicine Magazine accompanied a feature about smart clothing. The garments are intended to help with serious diseases and conditions, such as Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and brain injuries.
Last week, John Tomac was contacted by The Record, the daily newspaper in Bergen County, N.J., to illustrate a feature for the front of their weekly Real Estate section. The story examined the challenges pet owners face when trying to sell their homes, especially when pets are accustomed to having the run of the house.
Alex Nabaum created this portrait of James Gifford for Asset International. Gifford travels the world on behalf og the UN, among other entities, showing that socially and environmentally sound investment practices pay better in the long term.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Whitney Sherman contributed this lyrical piece of artwork to Innovate Love, a silent art auction which benefits the Baltimore Love Project, a non-profit committed to connecting communities and people throughout the city.
Innovate Love will take place on Saturday, May 22 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm in the Penthouse at Silo Point, one of Baltimore’s premiere luxury residences located at 1200 Stuart Street.
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It is surprising how many times assignments will reflect events that happen a few weeks later. This James Yang illustration for Soojin Buzelli, for an article titled, “What the Heck is . . .?” seems somehow very appropriate for any number of unsettling current news items.
Mark Smith created this image for a story about “bedroom entrepreneurs” for American Way magazine. Apparently, more and more people are fighting the economic downturn by running successful businesses from their homes with the aid of their trusty computers.
Bill Cigliano was commissioned by Harvard University for “Education Next,” a magazine on education and public policy, to illustrate the cover of their summer issue. The feature article is on the national spelling bee.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Kenny Kiernan whipped up a cool, fun illustration for this week’s Time Out Chicago cover. The art director wanted an anime/manga-style cartoon indie rock musician illustration to go along with their “Big In Japan” cover story.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
“Reign over Pain” is the slogan of the current campaign for Depodur, illustrated by Marc Phares of Epic Studios, Inc. Depodur is a catheterless single-dose injectable epidural analgesic that manages pain more effectively than the competition.
Katia Wish’s illustration work made a comfortable crossover into the fine art world recently. Two of her original watercolor/gouache paintings and three of the prints of her 3-D works are now in the permanent collection of Drs. Steve Williams and Michael Stillman.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
For the May 2010 issue of Bicycling Magazine, John Kachik was tasked with creating an illustration/type design with a vintage postcard flavor that could be used as both a one inch spot as well as believable city wall signage.