Friday, July 30, 2010
phil’s Ontario vineyard inspired murals while picking up some of Ontario’s best wines at the LCBO. One look at these paintings is sure to inspire a late summer – early fall tour of Prince Edward County/ Niagara region vineyards.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Kristina Swarner teams up once again with writer Howard Schwartz to explain the traditional Jewish concept of tikkun olam (the repair of the world), imagining a dialogue between a grandfather and granddaughter.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Don Tate clearly has a gift for it. Here, Don interviews a couple of Austin police officers about their new in-car video surveillance system.
Friday, July 23, 2010
The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and Co-evolution Institute have been using Paul Mirocha’s luminous Pollinators painting in their campaign to raise awareness among humans about these essential and beautiful beasts.
Here is the piece recently done by Yuta Onoda for Paste magazine. The article was reflective autobiographical piece about the writer growing up listening to the radio in his grandfather's home as a child.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
If you pick up the latest issue of Humpty Dumpty Magazine for kids, you'll find this illustration by Marcus Cutler on the back cover. It accompanies the poem, “New High Rise,” which is a new spin on “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.”
Kareem Rizk’s art and words are among those featured in the latest copy of Varoom Magazine. The 12 page lead article, titled 'The Future Is Junk,' aims to give a concise look into the growing trend of collage, the psychology of collage art, some of the current key contributors to the contemporary world of this genre and where it is heading.
Written by artist, writer and film director Paul Burgess, the article reveals that carefully collecting images, and the art of destroying them, is often essential in creating a vision of the future that isn’t smoothed over by convention and consensus.
Robert Dale gives us a peek at his latest book jacket for Alfred A, Knopf. Written by best selling author Carl Hiaasen, the novel follows the adventures of the young movie star, Cherry Pye, and her drug addled entourage. It will hit bookstores (and beach bags) in the next few weeks.
This lively portrait was illustrated by Kathryn Rathke, who has been a regular contributor to the superb Intelligent Life Magazine. The new summer issue contains two illustrations by Kathryn, including this portrait of fashion genius Jil Sander.
Guideposts Magazine commissioned Margaret Cusack to create a cover for their July 2010 issue. She was asked that it be quilted and have a very "Fourth-of-July" feel. After some discussion, Margaret and the creative director decided on block lettering with a quilted motif border. They settled on subject matter: hot dog, apple pie, etc, and Margaret went to work.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Wall Street Journal called John S. Dykes late last Thursday with this rebus-like puzzle assignment that ran in today's paper. According to the article, with training and awareness, sleepers can turn nightmares into happy endings or learn to mentally try out fantasies that occur in dreams, like flying.
Christian Lindemann is a favorite choice of Swiss Migros Magazine, thanks to his colorful, funny approach to illustration. Here. Christian shows us “First-time Travel without Your Parents" and “Escape the Family Tree."
Jason Seiler visualizes the unthinkable for The Weekly Standard. “No, I do not think Israel should bomb Iran, and I pray it never comes to that. I have many friends who live in Iran and know they want this lunatic out of office as soon as humanly possible. I hope for their sake that Ahmadinejad will be removed . . . it's a sad and scary time for both Israel and Iran.”
“It was a bit of a challenge because the topic is so serious. They wanted a caricature and they wanted humor, but it was a fine line of not going too far, but still being funny.”
Today’s New York Times Sciance section boasts a fine assortment of work by members of theispot.com. Chris Gash has fun with the two-part egg mystery of the macaroni penguin for his regular Observatory slot.
Jacob Thomas illustrates an article by 'Superbad' and 'Green Hornet' writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for the LA Times, offering tips on attending the pop-culture phenomenon that is Comic-Con.
This atmospheric gig poster was created by Janis Dougherty for Greensboro, N.C., band, The Lake Isle. “This has been a truly fun and inspiring project simply because there's a trust between us,” explains Janis. “They let me freely explore the ideas that come to me while being equally open to what I present to them.”
Monday, July 19, 2010
James Yang created an image for use on a poster/fold out mailer for A/I Data, a company that researches underground structures. Two color choices were presented to the client; the brown scheme was selected.