Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Brian Stauffer got the call last week from the New York Times Op-Ed page to do an image about the revival of peace talks in the Middle East and how religious settlers obstruct any chance for peace.
Mark Smith created this image for You Magazine while he was away on holiday. "I took some bits and bobs with me just in case anything came in," he tells us. The article states that between 1 and 5 children in 100 suffer from school phobia.
Ruth Rowland was thrilled to be asked to work on the John Lennon “Gimme Some Truth” Campaign to commemorate his 70th birthday, which falls on October 9th. The logo Ruth created for the campaign was inspired by the small calligraphic self portraits that often accompanied his signature.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Lisa Henderling's illustrations are featured on the packaging of K-Mart's exciting and innovative new house brand called “Smart Sense.” Lisa's illustrations add a bit of whimsy and movement to the clean design of the packaging. Check them out on your next trip to K-Mart!
Marty Braun created a full page feature for the current issue of Bates, the magazine of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine for an article titled “The 60% Solution.” There is a myth at Bates, surprisingly also common at other colleges, that 60% of Bates students who marry wed other Bates students.
Mitch Frey created this poster, reminiscent of the old “Greetings from...” postcards, for Discovery Land Properties, depicting activities at a variety of their resort locations. The image was mainly produced in Adobe Illustrator, and finished off with Photoshop Airbrush.
Zara Picken to create four maps for their current issue. The assignment gave Zara the opportunity to combine small illustrated elements, handwritten text and her chosen color palettes for each location. Below, Papua New Guinea and Quebec.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Ted Wright has been working since December of last year on the poster and logo graphics for the 2010 US Open Tennis Championships, poised to begin in Forest Hills, NY. Below is some of the merchandise, bearing Ted’s iconic graphics, that we can look forward to seeing just about everywhere in the coming weeks:
T.S. Spookytooth...by a Robot. “A Robot, who told me that he was on a century long search for love and never knew if his true love had actually passed him by years before…”
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Kyle Webster’s recent cover assignment for the Phoenix New Times was a tricky one: a daycare operator charged with the murder of a baby boy was found innocent after a difficult and painful trial.
Kim Rosen created this image for the Pennsylvania Gazette to illustrate a story submitted along with the author’s (Frank Hurley) obituary. The story begins, "World War II ended on September 2, 1945. For two alumni, something strange happened next…"
Ryan Snook has been doing regular illustrations for a column in Indianapolis Monthly and he finds he loves to work within a regular structure and find the right tone and style that fits each story best.
Rob Kelly added a child-like, cartoon drawing of a heart to this week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York. The subject this time is actor Justin Long (aka The Mac Guy), who is promoting his new movie, Going the Distance, a comedy/love story co-starring Drew Barrymore
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sonja Lamut’s brand new picture book, written by Charles Toscano, tells the story of Miguel and his father, a pastry peddler whose generosity leaves the family scrambling to make a living, but rich in spirit. Order this gently inspiring book today from Theispot.com Bookstore.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Shaw Nielsen produced these two charming illustrations, respectively full page and spot, for a story in Indiana University magazine on how technology often keeps us, and our children, inside and away from the great outdoors.
Jon Reinfurt did for one of his favorite clients, Associations Now. The story was all about the constant wave of cutting-edge technology that consumers are faced with and how to decipher whether the product you're buying is truly useful or just part of trend that will vanish by next week.
Graham Smith created these energetic portraits of the folks who test and report the performance of different running shoes for the 2010 Runner's World Fall Shoe Guide.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Pete Ryan illustrated a piece in Sunday’s Boston Globe for a book review of "The Pain Chronicles." The story details one woman’s struggle with chronic pain: the really positive, beautiful person inside, just surrounded by hurt.
Federico Jordán to illustrate the feature article for their September 2010 issue. The text, titled Four Mistakes Leaders Keep Making, describes how hundreds of clients fall into traps again and again and some ways to mitigate their impact.
Aaron Minier recently had the privilege of illustrating a short story for the comic book miniseries “FRINGE: Tales from the Fringe,” published by Wildstorm/DC Comics and based on the popular science fiction television show.
Jurgen Mantzke was commissioned by Hanley Wood, LLC for one of their B2B magazines to illustrate how developers of multi-family residences come in and build large developments which create an inevitable strain on the community.
Friday, August 20, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal tapped Jon Reinfurt for a small illustration under a tight deadline. Fortunately, Jon thrives on this kind of challenge, so it ended up being a quick and breezy assignment.
Steven Noble created label artwork that reflects the rich culture and spirit of “real Mexico” for iconic tequila brand, Espolón. The award-winning 100% blue agave tequila is being re-introduced to the US by Gruppo Campari after a hiatus of three years.