Friday, October 29, 2010
Fian Arroyo has been occupied with all things late, lately. The George Washington illustration was done for Scholastic News about an overdue library book that was 221 years late and checked out by George himself. I wonder what kind of late fee we're talking about…?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Richard Downs brings a full box of tools to work for his on-going Lynda.com DVD cover series. Conveying the function of the software within each package is both a design challenge and an exercise in cohesive art-making.
Marty Braun illustrated the poster for the next Portland Stage (Portland, Maine) production, "Last Gas." The play is a bittersweet romantic comedy that takes place in a convenience store on the edge of nowhere in northern Maine.
The Hejz created this global key visual for TBWA\Brussels and their client, Samsonite. Production took the studio three weeks to complete, using a combination of CGI, stock and photo-shoot materials.
Rob Kelly was commissioned to do this "Hot Seat" portrait of actress Kristen Stewart for Time Out New York. Not wanting to make too much of an explicit Twilight connection, used mostly soft colors and gentle fades
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Chris Gash continues his unabated march across the pages of the New York Times and beyond. For the Times Sunday Book Review, a spy novel about a couple drawn into a web of espionage while on tennis holiday.
Margaret Cusack will exhibit her "Gold and Silver Portraits" at the Snyderman-Works Gallery in booth #904 at the 17th Annual International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair: SOFA / CHICAGO at Navy Pier, November 4-7, 2010.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Every year the Society of Illustrators hosts original artwork from the very best crop of recent children’s books in The Original Art show. This time, the work of four ispotters is featured; we sharing their beautiful books below. Click on a cover to order any of these books in Theispot.com Bookstore.
As Jesse Kuhn’s image for Utne Reader poignantly illustrates, the end of the retirement rainbow isn't quite where most are hoping it will be... Everyone can pretty much count on having to tack on an extra five years of employment in order to survive.
Matt Dorfman’s shattering image creates maximum impact for the New York Times Week in Review section this week. The article asks what it says about sports fans who so eagerly demand and relish such a purposely violent game.
Mark Smith illustrated the thought-provoking 'Where Do You Stand' campaign for The Economist in the UK. It's currently running on web, print and 48 sheet billboards around London's tube stations.
“The Good Garden,” written by Katie Smith Milway, is Sylvie Daigneault’s 13th children’s book. It is the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tim Foley picked up a cover assignment from a new client recently: political editorial magazine The Weekly Standard. They needed an image of a scenario for the upcoming November elections; Tim was happy to oblige.
Pete Ryan worked a very fast (four hour!?) turnaround op-ed for the New York Times over the weekend about doctors treating patients using guidelines rather than personal assessments in an effort to cub malpractice suits.
Friday, October 22, 2010
[[posterous-content:pid___0]]Colin W Thompson continues to illustrate the hilariously addictive “Is That a Fact?” series from Lerner Publishing. Did Castles Have Bathrooms? and other Questions about the Middle Ages focuses on all trivia related to Robin Hood, King Arthur, and dentists, among others.
Colin W Thompson continues to illustrate the hilariously addictive “Is That a Fact?” series from Lerner Publishing. Did Castles Have Bathrooms? and other Questions about the Middle Ages focuses on all trivia related to Robin Hood, King Arthur, and dentists, among others.
Kevin McFadin conjured up this poster for the 2010 Fall Fund Drive at Richmond, VA's WRIR 97.3, which happens to coincide with Halloween weekend.
Julie West is popping up on computer screens everywhere with a series of four desktop Artist Edition wallpaper illustrations - created in conjunction with Hewlett Packard. Several of the images came loaded as the standard desktop background.
Melissa Dow recently did some portrait work to promote an upcoming movie called “The Cow.” The film deals with the gulags of Soviet Russia in the 1950s and unthinkable choices that need to be made in order to survive.
As Liz Goulet Dubois demonstrates in the November 2010 issue of Highlights High Five… you are never too young (or too old) to enjoy a Hidden Pictures page. Kitties and baked goods? Oh yeah!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Stephen Savage has yet another charming children’s book coming up that is sure to delight the discerning eyes of adults, too. Where’s Walrus? is the wordless story of a bored walrus who manages to escape from the zoo.
What are YOUR plans for October 31? Nina Frenkel will be at the High Museum in Atlanta as half of the Mustache Sisters to conduct a Salvador Dali craft-workshop for museum-goers of all ages. The costume in progress:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Anthony Freda’s painting will be one of the pieces auctioned off on October 21st in the Art for Awareness benefit being held at the Hint Mint Warehouse in LA. All proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Janet Hamlin created this poster image for OneAmerica, a minority-owned multicultural company. Janet broke down MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech into a word cloud to make a graphic background that has meaning as well.
Oxford University Press asked Jonathan Williams to create a set of small, simple illustrations for Switch, a lively, colorful book aimed at 12-16 year old English language students in Spain. The images show different stages of preparing a potato bake.