Chris Jennings had a lot of fun illustrating ten steps to boosting your brainpower, for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Jason Seiler is honored to be a part of the just-published second volume of Digital Painting Techniques. One of Jason’s paintings appears on the back cover; the details of its creation appear in depth inside.
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Paul Morton created this fun set of magic game cards for his favorite children's magicians - Razamatazz Magic.
Michael Hirshon created this image for the Los Angeles Times to illustrate an article on a new novel, "O," and its anonymous author. In the past, publishing novels anonymously has resulted in strong book sales, as people who read the book try to discover who the actual author is.
Matt Dorfman illustrates a story for Bloomberg Business Week, observing how small, independent drilling companies are being bought up by larger oil corporations in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Serge Seidlitz was commissioned by Macmillan Publishers to work on the repackaging of the well-loved books of Judy Blume. The emphasis was to open Judy Blume up to a whole new audience and to develop a signature style that would work across eleven titles in the series, from the younger children's books to the teen titles.
For the last few years Jon Reinfurt has illustrated New Scientist's special "Graduate Careers" edition. Here's the latest batch for the 2011 issue, which included a full page illustration, quarter page, and two spots.
Here is an image by Kim Rosen for the current Associations Now that was turned into an interactive illustration. The article is about knowing your board members and learning how to deal with all the different personalities in the board room.
Tom White’s typographic illustrations have taken him all over the place lately. He was commissioned by the Shaw Company in St. Louis to design the logo for the Bud Light Bowl, a Budweiser promotional event held in Texas around the time of the Super Bowl.
Jing Wei brings us up to speed on a few of her favorite things from this past month. First, this 9 x 9” woodcut print for SooJin Buzelli in the February issue of PlanSponsor, on the topic of "Healthcare for Executives."
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Tim Foley cleverly repurposes his entire range of presidential portraits into T-shirts, complete with their starting line-up numbers. Available to order, for both good sports and sore losers, through Zazzle.com.
Ryan Snook illustrated a humorous story for Indianapolis Monthly about the writer's love/hate relationship with his clocks. Specifically, his disdain for his quantum-logic clock and his love for the handmade one given to him by a friend.
Ken Orvidas illustrated the cover of The Duke Cancer Report, as well as three full page “portraits” of cancer survivors who were treated at Duke. The Report goes to a national audience of cancer physicians; its goal is to enhance Duke’s reputation among these peers as one of the country’s top cancer centers.
Eric Hanson did this illustration a week ago for Children's Advocate, a magazine published out of Berkeley, but art directed by Eric’s old friend, Patrick JB Flynn. out of Madison, Wisconsin. (Isn't web commerce marvelous?)
It is sometimes the job of an illustrator to visually distill tragic events, even as we struggle to make sense of it all. Relying on his strong creative skills and sensitivity, Time magazine selected Sean McCabe to illustrate the cover and two full page portraits of Gabrielle Giffords and Jared Loughner.
Marty Braun has just completed another terrific poster image for Portland Stage (Portland, ME). “The Center of Gravity,” is historical fiction, a whimsical look at the Wright Brothers and how things might have gone.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Chris Beatrice created the cover design and illustration for the first volume in a series of novels called The Valkyrie Sagas, which blends contemporary real world settings and characters with the gods and creatures of Viking mythology.
Fian Arroyo had a blast creating the box cover art for new dice game “Fandooble” for Mindtwister, USA. Fian was given free reign on the characters and composition. “Being a skateboarder myself, it was a real treat working with the owner of the company who happens to be skate legend Tony Magnusson!”
Tracy Walker illustrated this elegant rabbit to celebrate the Chinese year of the metal rabbit for Canada Post. Embossed foil stamping was used on the stamps as a reference to the “metal” element of this Year of the Rabbit.
Bri Hermanson created 13 large (18x24") scratchboard panels for a recent gallery exhibition in Oklahoma. “This was my first time exhibiting original scratchboards,” says Bri, “I really enjoyed making these images and exploring ways I could imagine animals moving.”