Friday, July 29, 2011

Ian Phillips: Building It Right

Ian Phillips was commissioned to bring his humor and whimsy to a very serious story about bone health for the summer issue of Positive Side magazine. The story investigates HIV-related issues with regard to bone density; bones can be healthy, brittle or too soft.

Ruth Rowland: The Olive Farm Series

Ruth Rowland’s soft, linear hand lettering provides a warm Mediterranean feel for “The Olive Farm” series of book covers for Orion Publishing.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

David Johnson: World Wanderer


David Johnson was commissioned by Time Magazine to create this finely detailed portrait of Muslim explorer, Muhammad Ibn Battuta, for their most recent issue.

Tyler Jacobson: Davy Crockett, Statesman


Tyler Jacobson was commissioned by a client in Texas to create historically accurate illustrations of Davy Crockett as the statesman he really was, not as the tall-tale folk hero with the crazy fur hat. In addition to being a statesman, Crockett was also a frontiersman and a renowned soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Goni Montes: Amy Winehouse

The late Amy Winehouse, as seen by Goni Montes.


Nicole Alesi: Amy Winehouse

The late Amy Winehouse, as seen by Nicole Alesi.


Pete Ryan: Time to Protect Social Security


Pete Ryan proved, once more, to be a master of the visual metaphor with this illustration for AARP Magazine.  The article discusses how best to fix and maintain the Social Security system so that it isn’t bankrupted by the retiring Boomer Generation.


Zara Picken: ShopSmart


Zara Picken was commissioned by ShopSmart magazine to create six illustrations to accompany a feature about new ways to save money at the supermarket. Their ideas included self-scanning, mobile technology and alternative places to shop.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jacob Thomas: MoJo Mini College Guide

Jacob Thomas illustrated the Mother Jones guide to top notch degree programs in fields that are cool and practical which are hiring with no signs of stopping.

Monica Lee: Someone to Love

Besides florals and patterns, Monica Lee has created a line of Cardigan Girls as part of her available license collection. They are sassy and charming, offering comfort, wit and wisdom to a weary world… here’s the latest! 

Goni Montes: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Goni Montes brings an ultra-modern twist to the classic “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” advice column for the Ladies Home Journal.

Sarah Beetson: Creative Review Best in Book

Sarah Beetson's success continues with the recent announcement that she has won the Creative Review Illustration Annual - Best in Book. Sarah’s winning five entries are from her “I Dream In Celluloid” exhibition opening in London on Wednesday, August 3rd, 6-8pm @ The Brick Lane Gallery.

Chris Gash: Managing Your Brand Reputation

Chris Gash found out (the good way) what happens when you combine a great illustration with amazing art direction.  His full page illo for Adweek got the message across loud and clear, but the "crumpled" treatment added to the final layout brought the whole thing home.

Chris Whetzel: Grip-Switch

Chris Whetzel illustrated one man's exploration of switching his racket grip, and how it slowly improved, his game for Tennis magazine.


Julia Woolf: The Chicken Song


Julia Woolf’s charming illustration, “The Chicken Song,” will be included in this year’s AOI (The Association of Illustrators) IMAGES 35 exhibition at the Bank Side Gallery in London.  The show runs from August the 25th to September 2nd.

Jose Pardo: Orland Museum of Art

Jose Pardo's, "Witch," will be included in a group exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday social art gathering August 4th 6-9pm.

Marty Blake: Disaster Was My God

For Marty Blake, a recent commission from Doubleday was particularly resonant: "As a teenager I studied French and literature and loved Arthur Rimbaud’s poems,” she explains. “I was pleased to work on a fictitious biography of the man.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Karen Greenberg: Skirt! Rules the Summer


Just in time to beat the July / August heat, Karen Greenberg slips us two more month’s worth of her wise and witty Rules, as featured in Skirt! Magazine.


Paper Dog Studio: Dog Days

Paper Dog Studio is spending the dog days of summer – where else? – on the beach! 


Nick Rotondo: The I-Board

Nick Rotondo sent over a little "eye candy" he created for Optometric Management Magazine's annual “Diagnostic Instrument Buying Guide.”


Tim Foley: Sorry, Dad…


Tim Foley’s Lichtenstein-esque illustration for the Chronicle was a fun little project for him, albeit to be filed under, “Conversations we hope we never have.”

Kevin McFadin: Best and Worst of Richmond

Kevin McFadin wrapped up a set of illustrations for Richmond Magazine’s 24th Annual “Best & Worst” issue. “It was a great project with a wealth of source material,” says Kevin. “Much of the research was a breeze this time around: step outside and take a walk.”

Alice R.: Framed!


Alice R. has created and produced a line of charming 100% recycled paper notebooks, soon to be available online, that encourage good thoughts, word and deeds.

Eugene Smith: Digital Renaissance Fair


Eugene Smith shared an illustration he did for Seattle Magazine's August issue. The article was about bringing in a wider crowd to the Renaissance Fair by incorporating some current trends in popular culture and technology.

Jurgen Mantzke: Debt Competitive Landscape


Jurgen Mantzke’s image illustrates an article about the permanent debt competitive landscape, graphically representing different types of financing for different types of properties.

Ryan Snook: Pee Wee Herman

Here is Ryan Snook’s contribution to “The Pee Wee Herman Tribute Show,” opening this Friday, July 29th, 7pm - 10pm at Gallery 1988 Venice, 214 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA.  The group exhibition, subtitled, “I Know You Art, But What Am I?” runs through August 19th.


Jesse Lenz: It’s a Wawa World

Jesse Lenz’s illustration for the feature article in Philadelphia Magazine shows how Wawa is redefining the way convenience stores are thought of.

Kim Rosen: Shareholder Activism

Canadian Lawyer's InHouse magazine, Kim Rosen’s shareholders are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore! Shareholders want more and more say over how the companies that they have stock in are run.

Stephen Savage: Just Stay Home?

This illustration by Stephen Savage in today's Washington Post is all about the fast fade of that great vacation feeling.


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Monday, July 25, 2011

La Boca: It’s Nice That

The independent design circus known as La Boca has teamed up with online cult culture magazine, “It’s Nice That,” to create a strictly limited edition t-shirt and a complementary pack of stickers available through ASOS.

Michele Rosenthal: Belmont University


Michele Rosenthal was contacted by Belmont University to create an illustration of their gorgeous campus for a brochure being sent to prospective students. 

Urs J. Knobel: Amy Winehouse


The late Amy Winehouse, as seen by Urs J. Knobel.

Sean Kelly: Postcards from the Recession

Sean Kelly’s ironic postcard artwork accompanies an Op-Ed series for the Los Angeles Times, which shares on-the-ground reports from throughout Southern California on the effects of the current recession. 

Michael Morgenstern: In the Clouds

Michael Morgenstern shows how the clunky old mainframes of yesterday will be running the suave, clean, cloud technology of today in this full page opener for Computerworld

Mike Hirshon: Ladies and Gentlemen

Mike Hirshon created this illustration to accompany a review of Adam Ross's collection of short stories, “Ladies and Gentlemen,” in the The New York Times Book Review.

Jacob Thomas: Tasting Menu

Jacob Thomas illustrates the expensive culinary phenomenon of the tasting menu for the The Washington Post, wherein creative celebrity chefs offer a set package of four to sixteen courses instead of ala carte items.

Ellen Byrne: Amy Winehouse


The late Amy Winehouse, a seen by Ellen Byrne.

Jason Seiler: Amy Winehouse

The late Amy Winehouse, as seen by Jason Seiler.


Graham Smith: Amy Winehouse

The late Amy Winehouse, as seen by Graham Smith.

Allan Burch: Amy Winehouse

The late Amy Winehouse, as seen by Allan Burch.


Hugh D’Andrade: Little Cowpokes

Hugh D’Andrade
has adapted his gig poster for that great bar band, the Waco Brothers, for use on a line of children’s t-shirts.

Scott Brundage: Ch-Ch-Changes

Scott Brundage created this fun image of an octopus in a library for recently, to illustrate "Ch-Ch-Changes" a story written by science fiction author Michael Bishop.


Sterling Hundley: Blake Shelton for Rolling Stone

Sterling Hundley had just two days to create this painting of country music star Blake Shelton for the current issue of Rolling Stone. Here, Sterling also shares his process with us. 


Chris Beatrice: Artist and Enchanter


Chris Beatrice was profiled in the Sunday Arts section of the Metrowest Daily News, a regional Massachusetts newspaper. They even got him to smile for one of the photos!


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