Milt Klingensmith went for a minimal, vintage feel again in his recent portrait of veteran Michigan rocker Bob Seger for the Grand Rapids Press. “I'm really happy with how these celebrity pieces of late rely heavily on the subtleties to carry them,” he explains.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Dave Stevenson recently created this black and white map illustration of an imaginary land for the book, "Huntress", written by Malindo Lo and published by Little, Brown and Co.
Hal Mayforth is one of four artists to be featured in “Drawn From Vermont,” which opens this week at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Although best known for his cartoons, Hal will instead be showing 32 of his semi-abstract, gently humorous paintings.
Chris Beatrice designed an illustrated the cover for "The Secret of the Old Swing Bridge," the first volume in a series of young adult adventure books with a Canadian railroad theme.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Michael Austin’s interactive online children’s book, “A Present for Milo,” was featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition this week. The segment, “Children's Book Apps: A New World of Learning,” discusses digital development of well-known kids' books, as well as brand new book apps like, “Milo”.
Shaw Nielsen created an illustration for today’s NY Times showing how the improving US economy makes finding good deals on summer beach home rentals more difficult: others are swooping in and renting the best ones early.
Chris Whetzelrecently did an illustration for Golf Magazine featuring the iconic Uncle Sam image. The premise of the article was why American golfers have been shut out of major tournaments lately.
John Michael Thompson’s exhibition, “India,” in the Member’s Gallery of the Society of Illustrators opens today and runs through April 23rd.
Michele Rosenthal illustrated a fun piece for the April issue of Parenting Magazine. The article draws an analogy between preschool friendships and particular celebrity friendships; naturally, she got to draw a bunch of famous people as kids.
We’re always fascinated by Monica Lee’s creative process. Having received samples of her new fabric collection, “Now We’re Goin’ Places,” for Timeless Treasures, Monica immediately knew her next move: embroidery!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Akiko Kato donated her time and talent to create an image to promote the benefit performance, Dance for Japan. Participating dancers come from companies including American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Group, Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble, The Francesca Harper Project and more.
Dance for Japan
@ Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Minimum donation: $25
Paul Cox created these splendid paintings for bespoke tailoring company Anderson & Sheppard in England. Being a Brit himself, Paul certainly knows how to portray the elegance of a well-fitting suit on a gentleman of class.
David Fullarton clues us in to the appearance of two of his paintings in the soon-to-be completed Hollywood Blockbuster Disaster Movie from director Steven Soderbergh entitled Contagion, starring Jude Law, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne.
Neil Duerden’s long running relationship with the Smirnoff brand in the US has involved creating all types of visuals. Here’s one of his graphic systems designed to cover all executions of below-the-line promotion.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Craig LaRotonda's upcoming solo show of original work "Lost Between Aberration and Absurdity," will take place during the 4thannual Trimania event at The Buffalo Arts Studio.
Milt Klingensmith illustrated another great cover for the Kalamazoo Gazette, this time in honor of the arrival of rapper Ludacris. Milt went for a minimal, vintage jazz album cover vibe.