Tim Zeltner lent his conceptual talents to illustrating an article on finding, growing and cultivating talents for the Spring 2011 issue of Brigham Young University Magazine.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
True story: Eric Hanson sent a cool pencil drawing from his sketchbook to the art people at Farrar Straus and they replied saying they had just the book for it, a collection of stories for their Faber imprint called “Orientation.”
Jesse Lenz created this image for the Washingtonian. When a pair of friends decided they both wanted a dog but didn’t have time to care for a pet, they came up with a better idea: they’d share one!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Chris Gash’s Observatory illustration for the New York Times Science section is always a bright spot in our week, as well as his. “I look forward to Thursday night and solving whatever subatomic or mammalian conundrum they throw at me…and it done make me smarter, too,” declares Chris. Below, two month’s worth of discoveries:
Elvis Swift’s fluid visual shorthand provides the perfect identity for NetApp, a range of innovative storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data.
Joan Chiverton’s talent for reportage became very personal recently. She tells us, “A friend was diagnosed with lung cancer and asked me to document his experience. He had surgery, a week in the hospital and recovery at home. Then he was told he needed 16 weeks of chemo. These sketches are part of the series.”
Tim Foley clearly enjoyed this recent assignment from North Carolina Business magazine. The art director wanted to use the “classic army men toys” and have them dropping into town with parachutes made from dollars.
Vault49 was tasked with creating little set design goodness on the cover of Target’s RED magazine to get their employees psyched for summer. They were told it should feel hand-crafted, spontaneous, and like warm-weather fun. We’ll take some of that right about now, thank you!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Mark Summers recently illustrated legendary magician Harry Houdini for L.A. Magazine. The occasion: a Houdini exhibit opening at the Skirball Museum. The real magic: the extraordinary talent of Mark Summers!
Jon Reinfurt’s illustration for Major League Baseball explains how important the sounds of the game are to the overall experience. Jon’s image shows a home viewer transported into the middle of a stadium amongst all the crowd noise. “And you can never have too many foam fingers!” observes Jon.
Kevin McFadin got on board this year to support William Fox Elementary in Richmond, VA with top-notch graphics for the 32nd annual staging of their hugely successful Strawberry Street Festival. Kevin’s work will cover t-shirt design, posters and banners.
Kim Rosen illustrates The Washington Post book review of Rob Bell's "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived". The book challenges the Christian notion of Hell and discusses how the biblical story has morphed throughout the years.
Tom Richmond’s cover for Utne Reader focuses on the “Me, Me, Me Generation,” featuring a caricature of Kim Kardashian representing our 24/7 narcissistic society. “The art director wanted me to convey how even a casual stroll for someone like her becomes a staged event,” recalls Tom, “And how the public seem to be willing sheep in the process.”
Roy Scott created a compelling, colorful visual for Wolters Kluwer Health to illustrate an article on plagiarism for flagship publication, Nursing Magazine. The article poses the question, “Is it unethical for a manager to take credit for an idea that was developed by the staff nurses?”
Chris Whetzel’s recent Dale Earnhardt image led to yet another Sports Illustrated request for a portrait-approach for their NASCAR 2010-2011 issue. This one was for an article that made predictions about future Hall of Fame inductees along with an estimated date of induction.
We’re hearing from more and more artists that editorial commissions involve creating versions for both print and mobile devices. J.D. King’s cover for the Journal Report section of the Wall Street Journal demonstrates how he adapted the print image, top, for the iPad edition, below.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Milt Klingensmith took a light, childlike approach to this year’s Easter cover for The Grand Rapids Press. “Focusing on using a minimum number of pencil strokes, it felt similar to how I would work with my sumi brushes,” says Milt.
Hot off the press, Mark Summers illustrates the cover of ESPN magazine for the feature story, "All About the Money," which discusses the top paid athletes and the money making business of sports.