Tony DiMauro’s artwork for the short story "Hot Damn" appears in the November, 2011 issue of Playboy, as a runner-up in the annual Playboy College Fiction Contest. Tony is currently enrolled in the MFA Illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Sean Tiffany created this cover for the first in a series of young reader books about an average kid who wakes up one day… Super! We can look forward to Sean’s character gracing at least two more volumes in the near future.
Jason Mecier has chosen some of his favorite icons from the silver screen, creating large-scale portraits made exclusively out of Red Vines licorice. LICORICE FLIX, an exhibition of this work, will open this Friday at iam8bit in Los Angeles.
Leon Mussche created the infographics for a new line of high-end European skin care products. The illustrations show, in 3 steps, how to apply the cream to prevent wrinkles, “which apparently is very complicated,” notes Leon wryly.
Julie McLaughlin’s illustration in last weekend's National Post accompanied an article on the growing trend of electric cars and how condo complexes aren't always properly equipped to accommodate them.
Michael Morgenstern gives us a look at some recent work. For the Polish fashion magazine Zwierciadlo, Michael has been illustrating a series of interviews with author/psychologist Wojciech Eichelberger; here are “Masculinity” and “Religion.”
Jennifer L. Meyers’ 10 page comic, “Puss in Boots,” for Jim Henson’s Storyteller Anthology previewed recently at New York Comicon… So it’s okay to show you a couple of pages before it publishes officially for Holiday 2011.
When Leo Espinosa illustrates a card game, everyone wins! Here is a peek at a set of characters he designed for a card game based on food, commissioned by Monoblock / Industry of Imagineering, from Argentina.
Jesse Lenz illustrates a useful Halloween feature for this week’s New York Magazine: a species taxonomy, courtesy of the Zombie Research Society, because before you can kill them, you must understand them!
Roy Scott channeled his inner corporate side to illustrate a series of full pagers for a book on “The State of Retail Sustainability” for The Retail Industry Leaders Association. Roy created a compelling mash-up using environmental, retail, regulatory and supply chain imagery within the shape of a pie chart to communicate the narrative themes.
Pete Ryan’s full page illustration for Ryerson Review of Journalism goes with an article about limiting journalists’ freedom when posting on Twitter. Many publications now have strict social media codes of conduct; Pete’s clipped wing metaphor for showing restriction says it all.
Victo Ngai’s wild image for this Sunday’s New York Times Travel section illustrates an article about major airlines that continue to cut flights this holiday season while the number of passengers increases. Traveling will be quite hectic; expensive tickets, packed planes and long lines are expected.
Kathryn Rathke relished the opportunity to draw writer Joan Didion for Intelligent Life Magazine. “Her age and frailty of figure give her a ghostly appearance which completely belies her inner ferocity,” says Kathryn, “A fascinating subject.”
Chris Beatrice created this humorous illustration for the cover of a political satire novel called "The Moralist," depicting the statue of Lady Justice come to life, as her scales are tipped by a cowboy cartoon pig.
Jesse Lenz’s illustration for Time Magazine accompanies an article theorizing that exposure to profanity can lead children to become more aggressive. Middle-schoolers who heard more swearing on TV or video games were more likely to be aggressive, both physically as well as via hurtful gossiping, toward their peers.
Jon Reinfurt had fun with this quick for American Lawyer, illustrating an article about law firms increasing their “stickiness”, i.e. their ability to keep clients happy and coming back for years to come.
Ken Orvidas takes a literal approach to an article about the critical aspect of speed when performing surgery on patients with head trauma. Rapidly relieving intracranial pressure, within four hours versus possibly 72 hours, is working and helping to save lives.
Eric Hanson’s on-going challenge for the whip-smart wwword.com is to illustrate the untranslatable. This time around, the topic is the Irish penchant for the no longer living but never really dead; the unalive but ever-present: "Neamhbeo."
When Golf World called James Yang asking for an illustration describing the handicap system, the essence of the idea came quickly. “It is not a secret golf is one of my passions,” says James. “The handicap scoring system allows players of different ability to play together on a level field.”
Christian Lindemann was recently commissioned to create a double page illustration for Italian publication Be U Agenda 2012. The subject was “Green,” and Christian came up with this cheerful bunch of quirky creatures.
Jon Stich has a solo exhibition, Shoplift from Home, opening next month at Chronos Gallery, in LA. Opening night is Friday November 4th, 7-10, with a second reception in conjunction with the Downtown Artwalk on November 10th.
Kelly Dyson received a commission from Bulletin Magazine to produce an illustration for an article on Aphasia, an impairment of language ability that ranges from difficulty remembering words to complete inability to speak, read or write.