Friday, March 30, 2012
Ruth Rowland was delighted when this job for Green's Cake Mixlettering turned up in her inbox. “Anyone who knows me will know I'm partial to a nice bit of cake,” she laughs. The client is based in Australia but in this digital age distance makes little difference to a job, as long as you keep track of time zones.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
[[posterous-content:pid___0]]Niklas Asker will be having an exhibition in Sweden, The Illustration Project, inspired by the books of Virginia Wolf, Haruki Murakami, Italo Calvino, Carl-Johan De Geer, Joan Didion, Philippe Claudel, Jeanette Winterson, Jón Kalman Stefánsson and Siri Hustvedt.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
James Bennett’s portrait of a Mt. Rushmorized Stephen Colbert strikes a properly wry note for the cover this behind-the-scenes biography of the comedian.
Chris Gash pens an unusually fun image for his regular Observatory column in the NY Times Science section this week. Ballet lovers may “truly feel that they are dancing” when they watch a performance, researchers have found after measuring the brain activity of experienced spectators.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Edward Kinsella worked with his hometown magazine last month, illustrating an article honoring the 100 greatest musicians in the history of St. Louis. It was a tough one: eleven portraits in two weeks with minimal, mostly grainy reference material for many of the artists. Here are a couple of his favorites from the group (Albert King and Uncle Tupelo).
David Saracino worked a quick turnaround for the Washington Post's Capital Business. The image was a fairly straight-forward concept for a more serious article about Strategic Planning.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Roy Scott was commissioned by Wolters Kluwer Health to create two powerful covers for their Nursing and Nursing Management magazines. The Nursing cover illustrated a feature on “Bipolar Disorder Medication Paths”.
Jing Jing Tsong wryly comments, “The funny thing about illustration is that sometimes you never see your work in the context for which it was commissioned.” Fortunately, providing show posters for her band, Leche de Tigre provides instant gratification!
Andrew R. Wright was contacted by Loyola Press to do a series of images based on saints throughout time. The only restriction was the cropping of the figures at about thigh high and no where else. This was to allow them to use the figure in silhouette or with the background.
Jonathan Williams continues his series of “Musical Tribes” for Q magazine with #6, Pop Fiend. “…He wears his Janet Jackson lanyard underneath his shirt at the office, but when he gets home, he swaps it for his The Saturdays T-shirt. People think he means it ironically, but he knows it’s for real, always.”