Friday, September 28, 2012

Edel Rodriguez: Pink Elephant


Edel Rodriguez created this illustration for a story about Republican gay rights groups, for The Huffington Post Magazine this week.


Tim Bower: The Wisdom of Psychopaths


Tim Bower’s dynamically composed illustration was a recent commission for Scientific American's article on Kevin Dutton's new book, “The Wisdom of Psychopaths.” 


John Hersey: Data Flood


John Hersey’s image for the New York Times weekend business section illustrates the current flood of data and the companies that are taking advantage of it by providing services analyzing the information.


Jacob Thomas: The End of Investing


Jacob Thomas illustrated “Why the Future of Retirement Could Be the End of Investing” for Money Magazine.


Ruth Rowland: Websters Pen Shop


Ruth Rowland was recently asked to work on a tagline for British company Websters Pen Shop, celebrating 40 years in the business with a new logo for the event. “As a great lover of writing tools of all shapes and sizes, it seemed an appropriate commission,” notes Ruth.


Graham Smith: Dust off Your Flannel


Graham Smith’s iconic portrait of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain graces the cover of a 90's revival issue of the Phoenix New Times


Goni Montes: Department of Alterations


Goni Montes knocks it out of the park again for, with this fantasy illustration accompanying “The Department of Alterations.”


Arn0: Deadmau5's Cat


Arn0 was commissioned by EMI to create a hyper-real likeness of Deadmau5's cat, Professor Meowingtons, for his latest album, >Album Title Goes Here<. The cover was then completed by adding the trademark Deadmau5 mask around Arn0's cat portrait.


Leon Mussche: Consumer Reports


Leon Mussche created a pair of illustrations for the much-anticipated “Online Shopping” feature in the November issue of Consumer Reports. The article compares 52 online retailers for value, customer support and more.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

David Plunkert: The Tin Drum

David Plunkert created this poster for director Volker Schlondorf's re-mastered film, "The Tin Drum," just released by Janus Films and Criterion.

Mark Hoffmann: Enormous Tiny Art

Mark Hoffmann is exhibiting his charming work in the 12th Biannual Enormous Tiny Art Show, taking place at the Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from September 7th to October 1st, 2012.

Tran Nguyen: Borrowed Memories

Tran Nguyen's new exhibition, "Borrowed Memories," with Stella Im Hultberg, will be opening with an artists’ reception at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, CA this Saturday.

Jing Jing Tsong: Making Learning Fun


Jing Jing Tsong has worked with several educational publishers this year. Here, she gives us a peek at a sweet series of spot illustrations for a new children's workbook. 


David Vogin: I Hate Football


David Vogin’s illustration for Playboy magazine flips the big foam finger at football.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Aaron Meshon: 3 x 3

Aaron Meshon grabs the cover spot of the latest issue of newly designed 3 x 3 Magazine.  The theme of this issue is “Whimsical Illustration,” and nobody works it like the talented Mr. Meshon, who is also interviewed in depth by Whitney Sherman.

David Plunkert: MICA Poster

David Plunkert debuted this year’s MICA recruiting poster, coming soon to a high school art department wall near you.

Chi Birmingham: Knowledge Management


Chi Birmingham illustrated an article for the current issue of InsideCounsel on “knowledge management,” the system by which legal teams archive information about past cases for use in future ones.


Nick Lu: Dealing With Iran

Nick Lu's recent illustration for Bloomberg View accompanies an article providing advice on how best to deal with Iran.


John Hersey: Rollover

John Hersey’s cover illustration for PlanSponsor Magazine accompanies and article about retirement plans rolling over for re-enrollment.


Mitch Blunt: The View from Here

Mitch Blunt contributed this illustration to the HHMI Bulletin to accompany an article exploring the impact of digital photography and technology on the world of medical science titled, “The View from Here”.

Jon Krause: Autumn Breeze


Jon Krause bids farewell to summer with “Autumn Breeze,” his contribution to The Atlantic’s current Gallery feature.

Chuck Gonzales: Bee Queen

Chuck Gonzales recently turned his illustrative talents to this logo / label design for micro-food start-up Fire Island Bee Queen Honey.

Kyle Hilton: Forbes 400


Kyle Hilton created these portraits for Forbes Magazine’s annual “Forbes 400” issue, illustrating just a handful of the world’s richest entrepreneurs.  The issue should be on stands sometime next week.

Kyle Hilton: Forbes 400

Kyle Hilton created these portraits for Forbes Magazine’s annual “Forbes 400” issue, illustrating just a handful of the world’s richest entrepreneurs.  The issue should be on stands sometime next week.

David Saracino: Design*Sponge

David Saracino’s illustration for Design*Sponge accompanies an article that gives some great advice to blossoming businesses on how to get noticed.

Erika Steiskal: The Kind Folk

Erika Steiskal created this wraparound cover art for PS Publishing's latest Ramsey Campbell novel, “The Kind Folk.”

Mary Woodin: Aldeburgh Food Festival


Mary Woodin will be exhibiting at the Snape Maltings Gallery in the UK this weekend as part of the Aldeburgh Food Festival. She’ll be showing some of her fantastic watercolor illustrations based on a variety of seasonal food.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jing Jing Tsong: Teamwork

Jing Jing Tsong created this illustration for Pockets magazine for children.

Phil: Slow Lane

Phil created this illustration for Country Gardens’ Fall 2012 “Slow Lane” column which tells the story of the black feathered, white beaked coot migration pattern.

David Navas: Viva Mexico

David Navas created this series of 3 station IDs for MUN2, celebrating Mexican Independence Day. Technique: Manga Studio, Photoshop and After Effects.

Martin Ansin: New Yorker Fiction

Martin Ansin combines his illustration with landscape photography to create an eerily surreal full page image for “Jack and the Mad Dog,” this week’s fiction in The New Yorker.

John Kachik: Allergic to Christmas


John Kachik produced a humorous image for This Old House Magazine, illustrating an article on allergies caused by decorations during the Yuletide season.

Arthur Giron: Cash Flow


Arthur Giron created this illustration for Trusteeship magazine to go with the article “Why Cash Flow Is No Longer for Wimps.”


Malin Rosenqvist: Bookbinding


Malin Rosenqvist’s latest illustration for Swedish literary magazine Vi-läser accompanies an article on the obsessive art of bookbinding.

Jon Stich: Awkward Family Photos


Jon Stich illustrated an article about, and its questionable lineage claims, for Bloomberg Businessweek.  This called for an awkward family photo of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Warren Buffet, Brad Pitt and Rush Limbaugh, all posed together as if they’d gone to the mall in the 1970's.

Mitch Blunt: Sweet Tooth


Mitch Blunt’s illustration for The Big Issue Book Review this week features the spy novel “Sweet Tooth,” a college love story set in The Cold War, which references a lot of other literature.

Edel Rodriguez: The Washington Spectator


Edel Rodriguez has been illustrating a bi-weekly column for The Washington Spectator, published in print and online, for the past year. The stories cover a wide range of topics in the world of politics and government policy; collectively, they are a powerful example of pure visual communication.  A selection of the illustrations is below.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mark Smith: Salary Caps

Mark Smith’s regular illustration for ESPN magazine this issue accompanies a response to the ongoing conversation about salary caps. The article points out that "MLB's fascinating pennant races" disprove the parity argument time and time again.

David Fullarton: Presidential Losers

David Fullarton’s portrait of Hubert Horatio Humphrey, who was defeated by Richard Nixon in 1968, is now appearing at the Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery in Austin, Texas as part of the “Presidential Losers” exhibition.

Ryan Snook: What Not To Expect


Ryan Snook’s illustration for a funny story in D Magazine is all about various things expecting parents DON’T want their kid to end up being. Ryan used several examples from the story for this image, including cyborg, killer, hipster, cheetah and sea monster. 


Brucie Rosch: Satellite Battle

Brucie Rosch worked a quick turnaround for a recent Wall Street Journal Marketplace / Corporate News article. The story concerned a twisty legal battle between three satellite TV entities, with some family infighting as well. Brucie chose to set the illustration in low earth orbit, depicting a fierce space battle.


Shaw Nielsen: Hatching Apps

Shaw Nielsen created this illustration, for the Wall Street Journal to accompany a review of “The Launch Pad,” a book about a high tech camp for nerds looking to hatch the next great thing.


Stephan Walter: Wooing Business Back

Stephan Walter shares his latest typographic illustration for The Economist.


Paul Morton: Tilt & Tumble


Paul Morton illustrated another great game box for US toy giant, Interplay


Kyle Hilton: One Page Magazine


Kyle Hilton continued his “tiny head” series for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. This week, the chart rates the Kardashian men on their longevity in the family against their athletic talent.


Kyle Hilton: One Page Magazine

Kyle Hilton continued his “tiny head” series for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. This week, the chart rates the Kardashian men on their longevity in the family against their athletic talent.


Elisabeth Alba: The 39 Clues

Elisabeth Alba is delighted to be able to share work she created for a card pack in Scholastic’s series, “The 39 Clues,” which came out earlier this month. Her assignment: a map of Magellan’s journey!


Tom Chitty: Personal Responsibility

Tom Chitty posts an important public announcement in honor of Monday Mornings everywhere…


Friday, September 21, 2012

James Steinberg: Moral Responsibility

James Steinberg’s illustration in Scouting magazine accompanies an article about how to reconcile moral and legal responsibilities.

Martin Ansin: Extreme Pogo

Martin Ansin creted this illustration for Smithsonian's article: "How the Pogo Stick Leapt From Classic Toy to Extreme Sport."

Daniel Bueno: Jabuti Prize 2012 Nomination

Daniel Bueno has been nominated, for the second year in a row, to receive a prestigious Jabuti Prize in the Best Illustrator category for his work in the book "Apolinario, o Homem-Dicionario / Apolinario, the Dictionary Man".