Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Merrill Rainey used Adobe Illustrator and Sketchbook Pro to create a recent set of badges/icons for KaBOOM.org's Facebook "Play Quiz" campaign.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Betsy Everitt was commissioned by Hambly & Woolley to create the vibrant artwork for an app called “Bring Back Play.” Sponsored by Participaction, a Canadian not-for-profit organization whose vision is to get the country moving, the app is designed to encourage unstructured, imaginative play.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Brian Stauffer’s cover for ComputerWorld magazine accompanies a story about how technology has transformed and continues to transform to smaller and less clumsy mobile forms.
James Yang’s illustration for DBusiness magazine accompanies an article about quants. Computers now overwhelm human investors in the stock market and they are programmed to exploit human weakness. In a bit of irony, many computer run firms are closing down because machines are now programmed to exploit other machines.
Watch the unfettered imagination of Sarah Beetson at work in this video on the making of artwork for Amanda Palmer's new record “Lost,” from the album Theatre Is Evil.
Chi Birmingham was commissioned to illustrate this portrait of Wyclef Jean for the New York Times Book Review this weekend, to accompany a review of the hip hop artist's recently released autobiography.
Guy Stauber and Chris Whetzel were commissioned by Popular Science to illustrate their November feature on materials of the future and their possible applications. Guy took off first with a bat-wing plane and self-repairing computers:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Andy Ward’s illustration in Crain's Chicago Business accompanied an article which posed the question, "Can tech start-ups move their creative mindsets downtown?" as old and new business models are now clashing in the Loop.
The New York Times “Science Times” section displays some great work from ispotters this week. Carl Wiens illustrates an article recommending that we curb our enthusiasm with regard to multi-vitamins:
Jillian Ditner was contacted by D Magazine to illustrate “The Littlest Angels,” an article in their sister publication, D Moms. Jillian’s gentle line style walks the reader visually through the various suggested random acts of kindness, as the story encourages moms and kids to volunteer in community activities.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Chris Whetzel created a recent portrait of NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg for NRA publication, America's 1st Freedom. Bloomberg is pushing for the placement of special cameras around the city that are able to detect concealed firearms; guess how the NRA feels about that...
Daniel Hertzberg’s illustration for AdWeek accompanies an article on the many Thanksgiving Day-only sales retailers offer. Prior to 2010 Thanksgiving was a family day, but Black Friday comes early now…
Larry Milam created this scratchboard portrait of Whoopi Goldberg by first tracing an original ink drawing, to transfer white guidelines onto the black board. The image is then scratched out (as shown), scanned and colored in Photoshop.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Ricardo Martinez created this political cartoon of both parties sweeping matters of science "under the rug" to illustrate a Scientific American article about the partisan nature of politics negatively affecting technical progress in America.