Friday, May 31, 2013
Kyle Hilton’s illustration for his regular Sunday spot in The New York Times Magazine was an especially fun challenge this time, accompanying an article about the Oakland A’s Josh Reddick and his infamous beard.
Steven Noble teamed up with award-winning design studio Tasty Concepts to create a hand illustrated, engraving-style logo for the playfully named Rabbit restaurant.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Neil Brigham was commissioned by Little Brown & Co to create stark woodcut illustration for the interior of “Sugar,” young readers’ book. This fictional tale tells the inspiring story of 10 year old Sugar, who lives on a plantation on the banks of the Mississippi River after slavery has been abolished.
Peter Horvath was well challenged by Scientific American recently to illustrate how “Hallucinogens Could Ease Existential Terror,” and “Ketamine, the Next Big Depression Drug.” His vivid solutions have us convinced!
Colin W. Thompson brought his lighthearted illustrative touch to the serious business of job hunting for Skills Development Scotland. SDS supports individuals in navigating the dos and don’ts of obtaining employment; Colin, naturally, managed to find gentle humor in the “don’ts.”
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
John Tomac’s many hours spent on the MetroNorth New Haven Line finally came in handy illustrating this cover and full page interior for the June issue of Benefits Selling magazine. The feature analyzes the impact of new Obamacare regulations on insurance brokers.
Elizabeth Sayles’ work is included in "The NeoIntegrity Omnibus," a newly published 712-page catalog documenting the comprehensive 2010 exhibition at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art: "NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition."
Tom Seltzer will celebrate the installation of "Dig," an exhibition of his Jazz Print series at Dizzy's on Fifth, Thursday May 30, 2013 from 7 - 9 PM in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Featuring live music, drinks and snacks.
Elvis Swift was commissioned by Crate & Barrel to create a whimsical teapot in a Limited Edition release of 200, celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Online sales only, starting June 1, 2013. Fair warning: Prior teapots have sold out within the first day. Go Fetch!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Scott Pollack created this illustration for the Memorial Day weekend edition of the Sunday Wall Street Journal, accompanying a story about a Dad who stays at home but feels completely secure in his masculinity.
Jamie Hogan’s illustrated book “A Warmer World,” written by Caroline Arnold, has been awarded a place on the Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of 2013 list, in the Ecology category for ages 5 – 9.
John Walkers intimate, Wyeth-worthy painting, “Ginni Moon Prepares for Takeoff” was recognized with the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Award at the 59th annual NSPCA exhibit, which opened this past Friday night at the Salamagundi Club in New York.
James Yang illustrated a couple of projects recently that gave him the perfect opportunity for exploring transparency in his artwork. The first was this banner for Mi Petit Madrid, a site celebrating Madrid:
Keith Frawley was contacted by Simon & Schuster last fall to illustrate a couple of children’s books for Dreamworks’ newest film property, “Turbo.” It was, as Keith happily notes, “a great opportunity to work with two very big houses!”
Anna + Elena Balbusso have learned that three of their illustrations for "Eugene Onegin," published by The Folio Society, have placed them on the Victoria + Albert Museum (London, UK) shortlist for their 2013 Illustration Awards. The winners will be announced on June 3rd 2013 at their Awards Ceremony.
Mike Tofanelli's recent full page illustration for Westchester Magazine accompanies a Q&A interview with various New York Knicks about life in Westchester County and their activities off the basketball court.
Leon Mussche created these vital illustrations for a survey article on aging in leading European lifestyle magazine Zin. As it turns out, the 55+ age group is largely independent, socially well-connected, prepared to work and use modern technology like skype consultations and online health checks.
Roman Muradov’s imaginative illustration for The New Yorker’s “Page-Turner” blog accompanied a post asking a group of novelists how often the question of likeability has been posed about their characters.
Ken Orvidas illustrated a column for The New York Times Science section today on the impact of body-denigrating conversation between girls and women, and how to turn it into a more positive bonding ritual. (Spoiler Alert: Blame the pants, not yourself.)
Dennis Wunsch created this full page illustration for the May issue of Scotsman Guide's Commercial Edition, to accompany an article exploring tax-credit opportunities.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Richard Borge’s illustration for The Wall St Journal went with an article about "golden parachutes": the amount of money that some people make when exiting their job is hard to fathom, and seems to be getting worse.
Michele Rosenthal recently had the pleasure of illustrating some retro-future backgrounds for Funny or Die’s digital magazine, “The Occasional,” to work around some great photos of comics Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler.
Roy Scott was recently commissioned to apply his colorful, hard-edge montage illustration style to a series of posters for Penn Medicine. The first subject in the series is on young adult cardiac issues.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Anna + Elena Balbusso are featured over fourteen pages in the current issue of 3 x 3 Magazine. Their work is immediately recognizable thanks to countless awards won in recent years, but this sweet childhood snapshot took us by surprise!
Paul Morton managed to pack a lot of fun into this commission from the chain of Crown Carveries to illustrate a double sided activity sheet for children. Should help keep the little ones occupied through their ice cream sugar rush…
Aaron Meshon latest project for Crocodile Creek is an amazing spaceship puzzle which, when completed, measures 12" x 48". Buy one for all the little (and BIG!) kids in your life in Theispot.com Bookstore.
Chris Whetzel illustrated a full-page section cover for the LA Times, to accompany an article on California baseball and what a hot topic and great source of entertainment it promises to be for southern Cali folks in 2013.
Jacob Thomas Illustrates a “Fantasy Programming” article for Entertainment Weekly, inviting projected desired outcomes for popular shows. Breaking Bad Fantasy - Actor Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”) would like Walter, Hank and Mike's ghost to open a bar in the Bahamas and loudly high five each other:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Guy Stauber’s illustration for Sports Illustrated’s current issue is an intense double portrait of the Athletic Director of Penn State, Dr. David Joyner, and Team Physician Dr. Peter Seidenberg.
Gary Townswick got a call last November from the United States Tennis Association, inviting him to submit sketches for the 2013 US Open, it didn’t take him long to say yes. “They really liked my work and cited a couple of Olympic-themed samples in my Portfolio on Theispot,” recalls Gary.
Lara Tomlin was commissioned by Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate a feature interview with super-foodies Ruth Reichl and Michael Pollan for their special food issue. The assignment included a series of fruit and vegetable spots scattered throughout the article… Yum!
Anthony Freda’s artwork will be the subject of a retrospective exhibition, "Order Out of Chaos", at the A.J. Dillon Gallery in New Jersey this summer. Freda considers himself to be an information warrior; the show will encompass twenty years of his ironic, often darkly humorous illustrations, paintings and digital media.