Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Megan Piontkowski's "The ‘Ya Never Know' Carrot," a satiric twist on a phrase all emerging creatives hear often, is painted in a style reminiscent of Dutch still lives. The piece was chosen for Creative Quarterly #30's online gallery.
Richard Downs illustrated a feature for Smithsonian Magazine that asks, “If the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago had landed a thousand miles out in the ocean, would the result have been different?”
Chris Nixon was commissioned by Saatchi to create a series of illustrations for a Pizza Hut campaign based on their new “Dippers” product range. “It was a good time coming up with the characters and playing on the different types of dipper,” says Chris.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
James Yang’s illustration for Colgate University is about concerns that the internet learns more about you while you are plugged in. James visualized the idea the web builds a virtual “you” that becomes more and more accurate with time.
Eva Vazquez created this illustration for Hemispheres Magazine to accompany "Chop and Change," an article positing that last week’s pasta is on track to become the Next Big Thing in environmental sustainability.
Graham Smith’s Expressionist label collection for Blue Moon Brewing Company is popular art at its tastiest. Recently, they followed Graham around San Diego and made a short, inspiring film about him for their Craftsmen Series.
Mike Tofanelli created this illustration of a "raving" Kanye West for Vegas Seven Magazine. The article, "Yeezus H. West," takes a whimsical look at how Kanye's EDM (Electronic Dance Music) influenced new album Yeezus may lead to the collapse of Las Vegas' EDM-based economy.
John Kachik stepped way out of his comfort zone to do these alluring domestic drawings of model homes for a new development outside of Baltimore, MD. (more)
Oli Winward was commissioned by Quinnipiac Magazine in Connecticut to illustrate an article on how doctors and lawyers are collaborating to interpret the Affordable Care Act.
Doug Stern’s evocative digital illustration, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic for New Jersey Monthly, has been honored with a Gold Award for Excellence in Design in Folio's annual Ozzie Awards.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Pete Ryan illustrated a national cover for Village Voice media last week, for a feature about Monsanto, genetically modified foods and the risk they pose to farmers, the public health, and agriculture.
Jon Krause illustrated an article for the New York Times Sunday Business section written by a serious journalist who is burdened by her annoyingly girlish voice.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A few recent projects by David Plunkert serve to demonstrate clearly just how versatile a talent he is. For Chronicle Review of Higher Education, he illustrated "Confessions of a Blue-Collar Prof".
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Muddyum Choudhury’s fun, pun-centric app, WordPlay by Muddyum® is available as an iPad App game for 1, 2 or more players. Recommended by the Wall Street Journal as an app for kids worth checking out, you can download it here.
John Burgoyne was selected by the United States Postal Service to illustrate a set of four stamps, based on different varieties of apples. John worked in his signature pen-an- ink style, familiar to so many from his iconic Cook’s Illustrated back cover series.
Ellen Byrne’s illustration for Shopping Centers Today and SCT Latinoamérica accompanies an article discussing the legal issues surrounding alcohol use by tenants, which can leave landlords with a big headache.
Charlie Powell magically brings together Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley), David Brent (Ricky Gervais), Lou Grant (Ed Asner), and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) in this illustration for Entertainment Weekly.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark Summers continues his tradition of illustrating portrait-driven seasonal literary covers for The Weekly Standard with this “Summer Reading” issue, featuring Flannery O'Connor frolicking poolside.
Taylor Callery shares a couple of projects he’s been working on lately. Another "Hot Topics" illustration for Phoenix Magazine, about the controversial planned South Mountain Freeway, which will cut through the pristine southwest part of the mountain preserve:
Mary Woodin managed to make us feel both ravenously hungry and totally inadequate with her illustrated account of a recent summer day. “I found I had run a couple of miles, made strawberry jam and whipped up a batch of fresh scones... before breakfast,” she recalls. “By the afternoon, I was even making butter!”
Monday, July 22, 2013
Gemma Robinson’s cover illustration for Health Service Journal is for a story about how junior doctors get to work in many different hospitals and departments, and so are able to learn from good and bad practice on their journey.
Mia Nolting illustrates a guide to the most dangerous wild fruit in the Pacific Northwest (just in time for the third annual Oregon Berry Festival) for Portland alt magazine, Willamette Week. Be careful out there!
Chris Whetzel used fun juvenile colors while maintaining a dark, ominous feel in this illustration for an article on parental digital surveillance, which ran in a recent Worth magazine.