Monday, December 30, 2013
Taylor Callery wraps up 2013 on a high note with two covers out on the newsstands now. For Remodeling Magazine, he illustrated the feature story on monitoring the health of your business:
Elisabeth Alba contributed sixteen mesmerizing illustrations to “The Shadowhunter's Codex,” published by Simon & Schuster. These four were drawn with pencil on vellum.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
David Plunkert’s illustration of a wacky but informative article, “For That Zeus Bug in Your Life”:
Daniel Guidera's illustration from the “Night + Day” section of the Riverfront Times of St. Louis highlights the many versions of The Nutcracker to be staged in the Gateway to the West.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Thodoris Tibilis illustrated a fun children’s book for Psichogios Publications, a holiday fantasy about a land where Christmas is forbidden until a little sea urchin organizes the first “Bottom of the Sea Christmas.”
Friday, December 20, 2013
Tim O’Brien’s illustration for Playboy’s 60th Anniversary Issue accompanies an article musing on the idea of “brand names,” their power to influence society and people, and the meaning behind those names and labels.
James Yang combines his gift for illustration with a notorious flair for dry humor to create The Impolite Gentleman, a weekly comic that will allow him to play all the gentleman games… without always being a gentleman. Follow him here.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Brucie Rosch’s challenge for the Winter 2013/14 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine was to illustrate an article on the art of translation. For example, Franz Kafka never wrote anything about a "cockroach" or "insect" - he used the word “ungeziefer,” which literally means “unclean animal not suitable for sacrifice."
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Anni Betts was commissioned to illustrate the University of Minnesota’s latest campaign, which centered on a theme of light. For her part of the campaign, Anni illustrated two scenes that tied in with research done at the University.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Goni Montes illustrated “The Christmas Show,” a holiday story about a pair of sisters under a mysterious curse that forces them to travel the country, endlessly producing local theater. Read it now on Tor.com.
Brian Taylor’s new portrait series for Variety illustrates a feature on the recently announced Golden Globe Award nominees. Shown are Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela; “American Hustle” ensemble cast; Taylor Schilling of “Orange is the New Black”; Oscar Isaac of “Inside Llewyn Davis”; Andy Samberg, “Rush”; 12 Years A Slave”; Greta Gerwig of “Frances Ha.”
Chi Birmingham’s new illustration for the New York Times Business travel column, “On the Road,” accompanies a story evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of various credit card rewards.
Dennis Wunsch’s full page illustration in December's Scotsman Guide Commercial edition accompanies an article that explains why working capital is the "oil" that keeps small business running.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Taylor Callery’s illustration for The Washington Post accompanies a report on four companies thriving in work not tied to the federal government… Can they show the way toward a more diversified local economy?
Oli Winward created these three illustrations for an article in the Milken Review on how the implementation of the Clean Air Act will mean a move away from coal power plants to renewable sources to supply America's energy needs.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Colin Hayes encourages New Year’s resolutions with this new infographic illustration for ISRI (the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries), which points out that too few Americans are recycling their small electronics.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Brian Stauffer illustrated "From Butkus to Buttercup" for Playboy Magazine, wherein the writer laments the watering-down of NFL play by attempting to make an inherently dangerous sport painless and injury averse. New rules about using the top of the helmet to tackle are called out.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Michael Sloan takes a break from the super-fast world of digital illustration to step back and work on a nice big painting, based on a sketch of a street scene that he did in Paris last summer…
Paul Mirocha’s gorgeous botanical illustrations, created for the redesigned Altavita Organic Tea packaging, now anchor their brand new website. The homepage features a leisurely slideshow of favorites: