Friday, June 28, 2013
Mark Ulriksen’s obsession with “The Wire” paid off big-time for Entertainment Weekly, who tapped him to illustrate this complex spread for their “Greatest Ever” issue. The assignment called for 10-12 characters in a setting that fans would recognize.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
John Tomac’s illustration for Inside Counsel magazine appears with a story on new rules that should limit the scope and cost of e-discovery, which in turn could mean fewer hoops to jump through for in-house legal departments.
Otto Steininger managed to smuggle a Citroën DS and a Dymaxion car into the New York Times Business section today, under the guise of illustrating an article on keeping Wi-Fi accessible on the go.
Zelda Devon created the cover artwork for The Bone Flower Throne, the first book in a series of feminist retellings of myths and legends, out this fall from Panverse Publishing.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Merrill Rainey had the pleasure of working with the AWESOME crew over at US Kids Magazines to redesign the characters and comic for the July/August 2013 issue of their popular early reader magazine, Humpty Dumpty. “It was a great experience, and I really enjoyed how everything turned out,” he tells us.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Laura Watson illustrated and designed the frisky cover for Fully Booked, a new novel that promises to make you laugh out loud and crave wine. Bonus: 10% of sales will go to two non-profit organizations associated with therapy dogs. Order a copy today in Theispot.com Bookstore!
Zara Picken illustrated an article for Harvard magazine, written by a student about to graduate. In it, she reflects on her time studying at Harvard while contemplating mix tapes she has made throughout her life, drawing parallels between the two.
Keith Negley’s illustration for The New York Times accompanies an article examining the suicide rate peak each spring, increasing roughly 15 percent over the annual average to create one of psychiatry’s most consistent epidemiological patterns.
John Tomac’s illustration for The Chicago Tribune examines the literary trend of time travel by introducing a (poorly-mannered) Apatosaurus who is no longer constrained by the space-time continuum to accompany their story.
Kevin Sprouls’ iconic black and white “Hedcut” portraits have run for years in the Wall Street Journal, but generally no larger than a spot. This week, thanks to this Ernst & Young ad, Kevin’s portraiture ran full-page, in all its staggeringly detailed glory.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Cathi Mingus shares samples of a cute book series for girls she’s been working on, Sparkle Spa. The main characters are sisters who open their own salon (inside of their mother's salon).
Gemma Robinson has been illustrating a monthly column for Focus magazine, exploring everyday scientific mini-gems. This month they delved into ice cream and entropy. Apparently, in the author’s words, "An ice cream isn't just a tasty treat; it's a minor act of thermodynamic rebellion."
Richard Borge’s delightful animated short, “Rooster” has earned him an International Motion Art Award in a Play-themed competition sponsored by loopdeloop. “Rooster” is a toy chicken who dreams of being a World War II pilot. Borge created the piece, which runs 76 breathtaking seconds, over the course of three days in his Brooklyn studio.
Michael Gelen’s Inkwell Studio was the go-to for two recent illustration / design projects. For the upcoming 175th anniversary of the Erie County Fair, Michael created a logo embodying all of the elements that make that event so iconic:
Roy Scott illustrated two features for Wolters Kluwer Health Publishing recently. First, a pair of images for an article called, “Social Drinking or Alcoholism?” which concerns the ethical metrics of alcohol consumption amongst health care providers:
Friday, June 21, 2013
Dennis Wunsch created this full page illustration for an article in Scotsman Guide's June Residential Edition that talks about how to help clients recover from total property loss.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Marc Rosenthal’s hectic illustration for today’s “Styles” section of the New York Times charts the fetishistic world of high-end footwear, which can resemble “an insane asylum of very well-dressed women.”
David Johnson illustrated When No One is Watching, a children's book about a little girl who loves to dance and play when no one is watching but sits in a corner quietly when people are around. It’s a great story to show that there is nothing wrong with being shy.
Mart Klein & Miriam Migliazzi created four different covers for the current issue of German magazine 11 Freunde, featuring the season’s best coach; best player; best manager and best guy overall in soccer. Their illustrations continue throughout the magazine inside as well.
Anna + Elena Balbusso’s latest illustration for Tor.com accompanies the dark fantasy novella titled Burning Girls. "In America, they don’t let you burn. My mother told me that…"
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tim O’Brien illustrated the latest cover for Mother Jones, featuring an article on the ways in which laws are written to protect large agricultural companies from having their inhumane methods of treating cattle and other animals publicized.
Mart Klein & Miriam Migliazzi created a total of 41 illustrations for the first Cicero Special Edition about the Bundestag elections. Sixteen images illustrate the German states; twenty-two symbolize electoral wards, all in addition to a full page, plus the two covers.
Angela McKay was awarded a Merit Prize in the 3 x 3 ProShow #10. Series of summer window display images commissioned by the British department store House of Fraser, was selected in the advertising category.
Tim Bower’s illustration for the current issue of Wharton Magazine (the publication of University of Pennsylvania's business school) accompanies their article, “Office Hours: Obamacare and the Element of Surprise.”
Eva Vazquez created the cover illustration for The National’s feature, “the review,” in Abu Dhabi. The article surveys the individuals and institutions that are helping to nurture the region´s creatives and develop a thriving artistic scene.
Michele Rosenthal created silhouette illustrations for an interactive exhibit at The Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Michele was asked to contribute a landscape to run along the bottom of the installation, complete with hidden animals native to Texas, as well as the Dallas skyline.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thomas Pitilli’s recent illustration for the Washington Post Express “Summer Reading Preview” tied in with a book excerpt featuring a dinner party which served up a homemade terrine, as well as an abundance of drama between the invited guests and hosts.