Friday, August 30, 2013

Caroline Tomlinson: VO5 Campaign

Caroline Tomlinson’s frisky hand lettered illustrations for Unilever’s VO5 Straightening Lotion bring a fresh sense of fun to an old school beauty brand.

Roy Scott: Genetic Testing

Roy Scott created a series of graphic feature illustrations for Wolters Kluwer Health to accomapny an article about a young man who is reluctant to be tested for the incurable neurodegenerative genetic disorder that has stricken his father.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

David Plunkert: Heroical

David Plunkert’s amazing “Heroical #1” is here and set to debut at this year's Small Press Expo. YOWZA!

Dan Stiles: Rolling Rock

Dan Stiles’ groovy illustration for Rolling Rock reminds us that it’s always beer o’clock somewhere!

Alex Nabaum: Stanford Magazine Redesign

Alex Nabaum’s powerful illustration on the topic of reining in healthcare costs played a pivotal role in Pentagram Studio’s recent redesign of Stanford's School of Business Magazine.

Matt Herring: Ryanair Magazine Cover Series

Matt Herring cover illustrations for Ryanair “Let’s Go” inflight magazine are a cornucopia of historic and cultural images, sprinkled with the best bars and eateries that each featured destination city has to offer.

Vlad Alvarez: Cyber-Breach

Vlad Alvarez created this image for the current issue of Inside Counsel Magazine to accompany an article about a civil suit over cyber security breaches of a hotel's chain data system by a Russian criminal organization.

Urs J. Knobel: Francois Holland

Urs J. Knobel’s portrait of France’s president makes a distinctly European comment on tax money flowing into neighboring countries.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Scott Brundage: Recappers

Scott Brundage's illustration for page one of the Wall Street Journal Arena section accompanies an article about the new wave of crowd-sourced, blog-driven TV guides.

Ruth Rowland: Type Tasting at the V & A Museum

Ruth Rowland has an opportunity to get hands-on at “Type Tasting,” part of the London Design Festival at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  The exhibition and drop-in workshops are open to everyone with a love of letterforms.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mark Matcho: Lasso of Truth



Mark Matcho designed and illustrated this poster for the Marin Theatre Company, to advertise a play based on the life of William Moulton Marston, inventor of the polygraph, creator of Wonder Woman, and polygamist.


Chris Gash: Coffin Shopping



Chris Gash illustrated an article about comparison shopping for a coffin, for the New York Times’ popular “Booming” blog.


Yuta Onoda: Litigation Magazine

Yuta Onoda’s cover for the Summer 2013 Litigation Magazine channels Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” to illustrate the issue’s theme, "The Client."

Eric Hanson: Warby Parker, Part 2

Eric Hanson’s on-going illustration series for super-hip eyewear company Warby Parker ties in with their celebratory new ad campaign.

James Yang: Have a Healthy Year

James Yang used friendly food and plenty of smiles to illustrate the 2014 calendar for the National WIC Association, which each year focuses on nutrition and exercise for families.

Chi Birmingham: Convention Business

Chi Birmingham’s latest illustration for his weekly "On the Road" feature in the New York Times concerns the booming business of convention organizing.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Paul Fricke: C’mon and Shine On



Paul Fricke created the art and design for the entire CD package, a six-panel fold out, housing “C’mon and Shine On,” a new album from The Holy Rocka Rollaz, inspired by '50s-style pop/rock.


Scott Brundage: R.I.P.



Scott Brundage comments on the ever-briefer lifespan of the latest hardware for the current issue of Scientific American.


Anna + Elena Balbusso: What’s Wrong with Me?



Anna + Elena Balbusso illustrated a Personal History piece about a woman’s struggle with an autoimmune disease, for The New Yorker magazine.


Roman Muradov: What Not To Share

Roman Muradov’s illustration for the New York Times accompanied an article urging that one NOT share one’s creative works in progress.

John Taylor Dismukes: Best of the Best

John Taylor Dismukes illustrated this 3D logo for the cover 2013 Robb Report Best of the Best issue.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dennis Wunsch: Student Debt



Dennis Wunsch illustrated a feature article for the August Scotsman Guide Residential edition, about student debt and its damping effect on the housing market.


Harry Campbell: Caving On Tobacco



Harry Campbell’s stark illustration for today’s New York Times Op Ed page accompanies a piece by Mayor Mike Bloomberg asking, “Why is Obama Caving on Tobacco?”


Mark Smith: Financial Dodgems

Mark Smith illustrates calculated risk-taking for Money Magazine: better to be safely in control within the dodgem car than whirling overhead on a rollercoaster!

Chris Nixon: Nirvana New Indian

Chris Nixon worked with Messy Design to create an identity illustration for Nirvana New Indian, a restaurant in Australia. Inspired by the Color Festival in India, the illustration was designed to be part of a larger picture and then cropped to form individual patterns and elements for the identity of the restaurant.

Chuck Gonzales: How About Now?

Chuck Gonzales created the branding illustrations for How About Now, an organization raising social awareness and teaching the value of giving to youth. (more)

Tom Richmond: Ho-Hum Land

Tom Richmond illustrates a takeoff on the TV show “Homeland” for the current issue of MAD Magazine.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

David Fullarton: Chicago Notebook



David Fullarton’s eclectic insider’s map of the City of Chicago appears in the Notebook Column of Johns Hopkins University.


Jacob Thomas: Swiping CBS

Jacob Thomas illustrates the issue of Time Warner Cable’s removal of CBS from their channel lineup, for Entertainment Weekly.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peter Grundy: I See What You Mean



Peter Grundy designed a hilarious library of illustrations for “I See What You Mean: Human Body,” his first-ever children’s book. “I See What You Mean,” to be published in 2014 by Big Pictures Press, aims to help children understand the way the human body functions.


James Yang: It’s All in the Timing



James Yang illustrated an article for PlanSponsor magazine about the advantages of a longer time frame for investments.


Scott Pollack: Changing of the Guards at the SEC



Scott Pollack’s illustration for the Wall Street Journal accompanies an article on the changing leadership and staff at the SEC. Mary Schapiro, shown as the driver, has left and Mary Jo White has taken over.


James O’Brien: Alzheimer’s Treatment



James O’Brien was commissioned to illustrate an article about “meaningful engagement” as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.


David Pohl: Take Your Medicine

David Pohl brought a fun ‘60s vibe to four full page illustrations for Table Magazine, to accompany an article about food and its relationship to specific parts of the body:  Heart; Skin, Eyes & Hair; Brain; and Digestion

New York Times Health & Science 8/20/13

Science Times was enriched by the illustrations of four members of Theispot.com this week.  Yarek Waszul depicted the risk of developing new mental health drugs:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Harry Campbell: Retirement CheckUp

Harry Campbell illustrated the cover of PlanSponsor magazine, featuring an article on meeting retirement objectives.

Steven Salerno: BOOM!

Steven Salerno's most recent illustrated children's picture book, released this summer by Disney's Hyperion Book, is entitled BOOM! Written by Mary Lyn Ray, it's the story of a brave little dog who isn't afraid of anything in her cozy life… except for thunder and lightning, which sends her cowering behind furniture every time!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mary Woodin: Bon Appetit!



Mary Woodin has kept busy illustrating a well-stocked larder for Bon Appetit magazine.


Eric Drooker: The Eternal Summer

Eric Drooker’s cover illustration for this week’s The New Yorker is “really a fantasy of a city boy. An eternal summer of the mind, if you will…”

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dave Arkle: Pet Peeves



Dave Arkle produces a monthly illustration for the “Pet Peeves” column of Pharmacy Times magazine. Here’s the latest in this on-going series about things that drive pharmacists crazy!


Brian Taylor: Mid-August Update

Brian Taylor’s recent work includes a fun depiction of “Godzilla” producer taking over Comicon for Variety

Eric Hanson: Warby Parker

Eric Hanson’s witty drawings are the perfect enhancement for Warby Parker’s latest ad campaign, “An Ode to the Literary Life Well-Lived.”

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Raul Allen: World War P



Raul Allen illustrates the battle against Internet radio giant Pandora for the cover of Billboard Magazine.


Dennis Wunsch: 3 Ways to Increase Sales Appointments



Dennis Wunsch’s illustration for the August Scotsman Guide Residential edition accompanies an article about making sure there's an abundance of sales appointments on the calendar to ensure a successful business.


Michael Waraksa: Mapping the Exposome

Michael Waraksa’s illustration for Atlanta Magazine accompanies an article about ways in which our environment shapes our health.

Jacob Thomas: Pay (More) Per View

Jacob Thomas illustrated, "Sports Fans: Get Ready to Spend More Money to Watch Your Favorite Teams” for Variety Magazine.

Mia Nolting: Hidden Gems of San Francisco

Mia Nolting dazzles the eye with her illustrated map for “Hidden Gems of San Francisco,” appearing on The Bold Italic.

Davide Bonazzi: Summertime

Davide Bonazzi reminds us that there is still time to get out there and soak up that summer sun before autumn returns…

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ryan Snook: Killing Me Falsely

Ryan Snook’s full page illustration for Seattle Met accompanies a story about anxiety causing phantom pains.

James Yang: The Rules of Golf

James Yang was commissioned by Golf Magazine to illustrate a story on a topic near and dear to every golfer’s heart: The Rules Are Too Complicated!  Fortunately, a simplified version of the Rules of Golf now exists, so everyone can understand them without their heads exploding.