Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Kyle Hilton had a ton of fun illustrating this “True Blood”-inspired airline safety card for HBO and Chronicle Books’ “Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires and Other Creatures of Satan.”
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Taylor Callery’s illustration once again distills a complex idea into something we can all understand. In this case, it’s an article for Money magazine about fundamental index funds.
Leon Mussche was commissioned by Dutch design company Teldesign to create a series of infographics to help guide international rail travelers with a final destination to the Netherlands out of the station in a fast and efficient way.
Elizabeth Sayles illustration from "Moon Child" is the featured banner artwork for “Banned Book Week,” sponsored by the American Booksellers Fund for Freedom of Expression, which fights book censorship.
Keith Negley's illustration for The New Yorker accompanied a meditative account of a writer’s weekly commute: “Airports have become, for me, as churches used to be, places to contemplate the shortcomings of one’s life and soul…”
Michael Sloan illustrated the c over feature of the Christian Science Monitor, which addresses America's trend towards isolationism. “This idea was inspired by our family summer vacation at the beach when we built sand castles and watched them get swept away by the surf,” says Michael.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Elvis Swift’s graceful lettering and linework mingle with photography to illustrate an article on the five ways most people “speak” love, and how to connect more deeply with loved ones, for Experience Life magazine.
Chris Beatrice’s wonderful illustrations helped earn “Maurice's Valises” this year’s USA Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book (fiction). The contest yielded over 1500 entries from mainstream and independent publishers for titles published in 2012 and 2013.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thomas Pitilli’s illustration for Vegas Seven accompanies an account of the day JFK was assassinated. Not knowing why he was let out of school early, the author recalls that he skipped all the way home, unaware that the nation mourned.
Mike Tofanelli created this quarter page illustration for the fall issue of UC Riverside's alumni magazine, to go with a recurring feature spotlighting successful alumni. The subject is author Tiffany Hawk, whose debut novel was inspired by her former life as a flight attendant.
Anna + Elena Balbusso have illustrated "Charlie Scarpe di Pelle" (Leather Shoe Charlie), a children’s picture book that takes place in the UK during the Industrial Revolution, newly published in Italian by Sironi Editore.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Beppe Giacobbe covers everything you need to know, from A to Z, in “Visionary Dictionary,” a beautiful new monograph on his work from Lazy Dog Press. The book features over 250 illustrations, subdivided into key topics—alienation, hope, identity, etc.—and sorted alphabetically like a visual dictionary.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Davide Bonazzi is one of 30 Italian artists who contributed work for Greenpeace's petitions #SaveTheArctic, #FreeTheArctic30. Davide focused on the risks of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
Steven Noble was commissioned to create a logo for the reboot of New York City’s iconic Tavern on the Green that felt contemporary while still referencing the restaurant’s storied past. The logo will be used throughout the restaurant on menus and business cards, as well as on the restaurant’s famous red awnings.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Valeria Petrone’s illustration for the Italian International Airport of Napoli Service Guide makes us want to get up and go there. Right Now!
Tom Richmond created illustrations for ventriloquist/comedian Jeff Dunham’s new game app called Achmed’s Bombsweeper, including this giant “RoboAchmed.” It’s a variation on the old Minesweeper game, and you can get it for free on iOS and Android platforms, or play it on Jeff’s website.
Joyce Hesselberth created a series of illustrations for On Wisconsin magazine, published by the University of Wisconsin. The feature story, “Milk Matters,” covered a variety of dairy related topics and married well with Joyce’s playful images.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Fian Arroyo illustrated the winter 2013 catalog cover for Kid Stuff. “It was a challenge getting everything that was required by the client into that vertical format,” says Fian, “But it’s always fun capturing the joy kids get when playing with toys!”
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Jon Krause’s illustration for the current issue of The Writer's Chronicle accompanies an appraisal of philosopher poet Stephen Dunn, whose poems are sometimes composed of mostly abstract language and relatively few images.
Paul Mirocha’s gorgeous botanical illustrations anchored a massive rebranding project for Altavita Herbal Teas. With 46 different herbs, the Alvita shelves read like an illustrated encyclopedia of ancient and modern medicinal plants. “I’m a terrible gardener,” Paul admits, “But I love plants. So I just draw them!”
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Yvetta Fedorova’s bouncing baby illustration accompanies an article re-examining the meaning of “full term pregnancy”:
John Tomac’s illustration for the current edition of The Chronicle Review accompanies an account by a professor who recalls the difficulty he had obtaining health insurance while enrolled as a graduate student. His options for health coverage were either don’t get sick or take out a student loan to pay for it.
Chi Birmingham has two illustrations in today’s New York Times. The first, for his usual Business Travel column, concerns a new airport coat check service for those en route to warmer climates.