Friday, January 31, 2014
James Yang’s illustration for The Chronicle of Higher Education accompanies an article about the retreat of US university education from an international scope at a time when the world is becoming more interconnected.
Matt Herring’s illustrations for The Sunday Mail explore the A-Z of 007 for an article by William Boyd, author of the brand new James Bond Novel, “Solo,” incorporating all the best Bonds of movies past. For example, A is for Air Travel:
Daniel Horowitz is one of just eight artists chosen for the final round in the Europe 14|14 Festival Poster competition. As 2014 marks the centennial commemoration of the onset of WWI, the poster represents the significance of the war and its legacy for modern Europe.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tyler Jacobson has been awarded not one, but TWO medals honoring his work from this year’s Society of Illustrators Los Angeles competition. He received the Joseph Morgan Henninger Award of Best of Show for his “Son of Sardaar” painting.
James O’Brien created this illustration for the New England TB Symposium, integrating images of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis. The image will be used on their program and posters, as well as mugs and bags.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Bryon Thompson created this dynamic floor plan spread for AOPA, the magazine of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, to illustrate a feature on their flight school location and the internal workings of the office space.
Zara Picken’s illustrations for American Baby magazine accompany “The Final Cut,” an article in which writer talks about how she loves her family the way it is, but panics when her husband wants a vasectomy.
Jacob Thomas illustrated the cover story for Fort Worth Weekly, investigating a little-known facet of the “50 Shades of Grey” phenomenon. Soap maker Jenny Pedroza helped launch one of the biggest books in the history of publishing, but wound up with almost none of the money after being outmaneuvered by a former business partner.
Chris Gash illustrated a dark cover story for The Pitch, about the questionable drug cocktail and protocols used in Missouri’s lethal injection of death row inmates and why they are rushing to execute so many prisoners.
Doug Chayka created two adventurous mixed media illustrations for a feature in the latest issue of Manhattan College Magazine titled, "Making Discoveries," about the school's summer research scholarships.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Elisabeth Alba recently illustrated these four seals for author Philip Williams, who is publishing an epic, operatic science fiction cycle called The Griffin Series. Each seal symbolically represents a specific book. They appear on the covers and as chapter headers inside.
Cheryl Chalmers created these watercolor portraits of Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Cory Booker to illustrate The Wall Street Journal "Review" section's cover story, "The War on Poverty." January 25-26, 2014.
Jason Seiler’s illustration, "Mother Can You Spare a Room," painted for The Wall Street Journal, was given the Patrick Nagel Award of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators L.A. Also accepted into the show was Jason’s portrait of Allan Gurganus painted for The New Yorker.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Graham Smith was commissioned to illustrate the cover and interior portraits for Inside Business Magazine to accompany their feature story, “100 Most Influential Leaders” in the state of Ohio. Graham created portraits of the top seven.
Brian Taylor is off and running this year with a batch of illustrations for clients old and new. He shows once again why he is such a favorite of the Washington Post, with this portrait series for their Weekend section identifying the people who will transform DC.
Dan Bejar's cover for George Washington University has received a Silver Medal in the "Cover" category from CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2013 awards.
James Fryer created this clever brochure cover illustration for VIN-X, a fine wine investment company. James was ultimately able to convey the “cash-to-cru” concept in a single sunny image; his sketch process, below, shows the path to this deceptively simple solution.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
David Fullarton’s antic, hyper-intuitive artwork will be on exhibit in “Things That Happened and Things We Made Up,” a three-person show opening next month at The Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA.
Jeanine Henderson combined a watercolor background texture with ink drawings of feathers, a silhouette horizon and hand lettering to create the cover of The Feather Chase, volume one in a new middle-grade mystery series.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Jon Reinfurt’s illustration for the latest issue of Diablo Magazine accompanies an article on the negative impact that smartphones have had on relationships, specifically marriage. Neuroscience proves that small amounts of dopamine gets released in your brain whenever you hear your phone “ping” with the promise of a new update…
Joyce Hesselberth illustrated an article about rude doctor behavior, and what happens when the shoe is on the other foot:
Mark McGinnis illustrated the cover feature of Stanford Social Innovation Review for a story examining the “buy-one-give-one” retail model. Not only is it a viable way to create both commercial and social value, but it’s a model of social entrepreneurship that is likely to increase in prevalence and power in the coming years.
Chris Gash had zero time to produce a full page illustration for The Guardian UK, but somehow he made it work. The feature was about a psychology student who challenged the generally accepted “magic ratio” for predicting happiness and debunked the whole theory.
Stephan Walter’s first major London exhibition will take place at the Coningsby Gallery, January 27 through February 7, 2014. The title of the show, “How to Cook Panda Bears without Losing Your Soul,” refers to Stephan's ability to work as an illustrator while still retaining his unique artistic vision.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Luciana Navarro Powell's friendly ladybug artwork appears on a fun new mini shaped floor puzzle, produced by Crocodile Creek.
Leon Mussche's peaceful website illustrations for Dutch birthing method Bevallen Zonder Zorgen (“birth without worries”) gallantly support the theory of a stress-free experience through intelligent preparation. Childbirth, breastfeeding, baby toting… it’s all so simple and carefree!
Friday, January 17, 2014
Doug Chayka’s illustration for an Op-Ed in the New York Times accompanies a piece arguing for a continued troop presence in Afghanistan. It quotes a local journalist in Gardez: “Fighting in Afghanistan is like grabbing a wolf’s tail… While you hold on, you’re worried it will bite you. But if you let go, you are sure it will bite you.”
Thursday, January 16, 2014
John Tomac’s illustrations for Grantland.com accompany an account of a “magic golf club” that seems destined to revolutionize the game of golf. Its creator, Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt, is an engineer whose previous work is said to included top-secret government projects like the B-2 Bomber.
Anne Wilson and her gorgeous illustrations are featured in the January issue of Mac User Magazine. The profile covers Anne’s artwork, process (both pre- and post- digital) and her inspiring work ethic: “Just do what you do.”
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Brucie Rosch has been on an elephant themed, GOP illustration rampage lately, inspired by the daily political news cycle. Healthcare battles, leadership vacuum, heartless politicking… what’s next?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Steven Noble collaborated with design agency Agence Babel in Paris to create the new logo identity for the prestigious French Ecole Polytechnique. The logo was designed to represent the four branches of the French military under the Napoleonic era: infantry, artillery, navy, and cavalry.