Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bob Staake: Broken Arch

Bob Staake's illustration for the cover of next week’s issue of The New Yorker comments on the tragic rift that the nation is witnessing. “At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided,” says Bob. “But my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.”

Oli Winward: Aruba

Oli Winward's latest in a series of map illustrations for Islands Magazine whisks us away to beautiful Aruba.

Valeria Petrone: Where Did (Eye) Land?

Valeria Petrone will have a one-woman of paintings and illustrations in Rome, opening on December 4th.

Chris Gash: Pants on Fire!

Chris Gash’s illustration for The New York Times Science section accompanies a column about the culture of lying at banks and how the more someone is reminded that they are a banker, the more likely they are to lie.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Keith Negley: Drugging Our Kids

Keith Negley’s illustration appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune with a disturbing expose of doctors who take money from pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, over prescribe risky medications to foster children.

Elizabeth Sayles: Tip for a Snowy Day

Elizabeth Sayles shares a bit of wisdom learned while working on a recent project. “If you have to go the barn to milks the cows in a blizzard, tie a bright colored string around your front door knob and unwind it as you go out.  Then follow it back home.  Stay safe out there!”

Scott Pollack: Granny Coach

Scott Pollack’s illustrations for the Wall Street Journal accompany an article about a Fall Family Football game, wherein the NFL will sell actual play cards to the public. So Grandma can coach, while everyone including the dog faces off!

Peter Strain: It’s a Wonderful Life

Peter Strain illustrates the classic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the Queen’s Film Theatre Film Guide Cover. Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!

Zara Picken: Honeymoon Road Trips

Zara Picken was commissioned by Cincinnati Wedding Magazine to create an illustrated map to accompany a travel story about honeymoon road trips from Cincinnati. Trip highlights were written in a narrative form for each of the five cities, which Zara incorporated as icons throughout the map.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Edel Rodriguez: Real Madrid

Edel Rodriguez illustrates a spread for 8x8 Magazine, accompanying an assessment of the best soccer players in the history of Real Madrid.

Tim Bower: Ready, Set… RUN!

Tim Bower illustrated the top 10 list of 2016 potential presidential contenders for The Boston Globe this weekend. Did we mention the writer was P.J. O’Rourke? And that it was an overnight turnaround?

Steven Salerno: Wild Child

Steven Salerno’s 22nd picture book, “Wild Child” will be published by Abrams Books next fall.  Steve created a jungle full of terrifying animals, all of which are on the run from the scariest animal of them all (who is very small, with soft skin, and just two tiny teeth...)

Wesley Bedrosian: Ronaldo!

Wesley Bedrosian’s latest dimensional illustration, a portrait of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, was created for 8x8 Magazine.

Richard Borge: Interview

Richard Borge’s animation and interview for ICON are now available to view on Motion Arts Pro Daily

Friday, November 21, 2014

Davide Bonazzi: Swarthmore Bulletin

Davide Bonazzi illustrated the cover feature for the Fall 2014 issue of the Swarthmore College Bulletin, which recalls the FBI's spying activities on students and teachers during the 1960s.

Steven Noble: Fat Bastard

Steven Noble was approached by a brand identity and package design firm Wallace Church & create a label illustration for the “Remarkable Full Bodied” Fat Bastard range of wines. The challenge was to take their existing hippopotamus logo and incorporate it into a topiary shape.

Ricardo Martinez: Prominent Spaniards

Ricardo Martinez illustrated five portraits for a special section of Spanish newspaper El Mundo last week, highlighting the 25 most prominent Spaniards alive.

Zara Picken - Visit California

Zara Picken was commissioned by The Guardian to illustrate a series of maps for their “Visit California” promotion. The maps, which appear as part of the Dream Generator website, show an overview of California and three individual cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego).

Jeffrey Smith: Ebola

Jeffrey Smith created two dramatic illustrative re-creations for an article about Dr. Brantley and the Ebola crisis in the December issue of G.Q. Magazine.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Michael Waraksa: SI57

Michael Waraksa’s illustration for the Village Voice Best of NYC 2013 issue was accepted into the Society of Illustrators 57 book and exhibition in the editorial category. The illustration was the lead for the “Best of Food & Drink” section.

John Tomac: Examining Ethics

John Tomac’s illustration for Stanford Lawyer’s fall issue ran with a feature on the Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program and the Alternative Dispute Resolution curriculum, which provide a laboratory for students to test their ethical judgment and experience dispute resolution up close.

Kyle Hilton: Mockingjay

Kyle Hilton's illustration this week for Variety accompanied an article about Lionsgate banking heavily on the “Mockingjay” premiere.

Anna + Elena Balbusso: SI 57

Anna + Elena Balbusso’s luminous illustrations – thirteen of them- have been accepted into the Society of Illustrators 57th Annual Exhibition and book. The work, which spans several categories, will be on view in early 2015.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chris Beatrice: A Christmas Tail

Chris Beatrice recently completed the illustrations for the sixth title in the enchanting Maurice's Valises adventure series: “A Christmas Tail.”

James Yang: Your Money

James Yang takes over a whole New York Times Special Section on “Your Money” with eleven illustrations guaranteed to make financial burdens seem fun… or at least fully engaging. James tackles topics such as The Thrill of the Hunt for Discount Prices:

John Jay Cabuay: PR Power List

John Jay Cabuay's latest cover for The New York Observer is all about the persuasive power of public relations, and who ranks best among buzz-builders.

Mart Klein & Miriam Migliazzi: Economics

Miriam Migliazzi & Mart Klein's latest illustrations for Die Zeit in Germany explore various aspects of the economy, including babies, beastly cars, bad weather and coffee that just tastes wrong.

Alexei Vella: Recent Work

Alexei Vella brings us up to speed on a couple of illustration assignments he completed recently with his signature visual pizzazz. For This Magazine, symmetry was used to illustrate an article called “Mirror Mirror.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jon Reinfurt: Gala Guest List

Jon Reinfurt rounds up the usual suspects for Crain’s Chicago Business to accompany a breakdown of the six stereotypical guests you’d find at your everyday run of the mill holiday gala.

Laura Watson: Teeth Fairies

Laura Watson was commissioned to illustrate a book, as well as design a doll and keepsake box for a complete gift set for kids at that wiggly-tooth stage of life (which her own little one happens to be smack in the middle of!) Coming soon… Stay tuned!

Chris Gash: Hatching an Animation

Chris Gash follows up his printed illustration for the New York Times Arts & Leisure with this fun animated gif for their website.

Kevin Sprouls: The Natural Advantage

Kevin Sprouls created a series of meticulously observed black-and-white line illustrations to be distributed throughout a book on natural agricultural practices for Rodale Press.

Taylor Callery: Cold War

Taylor Callery’s illustration for Harper's Magazine accompanies a story about the U.S. strategic efforts to expand the boundaries of NATO in order to profit from arms sales.

Davor Pavelic: Mobile Fraudsters

Davor Pavelic’s graphic agility is the key to this amusing illustration for Adweek, which accompanied an article about the relative security of mobile devices.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Harry Campbell: Spotify, Friend or Foe?

Harry Campbell’s illustration-over-photo technique makes for an interesting portrait of Daniel Ek, the C.E.O. of Spotify, in this week’s issue of The New Yorker.

Chris Gash: Hatching a Pilot

Chris Gash created this page one illustration for the Arts & Leisure section of the Sunday New York Times, as well as a fun tie-in image after the jump that played well with a mountain made of line breaks in the layout.

Patrick George: Illustrative Semaphores

Patrick George manages to distill just about any concept into a distinctive, well designed, fast reading illustration; here are some projects from the past year to support that skill.

Gary Kelley: The Caribbean Zola

Gary Kelley illustrated Harvard Magazine's November/ December issue cover story featuring the work and life of world renowned sociologist, Orlando Patterson. Gary’s illustrations highlight Patterson's influential research on slavery as well as his impact on modern day African American urban youths.

Kinuko Y. Craft: Women of Myth and Magic

Kinuko Y. Craft’s deliriously opulent paintings illustrate a 2015 calendar for Amber Lotus Publishing, celebrating strong female characters with prominent roles in great literature, poetry, and historic works of art, including Cleopatra, Guinevere and Medusa.. Order your calendar today through Bookstore.

Edward Kinsella: Boss Tweed

Edward Kinsella's historical portrait illustration of Boss Tweed is a full page section opener for Smithsonian’s 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time special issue.

Helen Friel: Analogue Apps

Helen Friel created twelve illustrations for Time Magazine's “Your Digital Life: The Ultimate User's Guide.” Helen designed and built a series of dimensional “Analogue Apps” as openers for the guide's chapters.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Kirsten Ulve: Sun & Moon Watch design

Kirsten Ulve designed this special edition watch for Mr. Jones Watches in London.  It features her images illustrating the time of day as opposed to numbers: unicorns and flowers in the morning, questing for cheese during the day, followed by heavy drinking and monsters as night. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014

Raul Colon’s beautiful, imaginative illustrations for Draw! and Gary Kelley’s starkly realized Harlem Hellfighters imagery have earned them “Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014” designations by The New York Times Book Review.

Otto: Artbook Berlin

Otto will launch his new artist’s book “Flat Holm” next weekend at Artbook Berlin. The screen printed book is heavily illustrated with landscape drawings and paintings from the small Welsh island.

Brian Stauffer: Pirates of Data

Brian Stauffer’s illustration in the new Security Management Magazine accompanies an article about data pirates.

Chris Gash: Closing the Circle

Chris Gash illustrated the cover and interior spread for the current issue of Forward. The feature focuses on the circular economy and the idea that the future of manufacturing is in having your product eventually return and be RE-manufactured.

Phil Marden: P’illoporto

Phil Marden’s witty, well-designed illustrations play nicely with needle and thread to create his P’illoporto line of embroidered Linen Tea Towels, Pillows and Bags. Find them at Crafty Wonderland’s Super Colossal Holiday Sale, December 13-14 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Michael Waraksa: That Devil on Your Shoulder Likes to Sleep In

Michael Waraksa’s illustration accompanied an Applied Science column in The New York Times Business Day section. According to research, good people are more likely to do bad things in the afternoon or evening, rather than in the morning.

Anna + Elena Balbusso: Ballroom Blitz

Anna + Elena Balbusso’s glam-rock illustration accompanies the latest original fiction on