Monday, March 31, 2014

David Plunkert: Oddities


David Plunkert created a set of slightly creepy illustrations for Science Channel's Oddities, for use on merchandise such as T-shirts and notepads.

Phil Marden: Ghost Listing?

Phil Marden’s illustration for the New York Times Real Estate section accompanies an article cautioning consumers about bait-and-switch tactics used by unscrupulous realtors to pull in customers with fake listings.

Joyce Hesselberth: Quest for Rest

Joyce Hesselberth illustrated a story about the quest to make travel more comfortable, specifically as it relates to a good night’s sleep, for the Travel section of the New York Times.

Fian Arroyo: Head Games

Fian Arroyo’s image "Head Games" will appear in an exhibition called Bytes and Bits: The Art Of The Video Game opening at the ZaPow gallery in Asheville, NC on April 5.

Brian Stauffer: Does Porn Hurt Children?

Brian Stauffer’s swingin’ illustration appeared on page one of The New York Times “Sunday Review” section.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jason Greenberg: Love and Loss

Jason Greenberg’s pensive image defines the sorrow of loss and the promise of hope and renewal that eventually follows.

Annie Lunsford: Oozy Does It

Annie Lunsford’s full page illustration for the March 2014 issue of the children's magazine, Cricket, appears with a whimsical poem about a snail.

Munro Campagna: 27th Annual Calendar

Every year the artists of Munro Campagna team up with a museum or other public institution to publish a gorgeous, topical 4-color calendar. The project brings together printers, paper companies and designers to produce the final project, this year celebrating The Field Museum in Chicago.
Tom Foty, July:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sean McCabe: Macy’s Flower Show 2014

Sean McCabe entered the Secret Garden and came up with these refreshing fashion illustration collages for this year’s Macy’s Flower Show.

Joyce Hesselberth: Marijuana in Massachusetts

Joyce Hesselberth’s very first pot illustration appeared in The Boston Globe, accompanying an article pondering whether marijuana would become legal before happy hour in the Bay State.

Nigel Buchanan: The Manager’s Tale

Nigel Buchanan’s rip-spitting illustration spread for 8x8 Magazine has earned him an Indie Magazine Best Illustration Nomination.

Michael Waraksa: Not the Best Way to Sell a Smartphone

Michael Waraksa’s anthropomorphic smartphone illustration accompanied an article in The New York Times Technology section about missteps taken in marketing HTC’s highest-profile product, the One.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cheryl Chalmers: Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Cheryl Chalmers illustrated a series of seven portraits for Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine. The vibrant watercolors depict dedicated hospital nurses, incorporating their passions and endeavors.

Pepper Tharp: Going in Style

Pepper Tharp has another stylish illustrated campaign coming out for her beloved client, The Container Store, built around the tagline, “Love your Luggage… Go Organized!”  Meanwhile, she’s off on island-hopping travels of her own…

John Tomac: March Madness…

John Tomac’s illustration for Grantland accompanies an article on the surprisingly large number of men who get vasectomies in mid-March so they have an excuse to skip work during the first two days of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Goni Montes: Anyway: Angie

Goni Montes illustrates “Anyway: Angie,” a new urban fantasy story with more than a touch of horror for Tor.com.

Mark Smith: Obama’s Wordsmith

Mark Smith is exhibiting this painting at EVA Studios this weekend for the Exeter Open Studios event in the UK. Then it's off to its new owner, Obama's speech writer.  He wanted this to hang in his office in the White House; hard to say no to a request like that!

Andrea Cobb: The New Prayer

Andrea Cobb illustrated and designed these editorial spreads for Live Happy Magazine. "The New Prayer" is an article about moving onto a shared space of grace.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Liz Lomax: Building a Fallen Star

Liz Lomax allows us a look at her dimensional illustration process with this work-in-progress shot of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Josée Bisaillon: Winter’s Coming

Josée Bisaillon recently completed the illustrations for her latest picture book, “Winter’s Coming,” which follows Lily the snowshoe hare as she explores the environmental shifts that signal the changing seasons. Pre-order a copy now in Theispot.com Bookstore!

James Yang: Conflict of Interest

James Yang shares part two of his series illustrated for Experience Life Magazine about misinformation in the food industry. The main theme is a disturbing conflict of interest: research made public about food is often actually marketing for giant food industries.

Michael Cho: Shoplifter

Michael Cho’s debut graphic novel, “Shoplifter”, will be published by Pantheon Books in September 2014.  Michael’s stark two-color illustrations trace a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.

Paul Cox: Jeeves Undercover

Paul Cox illustrated an excerpt from "Jeeves and the Wedding Bells," an homage to P.G. Wodehouse's famous series, for Vanity Fair magazine.

David Plunkert: Recent Work

David Plunkert let his versatility run wild in two recent illustration jobs.  For Denver 5280 magazine, Dave Illustrated "Top Shelf: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mixing, Sipping, and Making Colorado's Expanding Craft Spirits Lineup."

Merrill Rainey: Surf’s Up!

Merrill Rainey illustrated a sunny beach-themed Puzzle Page spread for the May/June issue of Jack & Jill Magazine.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Elvis Swift: People Magazine Feature

Elvis Swift’s whimsical illustrated plates for Crate & Barrel were recently part of an animal-themed shopping feature in People Magazine. Go fetch!

Molly Jacques : Hot Playlist

Molly Jacques’ versatile hand lettering illustrates the section cover of the Wall Street Journal Hot Playlist today.

Patrick George: When I Grow Up…

Patrick George’s latest transformative kids’ book takes a playful romp through career choices. Each spread describes a different job little ones might do when they’re older; transparent pages flip over to complete a picture, neatly transforming the person into what they want to be.

Ellen Byrne: Local Color

Ellen Byrne illustrated a fun and inviting map of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center (where dinosaurs roam), American Visionary Art Museum, Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, ships, water taxis, Camden Yards, Poes' grave, proper downtown, and "Hon Fest's" flamingo.

Jean Tuttle: It’s Always Fashion Week Somewhere

Jean Tuttle has been commissioned no fewer than three times by the Wall Street Journal to create illustrated logos for Fashion Week. The first set of shown below accompanied their coverage of the recent events held in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Peter Crowther: Cool Jobs

Peter Crowther’s illustration populates the cover of a special “Cool Jobs” issue of Atlanta Magazine. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Robert Neubecker: Happy Spring!

Robert Neubecker welcomes the fairest season with a fresh crop of illustrations:

Edel Rodriguez: Mandela

Edel Rodriguez created this full page portrait of Nelson Mandela for a feature in University of Pennsylvania Alumni magazine.

Cindy Salans Rosenheim: Ferry Building Bikes

Cindy Salans Rosenheim was commissioned to create a series of chalkboard style advertisements for a new bike rental operation in front of the iconic Ferry Building on San Francisco's Embarcadero waterfront.  A large big-front-wheeled Victorian bicycle displayed in front mandated that Cindy go with an old-fashioned theme for this eight foot square signage:

Roy Scott: Visualizing Health

Roy Scott was commissioned by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins health publications to illustrate two feature articles using his signature mixed media collage style. First, a deceased college student’s fiancée and parents are at odds with his expressed wishes for organ donation.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

James Yang: The Impolite Gentleman

James Yang continues the adventures of his alter-ego, The Impolite Gentleman, with a visitor from another planet…

Sean Tiffany: SI Kids, March 2014

Sean Tiffany’s latest illustrations for Sports Illustrated Kids’ “What’s the Call?” feature are as action-packed as ever. This issue is on the stands now so if you're a kid, have a kid, or are a kid at heart, pick up a copy and see if you can figure out what the umpire’s call should be!

Rick Tulka: April Fools!

Rick Tulka is one of the 21 illustrators participating in the DC Comics / Mad Magazine April Fool’s Day cover mash-up, which features Alfred E. Neuman posing as a variety of superheroes.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yuta Onoda: Temptation

Yuta Onoda’s cover illustration for the Winter 2014 issue of Litigation Magazine addresses the theme of "Temptation."

Ellen Byrne: Frederick Festival of the Arts Poster

Ellen Byrne created this illustration for the 21st Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts Poster. This juried, three-day fine arts festival, held each June in downtown Frederick, MD, features over 110 artists from across the country, two stages of live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and much more.

Brian Stauffer: Out of Control

Brian Stauffer’s illustration for the New York Times Op Ed, illustrating a piece on the missing Malaysian airliner, took two forms today.  For the print version, it was all about blank space as absence:

James Yang: Well Informed

James Yang’s illustration series for Experience Life Magazine accompanied a feature about sorting through the hype and being a smarter consumer of information regarding nutrition.

Mike Tofanelli: UCR Magazine

Mike Tofanelli created this portrait for the current issue of UC Riverside's alumni magazine. The subject is Shah Selbe, who has been named a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work as a marine conservationist.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Keith Negley: The Neglected Suicide Epidemic

Keith Negley's illustration for The New Yorker accompanies an article about a man who saved another person’s life simply by asking him to talk, and how that relates to the current epidemic of suicides.

Shaw Nielsen: Friday was Pie Day

Shaw Nielsen’s cheerful diagram illustrations helped Land O’Lakes Butter celebrate Pie Day, March 14th (think π or 3.14).

Merrill Rainey: The Luck of the Irish

Merrill Rainey helps you get your Leprechaun on with this festive St. Patrick’s Day activity mask!

Paul Garland: White Bear

Paul Garland’s “White Bear” is a recipient of the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014, sponsored by Transport London.  It is on show at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden through April 6th, where prints and posters may be purchased directly.

Angela McKay: Make Life Lovely

Angela McKay has been regularly contributing the charming spot illustrations that adorn the monthly feature, "Make Life Lovely," in Country Homes & Interiors Magazine in the UK.

Zara Picken: Where Did the Oddsoks Go??

Zara Picken created the illustrations and co-wrote the story for "Where did the Oddsoks go?” an interactive children’s book app available on the iPad, developed and published in collaboration with Storypanda.

Jon Krause: LA Weekly

Jon Krause’s illustration for LA Weekly accompanies an article lamenting the demise of the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC.