Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bob Staake’s latest kids’ book, out this July from Random House, is “My Pet Book,” the story of a little boy who wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark… Pre-order a copy right now in Theispot.com Bookstore!
Richard Borge’s fun series of illustrations for Computer World accompanies a special feature about Cloud Technology and the pitfalls and promises to be aware of in today's marketplace.
Steven Noble illustrated the logo and graphics for the relaunch of Tavern on the Green months ago. The iconic New York restaurant is FINALLY opening again next month, and at long last, there is Steve’s sign. Look for more of his work on their menus, awnings and stationary items.
Miriam Migliazzi & Mart Klein's latest cover images for regular client Die Zeit news magazine in Germany illustrate Switzerland’s new immigration policy; the greatest forger of the century; the Edathy affair; and Russia’s world domination plans.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Taylor Callery created a “Hot Topics” illustration for Phoenix magazine, accompanying an article about how Arizona officials claim they have "put a roof" over the homeless vets problem in the valley - which is reason to celebrate, if only it were true.
Pete Ryan’s illustration for Investment Advisor accompanies an article about advisors who are fired by their clients because the two have completely different expectations on how to move forward.
Janet Allinger illustrated this poster for MJA Vinyards with a ravishing vintage look. “More projects to work on for this winery,” says the Napa Valley favorite, “And I have three more wineries I'm starting projects with!”
Paul Mirocha designed and illustrated this poster for MakeWayForMonarchs.org, a group that raises awareness of the declining Monarch population and encourages replenishment of their natural milkweed habitat.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Alex Nabaum illustrated the cover of the special Food Issue for Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine. The theme of the illustration, which was also used for the symposium poster, was “Food: Stop and Think.”
Chris Gall was commissioned to illustrate a series of posters embodying all things heroic, as part of the Military Channel's rebranding transition into the American Heroes Channel.
Dave Cutler shares two illustrations commissioned by the Kaiser Institute featuring an image of the lotus to embody the leadership principles of their work. “Keepers of the Flame,” was created for their annual summit where key leaders (mostly from business) meet to discuss the principles.
Bob Staake was commissioned by Tufts University to create an illustration for their annual “P.T. Barnum Awards.” The retro poster style image uses the university colors of blue and black, and shows their mascot, Jumbo, with his trunk angled upward for luck.
Chris Whetzel took a belt-tightening approach this introductory illustration and spots for Remodeling magazine. The article discussed ways to save money within your contracting business.
Celia Johnson illustrated Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report, which examines technology put to practical business use. Celia produced a cover image, shown here, plus 10 topic-specific interior illustrations.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Jeanine Henderson was recently commissioned to redesign a YA post-apocalyptic thriller series for Skyscape. The focus was on hand-lettered title type design that would turn from orderly and a bit futuristic to “deviant”, swirling and splitting off into different directions that would snake around the cover.
Anna + Elena Balbusso illustrated the cover of the Italian edition of "Il Principe Della Citta' di Sabbia" (The Prince of the City of Sand) published by Oscar Mondadori Junior, Italy 2014.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Raul Colon illustrated a wonderful children’s biography of the late master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Winner of the ALA 2008 Pura Belpre Award Honor for Illustration, “My Name is Gabito” is still available from Theispot.com Bookstore.
Paul Morton is no longer fazed by “off-calendar” illustration schedules. While the rest of us are still picking over our Easter baskets, Paul has just finished up two more Christmas themed “Imaginetic” magnetic sticker sets for Interplay. Here’s a pre-production peek:
Andrea Cobb illustrated a feature on mastering the basic techniques of acupressure for this month’s Experience Life Magazine. The 5,000 year old healing practice is shown to be effective in treating a host of conditions including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
Zara Picken was commissioned to create a set of three concept-driven illustrations for the latest issue of Brunswick Review, to accompany an article about Singapore’s “cryptic” think tank.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Valeria Petrone’s image has been chosen by Creative Quarterly as one of their top 25 illustrations from the past year, and will appear in their "100 Best" Annual.
Elvis Swift channeled Toulouse-Lautrec for this Boston Globe Book Review illustration of “Astonish Me,” an elegant new novel about the American ballet world at its cultural peak, where the pursuit of artistic perfection is harrowing at best.