Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bob Staake: My Pet Book

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!

Maria Corte Maidagan - Monterey Jazz Festival 2014

Maria Corte Maidagan illustrates the Monterey Jazz Festival poster for the second year in a row, via Wellman Advertising.

Richard Borge: In the Cloud

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.

Yuta Onoda: Open to New Ideas

Yuta Onoda created magical full page and spot illustrations for the latest issue of SKF’s Evolution Magazine to accompany the article "Open to New Ideas."

Steven Noble: Tavern on the Green Opens!

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.

Iker Ayestaran: Lovers

Iker Ayestaran illustrates a sea of love for El Correo newspaper in Spain.

Amy Saidens: Games Students Play

Amy Saidens illustrated this infographic for The College of New Jersey to accompany a story about the relative prevalence of gadgets that students bring to school.

James O’Brien: Sink or Swim

James O’Brien illustrated an article on the importance of learning how to swim, even for adults, for The New York Times Health and Science section.

Mart Klein & Miriam Migliazzi: Die Zeit

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

Harry Campbell: Getting Into the Ivies

Harry Campbell’s illustration for page one of the New York Times Sunday Review shows just how much harder it is to get into a top college than ever before.

Taylor Callery: Recent Work

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.

Jon Krause: De-Flowered

Jon Krause’s illustrated an article for TIME magazine about the challenge faced by young girls who try to uphold chastity vows.

Pete Ryan: Why You Get Fired

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.

Davide Bonazzi: Shopping Apps

Davide Bonazzi’s illustration for Il Sole 24 Ore accompanies some advice about the best apps for saving money while shopping.

Yehrin Tong: Holy Bible

Yehrin Tong’s cover design and illustration for The Holy Bible New International Version is simple, spiritual and wonderfully accessible.

Janet Allinger: Escape to MJA

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: Make Way for Monarchs

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.

Michael Gelen: Pinup Helmet

Michael Gelen’s recent project was a first for his Inkwell Studios brand: an actual welding mask, illustrated with a design inspired by World War II era airplane nose art.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Alex Nabaum: Food – Stop and Think

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: American Heroes Channel

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: Kaiser Institute

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: Lucky Jumbo

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: Remodeling the Budget

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: Top 10 Tech Trends

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.

Marilena Perilli: The Summer of Luxe

Marilena Perilli illustrates summer fun as part of her on-going work for Luxette, a source for the chicest hotels on earth.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thomas Ehretsmann: Extreme

Thomas Ehretsmann illustrated a short story series for Playboy Magazine, running over three installments in the current and future months' issues.

Jeanine Henderson: Dust Chronicles

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.

Michael Sloan: Venice

Michael Sloan is on the road again… this time in beautiful Venice, Italy, sketchbook in hand as always!

Mark Summers: Madame du Barry

Mark Summers illustrates, in glorious detail, the beautiful Dolores del Rio in the role of Madame du Barry.

Leon Mussche: Democracy under Construction

Leon Mussche was commissioned to illustrate a sequence of three images for a political essay running in Dutch opinion magazine Elsevier Juist.

Anna + Elena Balbusso: The Prince of the City of Sand

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.

Eric Hanson: The Folly of Saving What You Kill

Eric Hanson’s illustration for the New York Times Op-Ed accompanies a piece criticizing the practice of partial architectural preservation.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Raul Colon: My Name is Gabito

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.

Richard Borge: Boom!

Richard Borge’s latest illustration for Wall Street Journal accompanies an article about winners and losers of the oil boom.

Paul Morton: Christmas in April

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: Pressure Points

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: What Are the Odds?

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

Jon Reinfurt: Happy Earth Day

Jon Reinfurt's joyful planet wishes everyone a Happy Earth Day!

Valeria Petrone: Lovely!

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.

Richard Borge: I.T. Oversight

Richard Borge illustrated an article about a new framework for FDA oversight of healthcare technology, for the Washington Post.

Elizabeth Sayles: Happy Earth Day

Elizabeth Sayles celebrates Earth Day with a sweet lunar illustration.

Peter & Maria Hoey: Hidden Pictures

Peter & Maria Hoey illustrated a hidden picture game for grown-ups recently, for an article titled “Why We Keep Losing Our Keys,” in the Wall Street Journal

James Yang: Summer Fun

James Yang was clearly high (on life) when he illustrated the entire “Parents Guide to Summer,” a special pull out section of the Dallas Morning News.

Nathan Jarvis: Wonderful World

Nathan Jarvis took inspiration from Albert Einstein for this Earth Day illustration: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Elvis Swift: Astonish Me

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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

David Preiss: Spikecross

David Preiss created a dynamic technical illustration to demonstrate the features of Salomon off-road spiked shoes.

Jacob Thomas: Backpacker

Jacob Thomas illustrated the useful article, “Outfit Yourself for $100” for the current issue of Backpacker Magazine.

Edel Rodriguez: The Man in the Woods

Edel Rodriguez commands a full page illustration with hand lettered title for the fiction feature of this week’s New Yorker.

Sean Tiffany: Sports Illustrated Kids

Sean Tiffany’s latest illustrations for the April issue of Sports Illustrated Kids once again raise the age-old question, “What’s the Call?”

Peter Arkle: Timeline

Peter Arkle charts the artistic evolution of actor Neil Patrick Harris, from “Doogie Howser” on TV to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway, for TIME magazine.