Friday, August 29, 2014

James Yang: Impolite In Print!

James Yang's wryly hilarious alter-ego, “The Impolite Gentleman,” was spotted on the back page of the Golf Digest September issue…

CF Payne: Hooray, Someday

CF Payne illustrated this sweet, aspirational action scene to accompany a poem featured in the September issue of Highlights Magazine.

Chris Gash: Food Stars

Chris Gash’s illustration for Variety accompanied an article about how celebrity chefs are the new must-have star attraction for Las Vegas casinos.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Richard Borge: Robot Race

Richard Borge’s illustration for REASEARCH Magazine accompanied and article about how "robo-advisors" are transforming the financial advising world (and the race to do so).

Merrill Rainey: The Spooky Season

Merrill Rainey called upon his inner-child for inspiration when illustrating the Sept./Oct. issue of Jack & Jill Magazine. He was asked to create a Halloween board game activity for some good old-fashion fun, showcasing one of his favorite times of the year: The Spooky Season!

Pete Ryan: Sure Footed

Pete Ryan illustrated an article for Canadian financial magazine BC Business about “secure financial footing.”

Laura Watson: Wonderful World


Laura Watson shares an illustration from a recently completed book for Ideals Publications, “A Love Letter from God,” which features children discovering everything wonderful about their world.

Mark Hanley: Haunted House

Mark Hanley scared up a classic Haunted House illustration for non-profit animal shelter Pet Project, Inc., to promote their annual Halloween adoption campaign. The image, rendered on an iPad using just one app and one stylus, was adapted for use as a large scale wall hanging as well as print and collateral advertising.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rob Dobi: McIlroy Rises Again

Rob Dobi’s pop-inspired cover illustration for Sport Magazine depicts the resurgence of pro golfer Rory McIlroy.

James Fryer: A Very Stalinist Management Model

James Fryer’s illustration for the Times Higher Education's opinion page accompanies an article noting the many parallels between Stalin's Russia and the operation of today's universities in the UK.

Kotryna Zukauskaite: Stanford Medicine Magazine

Kotryna Zukauskaite illustrates a variety of serious technical subjects for Stanford Medicine with her signature grace and style.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keith Negley: When the World Goes Dark

Keith Negley’s illustration for the New York Times “Science Time” section accompanies a personal account of progressive vision loss.

Alex Nabaum: Native Son

Alex Nabaum illustrated a preview of the play "Native Son," returning to its Chicago roots, for Chicago Magazine.

Stuart Bradford: Decisive Marriage

Stuart Bradford’s illustration for the “Well” column in the New York Times shows how couples who clarify goals before marriage appear to have better relationships than couples who simply let inertia carry them through major transitions.

Solene Debies: Magnifique by Cristina

Solene Debies creates an on-going series of fun fashion illustrations for “Magnifique by Cristina,” the weekly TV show of French Stylist to the Stars, Cristina Cordula. Solene illustrates the fashion trends and Cristina's advice on how every woman can be "Magnifique," based on their body type.

Barbara Hranilovich: Embracing Encaustic

Barbara Hranilovich will have an exhibition of her engaging, yet mysterious, encaustic work opening on Wednesday, September 10, at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing in Michigan. "Embracing Encaustic" will hang from September 2 through October 29. Visitors will see a variety of approaches to this exciting medium.

Jeff Grunewald: Chili’s World Cup

Jeff Grunewald’s dynamic stadium illustration for Chili's restaurants in Latin America was used as a door wrap during the World Cup games. The shirts of the spectators were created as separate layers, to be changeable for different countries' team colors.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Doug Boehm: Evolutionary Golf

Doug Boehm created a series of illustrations for the current issue of Golf Business Magazine to accompany an article on the importance of staying relevant for private clubs.

Dennis Wunsch: Keeping Multifamily in Check

Dennis Wunsch created this feature illustration for an article in Scotsman Guide Commercial edition about new guidelines from Fannie Mae that measure the health of older multifamily properties as they age.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Urs J.Knobel: Steve McQueen

Urs J. Knobel did this illustration of the Academy Award-winning British film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist for VIC-Newsletter.  McQueen won the Award for “12 Years a Slave”.

Scott Pollack: Watching You

Scott Pollack created this illustration for a senior living magazine that discusses a new generation of low-cost products that make it easier than ever to keep an eye on residents.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gregory Manchess: Rise As One

Gregory Manchess worked with Anheuser Busch and Tarras Productions to create a series of paintings for TV ads re-telling a magical Christmas story from the early days of WWI.  British and German soldiers took a brief peaceful ceasefire to venture out into No Man's Land and play a friendly game of football soccer...

Pushart: Buddy Bike

Pushart lets the sun shine in on this illustration for a recent Orange Coast Magazine article titled, "Buddy Bike."

Cathi Mingus: Picture Perfect

Cathi Mingus shares her latest foray into the hearts and minds of tween girls nationwide: sweet illustrations for the “Picture Perfect” series from HarperCollins. Find these fun friendship stories for girls in stores starting January 2015.

Stuart Bradford: Erratic Cues

Stuart Bradford illustrates “Erratic Cues in Drug Fight” for The New York Times Science section. The article argues that legalization may weaken a main reason teens stay clean.

Mark Smith: The Singing Sands

Mark Smith illustrated the cover and seven interior scenes for the lush new Folio Society edition of “The Singing Sands,” by Joseph Tey.

James Yang: Find Them if You Can

James Yang's illustration for PlanSponsor magazine depicts a frantic attempt to round up all the little financial details that make up a well maintained retirement account.

Daniel Hertzberg: Southern Democrats

Daniel Hertzberg’s richly textured illustration for the Boston Globe Op-Ed accompanied an article on Democrats from the South: they criticize Obama and are anti-EPA, pro-death penalty and pro-gun. But all they’re really trying to do is get more votes from the Right.

Jason Seiler: The New Yorker

Jason Seiler illustrated this portrait of Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva for The New Yorker.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Doug Chayka: Evoking Memories

Doug Chayka’s full page illustration for the August/September issue of PRINT Magazine accompanies an article on the power of memory as a communicative device which many designers struggle to employ. 

Peter Campofiori: Brawn and Brains

Peter Campofiori’s illustration for the University of Minnesota Alumni Magazine accompanied an article about student athletes who are also leading their classes academically.

Paul Garland: The Thinkers

Paul Garland’s illustration assignment for Harvard Magazine was to show the difference between the complex information process of a human brain and that of a chimp. Paul took inspiration from Rodin's “The Thinker,” adding his own playful concept and color.

Pete Ryan: Filling the House

Pete Ryan’s illustration for The Boston Globe accompanied a feature about a couple’s plan to renovate a newly purchased, dark old house. After finding out the previous owners wanted but  were never able to have children, they decided the best way to renovate was to “fill the house with children.”

Michael Morgenstern: CIO 100 Cover

Michael Morgenstern illustrated the cover for CIO Magazine’s special “100 Best” technology leaders issue.

Dennis Wunsch: Mobile Commerce

Dennis Wunsch created this feature illustration for the August Scotsman Guide Residential Edition to accompany an article about ways in which mortgage originators can take advantage of today's soaring world of mobile commerce.

Friday, August 15, 2014

CF Payne: The Left Behinds

CF Payne illustrated the cover for David Potter's book "The Left Behinds - The iPhone that saved George Washington," a story that combines time travel, humor and American history in a whirlwind adventure.

Ruth Rowland: A Slice of Italy

Ruth Rowland chose some old and much loved brushes to create loose hand lettering for Jamie Magazine’s Italian Special. Designed to complement the rustic photography, Ruth’s lettering is inspired by Italian Paisan brush script.

Michal Dziekan: Tottering Ivory Towers

Michal Dziekan’s cover illustration for the September/October issue of The American Interest accompanies a feature on the business of higher education, which is dangerously overdue for a make-over. 

Scott Pollack: Lookin’ for Love

Scott Pollack’s illustration for the Wall Street Journal Sports section accompanies an article explaining why New York Jets players are looking for love on Tinder.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guy Stauber: Tiger Beer

Guy Stauber illustrated the “Real Fans Roar” campaign for Malaysian beverage super- brand Tiger Beer, which ran during the heat of the World Cup last month.

John Tomac: Pitching Nippon

John Tomac's illustration for Grantland.com accompanied a feature that looks at the ways Japanese baseball teams make their pitch to attract foreign-born players to Nippon Professional Baseball.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ken Orvidas: Do Plants Think?

Ken Orvidas’ illustration for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines accompanies an article asserting that not only do plants think, they also act. For instance, tomatoes can sense when they are under attack by an insect and signal the bug’s natural predator(s) for help.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Brian Stauffer: Consuming Fish

Brian Stauffer’s smart, elegant illustration for the New York Times accompanies an article urging responsible fishing, farming and consumption of fish, whether endangered or completely overlooked.

Chris Gash: Picture This

Chris Gash’s illustration for the NY Times Science Times, accompanied a feature on new editing software that allows the user to dimensionally rotate objects in a photo using a database of 3D models.

WACSO: Business Overview

WACSO uses delicate pen and ink to render Grand Central’s Guastavino arches in this illustration for Signature Bank Business Overview.

Mike Tofanelli: Best of Vegas

Mike Tofanelli’s trio of hilarious caricatures illustrates Vegas Seven's “Best of the City” issue.

Tom Richmond: Snark Tank

Tom Richmond’s latest guffaw-inducing parody for MAD Magazine is an impeccable goof on the reality show Shark Tank.

James Yang: The Structure of Language

James Yang’s illustration series for Scientific American accompanied articles about the science and structure of language. In the first, a study found that bilingual people convey more empathy in their native tongue vs a second language
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Agent Illustrateur: Basque Country Tour

Agent Illustrateur was commissioned by Sixt Car Rentals in France to create an illustrated interactive map of the French Basque Country, promoting the beautiful car trip you can make with key suggestions for where to go and what to do.

Leon Mussche: Personal Coach

Leon Mussche illustrated a simple yet effective visual identity for Jasper Erkens personal coaching practice in Amsterdam.  Three questions (Who am I? What do I do? How do I work?) plus two colors equals the basis of a total print and online identity.