Friday, July 31, 2015
Orlando Arocena’s vector illustration style combines with his love of both classic and contemporary films to create this awesome poster tribute to the terrifying 1976 movie, The Omen.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Chris Whetzel’s recent assignment for a financial publication accompanied an article predicting that wild investment markets are finally calming down… Now, now- who’s a good monster?
Sudi McCollum was commissioned by the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, CA to create a poster promoting an exclusive wine tasting event, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.
David Plunkert whisks us off to the continent with this series of illustrations about wine that appeared in the weekly “Food & Drink” section of The Wall Street Journal’s European edition.
Graham Smith illustrated a portrait of Randy Johnson for the cover of The Phoenix New Times this month in honor of Randy "Big Unit" Johnson’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Davide Bonazzi’s full page illustration for the Italian edition of NBA Magazine is an oh-so-American, Wild West portrait of Ettore Messina, assistant coach of San Antonio Spurs.
James Fryer’s sensitive illustration accompanied an opinion piece for the Times Higher Education magazine describing the sudden death of a husband, and its impact on his widow. She had to develop a “new normal” to manage the demands of her academic work, while also looking after her children.
Ken Orvidas incorporated subtle calligraphy into this illustration for California Real Estate Magazine which accompanied an article bemoaning the state’s ongoing (and growing) transportation problems.
Anni Betts continues her illustrated Alphabet Animal series with F is for Fox Waving a Flag. “It’s always Fun drawing Foxes,” says Anni. “I hope he brings a smile to your Face…and have an F-is-For-Fantastic day!” View & purchase prints of the series in progress here.
Anna Sutor’s line drawing of Venice makes a beautiful opening flyleaf illustration for Aperitivo Illustrato, an international photography and contemporary art magazine distributed at art fairs and bookstores worldwide.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Marco Melgrati’s clean, conceptual illustration style is a favorite at Variety magazine lately. Two recent assignments include an article on the complex subtext of Emmy Award nomination snubs…
David Plunkert’s cover and interior illustrations for Stanford Lawyer magazine accompanied a feature on lawyers who choose to go into public service by using their skills to lead non-profit organizations.
Kyle Hilton’s latest project for Chronicle Books is here: “Literary Paper Dolls.” William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and more come to life in Kyle's playful hilariously deadpan illustrations, accompanied by bookish trivia and scholarly accoutrements. Order it now in Theispot.com Bookstore!
Ruth Rowland’s free-range hand lettering style was once more requested by Rolling Stone Bill Wyman for his first solo album since 1982, Back to Basics. Having developed Wyman’s website logo previously, Ruth was delighted to be asked back!
Kevin Sprouls provided a series of color spot illustrations for Conde Nast Traveler magazine, to accompany a reader survey on Airport Domestic Lounges. Kevin illustrated select opinions on various perks offered by competing airlines.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Richard Borge’s illustration for the Boston Globe yesterday accompanied "The Power of Slow Thinking," an article arguing for the wise, controlled energy of a slow thinker, rather than the automatic, reactive energy of a fast thinker.
Randy Glass was commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum of American History to illustrate a series of portraits for their new permanent exhibit, “American Enterprise,” which opened to the public on July 1st.
Randy’s pen & ink portraits are featured on the entry walls for each of the four major eras in American business history chronicled (Merchant, Corporate, Consumer, Global), as well as the accompanying website and companion book, American Enterprise: A History of Business in America.
Tran Nguyen’s beautiful cover illustration for the Jully/August issue of Smithsonian Magazine accompanies a feature about the unfortunate conditions faced by the archaeological prize, Pompeii, and the rise in fame of its less significant counterpart, Herculaneum.
Valeria Petrone’s multi-level illustration for the New York Times Sunday Book Review section accompanies a critique of “Imperium,” a novel about extreme faith and veganism, set in the South Sea Islands.
Daniel Bueno’s upcoming cover illustration for the Brazilian magazine Ciência Hoje das Crianças (Science Today Kids) will feature his depiction of the hyper-crowded, low income urban communities in that country known as "favelas".
Steven Salerno's latest children's book illustration project recently garnered STARRED reviews from both Kirkus Reviewsand the School Library Journal. "The Fantastic Ferris Wheel," out this fall from Henry Holt & Co, tells the true life story of George Ferris, inventor of the first giant observation wheel, constructed in 1893 for the World's Fair in Chicago.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Laura Watson was asked by Chirp Magazine to create some cute illustrations for a spread in their “Baby Animals” issue. The illustrations accompanied two puzzles: one challenged kids to count the eggs in the nests of various birds, and the other asked them to put the life stages of frogs, butterflies and dogs in order.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bryan Christie’s work from 2012 to the present is the subject of, In the Body of the World, an 80 page full color catalogue. Bryan’s beautifully mysterious scientific illustrations are represented, as well as works in encaustic on paper, silk and wood.
Kyle Poling’s sweet illustrations were commissioned by Quaracore Creative Agency for a grade K - 3 “Discovering Activity Book.” Fun exercises help kids learn the responsibility of taking care of themselves and others, and to do their very best.
Coco Masuda’s illustrations for the Guideposts magazine feature, “Someone Cares- Pass It On” accompany an article that tells stories of people sharing kindness, helping those in need and developing deeper connections with God and the people in their community.
Paul Garland’s illustration for the New York Times Sunday Book Review section accompanied a critique of “How Music Got Free,” which traces the decline of the lucrative music industry at the hands of file-sharing technology.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Anna Sutor designed and illustrated a new CD, just launched at the Umbria Jazz Festival, in celebration of globally famous trumpet player Paolo Fresu's label, Tuk Music, and featuring Raffaele Casarano.
Cathi Mingus shares her most recent book cover illustration for the cute tween series, "Picture Perfect," due out from HarperCollins in early 2016. This one is about best friends, vacations and annoying brothers…