Friday, May 29, 2015

DANIEL GUIDERA: FRESH AND HOT

Daniel Guidera gets the weekend off to a bright and early start with this sweet retro illustration. More coffee? Yes, please!

WACSO: UNWELCOME HOME

WACSO’s illustration for the Boston Globe accompanies an article about the occasional downside of shopping for real estate.

KIRSTEN ULVE: NORTH TEXAS BOOM

Kirsten Ulve created a zippy batch of illustrations for an article about the recent real estate boom in Northern Texas for Dallas-based D Magazine.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ANNA SUTOR: ESTHETIKA INTERVIEW

Anna Sutor's beautifully designed illustrations were the subject of an interview with the artist in the latest issue of Italian design magazine ESTHETIKA.

MICHAEL GELEN: ALL MY SONS

Michael Gelen designed and illustrated this poster for an Irish Classical Theatre production of "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Davor Pavelic: Vetlocity


Davor Pavelic created super-fun illustrations for Vetlocity, the animal health industry’s end-to-end loyalty solution designed to strengthen the bond between manufacturers, veterinarians and pet owners. Davor’s blend of retro and modern, with a soft color touch, makes for a friendly mix.

Dan Stiles: One Thing Leads to Another

Dan Stiles new career retrospective book, One Thing Leads to Another, will be launched Wednesday, June 3rd, 7 pm at PowerHouse Books, 37 Main St in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. There will be wine!

JON KRAUSE: NINE PHILLY ILLOS

Jon Krause is one of nine Philadelphia-based illustrators profiled in a recent issue of Philly VOICE magazine. “I like taking text that might be obtuse and simplifying it into an image that makes the viewer think a bit, and crystallizes what the message is – visually -- in a concise way.”

BRIAN STAUFFER: SLUGGISH REVOLUTION

Brian Stauffer’s illustration on POLITICO.com is about the snail-like pace of change in the so-called Clean Energy Revolution.

DAN BEJAR: SERIAL THRILLER

Dan Bejar's "Serial Thriller" cover for Concord Academy Magazine illustrates a story about the hit podcast "Serial's" creator Sarah Koenig, and the podcast medium's ability to support long-form narrative journalism in the age of 140 character news bites.

KOTRYNA ZUKAUSKAITE: ATTENTION ECONOMY

Kotryna Zukauskaite was commissioned by the Milken Institute Review to illustrate an article on “Attention Economy,” which analyzed the relative value of time, quick clicks, and attention in social media.

JOHN KACHIK: ROCK-STARRY NIGHT

John Kachik painted this 10 x 10" oil on black velvet portrait of Elvis for a fund raising auction at the Starry Night Delaplaine Gala in Frederick, MD. A real mixed metaphor image, John’s cultural mash-up incorporates Van Gogh and campy black velvet painting to create something brand new.

LAURA WATSON: ELEMENTS OF SPRINGTIME STYLE

Laura Watson, inspired by the tiny spring blooms popping up in her garden last month, decided to illustrate and hand letter a botanical pattern for the stationery/greeting card/paper products markets.

TAYLOR CALLERY: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Taylor Callery created simple illustrations for Harper's Magazine to accompany a complex feature on the intensions of the Affordable Care Act, and how it affects the poor and middle class.

SUDI MCCOLLUM: SUN MEADOW

Sudi McCollum created cheerful illustrations with an earthy, handmade feeling for AG Foods/Sun Meadow, Specialty Meals Provider.

Greg Clarke: One-Person Trials

Greg Clarke’s illustration for the British science journal Nature accompanies an article advocating for a different type of clinical trial that focuses on individual, not average, responses to therapy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MARK ULRIKSEN: 50TH NEW YORKER COVER

Mark Ulriksen’s 50th cover illustration for The New Yorker, “Suiting Up,” appears this week. Congratulations Mark!

MEGAN PIONTKOWSKI: SAGAR FAMILY HOMES

Megan Piontkowski used her exceptional watercolor illustration style to create renderings of available house models for Sagar Family Homes in Tacoma, WA.

DAVID PLUNKERT: THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS

David Plunkert illustrated the cover and packaging for the Criterion Collection release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's seminal German film, "The Merchant of Four Seasons."

RSS NEWS/BLOG CHRIS GASH: MOVIN’ ON OVER

Chris Gash starts illustrating a NEW monthly column for tip-top client Money Magazine: new page, new topic, new two-color limit. This one was about how your retirement fund can be a legacy of your family values.

EDWARD KINSELLA: ANDREI RUBLEV

Edward Kinsella illustrated and lettered this haunting poster in conjunction with Black Dragon Press for Andrei Tarkovsky’s film, Andrei Rublev. The poster is a limited edition of 150, 18” x 24” hand-pulled screen print.

MICHAEL MORGENSTERN: ALL AT SEA

Michael Morgenstern’s illustration for The Economist this week accompanies an article about the plight of the many refugees fleeing Myanmar for safe haven who are stranded at sea, packed tightly on small boats with dwindling supplies.

DAVIDE BONAZZI: GOOD INVESTMENT?

Davide Bonazzi’s cover and interior illustration for Think Advisor's Research Magazine accompanies an article debating the investment value of a college education, as costs rise and standards sink.

EVA VAZQUEZ: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Eva Vazquez’ illustration for Columbus Monthly accompanied an article about the stubborn cycle of human trafficking through massage parlors.

JEROME STUDER: FLEET WEEK

Jerome Studer brought a Gallic sense of style to this illustrated homage to Fleet Week, a long standing tradition in New York City. Sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard converge on the city cap it all off with a Memorial Day parade.

MART KLEIN & MIRIAM MIGLIAZZI: PHILLIP LAHM

Mart Klein & Miriam Migliazzi illustrated a series of very precisely painted storyboards for an Adelholzener Mineral Water TV spot, featuring soccer champion Phillip Lahm as a liquid player.

EUGENE SMITH: THE THING

Eugene Smith illustrated a portrait of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, just in time for clobbering time!

SAMUEL A. MINICK: MUNDANE SPLENDOR

Samuel A. Minick will have an exhibition of paintings opening next month at Terry Ratliff Fine Art Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DAVIDE BONAZZI: RESETTING THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK

Davide Bonazzi’s illustration for the University of Chicago / Harris School of Public Policy accompanies an article about the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ decision to move its historic Doomsday Clock forward two minutes.

JUDE BUFFUM: DIGNITY HEALTH

Jude Buffum worked with Dignity Health to illustrate animated advertising spots for their child-focused approach to the emergency room. According to Jude, “the kids were super adorable and gave great suggestions that were a blast to illustrate.”

STEVEN SALERNO: THE FANTASTIC FERRIS WHEEL

Steven Salerno created a series of elaborate, vintage-feel illustrations for The Fantastic Ferris Wheel, a picture book about the true life story of George Ferris, inventor of the first giant observation wheel, constructed in 1893 for the World's Fair in Chicago.

PAUL LACHINE: FREDDIE GRAY

Paul Lachine illustrated a moving weekend section cover for the Baltimore Sun, accompanying a feature about local writers reflecting on Freddie Gray and the aftermath.

ARN0: CHILLED THIRSTDAY

Arn0’s languorous illustration for Red Bull Racing at the Monaco Grand Prix provides the perfect invitation to Drift into Chilled Thirstday.

CHI BIRMINGHAM: DAD-BOD, QUANTIFIED

Chi Birmingham’s illustration for the New York Times Styles section accompanies an article about women’s alleged new interest in the soft, doughy “dad bod.”

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sean McCabe: Hillary and Young Feminists

Sean McCabe’s photo illustration appears on the cover of the “Women in Washington” issue of National Journal.

Steven Noble: Quit Smoking

Steven Noble created a series of fairy tale themed illustrations for the Wyoming Department of Health for their “Quit Smoking” poster promotion.  Why couldn’t the Big Bad Wolf blow down the brick house?

Fian Arroyo: Vintage Inspiration

Fian Arroyo channels art nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha in this vintage travel poster for an upcoming exhibition at ZaPow galleries in Asheville, NC.

STEPHANIE DALTON COWAN: BIZ ED

Stephanie Dalton Cowan just completed a cover and four interior illustrations for Biz Ed Magazine, highlighting their feature about education leadership in emerging international markets.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PAUL GARLAND: THE PRIZE FOR ILLUSTRATION 2015

Paul Garland was awarded “The Prize for Illustration 2015,” jointly organized by The Association of Illustrators and Transport for London. This year’s theme was London Places and Spaces. Paul’s entry centers on the Greenwich Meridian Line and is titled “Meeting Place.”

YEHRIN TONG: V&A ILLUSTRATION AWARD

Yehrin Tong won a prestigious Book Cover Design V&A Illustration Award 2015, for her stunning illustration work on “The Book of Strange New Things.” The award ceremony took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

RUTH ROWLAND: VAN MORRISON DUETS

Ruth Rowland hand lettered the CD cover, booklet and disc for musical icon Van Morrison’s latest album release, Duets: Re-working the Catalogue on RCA Records.

CHRIS BEATRICE: DRAGONWOOD

Chris Beatrice created all the card and packaging illustrations for "Dragonwood", a new card game soon to be published by Gamewright. Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves!

Monday, May 18, 2015

HARRY CAMPBELL: WILDLIFE

Harry Campbell’s illustrations for the cover and interior of PlanSponsor magazine afforded him the pleasure of playing with more organic shapes: drawing fish and birds by hand first, then finishing in vector.

CHRISTINE MARIE LARSEN: ART ON THE GREEN

Christine Marie Larsen’s osprey illustration is featured on the 46th Annual Art on the Green festival poster. The festival hosts artists and performers from across the country and around the world for this three day event in pristine northern Idaho.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pete Ryan: Shopping for Healthcare

Pete Ryan’s cover illustration for HealthLeaders magazine deals with the cost to quality ratio in healthcare services.

Elvis Swift: Chasing a Leader

Elvis Swift’s illustration for The Washington Post accompanies and article about the National Symphony Orchestra’s current music director search.

Elizabeth Sayles created a series of gently moving illustrations for the biography “Malala”, due to publish in January 2016 from Penguin Random House.

Dale Stephanos: B.B. King


Dale Stephanos’ paintings pay tribute to late, great B.B. King.

JOHN TOMAC: HISTORY OF FRANCE

John Tomac speaks the international language of illustration with this dramatic image for a History of France, published in Montrouge, FR.

MONICA LONCOLA: IMAGINE SHOES

Monica Loncola illustrates and writes Imagine Shoes, a monthly column for the footwear cult blog, iwanthershoes. According to Monica, “There’s nothing frivolous about shoes…”