Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MICHAEL GELEN ILLUSTRATION: BERNIE!

Michael Gelen created this portrait of United States Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, after Roy Lichtenstein's 1968 portrait of Robert Kennedy for Time Magazine.

EDWARD KINSELLA ILLUSTRATION: JOHN FORD

Edward Kinsella's portrait of late film director John Ford appears in this week's New Yorker.

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: SCIENCE X 3

Davide Bonazzi created a trio of conceptual illustrations for the current issue of Science Magazine.

TAYLOR CALLERY ILLUSTRATION: UNKNOWN REMAINS

Taylor Callery created this cover illustration for The Texas Observer highlighting a very sad and sensitive issue about the careless mishandling of migrant bodies by Texas Rangers.

LISA HENDERLING ILLUSTRATION: SUMMER

Lisa Henderling’s glamorous illustration proves, once and for all, that life is just better in summer!

JOHN JAY CABUAY ILLUSTRATION: THE EMISSARY

John Jay Cabuay’s double portrait cover illustration for the National Journal features Rafael Cruz: dad, preacher and Ted’s ambassador to true believers of the Right.

DANIEL HERTZBERG ILLUSTRATION: NEW BALLGAME

Daniel Hertzberg’s new ¾ spread for Sports Illustrated (the only illustration in the whole issue) accompanied a feature article about millennials, their ethnic and social diversity, and their impact on sports in America.

VLAD ALVAREZ ILLUSTRATION: THE GREAT LERMENTOV

Vlad Alvarez Illustration’s for the North American Review accompanied a short story about a renowned Russian doctor who came to the U.S. in search of a better future, only to find out he couldn't practice medicine here with his Russian degree. So, he settles for a job as a taxi driver.

HARRY CAMPBELL ILLUSTRATION: STREAMING

Harry Campbell illustrates the numerous music streaming options available for the latest issue of Variety magazine.

CHRIS GASH ILLUSTRATION: HOME, BEAT HOME

Chris Gash's sampler illustration for The Boston Globe “My First Home” feature ran with an article about a couple who buys a dilapidated, beat-up farm house and restores it to become a true family home.

MICHAEL SLOAN ILLUSTRATION: GRAMMAR QUEST

Michael Sloan’s illustration for The Christian Science Monitor accompanied an article about a professor's mission to uphold high standards of grammar in the classroom.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Peter Horvath Illustration: Intelligent Life

Peter Horvath’s illustration for The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine accompanied a story titled "The Data or the Hunch?"
Chad Geran created scads of cheerful illustrations for Management 3.0′s Worker Happiness Project. Here are a few to brighten your cubicle.

Tyler Jacobson Illustration: State Bar & Grill

Tyler Jacobson was commissioned to paint a mural for the walls of the State Bar & Grill at the base of the Empire State Building.  Stop by, have a cocktail, and be totally transported by Tyler's piece to a New York City that you wish you remembered!

Jane Mjolsness Illustration: Sharp Spots

Jane Mjolsness created a colorful set of 11 spot illustrations for longtime client The Dealey Group in Dallas, to be used in their ongoing campaign for JLL Properties.

Mike Tofanelli Illustration: Presidential Free-For-All

Mike Tofanelli illustrated six 2016 presidential hopefuls, crammed into a gluttonous free-for-all for the cover of Reason Magazine's July issue. The cover story focused on cutting government spending and whether any of the candidates would be able to "tighten their belt" as our next president.

RYAN PELTIER ILLUSTRATION: CHARACTER DESIGN

Ryan Peltier’s intriguing new set of character illustrations send a small shiver up one’s spine, even on a summer afternoon.

PETE RYAN ILLUSTRATION: STING

Pete Ryan’s illustration for Cottage Life magazine accompanied an article about a woman with a morbid fear of wasps.

Taylor Callery Illustration: Pending Downturn

Taylor Callery’s latest illustration in his ongoing series for Money Magazine's “Skeptical Investor” feature concerns warning signs for a pending downturn in the market.

JAMES TAYLOR ILLUSTRATION: STYLIST LIVE

James Taylor created a bright photo-collage illustration for use across all media at this year’s Stylist Live event in London.

JAMES CAREY ILLUSTRATION: GO BIG

James Carey illustrated a massive graffiti-inspired music mural, featuring the soulful, doleful gaze of the late Lou Reed.

DAVID PLUNKERT ILLUSTRATION: TMBG #6

David Plunkert shares his sixth limited edition poster design and Illustration for a yearlong monthly concert series by They Might Be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The posters are 12x18” and printed using 4-color process.

PETER STRAIN ILLUSTRATION: AUSTIN TO BOSTON

Peter Strain weaves imagery and hand lettering to make a poster illustration for the indie music documentary Austin to Boston.

JUSTIN METZ ILLUSTRATION: HEROES AND VILLAINS

Justin Metz created this cover illustration for a special issue of Empire movie magazine, honoring the 100 Greatest Movie Characters of all-time.

JOHN TOMAC ILLUSTRATION: ONE FOR THE BOOKS

John Tomac’s illustration for Grantland’s quarterly bound edition, showcasing the site’s best writing, appears with a story about baseball-related books.

Friday, June 26, 2015

ROB DOBI ILLUSTRATION: ANONYMOUS SOURCE

Rob Dobi’s illustration points up the damage that can be done by placing trust in the wrong anonymous source.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DAVOR PAVELIC ILLUSTRATION: IN A BIND

Davor Pavelic’s illustrations for the Chrush+Lab production company appear in an animated film about origins of high heels. The shoes originate in the Chinese foot binding tradition, whose purpose was to make women more vulnerable to men.

ROB DOBI ILLUSTRATION: THE PRICE OF MMA

Rob Dobi’s illustration for Variety accompanies an article about the high rate of fighters getting injured as they take in big money for Mixed Martial Arts.

MIRKO CRESTA ILLUSTRATION: CREATIVE QUARTERLY 40 WINNER

Mirko Cresta has had two of his illustrations selected to be in published in Creative Quarterly #40.

ROY SCOTT ILLUSTRATION: AGING WITH MS

Roy Scott was commissioned to illustrate an upbeat cover and two spreads for a feature about “Aging with MS” that will appear in the fall issue of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Momentum Magazine.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EDEL RODRIGUEZ ILLUSTRATION: WHY I CAN’T FORGIVE

Edel Rodriguez created this illustration for the New York Times yesterday: it went live on their website within an hour and appears on the op-ed page of today’s paper, accompanying an opinion on the events in Charleston, SC.

CHRIS GASH ILLUSTRATION: TIPPING POINT

Chris Gash illustrated a half-page for Rhode Island Monthly about the tipping economy. The story outlined the difficulty of earning a living on tips alone, as well as whether or not raising the base wage for tipped workers will destroy the restaurant economy.

KYLE HILTON ILLUSTRATION: WET HOT WIRED

Kyle Hilton illustrated a LOT of his favorite people (plus ants!) for a feature spread in the new issue of WIRED, about the upcoming “Wet Hot American Summer Reunion” Netflix series.

CORA LYNN DEIBLER ILLUSTRATION: ROSA BONHEUR

Cora Lynn Deibler’s illustrated, hand lettered portrait of Rosa Bonheur is a tribute to this wonderful, but often overlooked, 19th century artist. The portrait is now on view through August 15 as part of the show "Artists Illustrating Artists,” at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, 128 East 63rd St, NYC.

STEVEN NOBLE: PRINT MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE WEEK

Steven Noble is featured as “Illustrator of the Week” in the Design Inspiration blog on the homepage of Print Magazine.

JOHN HARTMAN ILLUSTRATION: BUILD IT

John Hartman’s gracefully animated illustration for Fine Woodworking from Taunton Press demonstrates how a hidden leaf table works, and how to build one yourself.

Monday, June 22, 2015

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: SURFING THE MARKET

Davide Bonazzi stays well ahead of the wave with this illustration for Wells Fargo's Conversations Magazine that asks: is it possible to read the market?

JAMES TAYLOR ILLUSTRATION: KIEHL’S CRÈME

James Tayor created this ebullient illustration for Kiehl’s Crème de Corps whipped body butter.

DANIEL HERTZBERG ILLUSTRATION: MURDER AS USUAL

Daniel Hertzberg illustrated “Gun Culture Makes Mass Murder Routine,” an Op-Ed article for the Sunday Boston Globe.

OIVIND HOVLAND ILLUSTRATION: HEALTHCARE OF TOMORROW

Oivind Hovland’s illustration for The Financial Times accompanied an article pointing up changes in healthcare. Investments in new technology can transform the traditional doctor’s office into something from another world.

DAN FUNDERBURGH ILLUSTRATION: KOBE FOR NIKE

Dan Funderburgh illustrated a super-focused Kobe Bryant icon and pattern design for Nike.

GREG CLARKE ILLUSTRATION: POTOMAC PATHWAYS

Greg Clarke designed and illustrated a two color Letterpress graphic for Potomac Pathways, a teen counseling/recovery center.

ANNI BETTS ILLUSTRATION: SHIMMIES FOR KITTIES

Anni Betts designed, illustrated and hand lettered the poster for “Shimmies for Kitties,” an upcoming belly dance performance that will benefit Cat Welfare in Ohio, a shelter for cats and kittens in need of adoption.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Scott Pollack Illustration: Golf Trap

Scott Pollack revved up and produced this illustration in 4 hours yesterday to accompanying an article in today’s Wall Street Journal regarding the dangerous lure of golf and all its potential personal ramifications.

Jason Seiler Illustration: Hillary’s Baggage

Jason Seiler illustrated Hillary and Bill Clinton for the cover of The Weekly Standard.  “Had a lot of fun with this one!” says Jason, “Hillary and Bill are both so much fun to draw!”

Benedetto Cristofani Illustration: 3 x 3 Honors

Benedetto Cristofani has received 3x3 Magazine Honorable Mention awards for two illustrations in the Editorial category.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MARK SMITH ILLUSTRATION: SAFE CRUISING

Mark Smith’s full page illustration for Security Management Magazine is a very literal image of “man overboard.” But Mark’s intriguing sense of space and composition inspire deeper thought.

WESLEY BEDROSIAN ILLUSTRATION: MUTATION

Wesley Bedrosian’s illustration for Harvard Magazine accompanies a review of a book explaining “How Unnatural Selection & Nonrandom Mutation Change Life on Earth.”

MIKE TOFANELLI ILLUSTRATION: CLUB 27 IN 3 X 3

Mike Tofanelli's illustration "Club 27" received an Honorable Mention in the 3x3 Illustration Annual no. 12. The concept comes from an eerie phenomenon: an unusually large number of famous rock musicians have died at the age of 27. Mike's tribute seats club members Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Curt Cobain, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin together in the V.I.P. section.

CHARLES CHAISSON ILLUSTRATION: INDIA RISING

Charles Chaisson illustrated an article in Bloomberg Money Magazine about India's economic and population growth, which may or may not put them ahead of China in a regional contest with global consequences.