Monday, August 31, 2015

JOEY GUIDONE ILLUSTRATION: CQ 41

Joey Guidone’s illustration, “Summer Concert” was named a runner up in the Creative Quarterly 41st annual competition.

JAMES FRYER ILLUSTRATION: BALANCING ACT

James Fryer’s illustration for the “House & Home” section of the Financial Times accompanied an article on the London housing market’s upward surge over the last 5 years. People who own £5million plus houses are faced with balancing certain growth in the value of their homes with a possible huge mansion tax.

PETER HORJUS: PRINT MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE WEEK

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

YANIV SIMONY ILLUSTRATION: TOO MUCH INFORMATION

Yaniv Shimony’s cover illustration for ACC Docket magazine accompanies a feature exploring how big data is changing legal and commercial risk management. Yaniv’s waterfall of data overwhelms the tiny cup, representing insufficient management resources.

RAUL ALLEN ILLUSTRATION: NY TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Raul Allen illustrated a review of Jonathan Franzen’s new book, “Purity,” for the Sunday New York Times.

ELVIS SWIFT ILLUSTRATION: HOOKED ON MUSIC

Elvis Swift’s ebullient illustration for The New York Times “Summer of Science” feature brings to mind the classic work of Saul Steinberg.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Stuart Briers Illustration: Knives in the Neck

Stuart Briers’ striking illustration for Discover magazine accompanied an article on how the medical use of marijuana might help people manage physical conditions, rather than psychological ones.



Paul Garland Illustration: Baby Blues



Paul Garland’s illustration for CURRENTS Magazine accompanied an article on student parents who, without affordable child care, simply won’t complete their degree.

John Tomac Illustration: Ten Years After

John Tomac’s recent illustration assignments have dealt with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. For Grantland, a piece about the “The Green Wave, Tulane University’s football team, which had high hopes heading into the 2005 season, but before their first game found themselves dealing with a lot more than sports:

Ryan Snook Illustration: Apocalypse? No.


Ryan Snook’s illustration for Indianapolis Monthly accompanies an article observing that two men getting married does not, in fact, wake the seven-headed beast of the apocalypse.

Benedetto Cristofani Illustration: Delve



Benedetto Cristofani created this print for the Delve, the movie-mad digital service that each week combines contemporary cinema with fine art and pop culture. Benedetto’s illustration of “45 Years” is available here.

Jason Seiler Illustration: Trump



Jason Seiler illustrated this week’s cover for The Weekly Standard.  “I only had one day for this one,” says Jason.  “It was a bit of a killer to pull off - can't complain though, drawing Trump is never boring!”

Thursday, August 27, 2015

TAYLOR CALLERY ILLUSTRATION: LINCOLN’S FINAL HOURS

Taylor Callery's powerful illustration, originally commissioned for Smithsonian Magazine’s Lincoln Assassination - Special 150th Anniversary Issue - Collector's Edition has been licensed for the cover of "Lincoln's Final Hours" by Kathryn Canavan.

KEITH NEGLEY ILLUSTRATION: NERDS IN THE SURF

Keith Negley’s action-packed illustration for The New Yorker demonstrates how, free from the demands of teaching and admin, summer is playtime as well as a time to get down to serious work for hardcore academics.

CHRIS GASH ILLUSTRATION: KEEP TALKING

Chris Gash created this illustration for Scholastic Instructor about the parent/teacher dialogue and how it benefits the student. Chris’s thoughtful sketch process can be seen below.

MICHAL LISOWSKI ILLUSTRATION: ANIMATED ACNE

Michal Lisowski created storyboard and concept art for McCann Echo and Ars Thanea’scampaign promoting a new pharmaceutical product for acne treatment. The campaign, covering digital, print, convention, and video media, won a Bronze in Cannes Lion Health in the Pharma Category! 

TAYLOR CALLERY ILLUSTRATION: TRANSFORM CINCINNATI

Taylor Callery illustrated an article for Cincinnati Magazine about the soon-to-be-announced winners of the "Transform Cincinnati" program, which aims to find bold solutions to pressing issues that will have a lasting impact on the quality of life in that city.

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: RIDING THE CRISES

Davide Bonazzi's illustration for German magazine Die Zeit accompanies an article about how to face and overcome the many crises from all over the world.

DAVE CLEGG ILLUSTRATION: COLLEGE CRUNCH

Dave Clegg’s cover illustration for Bethesda magazine accompanies a feature highlighting the effects of college application pressure on high school kids in the area.

CELYN ILLUSTRATION: SWEET THINGS

Celyn keeps the focus on cool, sweet things as summer winds down…

ANNA + ELENA BALBUSSO ILLUSTRATION: MODERN LOVE

Anna + Elena Balbusso created a series of illustrations for Middlebury Magazine to accompany “Modern Love,” an in depth exploration of the desire for emotional commitment amidst the hook-up culture of college life.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BRIAN STAUFFER ILLUSTRATION: THE GENTRIFIER’S GUIDE

Brian Stauffer’s cover for The Village Voice illustrates a feature addressing the problem of gentrification and providing guidance on how not to be an asshole as you pillage someone’s home turf.

LAURA WATSON ILLUSTRATION: THE MEASLY VIRUS

Laura Watson create fun and positive illustrations for “The Measly Virus,” the debut book from Watters Publishing, a new company creating high-quality children's books focused on promoting kids' health.

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: WORKING

Davide Bonazzi created two illustrations for British magazine Modus to accompany an article about the evolution of workplaces, from home offices to shared spaces. 

BRUCIE ROSCH ILLUSTRATION: CAO IS THE NEW VIP

Brucie Rosch’s illustration for the Wall Street Journal accompanies an article noting the increasing importance of the Chief Accounting Officer in the corporate finance department, due to intricate regulatory requirements.

JOHN ROMAN: THE ART OF ILLUSTRATED MAPS

John Roman’s new book, The Art of Illustrated Maps, explores the history of creative cartography, presents how professional artists create illustrated maps, and showcases the works of contemporary map illustrators from around the world. Pre-Order a copy today in Theispot.com Bookstore for October delivery!

Ken Orvidas Illustration: Mobile Wallets



Ken Orvidas illustrated an eWallet for JP Morgan Chase to accompany an article on the potential for mobile payment systems to enable closer relationships between business owners and their customers.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Oivind Hovland Illustration: Glasses



Oivind Hovland illustrated “Glasses: Trends and Crimes against Fashion,” a history of eyewear and the people behind them (literally) for Bergens Tidende.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Daniel Hertzberg Illustration: Tech is the New Black



Daniel Hertzberg’s illustration for Four Seasons Magazine accompanied “What to Wear: Connectivity,” an article asserting that technology is the new luxury when it comes to the fashion industry.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CHRIS WHETZEL ILLUSTRATION: YEAR ONE

Chris Whetzel’s cover illustration for Inlander magazine honors the 1-year anniversary of legal marijuana in the state of Washington. Scroll down for Chris’s inspired sketch process…

PAUL LACHINE ILLUSTRATION: THE PLEASURES OF HELL

Paul Lachine’s dramatic cover and inside illustrations for the September 2015 issue of Writer's Chronicle magazine accompany articles exploring uses (and misuses) of darkness in the craft of writing: "The Pleasures of Hell" and "Empathy for the Monster.”

PAUL LACHINE ILLUSTRATION: THE PLEASURES OF HELL

Paul Lachine’s dramatic cover and inside illustrations for the September 2015 issue of Writer's Chronicle magazine accompany articles exploring uses (and misuses) of darkness in the craft of writing: "The Pleasures of Hell" and "Empathy for the Monster.”

CHRIS GALL ILLUSTRATION: DINOTRUX- THE SERIES

Chris Gall illustrated and published a very popular series of children's books starting in 2009 called “Dinotrux.” Now DreamWorks and Netflix have picked it up and produced a Netflix original animated series based on the Chris’s books!

CHRIS WHETZEL ILLUSTRATION: YEAR ONE

Chris Whetzel’s cover illustration for Inlander magazine honors the 1-year anniversary of legal marijuana in the state of Washington. Scroll down for Chris’s inspired sketch process…

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: PARTISANS AT THE TABLE

Davide Bonazzi illustrated the cover of "Partigiani a Tavola", a book that explores the relationship between Italian Partisans of the Second World War and the food of their country, published by Fausto Lupetti Editore.

EDWARD KINSELLA ILLUSTRATION: THE BROOD

Edward Kinsella created the cover and interior poster illustration for David Cronenberg’s “The Brood,” for The Criterion Collection. “I had a lot of fun with this one, especially in the initial sketch phase,” says Edward.

CHUCK GONZALES ILLUSTRATION: GROSS-O-PEDIA

Chuck Gonzales illustrated “Gross-O-Pedia,” an organized collection of icky trivia and stories published by Skyhorse/Harper Collins. Buy a copy in Theispot Bookstore, and have thousands of disgusting facts at your fingertips (eeewwww!)

CHRISTINA WALD ILLUSTRATION: I WANT TO BE A CROCODILE

Christina Wald illustrated the hilarious and surprisingly informative book, “I Want to Be a Crocodile,” for Capstone/Picture Window. Buy a copy in Theispot Bookstore and learn all about the mighty reptile’s habitat, body, superpowers, and more.

Friday, August 14, 2015

PETE RYAN ILLUSTRATION: PLANKTON

Pete Ryan’s illustration for Canadian Wildlife accompanied an article describing plankton as the “gear” that keeps the ocean going. This inspired Pete to paint about a million little dots, which serve as plankton portraiture.

STEVEN SALERNO ILLUSTRATION: SOME LIKE IT LOUD

Steven Salerno’s page one illustration for the Sunday New York Times Real Estate section this weekend is about apartment living in the city, and all the sounds in the air: the good, the bad and the incredibly annoying.

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: SHADOW PLAY

Davide Bonazzi created a poster illustration for the 2015/2016 theatrical season of Teatro delle Temperie, a company based in Bologna, Italy.

KEITH NEGLEY ILLUSTRATION: MILAGROSO

Keith Negley’s lush and beautiful painting illustrates the “Milagroso,” a story about food, nature and all kinds of hunger, on Tor.com.

RUDY GUTIERREZ ILLUSTRATION: BOLLYWOOD ROCKSTAR

Rudy Gutierrez breathes psychedelic heart and soul into a Bollywood film poster illustration for Rockstar. "At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I'll sit up and sing..."

TIM O’BRIEN ILLUSTRATION: FRANKENTRUMP

Tim O’Brien illustrated this Frankenstein Trump portrait commemorating “the monster created by Fox News, a reality TV loving America, and the stupid macho vision of wishing the US were a more belligerent nation.” And the hair. Stays. ON.

DANIEL HERTZBERG ILLUSTRATION: RECENT WORK

Daniel Hertzberg shares a couple of smart, light-hearted illustrations from recent assignments. “The Joy of Missing Out,” an article on embracing the unexpected when traveling, was created for Four Seasons Magazine:

DANIEL BUENO ILLUSTRATION: THE WALL

Daniel Bueno’s cover illustration for an upcoming issue of Brazilian magazine Revista da Cultura features “The Wall” as a theme, with its peculiar geometric shapes and textures. A second illustration explores several types of walls throughout the world.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

KIRK MANLEY ILLUSTRATION: WALKER STALKER CON

Kirk Manley created two versions of his Paul Revere-inspired poster illustration for this year’s Walker Stalker Con Boston. One is super-cool and the other is just plain hot.

GARY HANNA ILLUSTRATION: STORYWORKS

Gary Hanna’s phenomenal illustrations help to make Scholastic Storyworks magazine an inspiring language arts curriculum tool for teachers. Gary’s riveting portrait appeared an issue centered on the classic King Arthur legend:

ROY SCOTT ILLUSTRATION: CLOUDS AND CREEPS

Roy Scott's recent illustration assignments have taken him from Heaven to Earth. First off, a piece on the inner workings of “Cloud Archiving and Retrieval” for a Leverage Media advertorial:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ROB DOBI ILLUSTRATION: AILING HOSPITAL

Rob Dobi’s illustration for Vancouver Magazine accompanied an article about the increasingly fragile health of St. Paul's Hospital.