Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pete Ryan Illustration: Taming Dade



Pete Ryan’s cover illustration for Dallas Observer accompanied an article about Dade Public School, a middle school that had devolved into complete chaos, but has battled back (due in large part to new and committed teachers).

Val Bochkov Illustration: Sanders Sells



Val Bochkov channels his fondness for creative currency into this cover illustration for Seven Days, commenting on the fundraising popularity of Bernie Sanders merch.

Chris Gash Illustration: 200 Babies



Chris Gash illustrated the cover of Penn Gazette (University of Pennsylvania) featuring an article about paid surrogacy.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TOM RICHMOND ILLUSTRATION: HGTV VS. REAL LIFE

Tom Richmond gave us a hilarious sneak peek at his latest illustrative opus for MAD Magazine. Those of us addicted to the home renovation success portrayed on HGTV will definitely relate to the “Real Life” side of the story…

PETE RYAN ILLUSTRATION: WASTED

Pete Ryan’s illustration for Canadian Grocer accompanies an article pointing out that grocery stores wind up wasting about a third of the food they stock.

CHRIS WHETZEL ILLUSTRATION: LA TIMES NFL PREVIEW

Chris Whetzel was honored to be chosen cover artist for the annual LA Times’ NFL Preview section. The main feature analyzed how often quarterbacks had been shuffled from team to team last season and the uncertainty leading up to this season.

RANDY GLASS ILLUSTRATION: BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE

Randy Glass was invited by writer/designer Chip Kidd to participate in creating a cover for his DC Comics’ limited series, “Batman: Black and White.” As a longtime comic book geek, Randy chose to feature a portrait of Lewis Wilson, the first on-screen Batman, for his cover.

PETE MCDONNELL ILLUSTRATION: XICATO

Pete McDonnell summoned his illustrative super-powers to create characters, signage and a full-on comic book for Xicato’s trade show booth at Lightfair International 2015 in New York.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration: Seattle Review of Books



Christine Marie Larsen will be illustrating "Portrait Gallery," a new weekly feature for The Seattle Review of Books. Her first subject, Kate Beaton, author of “Step Aside, Pops,” debuted this week.

EDEL RODRIGUEZ ILLUSTRATION: STRAIGHT OFFA COMPTON

Edel Rodriguez’ multi-portrait illustration for Entertainment Weekly accompanies a feature on a rash of biopics piggybacking the success of “Straight Outta Compton.” Get to know 90s rappers Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Dogg Pound.

WESLEY BEDROSIAN ILLUSTRATION: FAREWELL (NEXT MONTH)

Wesley Bedrosian’s portrait of soon-to-be-ex Speaker of the House John Boehner is just the thing for this morning’s news cycle.

CELYN ILLUSTRATION: THE HAXAN CLOAK

Celyn brings unique perspective to this illustration of Jenny Hval and The Haxan Cloak for The New Yorker.

BENEDETTO CRISTOFANI ILLUSTRATION: LIFE AND DEATH ARE WEARING ME OUT

Benedetto Cristofani’s illustration, inspired by Mo Yan's Nobel Prize awarded novel Life and Death are Wearing Me Out, is title is "Ximen Nao's Six Incarnations".

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Roy Scott Illustration: Actuaries Are Saving the World!

Roy Scott's colorful collage style was used to illustrate a feature called “New Data Sources, Analytics and How Actuaries Are Saving the World!” for The Actuary Magazine published by The Society of Actuaries.

JON FOSTER ILLUSTRATION: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Jon Foster was contacted by National Geographic to illustrate the discovery of a new species of hominid, Homo Naledi. A newly excavated paleontological site could be the first found instance of ritualistic burial; Jon visualized how this scene might have looked for the October 2015 issue of National Geographic.

MARK SUMMERS ILLUSTRATION: TOPO CHICO

Mark Summers was commissioned by Interbrand in Mexico to help with the rebranding of Topo Chico mineral water, "Mexico's best kept secret." Expanding beyond its home origin in Mexico, the historic brand is becoming known as an international product.

JAMES STEINBERG ILLUSTRATION: NURSING & CLIMATE CHANGE

James Steinberg’s cover illustration for NYU Nursing magazine combines a thermometer with a caduceus to make a point about the future of medicine in a warming world.

CHRIS GASH ILLUSTRATION: NY TIMES SUNDAY REVIEW

Chris Gash illustrated an editorial about the detainees languishing at Guantanamo Bay for the Sunday New York Times. Very few have been released while the rest wait, cleared of wrongdoing years ago or never even charged to begin with.

PAUL MORTON ILLUSTRATION: CHILDREN’S MENUS

Paul Morton is the artist behind the fun children’s activity menus for Harvester and Toby Carvery restaurant chains in the UK. So enjoy your meal and don’t worry: the kids are alright and VERY busy!

TAYLOR CALLERY ILLUSTRATION: CIVILIAN TRANSITION

Taylor Callery's feature spread and spot illustrations for Security Managementmagazine accompanied an about military personnel transitioning smoothly into security positions in their civilian life.

LAURA WATSON ILLUSTRATION: SO MANY BABIES

Laura Watson’s latest children's book, “So Many Babies,” just out from Orca Book Publishers, is overflowing with illustrations of adorable animal babies with their families in diverse homes such as jungles, ponds, mountains and forests. Purchase a copy in Theispot.com Bookstore!

STUART BRADFORD ILLUSTRATION: HELP THE MEDICINE GO DOWN

Stuart Bradford’s challenge for the New York Times “Well” column was to illustrate an article recommending various methods for swallowing pills without gagging.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Melinda Beck Illustration: Side Boob and Insensibility



Melinda Beck’s scrambled silhouette illustration for The Baffler accompanies an ironic reimagining of a Jane Austin classic.

DAVID JOHNSON ILLUSTRATION: THE BOURNE IDENTITY

David Johnson’s spare line provided an illustrated portrait of disgraced 20th century intellectual wunderkind Randolph Bourne for the current issue of The Baffler.

NEIL DUERDEN ILLUSTRATION: KASHI ORGANIC PROMISE

Neil Duerden new photo illustration for Kashi Organic shows all the work and wonderful things that go into their cereals.

MICHAEL MORGENSTERN ILLUSTRATION: CORPORATE ADAPTATION

Michael Morgenstern was commissioned to create a series of illustrations for Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management for use on the Forbes website. The articles present ways in which big companies can adapt to challenges that are posed by smaller, nimbler startups in the digital age.

GREG CLARKE ILLUSTRATION: HOSPITAL HENHOUSE

Greg Clarke illustrated a little-known historical fact for the Summer 2015 issue of Cedars-Sinai Catalyst Magazine.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Rob Dobi Illustration: Million Dollar Question



Rob Dobi’s double page spread for Vancouver Magazine opens a special section on real estate with an article on the wide division of the city relative to home prices.

Kotryna Zukauskaite Illustration: Deep Dive



Kotryna Zukauskaite’s latest illustration demonstrates the Art of the Audit: Take a deep breath and dive into those corporate records!

AGENT ILLUSTRATEUR: NOUVEAU PROJET

Agent Illustrateur's latest illustration for Montreal's Nouveau Projet magazine accompanies an article on how new technologies will change the way street vendors are doing business in the urban landscape.

ENZO LO RE ILLUSTRATION: 9/11

Enzo Lo Re’s illustration is a personal visual remembrance of that September day, from his point of view as a young boy in Sicily.

Friday, September 11, 2015

TRAN NGUYEN ILLUSTRATION: WHITE FEATHER ADVENTURE

Tran Nguyen’s beautiful illustration for the September issue of Angels on Earth magazine accompanied an article about a sign from God.

JOEY GUIDONE ILLUSTRATION: SWEET PEAS

Joey Guidone illustrated the poem “Sweet Peas” for literary art magazine Popshot.

EDEL RODRIGUEZ ILLUSTRATION: RADICAL POPE

Edel Rodriguez illustrated the cover of The Nation, marking the US visit of Pope Francis.

MICHAL DZIEKAN ILLUSTRATION: ON THE BEACH

Michal Dziekan’s series of three illustrations comprise a tragic and unexpected commentary on the immigration crisis that is roiling shores and borders across the European Union.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

JOHN STEVEN GURNEY ILLUSTRATION: FUZZY BASEBALL

John Steven Gurney gives us a peek at his graphic novel in progress, “Fuzzy Baseball,” due out from Papercutz in May 2016. The goal is nothing short of the Duck Soup/Citizen Kane of early reader-humorous-baseball graphic novels!

GONI MONTES ILLUSTRATION: THE DOGS OF ATHENS

Goni Montes created another indellible illustration for “The Dogs of Athens,” a modern tale of ancient mythology on Tor.com.

MIKE TOFANELLI ILLUSTRATION: REMEMBER THE WARRIORS

Mike Tofanelli's cover illustration for this week's Village Voice features Fox, Swan, and Mercy: three characters from the 1979 movie "The Warriors". The feature looks back at the making of the gritty New York City street gang film that has become a cult classic.

NICK LU ILLUSTRATION: WAX REVOLUTION MURALS

Nick Lu had a blast creating a series of murals for Wax Revolution a new epilation chain based in Mexico. Looks like waxing just got a bit more fun!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BRIAN STAUFFER ILLUSTRATION: DANGEROUS PLAY

Brian Stauffer’s cover illustration for Miami New Times accompanies a feature on the corruption within FIFA, and how this may be the end of that era.

ROY SCOTT ILLUSTRATION: COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN

Roy Scott used a painterly, photo-montage style for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins to illustrate a feature about a caregiver who encountered indifference from the family of a patient heading into home hospice care.

JOEY GUIDONE ILLUSTRATION: UCLA

Joey Guidone created a pair of illustrations for the University of California, Los Angeles. The MBA experience now involves more adventure as people use the degree to start their own business or impact change in a field:

MARY WOODIN ILLUSTRATION: SIMPLE PICKLES

Mary Woodin’s recent illustration assignment for Waitrose Kitchen inspired her to put up a nifty batch of pickles herself this week.

JOHN TOMAC ILLUSTRATION: BOSTON GLOBE BOOK REVIEW

John Tomac’s illustration for The Boston Globe accompanied a review of “The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories” by Joy Williams. The piece features “The Girls,” a story about a pair of sisters who grew up tormenting people, but played innocent whenever their parents were around.

OLI WINWARD ILLUSTRATION: FAITH & SCIENCE

Oli Winward created this cover illustration for The Bridge, the quarterly magazine of Messiah College, PA. This issue focused on how the school integrates its faith conviction within teaching of the sciences.

CATHI MINGUS ILLUSTRATION: WEDDING BELL BLUES

Cathi Mingus’ latest cover illustration for the super-cute Sparkle Spa series of books won’t be out until February… but we are already braced for some major flower girl drama!

PETE RYAN ILLUSTRATION: CRISIS CONTROL

Pete Ryan’s illustration for Brown Alumni Magazine accompanied an article about HMO’s who refuse to help patients in crisis - there are so many resources to put out the fire, but little action.

PETER HORVATH ILLUSTRATION: ALZHEIMER’S & ISOLATION

Peter Horvath created this haunting illustration for an article in the September issue of Gulfshore Life Magazine on how sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease experience feelings of isolation.

PAUL GARLAND ILLUSTRATION: EDUCATING RACISM

Paul Garland sharpened his pencils to illustrate “Educating Racism,” an article for CURRENTS Magazine on creating culturally competent campuses. Addressing racial issues requires a proactive and ongoing effort.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

DAVIDE BONAZZI ILLUSTRATION: PRICE OF EDUCATION

Davide Bonazzi's illustration for Die Zeit accompanied an article about the reintroduction of enrollment fees in German universities.