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illustration roundup #15
October 22, 2007
The illoz gang fires off issue #15 of illustration roundup for your particular perusal and pleasure.

illustration thanks to Steve Wacksman

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Rugby World Cup
posted by Tim O'Brien
client: An Irish Televison Network

Three paintings for billboards and print ads in Ireland.
Really hard but fun.

Best American Comics
posted by David Heatley
client: Houghton Mifflin
art director: Chris Ware

The best "assignment" I've ever gotten. A friend calling me up and telling me to do whatever I wanted and then supporting me 100% through the whole process. I'm profoundly grateful. You can see the full dustjacket and casewrap designs here.

Pugilist's Art
posted by Douglas Fraser
client: WBC/Ogilvy Mather Chicago
art director: Gabe Usadel

The World Boxing Championships approached Ogilvy Mather in Chicago for promotional art. The event is a qualifying round for the up-coming Olympics. Four posters & a vector icon were created. The bell rings in late October for the beginning of the event.

posted by Joseph Fiedler
client: Salt Lake City Weekly
art director: Susan Kruithof

Cover for the Salt Lake City Weekly feature on Kava - a root drink from Polynesia.  I had no text whatsoever, just Google!

new music method
posted by John Hersey
client: wired wagazine
art director: christy sheppard

an article about the music business's desperate attempts at finding a new model for growth online

posted by David Cowles
client: FSB Magazine
art director: Scott Davis

An illustration about fighting traffic congestion in big cities through tolls. I got to do one of my "New Frontier" 60's type cityscapes, which is always fun, for the funny and talented Scott Davis.

posted by Scott Bakal
client: Women of Spirit | Genesis Design
art director: Bryan Gray

This was for a story about a woman who helps out a homeless man with some food during a cold winter evening storm.

King Algorithm: An Oracle for Our Time, Part Man, Part Machine. NYTimes Week in Review, sept 2007.
posted by Jonathon Rosen
client: NY Times Week in Review, Sept 2007.
art director: Aviva Michaelov

The mating of the human and machine brain results in better online searches.

Four Hundred Club
posted by A.Richard Allen
client: American Way
art director: Betsy Semple/ Carrie Olivier

The piece was about an exclusive club for high rollers that puts its ($7500 a year-paying) members in touch with all sorts of exclusive people and providers of luxury services. ADed smoothly and expertly. 

The Top 10 Ethical Traps
posted by Lou Brooks
client: ABA Journal
art director: Bob Fernandez

The latest issue of ABA Journal features a list for lawyers of the top ten ethical traps to avoid. This image illustrates the no-no of leaving a firm, and taking a client with you.