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illustration roundup #19
April 9, 2008
A select assortment of recent works brought to you from the straight shootin' wranglers at the illoz outpost.


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Employee Re-adjustment
posted by Joseph Fiedler
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Gary Falkenstern

A little piece for WSJ that talks about employee survival after a take-over by a larger company.

Cover of Rolling Stone
posted by Tim O'Brien
client: Rolling Stone

This was a career first. Never did a cover for them before. I hope it's not the last! Go Obama!

the future
posted by Leif Parsons
client: The Walrus
art director: Paul Kim / Antonio deluca

Draw me some robots

The Magic Clock
posted by Miguel Gallardo
client: Ed.Cruilla
art director: Pep Rosell

Ilustration for a children text book

Theatre Poster
posted by Edel Rodriguez
client: Soulpepper Theatre
art director: Anthony Swaneveld

This is part of the series of posters I've been illustrating for Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, "As You Like It", by William Shakespeare.  Some of the sketches and details of the art can be seen here.  Other posters in the series are in this portfolio at illoz.

the holy grail of transportation
posted by John Hersey
client: mother jones
art director: tim luddy

the big green battery

Red carpet treatment
posted by A.Richard Allen
client: Luxury Travel Magazine
art director: Nick Bartolucci

A v enjoyable cast-of-thousands scene. Not very high concept but a nice image all the same

Wireless Home Entertainment
posted by Lou Brooks
client: Sound & Vision Magazine
art director: Jose Trujillo

Ad Jose Trujillo gave me the freedom to have some crazy fun with a rather dry and tech-y subject. The "miracle" of pictures through the air -- or anything through the air, for that matter -- has long fascinated me.

Laugh Out Loud!
posted by Michael Sloan
client: The San Francisco Chronicle
art director: Nanette Bisher, Matt Petty

This art accompanied an article on laughter, and appeared on the cover of the Datebook section of the newspaper. The article described many different kinds of laughter (raucous, embarrassed, hysterical, sinister, etc...). It was great fun drawing these faces to reflect this variety. They were drawn quickly using pencil. I spent most of the time on this assignment getting the rhythm and placement of the faces on the page to look just right.

Temasek Rising
posted by Chang Park
client: The Deal
art director: Larry Gendron

Growing vigilance against aggressive expansion of Singaporean Sovereign wealth fund Temasek.

WFMU Turns 50
posted by J.D. King
client: WFMU
art director: Ken Friedman

A T-shirt design to celebrate WFMU's fiftieth anniversary.

posted by John S. Dykes
client: The New Republic
art director: Joseph Heroun and Christine Car

Cover story explores steroid use and competitive sports. The angle for the cover was: What if everyone was doing them and it was okay??

posted by Olaf Hajek
client: New York Times
art director: Brian Rea

I just spent 5 weeks in New York and got this painting of mine published for an article in the Sunday Times about poisoning migratory birds. I got so much incredible response on how great that an assignment can make myself and others feel so happy!

Funny Bone Pig
posted by Elwood H. Smith
client: Self - Book in Progress
art director: Maggie Pickard

Page 7 from a children's book I've written and I am illustrating.

ShowLogo for the Divine Miss
posted by Michael Doret
client: Rod Dyer
art director: Rod Dyer International

I developed this logo for Bette Midler's new Las Vegas revue which just began at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. It's being used for everything from signage to shopping bags to billboards. Bette is taking over at Caesars from Celine Dion.

It Ain't Easy Being Green
posted by David Cowles
client: The New Republic
art director: Joe Heroun

I'm not really sure what the headline is, but this was an illustration about Bush not being very green, despite all his brush clearing in Crawford.

Wall Street Journal spots
posted by Steven Salerno
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Ketrina Hoskin

I have worked many years for the Wall Street Journal. I use to always do their "Finicky Traveler" column... and now I am fortunate to be their regular illustrator for the "Wine Notes" column, working with Art Director Ketrina Hoskin. Here are just a few of the spots..... visit my site to see more of them. -Steven Salerno

Eating in Portland
posted by Chris Lyons
client: Portland Monthly Magazine
art director: Mike Novak

Edible plants found around the Portland, Oregon area. Make sure you don't eat daffodils or honeysuckle. Always a pleasure to work with Mike Novak.

The Future Is Now
posted by Laura Smith
client: American Public Works Association
art director: Jon Dilley

The challenge of this project was to depict various aspects of public works projects and try to envision what that might be like in the future. This image was produced as a poster that was used and sold internally.

Very nice project. The art director was very open to my thoughts, ideas and input.

Moving Forward in an Economic Downturn
posted by David Gothard
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Marjorie Anderson

The chess metaphor is a tired one...unless you get to design your own board. This runs as a front page illo.

posted by Katherine Streeter
client: Shambhala Sun
art director: Jessica Von Handorf

A mother and daughter's relationship

Letterpress Printing Promo
posted by David Flaherty
client: The Cranky Pressman
art director: Jamie Berger

I just finished this piece for The Cranky Pressman, a letterpress printer based in Ohio. This will be printed by letterpress and distributed to various clients to promote the printing service that they provide. The image is a take on the Cranky Pressman personality, perhaps showing a quiet moment at home relaxing in his garden.  Jamie had the idea to use an old press in the image, I added the twist of the birds to make it seem a bit more whimsical.

Andy Hampsten for Bicycling Magazine
posted by Zina Saunders
client: Bicycling Magazine
art director: David Speranza

To illustrate a story about Andy Hampsten, who was the first and only American to win the Giro d'Italia, twenty years ago. The picture is of him braving the steep Gavia Pass in the middle of a freak blizzard.

Global 2000
posted by mckibillo
client: Forbes Magazine
art director: Bob Mansfield

Cover art done for the annual global business special edition.

Scholastic ART poster
posted by Rob Dunlavey
client: Scholastic
art director: Christine Nimock

This poster was part of Scholastic's marketing for a new product created for art teachers. The poster  is 22 x 25 inches. There was a very short turn-around and I was given complete creative control. They loved it.