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January 6, 2009
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Credit Default Swap Monster
posted by Rob Dunlavey
client: Newsweek
art director: Dan Revitte

A spread for Newsweek about the economic collapse and some of the players and financial "instruments" that are causing its disastrous global spread.

NYC Movie Houses of the 1970's
posted by Michael Sloan
client: The Village Voice
art director: Jesus Diaz

One of five black and white illustrations accompanying five nostalgic essays about NYC and its cultural diversions in bygone eras. Many thanks to the art director Jesus Diaz for his willingness to use my sketches as final art. I successfully lobbied to have my sketches printed as-is. For me, these brush and ink drawings have a soulful quality which would have been lost if I had tried to re-do them as "final" art. "Dog Day Afternoon" (mentioned by the author Tom Robbins in his accompanying essay) happens to be one of my favorite films. The bank that Al Pacino's character robs was a short bike ride from my old apartment in Brooklyn.

Fernanda Cohen in Germany's Gudberg
posted by Fernanda Cohen
client: Gudberg Magazine
art director: Jan Mueller-Wiefel

Fernanda Cohen just finished 3 illos for the German magazine Gudberg. The article is titled Nylon and it focuses on nylon as a synthetic fiber in natural environments. 

psychology press
posted by Alberto Vazquez
art director: self

This illustration talks about the relations in the job with the boss. I have the psychology section in this newspaper since one year and my work is conceptual with simple forms.

collage fun
posted by Beth Adams
client: Sarah Lawrence Alum Mag Fall issue 2008
art director: Hannah Fichandler

This alumnae magazine just started using recyled paper that is beautiful! they sent me copies and the paper is so creamy and delicious to touch. I illustrated an excerpt from the book, "The Sign For Drowning". The Author, Rachel Stolzman, adopted a deaf foster child - her other senses are heightened, like touch.

Yelp! homemade reviews
posted by John Hersey
client: NY Times
art director: Niki Kalish

Yelp! An online source of customer reviews for restaurants and many other things reviewable

posted by J.D. King
client: PlanSponsor
art director: SooJin Buzelli

This was for an article about just how honest one is on their resumés.

posted by A.Richard Allen
art director: SooJin Buzelli

On the theme of 2009 arriving. Thankfully not so apocalyptic as others I've done on the same theme lately! AD-ed wonderfullyby SJB

Joe V Elite
posted by Christopher Nielsen
client: The San Francisco Chronicle
art director: Frank Mina

Cover story about the age old battle for control of America between Joe Six-Pack and the Intellectual Elite.

Bear Market Bottom?
posted by Joseph Fiedler
client: Canadian Business Magazine
art director: Tim Davin

This article speculates on whether or not we've reached the bottom of a Global Bear Market. 

posted by Miguel Gallardo
client: La Vanguardia
art director: Emilio Alvarez

Great leader, bad times
George Bush, the missing, has left the world more than ever of the pending U.S. elections. Qualifying their inheritance would be catastrophic exaggerated, but it's certainly bad, both on the domestic front and internationally. The United States suffered one of its worst crisis, with the addition of a social inequality that leaves forty million people in poverty or marginalization, with few hedges and very low levels in redistribution of wealth. Moreover, the Iraq War has highlighted the weakness of the first world power to threats or expansive the vagaries of other countries. The cost of the wars in themselves of small and medium-scale, and that of Afghanistan, represents an economic drain that exceeds the reasonable limit of the financing capacity of new interventions abroad, so the dangers of destabilization are greater than ever since the end of the Cold War.

Palin on Ice
posted by Kyle T. Webster
client: The Guardian
art director: Richard Turley

A 'what if' scenario for the cover of the Guardian, one week before the election. Richard gave me total freedom - what fun!

How to invest in 2009
posted by Linzie Hunter
client: Canadian Business
art director: Tim Davin

Full page illustration for annual investment feature

Johnny Cash
posted by Graham Smith
client: Paste
art director: Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes asked me to illustrate the younger, edgier Johnny Cash for the review of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition in Paste magazine.

"He was a real man with great faults, and great genius and beauty in him." Rosanne Cash.

Antiques Roadshow Poster
posted by Mark S. Fisher
client: WGBH Boston
art director: Dennis O'Reilly

Just completed the 2009 season poster with the theme
'Lucky Season 13'
. For a peek into the process of creating it check out my post at Drawger. Right Here

Hess Does Lincoln Center Founder
posted by Mark Hess
client: Fordham University
art director: Joe McShane

Fordham University tapped Mark Hess to paint a formal portrait of Rev. Laurence J. McGinley, S.J., former president, celebrating his role in securing the land for Lincoln Center and Fordham's W 60th street campus in Manhattan. The painting is 44"x54" in oil and hangs in the second floor lobby (under a protective covering). It is the fourth portrait  the university has commissioned by Hess.

Just in TIme for the Holidays!
posted by Michael Doret
client: The Jewish Zodiac
art director: Michael Doret

Year of the Egg Cream is one of a dozen "Zodiac" signs I did that were based on the Chinese Zodiac placemats we've all seen in restaurants. See all twelve on my website.

Angel Bird
posted by David Flaherty
client: Plan Sponsor
art director: SooJin Buzzeli

Image for Plan Sponsor about custodians for minor recipients of IRAs.

Bill Charlap
posted by David Cowles
client: The New Yorker
art director: Max Bode

I got to do a cool illustration of Jazz stylist Bill Charlap for Art Director Max Bode. I think I may have initially gotten the job because they confused my e-mail address with Daniel Clowes, but Max was great to work with, and it was nice to be in the magazine again (after sixteen or so years).

Eduardo Vergara
posted by Chris Lyons
client: America's Quarterly
art director: Donald Partyka

It's fun to create a portrait when the face and personality are interesting and large and unkempt. It keeps you loose and makes for compelling art.

Robot Love
posted by Diana Bryan
client: Danny Pelavin
art director: Danny Pelavin

For the ROBOT WEBPAGE on Daniel Pelavin's webpage

posted by James O'Brien

Just a fire-breathing dragon, personal piece.

Obama Cover for The Progressive
posted by Zina Saunders
client: The Progressive
art director: Nick Jehlen

To illustrate two cover stories about the need for activists and progressives to keep pushing their agendas with Barack Obama.

Play Ball
posted by Mike Moran
client: Major League Baseball

One of 7 illustrations that appeared in the 2008 World Series and Playoff programs for Major League Baseball. This illustration was about the different ways players open up bottles of champagne.

Italian Calendar
posted by Adam McCauley
client: Steven Guarnaccia Design
art director: Steven Guarnaccia

This image was commissioned for an Italian Manufacturing company.  The theme is "Safety In Design", illustrating the precautions that the company makes to ensure a safe work environment.

The Bush Crimes: A Eulogy
posted by David Gothard
client: TIME Magazine
art director: Patricia Hwang

For the Kinsley commentary, excoriating the Bush administration for a legacy of debt, crimes, and unnecessary war.

Laugh till you cry
posted by Ellen Weinstein
client: Prevention
art director: Jessica Sokol

Series of illustrations for an article about body oddities

Alex and Me
posted by Scott Bakal
client: Discover Magazine
art director: Michael DiIoia

One of two illustrations done for a Discover feature story about the passing of an amazingly intelligent African gray parrot named Alex.

work/family balance
posted by Nigel Buchanan
client: / Herman Miller
art director: Marie-Claire Camp

The age old problem of balancing work and family commitments was the theme behind this one. The article highlighted a couple who swopped work and home roles every six months.

"Guide" cover
posted by Edel Rodriguez
client: Warner Bros./Reprise Records
art director: Mike Diehl

This is a cover for the Warner Bros./Reprise Records "GUIDE", an in-house publication art directed by Mike Diehl.   Mike called and said I could do whatever I wanted, the image just had to relate to music in some way, no sketches required.   He said I could do the type as well, so all the lettering is hand drawn.  More of my music and culture images can be seen here.

posted by BOBBERTOLINI Staake
client: The New Yorker
art director: Françoise Mouly

Cover November 17, 2008 'Obama and America election issue of 'The New Yorker'

LL Bean Christmas catalog 2008
posted by Robert Crawford
client: LL Bean

This was a really fun job that got a ton of attention. Both the color study and the finished art is now in the LL Bean corporate art collection.

Samantha (obama's girl) Powers
posted by Scott Menchin
client: Internazionale -italian weekly
art director: Giovanni Demauro

 portrait for an essay

The Lucky Pig
posted by Lisa Desimini
client: "Hundred Acres" restaurant

By the turn of the century, factories started to take over the neighborhood, (known as Soho) which soon became home to one of Manhattan's infamous red-light districts. Rampant fires, fueled by the wooden floors and beams, plagued the area earning it the nickname, "Hell's Hundred Acres"

I had fun figuring out a way to incorporate fire, food and farms!

Obama & Detroit
posted by Douglas Fraser
client: Motor Trend magazine
art director: Andy Foster

Illustration for a regular column in the front of the magazine. As can be expected that an automotive magazine is very interested in what's up in the incoming new Obama adminstration. Andy Foster is a great art director to work with in a genre of magazine populated heavily with photography.

The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World
posted by Peter + Maria Hoey
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Orlie Kraus

Consumers are flocking to social-networking sites and blogs.
And leaving a lot of marketers behind.

For marketers Web 2.0 offers a new opportunity to engage consumers. If only they knew how to do it.


Headstrong Historian
posted by Yvetta Fedorova
client: New Yorker
art director: Max Bode

A story about generations of African women and their families. Art director asked me to create a simple and bold image but illustrate a strong female personality at the same time. I've chosen to make a woman look ahead and the baby to stare at the spectator.

25 Amazing Alums... 25 Amazing Ideas
posted by Lou Brooks
client: Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
art director: Wendy McMillan

One of a series of illustrations for Dartmouth Alumni Magazine's special issue: "25 Alums... 25 Amazing Ideas." This particular one illustrated possible ways to get your kids away from their computers and out-of-doors. I was allowed to come up with my own ideas for each subject, so the Gyro-Car is my own demented brainstorm. A dream project, thanks to AD Wendy McMillan and editors. We all had fun!

Don't Look Down!
posted by Dale Stephanos
client: Mother Jones
art director: Tim Luddy

Through the course of the election I became fond of Mother Jones magazine. Not only did they have good reporting/writing, but they used great illustrators. It was obvious that someone over there is a fan of us illers.

This cover quotes a Saturday Evening Post cover done by J.C. Leyendecker, who has always been a favorite of mine. I was honore3d that art director Tim Luddy chose me to for this cover in such an important historical moment. I also got a kick out of the idea that I was getting paid to draw the president in a diaper.

Strauss Group Campaign
posted by Hanoch Piven
client: Shalmor Avnon Amichay Y&R
art director: Gideon Amichay

In the last 6 months I have been working on this Advertising Campaign for The Strauss Group (a leading food company in Israel) which went up in December on billboard and TV ads.

This is an image from Tel Aviv.


Closed Mind
posted by Harry Campbell
client: Newsweek
art director: Dan Revitt

A recent piece for Newsweek, one of many for a science column I do. This one was about how some scientific or medical specialists won't change their minds very easily.

posted by Joel Nakamura
client: Murphy Design
art director: Mark Murphy

 Painting for exhibition at the Comicon

My Mark Murphy

Dating After 45
posted by John S. Dykes
client: Harvard magazine
art director: Vera Leung

 I pictured a bar coaster for this assignment - something about the over 45 age group and dating reminds me of a cocktail lounge environment... 

Circus Rigatoni
posted by David Pintor
client: Everest publisher
art director: Irene Penas

The clown. Illustration for a children book about Circus.

King of Champagnes
posted by David Goldin
client: TIME Inc. Europe
art director: Paul Mumby

Mr. Goldin, could you please create an image regarding Champagne?

Oh, yes... and don't forget to give it... A-TTI-TUDE!