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June 3, 2009
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posted by John Ueland
client: GQ Magazine
art director: Drue Wagner

Dick Cheney and Shaq twittering at a Denny's for a back page column in GQ.

100 Year Anniversary cover of the Progressive magazine
posted by Sterling Hundley
client: The Progressive
art director: Nick Jehlen

I was honored to get the call from long time client Nick Jehlen at the Progressive magazine. The project was to create the 100 Year Anniversary cover of the magazine, with a dove as the central theme. In my ideation, I made the connection between the four toed foot of the dove, and the peace sign in the cold winter snow. The dove steps into a patch of green grass in the lower corner to symbolize a change in seasons/hope. 

Thanks again, Nick. As always, it was a pleasure.

Science Times
posted by Joseph Fiedler
client: The New York Times
art director: Peter Morance

Editorial from the perspective of the wife of someone who suffers from Parkinson's Disease.

posted by A.Richard Allen
art director: SooJin Buzelli

On the theme of risk paying off. Super as ever to work with one of the best ADs in the business

Swine Flu
posted by Katherine Streeter
client: New York Times /OP-ED
art director: Leanne Shapton

How to Prevent a Pandemic

Mark Morris Group Does Romeo and Juliet
posted by Kyle T. Webster
client: The New Yorker
art director: Max Bode

As usual, having my work printed in the New Yorker is a thrill. And, now I can say that my wife has appeared in its pages, because I chose to draw her as Juliet! In this production of R + J, the lovers do not die in the end - instead, they embark on some kind of heavenly journey together to the stars. 

the swine flu: where will it go next
posted by John Hersey
client: NY Times
art director: Leanne Shapton

the start of the next pandemic?

Visiting Greece
posted by Nicholas Wilton
client: Windstar Cruise Lines / Besser Design
art director: Cheryl and Rick Besser

One of 6 images from a series depicting some of the destinations the luxury cruise line visits. I heard there are a lot of cats in Greece so I added one....

Lawyers and the Rule of Law
posted by James Steinberg
client: J. Reuben Clark Law School
art director: Davis Eliason

This illustration needed to go with the title: "Lawyers and the Rule of Law", as well as express the courage that a law student needs .It was a rare treat to have this uncluttered cover design to illustrate for.

Army Invades Schools
posted by J.D. King
client: Rethinking Schools Magazine
art director: Patrick J.B. Flynn

 This was for an article re the U.S. military using a video game to influence kids into enlisting, and how public schools are mandated to allow military recruiting in oder to receive federal funding under the No Child Left Behind law.

Woodcut Portrait
posted by Zina Saunders
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Kate LaVoie

I've been enjoying working in my woodcut style in recent assignments, like this portrait of Janice Y. K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher, for The Wall Street Journal.

Vist to the Future
posted by Carl Wiens
client: Westchester Magazine
art director: Aiko Masazumi

This is from a series of illustrations based on trends and projections, looking into the way we will live in the year 2020. Great to see all those bikes on the road!

poe illustrated
posted by Alberto Vazquez
client: libros del zorro rojo editorial
art director: myself

This illustration is for a biography of Edgar Allan Poe. It´s a double page of "Ligeia".

The book has 40 illustrations, dark black and white


Twitter: The End of Civilization?
posted by Michael Sloan
client: The New York Times Op-Ed letters
art director: Leanne Shapton

Here's a Godzilla-inspired illustration published under the headline “I Tweet, Therefore I Am? Goodbye, Civilization!” The letters were in response to a Maureen Dowd editorial about whether Twitter, the social networking website, enhances or destroys civilization. This image is one of five sketches which I submitted, and the sketch was published as-is for the final art.

Jack and beanstalk
posted by David Pintor
client: Froebel publisher

Last book of David Pintor published by Korean FROEBEL: the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen The magic beans. The volume, which fits into a new collection of classic English children's illustrated by different artists from around the world, will come in next June, with other titles like The ant and the grasshopper, The rabbit and the tortoise, The milkmaid, Goldilocks and the three bears, and The ugly duckling. Korean publisher, one of the largest in children books throughout the world, meet the spanish illustrator after seeing their work, selected in the International Fair of Bologna.

Nick Jr. Spread
posted by Brandon Reese
client: Nick Jr.
art director: Paul Tutrone

I had a lot of fun adding all the little details on this one.

yoga dogs
posted by Scott Menchin
client: simon & schuster

 end papers for a new children's book.

Pink Collar Blues
posted by Ellen Weinstein
client: The American Prospect
art director: Mary Parsons

Series of illustrations about Pink Collar workers- women with blue collar jobs.

Jack Russell Bus Ride
posted by Adam McCauley
client: Nickelodean Magazine
art director: Gordon Whiteside

This was a fun assignment, a series of spots for Nickelodean's "Travel Bloopers" section.  True stories about goofy travel moments, this particular one was about a terrier in the UK who would get on the city bus and go to a particular pub, where they'd feed him bangers.

Roger's Dead
posted by Robert Neubecker
client: Arizona Theatre Company
art director: David Hoffman

Ever since I did the Sideways poster, I've been in demand for simple, hopefully clever, movie and theatre posters. This is the latest, about a very wealthy financier, very sane, but soon very dead, and the completely crazy dependents that he leaves behind... February 2009.

Dave Cutler wins Gold in Healthcare Publishing
posted by Dave Cutler
art director: Jessica Berthold

Illustration for ACP Hospitalist won a GOLD award for Best Cover Illustration from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. Article was about Nocturnists– doctors who enjoy working the night shifts.

Michael Slack's Cruddy Creeps NOW AVAILABLE!
posted by Michael Slack

Brought to life with a noxious waft of model glue vapor, then raised in a nest of mildewed shag carpet fibers, these creeps are cruddy to the core. This is the first release in Michael Slack's new line of monster merch. You can pick them up on his web site.

File Sharing
posted by David Flaherty
client: PC Magazine online
art director: Richard Demler

This is an image for a story on web sites to share various files with others.

Madame Butterfly opera poster
posted by Edel Rodriguez
client: The Vancouver Opera
art director: Doug Tuck

I was commissioned by The Vancouver Opera to create posters for their upcoming season of operas.  This poster for 'Madame Butterfly' is the first in the series.   More info on the project and sketches can be seen here.  Other theater posters can be seen in my posters and graphics portfolio here.

Crest, Fallen?
posted by Christopher Nielsen
art director: SooJin Buzelli

 Another fun job for SooJin at PLANSPONSOR! Sponsors had to appear crestfallen, dejected, dispirited and discouraged. Right up my alley.

Carbon Trading
posted by Nigel Buchanan
client: The Week

Australia's carbon trading scheme allows big business to keep polluting as long as they can afford to pay. Cover image for The Week mag.

It was also used on the cover of Money Week in Paris.

Voices on Transformation
posted by Gwenda Kaczor
client: McKinsey & Company
art director: Veronica Belsuzarri

One of several illustrations and cover for "Voices on Transformation", a compilation of CEO interviews. This piece illustrated the idea of corporate transformation under pressure.

posted by Scott Bakal
client: Yoga Journal
art director: Ali Zeigler

One of my favorite projects this year so far!  I've started meditating again because of doign this project.  Life imitating art!

Capturing Coal's CO2 Emissions
posted by Peter + Maria Hoey
client: Scientific American
art director: Lucy Reading

 New technological advances show promise in bringing the dream of
"clean coal" to fruition. 

A Series of Troubling Events, a Change of Career
posted by Coco Masuda
client: The New York Times
art director: Richard Weigand

I have been away from editorial work for a while, and didn't even think I want to be "conceptual" anymore. Then one day The NY Times called again. How can I turn down NY Times? To my surprise, I really enjoyed it. So, I realized that my brain had been overused, but now it is recharged!  This is my third one for the column. 

Limited Edition Stimulus Package
posted by Christoph Hitz
client: Hitz Studio
art director: Christoph Hitz

I  created this seed package self promotion in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Seed Library, who donated 150 pre-portioned Mortgage Lifter Tomato seeds for this mailing. For the entire story of this project visit here.

Contagious Graffiti
posted by David Goldin
client: On Earth
art director: Irene Huang

An interesting article about graffiti and litter being contagious in social situations.

I've tested this theory on my family an it seems accurate... especially in the car.

New England Travel maps
posted by mckibillo
client: Boston Magazine
art director: Betsy Halsey

One of a series of maps done for New England Travel '09, an annual "mook," put out by Boston Magazine about regional travel in New England.

Dan Patrick, SI columnist
posted by Chris Lyons
client: Sports Illustrated
art director: Chris Hercik

 Sports Illustrated columnist and NBC commentator Dan Patrick. He used to be the smart, funny guy paired with Keith Olberman on ESPN back in the day when they were introducing social references and commentary to sports reporting. Now it's all about catch phrases: Boo-yah!

Transforming Dreams Into Reality
posted by Laura Smith
client: IBM Systems Magazine
art director: David Sather

 This illustration was for an editorial piece that has to do with women mentoring women, and giving them a leg up (so to speak) in the IT industry.

No gender bias on greed though...
posted by Zach Trenholm
client: The Washington Post
art director: Beth Broadwater

For a weekly portrait i do for the Post's Outspoken section (the having of which is nothing short of amazing these days...) is Kristín Pétursdóttir (say that fast 3 times), a former executive at an Icelandic bank who blames her country's financial collapse (as well as the more or less world-wide one....) on 'masculine culture'.....

Time Cover: Sonia Sotomayor
posted by Tim O'Brien
client: Time Magazine
art director: Arthur Hochstein

Time Magazine's Arthur Hochstein called on Tuesday and asked if I would do a cover.  The subject was Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Many things have to be aligned for a cover to run.  First, the art has to be stellar.  Next, photography has to be difficult to find or find the right shot.  If the cover is of people Time just can't have access to, you have a better chance.  
Finally a quick call when the painting is due in 24 hours is a good sign.

Time is a dream to work with and I've done many covers for Arthur.  He's super positive and always has smart advice as I go along.  One skill that he has that I hope I have learned is his ability to choose the right shots to work from.
Arthur also tells me what I'm up against always (I think he tells me all?) and always calls to let me know he's received the art.  That's a class move.  I hardly ever am able to take that call as I'm usually sleeping.

Kangaroo Meat, Anyone?
posted by Leigh Wells
client: Time Magazine (Asia)
art director: May Wong

Image for a story about the challenges of marketing kangaroo meat. You should have seen the reference materials! Care for some "Kangaroo Carpaccio"?