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illustration roundup #28
October 20, 2009
Kickin' up the dust and rumblin' down Main Street, it's yet another stampede of illustration goodness from the illoz ranch.
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Health Care
posted by Christoph Hitz
client: Barron's
art director: John Tomac

Health Care resolution.

Welcome To Giggleville
posted by Jim Paillot
client: Dinardo Design and Go Go Giggle
art director: Jeff Dinardo

Game packaging illustration for GoGo Giggle.


US Open
posted by Paul Rogers
client: United States Tennis Association
art director: Marc Jacobsen/Silverman Group

Poster and Theme Art for 2009 US Open Tennis Championship. The brief called for a strong tennis image that incorporated the US Open flaming-ball logo and New York City.

The Iranians Revolt
posted by David Gothard
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Kate Lavoie

 The Iron fist of power cannot crush collective dissident voices. There is something very beautiful about solidarity between peoples of the world. This was a clear demonstration of people verses oppressive government. The red rose is the national flower of Iran.

Stanford Medicine
posted by Greg Mably
client: David Armario Design
art director: Dennis McLeod

 One of a series of spots for Stanford Med.

Kennedy's legacy
posted by Dale Stephanos
client: New York Post
art director: Stephen Lynch

This was for a piece titled "The Kennedy Myth" that addressed the promise of the the Kennedys in the 60's and the realities that Ted's policies brought about.

What News?
posted by Peter Zierlein
client: the Nation
art director: Steve Brower

As newspapers struggle for survival gaps in reporting become appearant.

Europe presidency of Sweden
posted by David Pintor
client: swedish bulletin
art director: -

Cover for the swedish bulletin magazine. Celebrates the temporaly presidency of sweden in the European union in 2009

posted by Alberto Vazquez
client: Hellenic Migration Institute, Greece
art director: myself

140x100 cm



From Friday, June 19 through June 21, 2009, 30 top graphic designers from 30 countries around the world are invited to make a personal comment on immigration by designing an original poster at the Syntagma Metro Station Exhibition Room

The roster of 30 contains 10 members of the international élite club of graphic designers AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and such renowned designers such as David Tartakover from Israel, James Victore and Luba Lukova from New York, Sara Faneli from the UK, Alejandro Magallanes from Mexico, Paul Boudens from Belgium, Alberto Vázquez from Spain, etc..

Open ended assignment for Poetry Magazine
posted by Cathie Bleck
client: Winterhouse
art director: Alex Knowlton

This client saw my work on Illoz (thanks!) and asked me to provide a selection of black and white "poetic" images to choose from for their September 2009 cover. This piece is entitled "Transformation" and available at Billy Shire Fine Arts in L.A.

Guitar Hero
posted by James O'Brien
client: Incisive Media
art director: Morris Stubbs

This was for a story about patent law, seems Gibson had the Guitar Hero idea long before Activision but didn't write an adequate patent. So the story discussed what they should have done. The image shows the patent attorney writing while he imagines playing guitar.

posted by Christopher Nielsen
client: Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners
art director: Sharon Benson

Cover for Check Journal. The issue was all about gastroenterology (that's tummy trouble to you and I)! Looks like the source in this case may have been dodgy Chinese takeout...

Bailout Corruption
posted by Nicholas Wilton
client: Deal Magazine
art director: Larry Gendron

This cover image concept was about how certain companies are actually benefitting by deliberately extending their own economic "crisis".

Fat, Like Me
posted by J.D. King
client: Metro-Pulse
art director: Travis Gray

An article about the stress of being morbidly obese.

What's so bad about a mouse outside....
posted by heidi younger
client: Washington Post
art director: Diamond James

A sweet 'tail' about a resourceful mouse snagging all the black-eyed susan flowers out of a garden. The gardener learned to admire the little guy's tenacity and resourcefulness.  This spot appeared on the cover of the Home section 9/17/09

Crtical Care
posted by John Hersey
client: NYTimes Book Review
art director: Nicholas Blechman

the stae of our healthcare

Cloud Computing
posted by Carl Wiens
client: EMC On Magazine
art director: Ronn Campisi

Seeing through the cloud: the brave new world of cloud computing.

I submitted a number of sketches for this assignment.  Ronn agreed the simplest concept was best.

posted by Kyle T. Webster
client: The New Yorker
art director: Max Bode

Fun movie illustration (Mike Judge's new flick) for the Goings On About Town section of the magazine. 

Starting Hedge Funds in Difficult Economic Times
posted by Michael Sloan
client: Barron's
art director: Pamela Budz

I had a clear sense of how this watercolor painting might look during the initial phone call with Pamela Budz, who suggested the idea of showing something growing out of a desolate landscape.

Environmental Hero- Dorjee Sun
posted by Kim Rosen
client: Time Magazine
art director: Paul Mumby

"Carbon Conservation grew out of Sun's concern for the millions of hectares of rain forest destroyed each year in Indonesia. He knew that nonprofits alone weren't going to stop tropical deforestation, which contributes as much as a quarter of the world's carbon emissions. Deforestation would only end when it becomes more profitable to keep forests than to turn them into logs or farms. "I love NGOs, but I don't think they're the people alone who can change the world," says Sun. "You have to make it a business."

At The Double
posted by A.Richard Allen
client: PLANSPONSOR magazine
art director: SooJin Buzelli

Double assignment for the exemplary SooJin Buzelli at PLANSPONSOR magazine. The left hand image is on the subject of young people and their pensions while the right hander is about audits. An enjoyable (double) assignment

Pearl Jam
posted by Graham Smith
client: Rolling Stone
art director: Steven Charny

I love drawing rock stars, so when Steven Charny, Art Director at Rolling Stone asked me to illustrate Pearl Jam's fierce new Backspacer album for their Review, I was in pen and ink heaven.

DC Vertigo THE UNWRITTEN cover
posted by Yuko Shimizu
client: DC Comics Vertigo
art director: Karen Berger, Pornsak Pichetshote

I have been illustrating monthly cover for DC Comics Vertigo for a while now. Issue No.6 of THE UNWRITTEN just came out this month (October), and I think this is my favorite one so far. This issue has to do with Song of Roland and the main character trapped in jail, which I illustrated with a knight's hand holding a birdcage.

il popolo degli occhiali
posted by Marco Marella
client: la repubblica, rome, italy
art director: angelo rinaldi

cover illustration for the newspaper weekly supplement on health and health care