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April 9, 2010
Clear the streets! Gather up your children! It's a stampede of illustration!
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posted by Jonathan Twingley
client: The Deal, LLC
art director: Larry Gendron

 A picture I did for Larry over at The Deal concerning the effectiveness of the government's bailout strategy.

Cover spanish magazine
posted by David Pintor
client: El Ciervo
art director: -

Cover for the spanish cultural magazine El Ciervo about political future

book cover collaboration with Rodrigo Corral
posted by Yuko Shimizu
client: WW Norton
art director: Albert Tang (WW Norton) and Rodrigo Corral (Rodrigo Corral Design)

I have been a big fan of Rodrigo Corral's book designs. So it was a dream come true when he called me for this project: wrap around cover for a collection of short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, one of Japan's most celebrated writers of all time. Our team effort was awarded Gold Medal from Society of Illustrators this year. You can see creative process of this piece here.

L Is For Liberal.
posted by Joseph Fiedler
client: Delaware Today Magazine
art director: Kelly Carter

Rumination on the nature of a liberal education [appearing during Black History month].

"The Tempest"
posted by Yvetta Fedorova
client: The New Yorker
art director: Max Bode

Illustration for "The Tempest" review at the BAM for New Yorker Magazine

posted by Alberto Vazquez
client: eps magazine
art director: myself

illustration about the retirement. Optmimistic vision.

Wine Made In The City
posted by heidi younger
client: Wall St Journal
art director: Dave Bamundo

 Vineyards in urban areas creating urban wine, which gets pretty good reviews.

Jungle Jive!
posted by Mike Moran
client: Ravensburger
art director: Dynamo

 Balancing game.

Right Mind
posted by David Cowles
client: The New Republic
art director: Joe Heroun

 Dr. Keith Ablow comforts a needy Glenn Beck.

The History of White People
posted by Chris Lyons
client: The Boston Globe Book Review
art director: Jane Martin

"Race, Nell Irvin Painter writes, “is an idea, not a fact.’’ Painter, a professor of history at Princeton, has written several books chronicling African-American history, but the story she tells here mostly sidesteps the dichotomy of black and white. This terrific new book spins a less familiar narrative: the “notion of American whiteness,’’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive."

It was an interesting challenge to capture the idea that "whiteness" has expanded, in our history, to include various waves of immigrants. 

What will the world look like in 10 years
posted by John Hersey
client: Institute For The Future
art director: Jean Hagan

There are some brilliant people working at a non profit think tank in Palo Alto, California. Game theorists, anthropologists, economists, environmentalists and other serious thinkers are trying to see what the world will look like in 10 years. They are doing this by  looking at key areas of interest such as, carbon usage, water usage, power (as in political power), cities and identity. I made these 4 pictures to try and help get these concepts across. I love these kind of subjects.

It's Getting Ugly Out There
posted by David Gothard
client: The Wall Street journal

 The dumbed down reactionary sector of our nation is reacting violently to the health care initiative, so I decided to create a truly violent mob encounter between Dems donkeys and Gop elephants.

Clean & jerk
posted by A.Richard Allen
client: PLANSPONSOR magazine (Europe)
art director: SooJin Buzelli

Circus strongman heroically lifts groaning shelves of animals? Only the masterful AD SooJin Buzelli could allow such a willfully obscure metaphor for the overburdened UK public sector pensions funds. Thank you SJB. Other ADs please note that I'm happy to come up with more straightforward and less fanciful visual symbolism:)

Cameron Carpenter
posted by Kim Rosen
client: The New Yorker
art director: Max Bode

"Cameron Carpenter, a young superstar of the organ, is continuing the Virgil Fox tradition, in which flamboyant presentation goes hand in hand with unquestioned virtuosity."

There's A New Kid In Town
posted by John S. Dykes
client: ABA Journal
art director: Debora Clark

 David Kappos - the new guy heading up the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office tries to get things moving more efficiently.

Saving Capitalism
posted by John Ueland
client: Research Magazine
art director: Jason Williams

Article for Research magazine about the Bureau of Financial Protection and how it's unfocused and confused and not saving, but hurting the people it's supposed to protect.

Book Review
posted by Zina Saunders
client: Christian Science Monitor
art director: John Kehe

 For the book review of The Bridge, by David Remnick. The people pictured inside Obama are people who played an important role in who and where Obama is:

Alice Palmer
Bobby Rush
Jesse Jackson
Martin Luther King
John Lewis
Bill Ayers
Rev Joseph Lowery
Richard Hatcher



The Session Man
posted by Michael Sloan
client: The Travels of Professor Nimbus

In this drawing (which is a continuation of my Travels of Professor Nimbus print series), Nimbus is on his way to perform at a music session in Amsterdam. You can see more of this work here.

Turning Data into Business Intelligence
posted by Celia Johnson
client: McKinsey on Business Technology
art director: Delilah Zak

Turning Data into Business Intelligence: A Key Role for the CIO

Graphic USA - Gwenda Kaczor's Denver
posted by Gwenda Kaczor
client: Cicada Books
art director: Ziggy Hanaor / Joana Niemeyer

 I was asked to write and illustrate the chapter on Denver for a guide book featuring 25 cities in the US, all written and designed by artists living in each city.

Pot Luck
posted by Adam McCauley
client: Mountain Bike Magazine
art director: David Speranza

This was for a feature about the use of and testing for marijuana in the mountain biking community.  If marijuana use isn't performance enhancing, why is it banned from racing?

European Innovation
posted by Yarek Waszul
client: The Walrus
art director: Brian Morgan

Cover of the Walrus Magazine May 2010.


Two Views
posted by Carl Wiens
client: Vancouver
art director: Randall Watson

A look at global perspectives, from east and west standpoints

Bad Sports
posted by Graham Smith
client: Philadelphia Magazine
art director: Jesse Southerland

After the Philadelphia Inquirer fired Stephan A. Smith from the sports column he writes for them, he lawyered up, and they had to hire him back. The Philadelphia Inquirer still pays him his $220,000 per year salary, but they refuse publish his column.

Young Realtors
posted by J.D. King
client: California Association of Realtors
art director: Nancy Duckworth

Y'know, I can barely recall what the text was about!


I've been busy!



Jersey Pool - Hot Summer Day
posted by Larry Ross
client: self
art director: Larry Ross

A glimpse of a New Jersey Community pool on a hot summer weekend.

Here Lies Love Poster
posted by Scott Menchin
client: David Byrne & Fat Boy Slim
art director: Alvaro Villanueva

 I just finished 24 Portraits for a David Byrne/Fat Boy Slim project based on the life of Imelda Marcos.

Author Philip Roth
posted by Zach Trenholm
client: Philip Roth Society
art director: Derek Royal

An example of secondary rights, this Phillip Roth was originally commissioned by the Washington Post's Book Review section. Later seen by Purdue University's Philip Roth Society, it was turned into a cover as well as bookmarks to promote the Philip Roth Studies, a quarterly journal & website ....

posted by James Steinberg
client: Shopping Centers Today
art director: Kathy McGilvery

Cover image about the current frugality of consumers.

The U Issue
posted by Tom White
client: The New York Times
art director: Minh Uong

Art Director Minh Uong at the New York Times commissioned 9 surf to create a cover for the Sunday Education Life section. The visual challenge  - come up with a solution which represented the university genre, but emphasized the "you" part of "U" since the feature was a series of essays written by students about their experiences in college.

You did what?
posted by Ellen Weinstein
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Derick Gonzalez

Over sharing at the office.

Watered Down Legislation
posted by Christoph Hitz
client: Forbes
art director: Bob Mansfield

Legislators on capitol hill are expected to water down new financial reform laws.


New Directions in Synthetic Biology
posted by Michael Glenwood
client: Wyss Institute, Harvard University
art director: Alice Hecht

 A poster for Harvard University's Wyss Institute advertising a symposium on synthetic biology.

Fishing With George
posted by Mick Wiggins
client: Dartmouth College
art director: Wendy McMillan

For an article in the current Dartmouth Alumni magazine "Fishing with George", a tender rembrance of an aging friend.

The Far From Great Escape
posted by Jim Paillot
client: Faber and Faber Publishing
art director: Tom Sanderson

This is book 3 of the popular Grubtown Tales series written by Philip Ardagh. These stories are a nice blend of clever and absurdly silly fun.

Shaking it up at Citigroup
posted by Johanna Goodman
client: Registered Rep.
art director: Sean Barrow

Cover Illustration of Deborah McWhinney, of Citigroup, "who is going to shake it up and create a new system for investment advice at banks which might work"!

posted by David Goldin
client: Via Magazine
art director: Alan Avery

I love driving by maps - I'm gonna miss them. Every gas station had em for a dollar. You'd unfold it and never get it folded back the same. One thing I like about a GPS is changing the voices.

Time to Eat Better!
posted by Jean Tuttle
client: Hartford Courant
art director: Tim Reck

The USDA food pyramid was loosely reinterpreted as a pie chart for this artcle on "making a family effort to eat better."