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Illustration Roundup #36
August 10, 2011
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posted by Jonathan Burton
client: Asset International
art director: Soojin Buzelli

For Plansponsor Magazine on the subject of  'A Target's Glide Path' and not knowing where the end of the path is.



Early Storm
posted by Greg Newbold
client: Boy's Life Magazine
art director: Scott Feaster

The snow flew early at my studio. Nothing like a blizzard scene in the middle of summer to cool you down. (my poor models were sweating the photo shoot though!) This will be on the December cover of the magazine.

Dreams and/or Thoughts of the Future
posted by Laura Smith
client: Directory of Illustration
art director: Dave Plunkert

Dave Plunkert commissioned me and several other artists to illustrate an artistic dream or vision, to be used in a promo for the Directory of Illustration.

Lonely Match
posted by Eleftheria Alexandri
art director: self directed

 I found myself inspired by the personal stories of sailors who spend most of their lives away from their families and I created this matchbox - illustration.

posted by Christopher Nielsen
client: Plansponsor
art director: SooJin Buzelli

 Article about being able to move in and out of investments easily. 

Don't Tweet That!
posted by Kyle T. Webster
client: Aflac
art director: Chris Rank

This illustration was commissioned for a story about people carelessly Tweeting about company secrets. 

brian wilson
posted by Johanna Goodman
client: the village voice
art director: john dixon

 portrait of brian wilson for the cover of the village voice to accompany the feature "brian's songs: brian wilson brings the beach to new york"

Old Energy Wins
posted by Alex Nabaum
client: Bloomberg
art director: Siung Tjia

In a recent batch of IPO's, Coal India comes out the top performer, while Goldwind
Science&Tech maker of wind turbines the worst.

2012 NPR calendar page
posted by Hadley Hooper
art director: Katie Burk

I chose my favorite NPR show, All Songs Considered, to commemorate. The varied bird songs illustrate the many voices represented by the show. 

Shooting Video
posted by Carl Wiens
client: Planadviser
art director: SooJin Buzelli

The concept for this piece was a primer on getting started in shooting video, and getting eyes focused on your finished product.

posted by John S. Dykes
client: Personal project....

While watching coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, I was struck by a few details. Casey Anthony's expressions, for one thing. A strait face whenever the jury was present, but smiling and sharing inside jokes with her attorneys when the jury was not in. And, by the sideshow of visitors looking for some level of excitement in their 'busy' lives.

Jungle Book Ipad app up and running
posted by Nigel Buchanan
client: Electric Type
art director: Drew Frist

 Four months work in collaboration with the programmers at Dino and Drew Frist the CD hit the itunes store recently. 

Some behind the scenes here 

and a promo video here and check out the app here

Jungle Book Ipad app up and running
posted by Nigel Buchanan
client: Electric Type
art director: Drew Frist

 Four months work in collaboration with the programmers at Dino and Drew Frist the CD hit the itunes store recently. 

Some behind the scenes here 

and a promo video here

posted by Alex Murawski
client: Alex Murawski
art director: Alex Murawski

One in a series of ink wash drawings about mythical American animals. My version of this fabled beast was inspired by a "Freckles", a Texas Longhorn Bull that lived on the University of Georgia campus for years. "Babe" was done for "The Cow Show", an exhibition of art about bovine exceptionalism at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center here in Georgia.

posted by Jorge Mascarenhas
client: Self-promotional
art director: Self

From time to time, some of us feel we're strong enough to survive even when the odds are stacked against us. This piece is for those who struggle, but still have the strenght to come on top.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger
posted by A.Richard Allen
client: The New Republic
art director: Joe Heroun

A piece on a controversial book of which I wasn't aware, Amy Chua's 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger'. From what I gather, the book's a paean to an unapologetically overbearing style of parenting (predictably, the author learns sensitivity and empathy in the course of the narrative)

Global Warming and the Insect Population
posted by Michael Sloan
client: Yale University School of Public Health
art director: Michael Greenwood

Will climate change cause the insect population to rise? Will global warming cause insect-borne infectious diseases like malaria to spread out of control? These scary questions inspired this image.

Wildlife tour of LA
posted by Chris Lyons
client: LA Magazine
art director: Byron Regej

 LA Magazine article about the indigenous creatures lurking within the city limits. (thought for sure it would include expensive cars and weight lifters...)  Chance to work with a great Art Director. Byron never fails to bring out the best with rich and enjoyable jobs.

Paying for Plastic with Plastic
posted by Kim Rosen
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Mark Tyner

 Doctors and other medical professionals have teamed up with certain credit card companies to offer credit cards to patients who chose to have any elective surgery.  But the plastic often comes with many hidden fees and very high interest rates.

Don't Write What You Know
posted by Nick Iluzada
client: The Atlantic
art director: Katie Mathy Maciocha

A piece for The Atlantic's 2011 Fiction Issue. The essay, by Bret Anthony Johnston, is about "Why fiction's narrative and emotional integrity will always transcend the literal truth".

posted by J.D. King
client: The Washington Post
art director: Meredith Bowen

This was the cover for The Washington Post's Capital Business magazine.

FBI Gang Rat
posted by Graham Smith
client: SF Weekly
art director: Andrew Nilsen

The FBI thought they had a gang informant on their side, but the rat ran amuck, doing all kinds of really bad gang things while working both sides! I researched real gang tattoos for this one.

Watch a video me drawing this cover illustration on my blog.

Apps for New York City
posted by Christoph Hitz
client: The New York Times
art director: Richard Weigand

Every other week the New York Times Metro section features apps for your cell phone that help navigate the perils of city life. Roadify pushes subway and bus timetables and scheduled service changes keeping the commuter updated at all times. I'm having a great time illustrating the topic of technology and city interaction.  For more on the same topic stop by at my freshly updated site.

Monograph release!
posted by Yuko Shimizu
client: Gestalten
art director: Hendrik Hellige

My first monograph is due in September from German design publisher Gestalten. I am very excited to show the final cover design. This is not a new work, but with type and matching endpaper Hendrik has designed for it and all, I think it looks promising. No?
More about this monograph on Gestalten website.

Portrait of John Locke
posted by Ellen Weinstein
client: Liberty Magazine
art director: Bryan Gray

Portrait of John Locke for Liberty Magazine.

The New Psychology of Strategic Leadership
posted by John Hersey
client: Harvard Business Review
art director: Karen Player

This article is about finding earth shattering, new business ideas.

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti
posted by Matt Curtius
client: Random House UK
art director: Suzanne Dean

 A few years ago we had the pleasure of illustrating the cover of Mohammed Hanif's first novel. That cover featured a crow menacingly peeling a mango, and this one riffs on the theme.

Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher
posted by David Goldin
client: Tricycle Press
art director: Joanne Taylor

Oi Vey... what can I say?

A Pig + a pickle = Success

The book earned out in 6 months and is probably going into the second edition by now.

I have several new books ready to show publishers.

Video Game Consoles
posted by Christopher Serra
client: Los Angeles Times
art director: Derek Simmons


I did this one for the cover of The L. A. Times Business section.

The story was about video game consoles losing ground to mobile devices.

I liked the idea of dinosaur bones as video game components.  It wasn't happening for me until stegosaurus popped into my head.

posted by Jonathan Twingley
client: Jonathan Twingley
art director: Jonathan Twingley

 The first in an on-going series of images based on YouTube screen-captures.

Summer Picnic
posted by Bob Daly
client: Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine
art director: David Syrek

 A series of spot illustrations for fun things to do in the summer.

posted by Mike Moran
client: HarperCollins

 Ebook project

CEO Transition
posted by Jonathan Bartlett
client: Plansponsor Magazine
art director: SooJin Buzelli

An extremely fun image to create, the open ended concept of "leadership transition" really opened the door for a unique way to use space travel to tell the story on a less literal and more metaphorical level. 

Small change
posted by David Flaherty
client: LA Times
art director: Paul Gonzales

A woman, it could be you, but not if you are a man, anyway she tried to get a refund for airline tickets that dropped in price the next day. Well, she got the run around and only the tax back.  Booo.

The Anguish of St Augustine
posted by David G Klein
client: Weavings
art director: Nelsonn Kane

Nelson and I have worked for this Methodist Spiritual Journal since its inception 22 years ago. Funny thing, we're both Jewish. interesting publication. Liberal spiritual without being evangelical. Sometimes almost New Age. They've always been very appreciative of my work.

Elmer Crow (page from an unpublished book)
posted by Elwood H. Smith
client: Elwood H Smith, so far.
art director: Elwood H Smith, so far.

I have written several books for children and a couple of them are in the process of being published. Some are still looking for a home and I'm very fond of this unpublished book, Elmer Crow. The bird wanted to look around Illoz, so who am I to deny him that pleasure?

Digital India
posted by Gwenda Kaczor
client: McKinsey & Company
art director: Veronica Belsuzarri

 Can India lead the mobile-internet revolution?

Une Femme Dangereuse
posted by John H Howard
client: Budget Press Posters
art director: John HH

Poster for daughter Marlena Zoe Howard's High School Graduation 2011.

Exploding Chicken!
posted by mckibillo
client: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
art director: Shawn Hasto

 When Shawn Hasto asked me to illustrate an exploded chicken how could I resist? It's for an article about how emerging markets are increasingly copying the the developed world's preference for only white chicken meat, leaving chicken producers with a glut of unwanted dark meat.

It's an infographic, it's an illustration, it's an exploded chicken!

Planting Seeds
posted by Jean Tuttle
client: The Hartford Courant
art director: Chris Moore

Illustration for an article on the University of Connecticut's Master Gardening Program, which not only further educates seasoned gardeners, but also gives back to the community.

Repulsive Mr. Org
posted by Jim Paillot
client: Faber & Faber

This is the repulsive Mr. Org. As his name suggests he is not pleasant to be around. Because he is one of the main characters in the Grubtown Tales book series prints of Mr. Org (and other characters) will be available soon.

Insiders Guide to Orange County
posted by Michael Slack
client: Orange Coast Magazine

Feature and spot illustrations for August issue of Orange Coast Magazine.

The Illusion of Free Will
posted by Michael Glenwood
client: New Scientist Magazine (UK)
art director: Craig Mackie

For an article that discussed free will: Do we control our own destinies, or is it just an illusion?

The Higher-Ambition Leader
posted by Daniel Hertzberg
client: Harvard Business Review
art director: Chandra Tallman

Full-page spread of metallic-feeling shield with typographic treatment. 

Sideshow #31
posted by James Steinberg
client: myself
art director: myself

This is one of an ongoing series of images I've been working on.

Writer's Chronicle/ September 2011
posted by heidi younger
client: The Writer's Chronicle Magazine
art director: Supriya Bhatnagar

This article was written by writer Robert Grover who tells of his first novel written in 1960 and the messy dealing with Copyright as well as other things throughout the decades.

Kapow ! Superheroes still pack a punch
posted by Jean-manuel Duvivier
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Elisabeth Limber

The pre-eminent writers in American superheroes comics are those same superhero-loving Brits. Superheroes are eveywhere.

Written by Sam Leith for the European Life column.