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Illustration Roundup #6
May 1, 2007
Illustrations from the illoz gang, rustled up for your viewing pleasure.


illustration thanks to Tim O' Brien


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New Illustrations for Chrysler Motors.
posted by Don Kilpatrick III
client: BBDO Detroit / Chrysler
art director: Jaime Pescia

 This illustration is one of six done for a Chrysler brochure intended for foreign markets. The finished art is a combination of traditional paint media and Photoshop.

Bully on the Bench
posted by Katherine Streeter
client: The Dallas Observer
art director: Mike Simmons

Bad Bully!

Elliott Gould
posted by Tim O'Brien
client: Village Voice
art director: Ted Keller

A fun opportunity to capture the quirky Elliot Gould circa 1970

First Feeding
posted by Christopher Silas Neal
client: Cookie Magazine
art director: Alex Grossman

Alex at Cookie Magazine asked me to create a title image to accompany the magazine's new blog, "First Feeding", a random mix of news relevant to young parents. Alex requested that the illustration somehow depict babies feeding or baby bottles while also conveying the idea of news. Luckily they went with this idea and I didn't have to show my "satellite breasts" idea.

Directors Baseball Cards
posted by Zach Trenholm
client: S.F. Chronicle
art director: Elizabeth Burr

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco International Film Festival, the Chronicle commissioned 'baseball cards' of well-known but local movie directors from me for the Sunday Datebook (or the 'Pink Section' as it's know around here.....) of 4-22-07.

Besides Sophia & her dad, the cards included such film luminaries as George Lucas, Clint Eastwood & Philip Kaufman. I added their 'signatures' to the cards if i could find 'em online somewhere....

Although Elizabeth's always a joy to work with & the spread looked nice, they ran a bit light, a bit off register & worse, minus credit for some reason. Oh well.....

Hope in a Tube
posted by Joseph Fiedler
client: New Orleans Magazine
art director: Eric Gernhauser

This was a “sketchbook” solution for an article titled “Hope in a Tube” and was about anti-wrinkle cream therapy.  I sent two versions.  They picked the one on the right. I first visited NOM years ago on a trip to the Jazz and Heritage Festival.  I just had to turn it into a business trip and wanted to get involved with the Magazine, so I phoned up the AD. It’s my great pleasure to work for them.  I feel like I’m participating in that same great American cultural expression that spawned Jazz, Zydeco, Cajun, Rhythm and Blues and Swamp Pop. After Katrina, who could say no? Alons!

Robin Hood. On an elephant. On a ship...
posted by A.Richard Allen
client: Guardian Public (UK)
art director: Tony Myers

A nice bit of copy about how getting workers to think of their roles in terms of visual metaphors (however odd or corny it may seem at first) can be empowering. Art Directed with aplomb.

The Five Second Rule
posted by Scott Menchin
client: The NY Times
art director: Nicki Kalish

Three experiments were conducted to determine the survival and transfer of Salmonella Typhimurium from wood, tile or carpet to bologna. For The Dining Out Section

No Shit it's Shatner!
posted by Douglas Fraser
client: UPPERCASE gallery
art director: Janine Vangool

There'll be a fun show leaving space dock in June. It's all about the acting and recording great William "the Bill" Shatner. The Shatner Show (June 15 - August 31, 2007): a book and exhibition of artwork depicting William Shatner by artists and illustrators from Canada and the US. Website link

Understanding China
posted by Michael Sloan
client: Corporate Board Member
art director: Thomas Ryan

One of five illustrations on a variety of subjects that I created for this project.

Green for Green
posted by Scott Bakal
client: Milken Institute Review
art director: Joannah Ralston

The article was about Carbon Credits and how they are being traded and used throughout the world as a new way of controlling pollution.  Carbon Credit trading is growing in popularity with investors because now they are making money by reducing carbon emissions.

The job also included 5 black and white interiors.  Joannah was a pleasure and a great art director to work with!

Book Review Cover
posted by Edel Rodriguez
client: The New York Times Book Review
art director: Nicholas Bleckman

This cover featured a review of a crime novel set in Havana in the 1950's, titled "Dancing to Almendra".  I did a separate image for the interior of the Book Review.  You can see that other image and read more about the process here.

Online Music Services
posted by Colin Johnson
client: Chicago Tribune
art director: Hugo Espinoza

Illustration for an article featuring an overview on what's new in online music. Beyond iTunes, which models are working, what do users like, what innovative new services are there? Big in this would be discussion of e-music, which sells you indie music with no restriction and is growing quickly; Pandora, which everybody who uses loves but is imperlied now; and, which hosts Internet radio, produces concert Webcasts and cleverly acts as a CD-for-sale clearinghouse, even funneling some money back to the artists as a royalty on a used CD.

Chuck Palahniuk Portrait
posted by Zina Saunders
client: The Wall Street Journal
art director: Manuel Velez

Another fun assignment from the art directors at The Journal, this time a portrait of Chuck Palahniuk, author of "The Fight Club" and other edgy literary offerings. It ran in black in white in the paper and color on the web.

fuzzy testing
posted by John Hersey
client: microsoft
art director: patricia bradbury

This book cover for Microsoft is about a concept called fuzzy testing where the software testers try throwing static, random power fluctuations and crazy code at stable software and see what happens