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Illustration Roundup #7
May 16, 2007
illustrations cooked up over the last two weeks by the illoz wagon train and served up piping hot.


illustration thanks to Joseph Fiedler

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Everybody's Dog
posted by Scott Bakal
client: Women of Spirit | Genesis Design
art director: Bryan Gray

Written from the point of view of a therapist, a touching story about a boy who lost his father but couldn't open up to express his feelings about the loss.  It wasn't until the death of a 'family dog' that he was able to begin expressing his thoughts about his father through talking and writing about the dog.

A black and white spot accompanied the full page which can be seen here.  Bryan was a pleasure to work with!

posted by A.Richard Allen
client: Plansponsor
art director: SooJin Buzelli

Article about a paperless future. Directed expertly with minimum interference.

Kaavya Viswanathan, Harvard Novelist
posted by Cathleen Toelke
client: 02138
art director: Susannah Haesche/Patrick Mitchell, PlutoMedia

This portrait of Kaavya Viswanathan appears in the Spring 2007 issue of 02138, a magazine for Harvard alumni, as on opener for the feature "The Hubris Hall of Fame:  Class of 2007".   The article portrays several of Harvard's most embarrassing alumni in recent memory. 

In 2006, Kaavya was in the news as a beautiful, brilliant, Harvard sophomore and chick lit novelist who landed a reported $500,000 two-book deal from Little, Brown, and a movie deal from Dreamworks.  Shortly after the first novel's publication, it was discovered that she'd plagiarized up to 40 sentences from several other novels--especially those of a Random House author she'd been a big fan of during high school, and a story line similar to one of that author's books. Kaavya responded on national media that she had a photographic memory and must have "internalized" details from the other books.  Little, Brown withdrew all copies of her book and the movie deal was cancelled.

02138 is a new quarterly beautifully designed by Patrick Mitchell's PlutoMedia.

Iraq, four years later
posted by Edel Rodriguez
client: Foreign Policy Magazine
art director: Travis Daub and Sarah Schumacher

This portrait of Iran's president, Ahmadinejad, is one of a series of seven images for a story about the winners that have emerged from the Iraq war.  You can see the rest of the images and read more about the process here.

Summer Pleasures
posted by Adam McCauley
client: Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine
art director: Joseph Darrow

This was a fun recent project for Joe Darrow in Chicago, a special issue devoted to the finer activities of summer.

Shore 'Nuff
posted by Lou Brooks
client: Texas Monthly
art director: T.J. Tucker

What could be more fun than staying up all night hoping turtle eggs will hatch? Well, that's what they do at Malaquite Beach on the Texas Gulf. This is one of seven "girly" travel decals I did for TexMo's current Best Beaches summer issue – each relating to a particular beach's sometimes odd personality.

posted by Rob Dunlavey
client: West/Los Angeles Times
art director: Liz Hale

This was a full page illustration for the LA Times Sunday Magazine about that scourge of the West: the Gray Fox Squirrel. Funny article, wonderful art direction, and a fun illustration to develop. The AD, Liz Hale, said she was new ti illoz and was extremely enthusiastic about it. She loved the piece!

my holocaust
posted by John Hersey
client: New York Times Book Review
art director: Nicholas Blechman

This was for a review of a book that attempts to satarize the culture of holocaust commemorations.

Forbes Cover
posted by mckibillo
client: Forbes
art director: Bob Mansfield

I did the cover for the Forbes 2007 Global Super Stars issue. It was a really sweet assignment and Bob was a pleasure to work for.

Nancy Stahl Profile in ILLO Magazine
posted by Zina Saunders
client: ILLO Magazine
art director: Dan Zimmer

ILLO, a newly launched magazine about contemporary illustration, will  run a profile feature in every issue, excerpted from the book I'm working on, Art Talks. (That's my series of portraits and interviews with illustrators, which started on Drawger.)

For the premier issue, they featured the profile I did of Nancy Stahl.

To learn more about the magazine, or to order a copy, check out the ILLO website here.