Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday Group Happy Hour

It's rare that we have the opportunity to spend time with so many of the group all at once. But since some of us were in NY for the American Illustration party, and others live right here, we were able to have a nice little group gathering at Esperanto in the East Village.  It was the perfect end to a productive week in NY!
(L-R) Cathie Bleck, Jennifer Vaughn, Alex Dethier, Martha Rich,
Rachel Salomon,
Kim Rosen, SooJin & Chris Buzelli, and Elliott Golden.

Friday, November 13, 2009

American Illustration Party - AI 25

The American Illustration party was last night, and it was great to be there and reconnect with some of our artists and friends. Unfortunately, the place was so packed that we weren't able to find all the people we wanted to see, but we're in NY for the weekend so maybe we can track down some of the ones we missed last night.  Already looking forward to next year's party!
Jen Vaughn with artist Martha Rich

View of the party from the balcony

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Craig LaRotonda In NY December 5-27

Craig will be having a solo show at the Last Rites Gallery in New York from December 5th until the 27th... and although we are so excited about the big event, we are bummed to be missing it by only a couple of weeks (we'll be there mid-November)!

Nonetheless, if you are around, make sure not to miss it and tell us what we missed!
12/5 - 12/27 @ 511 W. 33rd St

You can see more of Craig's work here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cathie Bleck featured in Taschen's Illustration Now! 3 book

Cathie Bleck is included in the just-published Taschen's Illustration Now! 3.
The book features a great mix of work by 150 illustrators from 30 countries. Cathie's work appears as the opening  spread of the book, a piece called Mother Nature's Son. Further along in the book, over 4 more pages, you can see more of her art and biography.

You can leaf through some of the 448-page book here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Field trip to The North Face!

On Monday, Hannah Stouffer and I went to say hello to the good folks over at The North Face.  Earlier this year, Hannah created a design for use on a line of women's Gore-Tex jackets, and we went over to see samples of them.  It was great to meet with John & Julia, with whom we worked with on the project, and to see where all The North Face magic happens!  We'll post pics of the jackets once they hit stores in January....until then, here's a pic of John, Hannah & Julia:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chris Buzelli in Communication Arts

Check out this interesting article profiling Chris Buzelli in this week's Communication Arts' Insight section.
Chris Buzelli in his studio

Monday, October 12, 2009

{ new website } for Jen Lobo

I have a new website at { } & I would love for you to stop by & take look. Kind thanks!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dave illustrates the Disney Family's migration path to the U.S.

Here is the map illustration that Dave Stevenson was commissioned to create as a part of the permanent exhibit in the newly opened Walt Disney Family Museum.  The map shows the migration of the Disney family from Europe to the US.  There is a large reproduction of the map on display right at the entrance to the museum, and Walt Disney's daughter now owns the original art as part of her private collection.

Dave Stevenson, illustration of the migration of the Walt Disney Family from Europe to the United States in 1834

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Funs Want

Hello, internets! This here is my debut post on the Jen Vaughn Blog & I'm going to talk about myself. How self-centered of me!

Well, the lovely folks over at Funs Want magazine were kind enough to do a little feature with me & I wanted to share it with you.

Funs Want is a bright & colorful, feast for the eyes based out of Taipei, Taiwan. They have a fun little website .: here :.
Kind thanks to them for the support!

Friday, September 11, 2009

2009 Harvest Festival Poster by Calef Brown

Calef just finished the artwork for the annual Harvest Festival held here in San Francisco at the Ferry Building Marketplace. The art will be used on posters and banners throughout the city - we're looking forward to seeing Calef's art around town!

Calef Brown, 2009 san francisco harvest festival poster
Calef Brown - 2009 Harvest Festival Poster

Friday, September 4, 2009

Spirit Animals

Rachel and Hannah were two of nine artists who illustrated Spirit Animals: Unlocking the Secrets of Our Animal Companions (Chronicle Books). Learn more about the book or even pre-order your copy at Chronicle Books.

Rachel Salomon, Hannah Stouffer, spirit animals
Hannah Stouffer

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dave Stevenson's New Website

Dave Stevenson finally has a website! Now there's another place where you can go to see some of Dave's extensive collection of maps, wildlife and other illustrations. We hope you'll check it out:

Dave Stevenson

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jen Vaughn on Facebook!

It's true!! We've finally made it onto Facebook. Please join us and be part of our ever growing online network!

Jen Vaughn Artist Agent - Commercial Illustration - Facebook

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Calef Brown in the BLAB! Show

Calef Brown is taking part in the BLAB! show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, which opens this Saturday, August 8, 2009.
Here's a glimpse of Calef's new piece that will be appearing in the show:

calef brown, Commercial illustration

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pretty is as Pretty Dies

Robin Moline illustrates the cover of Pretty is as Pretty Dies: A Myrtle Clover Mystery.
You can see more of Robin's art here
... or get your copy of the book on Amazon.

Illustrator, Robin Moline, commercial illustration
Robin Moline - Cover illustration

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bitten illustration by Hannah Stouffer

We just received samples of the book, "Bitten", which features an image of serpents by Hannah Stouffer on the cover. We worked with Chronicle Books, and they went all out with the printing - you really need to see the book to fully appreciate it. The title is embossed, and there is a spot gloss over the snake scales. They also used a metallic ink on the background, which you can only see when you're looking at the actual book. Love it!
You can purchase the book at the Chronicle Books website.

Bitten - Hannah Stouffer illustration
Hannah Stouffer - Cover for the book "Bitten"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bob Dob fights carbon in Paris

Last week while in Paris, I met with Vanessa and Julian from TBWA\MAP. Both worked with Bob Dob last year on the big "Carbon Fighters" campaign, and it was so great to go into the agency and finally meet face to face after all of the e-mail correspondence (I'm in San Francisco, Bob's in LA, and they are in Paris...). Plus, it was an added treat to see Bob's illustrations in action! Not only did they give me a set of the Carbon Fighters stickers they produced, but then they pointed out one of the billboards featuring Bob's illustration - very cool.

Bob Dob, Carbon Fighters

Next stop: Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival...stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Portfolio 2009 book is out!

Our Portfolio 2009 booklet made it back from's printing rooms. The print quality of the 7" X 7" booklet is fantastic -- the sample collection of each artists' work seem to pop right out of the pages!

Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agent, Portfolio 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

American Illustration 28

Congratulations to our artists who were selected for American Illustration 28!

Chris Buzelli
Chris Buzelli -
here to see more of Chris' work

Joel Nakamura
Joel Nakamura -
Click image to enlarge or here to see more of Joel's work

Terri Fry Kasuba
Terri Fry Kasuba -
Click image to enlarge or here to see more of Terri's work

Martha Rich
Martha Rich -
Click image to enlarge or here to see more of Martha's work

Rachel Salomon
Rachel Salomon -
Click image to enlarge or here to see more of Rachel's work

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jen Lobo - Devil Whale goes Urban Outfitters

Jen Lobo's "Devil Whale" is now available as whale art from Urban Outfitters. It's printed on a 20" x 34" canvas with artist info printed in the back!

See more of Jen Lobo's art here

Jen Lobo -
Prints available at

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rachel Salomon - Extraordinary Lives

Rachel Salomon was commissioned by American Express & VSA Partners to create two paintings for the book "Extraordinary Lives"...these two paintings celebrate the life of Rose Styron, one of the first AmEx card members.

To see more of Rachel's art, click here

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Martha Rich in American Illustration 2009

4 of Martha's images have been selected to be included in this year's American Illustration annual - yay!

Martha Rich - AMerican Illustration 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Martha Rich: Nice School

Martha Rich - Pleasant Thinking
Martha is in a show at La Luz de Jesus gallery in LA, and it opens this Friday, April 3 and the show runs through April 26.

More info on the exhibit at

See more of Martha's art here

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Year's Note Cards!

Our New Year's note card promo is out! 13 blank note cards featuring images by different artists from the group, and designed by our very own, Terri Kasuba...if you haven't received yours yet and would like to, just send me a quick e-mail and I'll get a set off in the mail to you right away!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Terri Kasuba - match box!

Terri Kasuba's self-promo matchbox was selected to be included in Rockport Publishing/ Quayside Publishing’s book 1000 Package Designs: A comprehensive guide to packing it in., by Grip-Chicago.

Terri Kasuba
Terri Fry Kasuba