Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kim Rosen - August Coupling illustrations

Kim Rosen's illustrations are seen every week in the lifestyle section of the Boston Globe, in a column called coupling. Here are the pieces from August 2011.

Kim Rosen - Coupling illustration August 2011

Kim Rosen - Coupling illustration August 2011

Kim Rosen - Coupling illustration August 2011

Kim Rosen - Coupling illustration August 2011

Kim Rosen - Coupling illustration August 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Terri Fry Kasuba poster design for Genomind

Terri Fry Kasuba recently completed a brochure for Genomind, a company focused on neuropsychiatric personalized medicine. The piece was intended to help recruit patients into Genomind's research study.

Terri Fry Kasuba - brochure for Genomind

Terri Fry Kasuba - Genomind brochure

Friday, September 23, 2011

Benvenuta, Livia Cives!

We are happy to announce that Livia Cives has officially joined the Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agent group! 

Livia lives in Rome, Italy, and she recently graduated from the European Institute of Design where she studied Illustration as well as Animation.  She combines traditional pen and ink engraving techniques with Photoshop to create a unique style that fits right in with our group dynamic.

Benvenuta, Livia!

Livia Cives - "Protect Us Silently"

Livia Cives - "Happy Hour"

Livia Cives - "Claustrophobia"

Livia Cives - "In the Lounge"

View more of Livia's work

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jen Lobo - Sink or Swim

Jen Lobo is participating in a transcontinental art exhibition, Sink or Swim, featuring original works from 30 internationally renowned artists.  The exhibit is on display at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco for three days only - so if you're anywhere near SF this weekend - Sept. 23 - 25, you should check it out.  And if you can't make it to the show, we've included a preview of Jen's piece below.

In Jen's own words:
I have the sincere privilege of participating in 'Sink or Swim - SF' a show organized by PangeaSeed, dedicated to spreading awareness about (and preventing) the devastating practice of shark finning.

Shark finning is one of those things that once you learn about it, you wish you could erase it from your memory immediately. It is just so heartbreaking to know that this is a common practice.

Jen Lobo - "Falling Out"

Jen Lobo - sketch for Falling Out

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lucie Rice Joins the Jennifer Vaughn Team!

Lucie Rice joins Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agent!
Lucie's strong vector-based illustration style is a perfect complement to the group. We look forward to working on many great projects with Lucie!

About the artist: A Kentucky native, Lucie Rice got an early start in the world of illustration. As a young child, she was writing and illustrating her very own publication, an 8 page monthly magazine all about celebrity dogs and cats. (continued)

Lucie Rice -"Cramped Apartment"

Lucie Rice -"Nashville"

Lucie Rice - "Smart Travel"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Calef Brown for Independent School Magazine

Calef Brown just finished up another illustration for Independent School Magazine.  This time it was for an article called "Rethinking the Head of School Position", and the art director asked Calef to come up with an interesting concept on the theme of reinvention/change.  Nice work, Calef!

Calef Borwn - "Rethinking the Head of School Postiion"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Santiago Uceda joins Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agent!

What great news we have! We've just added an amazing artist, animator and all around good guy to our group. We are so thrilled to have Santiago onboard!
You can learn a little more about his creative process, a combination of traditional and digital work, in this poster tutorial article written by Alex Mathers.

Below is an animated poster for Portland PDX Pop Now:

Here are a couple great illustrations:

Santiago Uceda - "Stress"

Santiago Uceda - "Next Big Thing"

Santiago Uceda - "Trust"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Robin Moline for Fetzer Vineyards

Robin Moline created this piece for Fetzer Vineyards' 2011 harvest celebration.  The illustration, which features Fetzer's vineyard in Hopland, will be printed on t-shirts to be given to the employees of the winery.  Robin also created the lettering of the title, "Harvest 2011 Back to our Roots", with vine-like details.  Here is the final artwork, along with Robin's initial sketch:

Robin Moline - Harvest 2011

Robin Moline - Harvest 2011 sketch

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Martha Rich in 344 Questions

Martha Rich is one of a few from a talented group of writers, musicians, and artists who contributed for a book called: 344 Questions: The Creative Person's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment The Peachpit pocket-sized book is available online in both eBook or print formats

Description from  
 The secret to creative success lies not in knowing the right answers, but in knowing how to ask the right questions–and this little book is full of them! A veritable therapy session on paper, 344 Questions is composed entirely of questions designed to help you determine where you are in your life and career, where you want to be, and how to get there. Hopefully, you'll also laugh along the way. 

Martha Rich in '344 Questions'
Each spread in this colorful, pocket-sized book contains a series of several questions illustrated in Stefan Bucher's unique, whimsical, hand-lettered style. The questions are designed to get you thinking and drawing and writing with room on each spread to fill in the blanks and jot down ideas. Sample questions include: Can you name 10 things that reliably stress you out? Do you need 10 more spaces? Was filling out lists on your list? Or the decimal system? What happens when you get stressed out? Do you think stress is heroic? Can you please convince me that that's really stupid?
Martha Rich section in '344 questions'
The talented group of writers, musicians, and artists contributing to the book include: Jed Alger, Judd Apatow, Marian Bantjes, Ken Carbone, Tim Carvell, Deanne Cheuk, Wayne Coyne, Russell Davies, Arem Duplessis, Dave Eggers, Karen Fowler, Ze Frank, Jona Frank, Jill Greenberg, Stanley Hainsworth, Peter Hannan, Debbie Millman, Rick Morris, Seth Morris, Christoph Niemann, David Norland, Patton Oswalt, Martha Rich, Stefan Sagmeister, Meredith Scardino, J.J. Sedelmaier, Dave Stewart, Lara Tomlin, Jakob Trollb├Ąck, Rick Valicenti, Esther Pearl Watson, Lynda Weinman, Jan Wilker, Doyald Young, Tarsem

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Charles Glaubitz makes "Clandestino Art" Art workshops art

Charles Glaubitz created this art for "Clandestino workshops" to produce t-shirts, hats, posters, etc. To raise funds to support art workshops in rural parts of Mexico.
Charles Glaubitz - "Clandestino"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Martha Rich comissioned by CNN for 9/11

Martha Rich was commissioned by CNN to create a piece to illustrate the major changes we've gone through since 9/11.

Read more details from our friend Mark Murphy's blog

From CNN commissioned artists to create or choose work to illustrate the ripple effect of 9/11 -- the incredible changes we've seen these 10 years as individuals, communities, a nation and a world. We left the idea of "ripple" open to interpretation and received a wide variety of work. We curated them by themes, based on what we saw and the artists' statements. Click through the themes below to view their work. 

Martha Rich for CNN's "9/11 Ripple"

Friday, September 9, 2011

Changing habits with Claudine Hellmuth

Claudine Hellmuth recently created these illustrations for Smart car's global online project, Smart Urban Stage . The project deals with the concept of the Future of the City, and as part of this, pioneers from metropolises around the world are asked to question the status quo...and in turn, artists working in various disciplines create a visual to address the question.  The following pieces were created as a response to a question Claudine was asked by Alexander Mankowsky, a Social and Technology Researcher at Daimler AG.

The question:

"The world is changing. Are there visionary
images that express or defines this age of
change? What do they show when it comes to
resources, mobility or quality of life?
Can we discover a new aesthetic?"

Claudine's answer and illustrations:

"Without changing our habits
we will no longer have resources,
mobility and quality of life."

Read the whole interview here
Claudine Hellmuth

Claudine Hellmuth -

Read the whole interview here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jen Lobo does Fun Stuff!

Jen Lobo recently completed this cover illustration for Do Fun Stuff: Vol. 2.  It's a compilation album organized by Ryan Marshall of Pacing the Panic Room, and all of the proceeds go to aid in the research of Smith Magenis Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that is in the early stages of discovery.

 Jen Lobo - Do Fun Stuff (Album Cover)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chris Buzelli interview on Illustration Friday

Yuko Shimizu's interview with Chris Buzelli is up on Illustration Friday.  Chris was asked some very insightful questions, and it's interesting to learn a bit about his history and to get a glimpse into his creative process. And it's great to see Chris getting the recognition he truly deserves!

Excerpt from the interview after image.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Charles Glaubitz freak art.

A couple of weeks ago, Charles found this unused black and white ink on watercolor paper in his flat file as he was doing his studio cleaning. A illustration for a proposed Freak film festival poster from 2010.  The project was killed before this illustration even got to the computer to be colored, Charles recently colored it. We think it rocks and look very cool next to the other two freak illustrations.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Marco Wagner - The Magician King

Marco Wagner illustrated this piece for the NY Times Book Review of The Magician King, by Lev Grossman.  In Marco's own words, he wanted to "create a magical, but dark and a bit depressive mood".  Here is the final piece, along with Marco's initial sketches & descriptions + the article with final art in place...

Marco Wagner's final art of The Magician King
Sketch 1: a fantasy beast surrounded by a magical landscape:
Marco Wagner; sketch #1

A dark forest with magical plants...out of the dark, a blur, gloomy and glowing creature is coming:
Marco Wagner Sketch 2 (approved)

The main character standing in a dark forest surrounded by a glowing,
magical aura. His face is blurred and overexposed:
Marco Wagner Sketch 3

The article as it ran on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - click image to read:
Marco Wagner - Final New York Times article