Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marco Wagner in Illustrators Unlimited

The work of Marco Wagner is featured in the recently released book, Illustrators Unlimited The Essence of Contemporary Illustration, published by Gestalten.  Marco's artwork graces 2 spreads in the book:

Marco Wagner -2 spreads in Illustrators Unlimited

Cover of Illustrators Unlimited by Gestalten

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lucie Rice for the Grand Ole Opry

Lucie Rice recently worked on a project for the Grand Ole Opry's new restaurant, the Opry Backstage Grill.  In Lucie's own words, "They had me design their logo, do their kids' menu, decorate guitars for display, and illustrate and design the inserts to their menu, featuring food themed stories from a few of their members."
Sounds like such a fun project!  If you're in Nashville, you should go to the restaurant to check out the guitars that Lucie decorated, but here's a glimpse of some of the menu inserts she illustrated:

Lucie Rice - Opry Menu: Marty Stuart

Lucie Rice - Opry Menu: Loretta

Lucie Rice - Opry Menu: Alan Jackson

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chris Buzelli illustrates Coldplay for Rolling Stone Magazine

Chris Buzelli recently finished an illustration of Coldplay for Rolling Stone Magazine. Chris worked with Steven Charny, of the magazine, to illustrate the piece about the band's new album, Mylo Xyloto, for the music review section.

Per Chris' Blog:
Coldplay was being very secretive about their new album and all we had to go with was this mysterious album title and their first single release called Paradise. I'm really proud to be a part of this special issue. The cover has a great unrecognizable pic of Steve Jobs as a young hippie genius. The inside is covered with about 15 illustrated gems by Thomas Fuchs of famous musicians and their favorite songs. As well as a perfectly short and focused article about Occupy Wall Street with a common sense list of demands by Matt Taibbi called My Advice to the Protesters.

Here is the final work, followed by the sketches that led up to it:
Chris Buzelli - Coldplay for Rolling Stone Magazine

The original piece to show scale.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dave Stevenson's work in Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. ad

Dave Stevenson created the illustration and hand lettering for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's 30th Anniversary label last year...  (In his signature and super traditional style, he did all of the work by hand using pen & ink and gouache.)...and just recently we ran across this magazine ad featuring his work.  A blast from the past, and it still looks great!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cathie Bleck's work in the Art Tails app

Cathie Bleck contributed to the charity art application Art Tails, which benefits earthquake victims in Japan.  The app is free and available to download here.  Each work of art accompanies a heartfelt message from its creator.
Check out Cathie's contribution!

Better yet, get the app here!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chris Buzelli illustrates ICON7 poster

Chris Buzelli and Jessica Hische (typography) collaborated on the 2-sided promotional ICON7 Illustration Conference poster.
ICON President John Hendrix art directed the effort.

Chris Buzelli - ICON7 poster illustration
Chris Buzelli, Jessica Hische - ICON poster, b-side

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Martha Rich for Hollywood Records

Martha Rich recently worked with Hollywood Records on the cover art for a new CD by Allstar Weekend.  Martha created typography and textures by hand using acrylic, ink and vintage paper.  Of course, we love the fact that the band decided on using illustration for their album - very cool!

Martha Rich - Cover design for Allstar Weekend album "All the Way"

Martha Rich - Design for Allstar Weekend CD booklet "All the Way"

Martha Rich - Design for Allstar Weekend CD booklet "All the Way"

Martha Rich - Design for Allstar Weekend CD booklet "All the Way"

Martha Rich - Design for Allstar Weekend CD booklet "All the Way"

Martha Rich - Design for Allstar Weekend CD booklet "All the Way"

Martha Rich - Design for Allstar Weekend CD booklet "All the Way" 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jen Lobo Drawings

Jen Lobo just showed us some of her new drawings which we wanted to share with you:

Jen Lobo - "Owl"

Jen Lobo - "Bare Tree by the Sea"

Jen Lobo - "Fox"

Jen Lobo - "Striped Balloon"

Jen Lobo - "That You May Live"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Marco Wagner - A Favorite Blend

Marco Wagner recently created this piece for a PlanAdviser magazine articled titled "A Favorite Blend".  We are loving seeing how Marco's style translates in these botanicals he's been doing lately - gorgeous!

Marco Wagner - "Best of the Best"

Marco Wagner's artwork in the context of the article

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Craig LaRotonda for The Sutras

Craig LaRotonda recently worked on the package design and illustrations for a new CD by The Sutras, titled Call Out We'll Find You.  This is the second studio release for the band, and they contacted Craig after seeing his painting, "I Become the Tool".  The painting is based on St. John the Baptist waiting for Christ.  The band asked if they could use the piece on their CD cover, and not only did Craig say yes, but he ended up designing the entire package.  Very cool!

Craig LaRotonda - The Sutras front cover

Craig LaRotonda - The Sutras back cover

Craig LaRotonda - The Sutras open CD case

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dave Stevenson map illustration for Lake Erie Living

Dave Stevenson, renowned map illustrator, recently created this piece showing the wine regions of Lake Erie for a feature in Lake Erie Living magazine.  This one is in Dave's signature "old world" map style, and he also did the hand lettering on the map.  We like the way the art director isolated the border treatment and spot illustrations and used them on the subsequent pages of the article:
Dave Stevenson -Map of Lake Erie Wine Regions

Article featuring Dave Stevenson's artwork