Friday, August 31, 2012

Kim Rosen illustrates for the Village Voice

Kim Rosen illustrated this piece for a recent Village Voice column by Michael Musto titled "Things I Hate About Food!"  A super fun illustration to accompany an amusing article...

Kim Rosen - Michael Musto illustration for the Village Voice

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dave Stevenson's Hand Lettering

Here is our latest promo featuring the hand lettering and typography of Dave Stevenson. It shows a nice mix of his various styles of lettering, and there's lots more where this came from! If there are any of you out there who haven't received one and would like to, just let us know - we'd be happy to pop one in the mail to you!

Dave Stevenson - Hand lettering work - 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

New illustrations by Livia Cives!

We're excited to share these 3 new illustrations that Livia Cives recently completed. Livia is from Rome, Italy, where she lives and works, and she has definitely been keeping herself busy creating new images this summer!

This first piece is titled "Holidays", and we love the vintage summery feel it has:

Livia Cives - Holidays

For "Layers", Livia was inspired to illustrate layers from an uncommon point of view:

Livia Cives - Layers

And this third piece, "Be Different", is based on the idea of that one fish who doesn't take the bait:

Livia Cives - Be Different

View more of Livia's illustration and motion work

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jen Lobo's illustrated nebulae

Jen Lobo recently worked on series of paintings based on space, and here are a few pieces that were specifically inspired by nebulae.  Here is Jen's own description of her inspiration:

"I had been reading about space and the Hubble Telescope and star births and I absolutely fell in love with nebulae being described as star nurseries. I love the notion of these bright little bursts of light being born out of dust. The names of the nebulae were just begging to be illustrated. Space is such a wealth of inspiration, sometimes I'll read theories, I remember once I was reading about black holes and I get to a point where my brain literally cannot compute. The technical reasons for these magical occurrences are so complex. I just am not capable of grasping some of these concepts, but then the names harken back to ancient theories of the stars and gods. It's almost childlike."

Jen Lobo - Horse Head Nebula

Jen Lobo - We Are Worlds Apart

Jen Lobo - Swan Nebula

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Claudine Hellmuth illustrates Shady Lady

The latest recipe to be featured on our illustrated cocktail blog is the Shady LadyClaudine Hellmuth chose this cool cocktail as her inspiration and she brought the Shady Lady to life!

Check out to get the recipe for this and many other other libations, and to see some recent work by our artists...

Claudine Hellmuth - Shady Lady cocktail illustration

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Robin Moline illustrates course for the USGA US Open

Here is the illustration that Robin Moline created of The Olympic Club golf course in San Francisco for this year's US Open.  Her illustration was used in print and also as an interactive course map.

This is the 10th course that Robin has illustrated for the US Open:

Robin Moline - The Olympic Club - US Open 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bob Dob illustrates for Playboy Magazine

Bob Dob recently did this illustration for Playboy magazine, for a piece titled "Meat the Future, The laboratory race to create the next great meal". The article mentions that researchers in Japan are trying to clone "Yasufuku, a steer renowned for siring more than 40,000 wagyu cattle, the breed used for Japan's Kobe beef" - hence all of those cows in the illo!

Bob Dob - Meat the Future

Bob Dob - Illustration for Playboy article, "Meat the Future"

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


We love infographics!  They are becoming more and more a part of our daily lives, and they are such a creative way to show what might otherwise be pretty dry and boring information.  Here is a look at some infographic projects that our illustrators, Johnny Kotzé and Lucie Rice, recently worked on (click images for a closer look at these data-filled illustrations!) :

Johnny Kotzé - Info graphic illustrations for Eskom pitch

Lucie Rice - Info graphic for the University of Southern Indiana

Monday, August 13, 2012

Charles Glaubitz illustrates for Sony PlayStation

Charles Glaubitz was recently commissioned by 180 Amsterdam to create this illustration for a Brand Book for their client Sony PlayStation.  They were looking to bring to the life the new Brand mantra, "The World Is In Play", and in doing so they came up with six brand pillars that define their brand personality.  Charles was 1 of 6 artists who were commissioned for the project, and he was asked to base his illustration on the brand pillar, "Fearless".  Here's what he came up with:

Charles Glaubitz - Fearless for Sony PlayStation
All six illustrated Brand Pillars of Sony PlayStation

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Johhny Kotzé joins Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency!

We are super excited to announce our latest artist signing: Johnny Kotzé!  Johnny lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and he brings yet another unique style to our group.  In addition to illustration, Johnny does typography, hand lettering, design, and info graphics.  And he even dabbles in making music and videos...  Welcome to the group, Johnny!

Johnny Kotzé - Musica

Johnny Kotzé - Havaianas

Johnny Kotzé - Slyders

Johnny Kotzé - Metro FM 1

Johnny Kotzé - Matro FM 2

Johnny Kotzé - Red, White, Green

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Craig LaRotonda art featured in Contemporary Painters

The work of Craig LaRotonda is featured in this new hardcover book, "Contemporary Painters", which features the work of 100 artists from all around the world.  The book is published by Schiffer Publishing and available through Amazon.  Craig's art is highlighted across a 2-page spread, and here is a sneak peek:

Craig LaRotonda - Contemporary Painters - pages 138-139

Contemporary Painters book cover

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Wonderful new illustration by Chris Buzelli

From his own blog:
The tiny country of Bhutan created the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) as a Buddhist-inspired alternative to Gross National Product (GNP). While the people of Bhutan have embraced the idea of GNH, the Bhutanese government has oppressed and discriminated against the minority Nepalese population. This once large minority population in which some have lived in Bhutan for generations and consider themselve Bhutanese are discriminated harshly because of their Hindu religion, language and cultural differences. Many of these people are now living as refuges in other countries because of the attempt to force conformity resulting in harsh torture and imprisonment... read more

Chris Buzelli - "Shangri-La"

Chris Buzelli - "Shangri-La", final cover of Liberty Mag.

And of course, it's always interesting to view the preliminary sketches:

Chris Buzelli - "Shangri-La" sketch

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kim Rosen's illustrated patterns

Kim Rosen has embarked on a new project called Repeated Daily, where she is experimenting with the illustration of patterns within her own style.  She creates a new pattern every day, and here are just a few of them...

Kim Rosen - pattern illustration

Kim Rosen - pattern illustration

Kim Rosen - illustrated floral pattern

Kim Rosen - orange illustrated pattern