Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tom Jester for University of Missouri

Tom Jester did this illustration for the University of Missouri, otherwise known as Mizzou, for the university's alumni magazine.  The illustration is of MU Academic Hall as it would have looked in the mid-1800's, and it was the feature opener for a story covering the 175th birthday of the University of Missouri

Tom Jester - University of Missouri - MU Academic Hall

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santiago Uceda - How To Carry Bigfoot Home

Santiago Uceda illustrated this cover for a book titled How To Carry Bigfoot Home by Chris Tarry.  The author ran across Santiago's Bigfoot on Bike poster, and thought he'd be a great fit for the cover of his book…and we agree!

Here is the final cover illustration of the book, which is scheduled for release in Spring 2015, along with a couple of other renditions of Bigfoot by Santiago:

Santiago Uceda - cover illustration for How to Carry Bigfoot Home

Santiago Uceda - cover illustration for How to Carry Bigfoot Home

Santiago Uceda - Bigfoot Family

Santiago Uceda - Bigfoot on Bike

Santiago Uceda - Bigfoot

View more of Santiago's illustration and animation work

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Chris Buzelli illustrates The Island of Kentucky

Chris Buzelli was commissioned to create an illustration of a fictitious Island of Kentucky for Wild Turkey Bourbon.  Not only is Chris's illustration gracing a Wild Turkey microsite, but it was also chosen by the Society of Illustrators for their editorial show.  Congrats, Chris!

Chris Buzelli - The Island of Kentucky for Wild Turkey Bourbon

The Island of Kentucky microsite

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

A random selection of Thanksgiving inspired images for your viewing pleasure…

Brian Love - Thanksgiving Table

Marco Wagner - Krocan

Chris Buzelli - Pilgrim

Robin Moline - Turkey

Robin Moline - Thanksgiving Farm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Simeon Elson for Nutz Magazine

UK based illustrator Simeon Elson was commissioned by Nutz Magazine to create 5 illustrations for their Ultimate Premier League Guide.  Here's a bit about the project in Simeon's own words,

"This is the second year in a row I have been commissioned by Nuts to illustrate their Premier League guide. This year the art director asked me to illustrate the players in black and white with their kits in full colour and a half tone backdrop, much like the 'Dwayne Wade' illustration he had seen on my website. The players featured are: Vincent Kompany, Frank Lampard, Theo Walcott, Tom Cleverly Robin Van Persie and David Luiz."

Simeon Elson - Ultimate Premier League - Cleverly

Simeon Elson - Ultimate Premier League - Kompany

Simeon Elson - Ultimate Premier League - Lampard

Simeon Elson - Ultimate Premier League - Theo

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bob Dob illustrates Hunter S. Thompson

Bob Dob did this illustration of Hunter S. Thompson as part of an art tribute to Ralph Steadman.  The Gonzo Collection is a group show made up of "reinterpretations and responses to Steadman's work by some of today's most notable contemporary artists".

Bob Dob - Ride You Bastard

Friday, November 15, 2013

Michael Murphy for InsideOut SF

Michael Murphy was invited to participate in the San Francisco AIGA event, "InsideOut SF".  Michael was one of several Bay Area-based designers who were invited to be part of the curated exhibit of original posters highlighting their personal impressions of San Francisco.  Here is Michael's poster:

Michael Murphy - Inside SF

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Brian Love for Kleenex

The holiday Kleenex packages featuring Brian Love's work are finally out, and they're super cool!  Brian was commissioned by Kimberly Clark to create a set of 4 mid-century inspired designs, and here's a bit about the creative process in Brian's own words:

"...they had the 'house' shape concept in mind and asked me to run with it. the reindeer went through many revisions-  gaining weight, dropping weight, until we arrived at what seemed a perfect character to complete the series. the elf was originally a man on a ladder hanging christmas ornaments, but the powers that be decided to take all 4 into more of a christmas fairy tale direction. keeping with a red/green palette was an important aspect to include. the also turned the art into paper towel dispenser boxes and are available at target, walgreen's, walmart...all over the country."

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Here's a random selection of Halloween inspired images for your viewing pleasure…

Tom Jester - Headless Horseman
Tom Jester - Halloween
Robin Moline - Nailbiter

Terri Fry Kasuba - Halloween grid

Terri Fry Kasuba - Ghost

Brian Love - Jack-o-lanterns

Brian Love - Beware

Brian Love - Skulls

Craig LaRotonda - Horror Films
Keith Warren Greiman - Cool Ghosts
Kim Rosen - Horror Story
Chris Buzelli - Icarus Hereafter
Terri Fry Kasuba - Dracula

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Craig LaRotonda and the history of cannabis...

Craig LaRotonda was commissioned by Westword Magazine to do this illustration of Adam & Eve for a piece on the history of cannabis in Colorado:

Craig LaRotonda - Adam and Eve

Friday, October 25, 2013

Robin Moline for Blossom Valley Mystery series

Another one of Robin Moline's cover illustrations for the Blossom Valley Mystery series is soon to be released.  Green Living Can Be Deadly will be out in February 2014, but you can get a preview of it right here:

Robin Moline - Green Living Can Be Deadly

Robin Moline - Blossom Valley Mystery cover illustration

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dave Stevenson illustrates book cover for Allman Brothers bio

Dave Stevenson was commissioned by St. Martin's Press to do the hand lettered typography and illustration for the Allman Brothers Band biography, titled One Way Out.  Dave's work is foil stamped on the cover, and the art director Rob Grom sent us a photo of the actual book to show the effects.  We think it turned out great!

Dave Stevenson - hand lettering and illustration 

One Way Out - foil stamped cover

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Livia Cives - Taking the Reins

Here is a new illustration that Livia Cives just finished up for Deloitte University Press.  The title of the piece is Taking the Reins as a CIO, and Livia did a great job of illustrating the potential challenges and pitfalls that new CIO's often face.  Love the minimal color palette!

Livia Cives - Taking the Reins

View more of Livia's illustration and motion work

Friday, October 11, 2013

Craig LaRotonda's Mind Control

Craig LaRotonda was commissioned by the Riverfront Times to create a series of illustrations for the Best of St. Louis 2013 issue. The concept was "Mind Control", and Craig did a total of 8 pieces.  The illustrations are meant to stand alone and also work as a series, and Craig was inspired in part by vintage movie posters and sic-fi book covers...

Craig LaRotonda - Aliens

Craig LaRotonda - Brain

Craig LaRotonda - Food
Craig LaRotonda - Goggles

Craig LaRotonda - Machine Head

Craig LaRotonda - Machine Heads

Craig LaRotonda - Music

Craig LaRotonda - Robots