Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Mariya Paskovsky's Nuit de Noel

Here is the latest illustration in Mariya Paskovsky's series based on fragrances.  The inspiration for this piece is the classic fragrance, "Nuit de Noel", which was created by Caron and launched in 1922. And how timely, given that today is Christmas Eve!

Mariya Paskovsky - Nuit de Noel

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!!

Wishing you all a super duper holiday with this fun gif by Santiago Uceda!

Santiago Uceda's holiday card

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Lucie Rice - Unplug & Play!

Here's an idea for a last minute holiday gift: super fun book of games that Lucie Rice worked on earlier this year, titled  Unplug and Play by Brad Berger.

The idea of the book is for people to put down their phones, step away from their computers, and sit down together to play games that don't require any modern technology - just good old fashioned pen and paper - what a concept!

Lucie illustrated the entire book, and she also designed the layout.

Now go play!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mariya Paskovsky's fragrant illustrations

Mariya Paskovsky has been working on a series of lovely illustrations based on fragrance families.  She was inspired by her husband who is a perfumer, and here's is how she describes the inspiration:

"The story behind these works is that my husband loves, collects, makes, buys, smells, gives to me and all our friends and relatives PERFUME!  Being a visual person who is constantly exposed to different kinds of scent: oriental, spicy, floral, woody, etc, I started to somewhat visualize these various scents.  I saw them as different, beautiful and mysterious girls - different kinds of girls who wear those perfumes/scents."

Gorgeous, Mariya!  We can't wait to see more as the series develops!

Mariya Paskovsky - Floral

Mariya Paskovsky - Oriental

Mariya Paskovsky - Marine

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Santiago Uceda's phobias

Santiago Uceda created this piece on phobias for a group show called "Flesh, Blood & Data".  The show featured a collection of infographics, and the theme was based on the idea that information designers go through a process to gather content, synthesize data, and then weave their findings into cohesive stories.  Interesting!

Santiago Uceda - Phobias

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lucie Rice for Belmont University

Lucie Rice was commissioned by Belmont University to create an illustration for their 2014 admissions materials.  The illustration highlights prominent buildings from around the university campus.  The client liked Lucie's work so much that they asked her to do a winter version of the piece to use on their holiday cards!

Lucie Rice -Belmont University

Lucie Rice - Belmont University Christmas Card

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dave Stevenson for Valley of the Moon Winery

Dave Stevenson worked with our good friends at Auston Design Group on the brand redesign for Valley of the Moon Winery.  Dave did the hand lettering and the illustration that comprises the new look for this historic Sonoma County winery.

Dave Stevenson - Valley of the Moon hand lettering and illustration

Dave Stevenson - Valley of the Moon Winery brand redesign

Friday, December 5, 2014

Charles Glaubitz illustrates cover for Taco Loco!

Here's a recent commission that Charles Glaubitz worked on for Natur & Kultur, one of Sweden's largest book publishers.  Charles illustrated the cover for "Taco Loco!", a book on authentic Mexican food by Swedish chef and food writer and blogger, Jonas Cramby.  The book won't be released until spring 2015, but here's a sneak peek:

Charles Glaubitz - Taco Loco! cover illustration

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Livia Cives for Deloitte University Press

Here's a great new piece that Livia Cives recently created for our friends over at Deloitte University Press.  The article is about how government alone cannot make much of a change in social problems, but when government collaborates with groups outside of the government, changes can be made.  The author refers to these people or groups as "wavemakers", and Livia came up with the perfect visual to illustrate just that.  Nice work, Livia!

Livia Cives - Wavemakers

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Marco Wagner for Cicero Magazine

Marco Wagner created this image of a Dodo bird for the German magazine Cicero:

Marco Wagner for Cicero Magazine

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello, Chicago!

Hello, Chicago!  I'm here with Frank Sturges Reps, and we're teaming up for a week of fab illustration portfolio shows.  We have lots of new work to show, plus super cool promos and tasty snacks.  Can't wait to start hitting those agencies!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lucie Rice and Little Lola's Great Big Life

Lucie Rice wrote and illustrated this super sweet book, Little Lola's Great Big Life.  The inspiration for the story was Lucie's real life dog, Lola, who was a rescue.  It's such a wonderful story, and Lucie's colorful and fun illustrations make it even sweeter!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Martha Rich for The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association

Here's a cover that Martha Rich illustrated for the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association.  Her kooky style is a nice contrast to the serious reading that's inside the journal!

Martha Rich - Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lucie Rice for Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Here's another fun illustration that Lucie Rice did for Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.  This one is for a column called "3 Simple Steps", and it gives tips on how to check up on your mutual funds.

Lucie Rice - Mutual Funds

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hugh D'Andrade illustrates cover of Accidental Alchemist

Hugh D'Andrade created this piece for the cover The Accidental Alchemist, the first book in a new series by author, Gigi Pandian.   The book won't be released until January 2015, but here's a sneak peek.  Hugh's sketches are below, and it's interesting to see the different compositions he came up with.

The author was so happy with the final art that she decided to use it on some of her swag, too!

Author, Gigi Pandian, with mug featuring Hugh's artwork

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Charles Glaubitz for Variety Magazine

Charles Glaubitz was commissioned by Variety Magazine to do a portrait of Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Mexican film maker who directed Babel, among other films.  The piece, in the August 28, 2014 issue, is about Inarritu's upcoming film, Birdman, his first comedy...

Charles Glaubitz - Portrait of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Charles Glaubitz - Portrait of Alejandro Gonzalez Inrritu

Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Moline illustrates Farmers Markets stamp series for USPS

Robin Moline was commissioned by the US Postal Service to illustrate a series of stamps based on Farmers Markets.  Robin's stamp series was just released, and she was invited to Washington, DC for the first-day-of-issue event.  She was even tracked down by the local press in her home town of Lakeland, MN, who wanted to learn more about her beautiful work.

Congrats, Robin - the stamps are beautiful!

Robin Moline - Farmers Market stamp series 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tom Jester illustrates Amoolia Earhart for EAA AirVenture

Who really is Amoolia Earhart?  And where did she come from?  These questions about the cow-pilot mascot for EAA AirVenture demand answers, but all we know is that shes never looked better. 

For the second year in a row, Tom Jester has brought the mascot to life in his masterful and supremely lifelike illustration style.  Tom's work is featured on posters and t-shirts that are sure to be a hit in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where EAAs annual aviation celebration is taking place...starting today!

Tom Jester - Amoolia poster illustration

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dave Stevenson hand lettering & illustration for Diablo's Shadow

Dave Stevenson was commissioned by Cult Partners to do the hand lettering and background map illustration for this rum and vodka packaging.  The Bay Area-based Sutherland Distilling Company produces Diablo's Shadow vodka and rum, and Dave's work graces the bottles for both.  Dave's hand lettering and artwork is also featured on the Diablo's Shadow shipping boxes.

Dave Stevenson - Diablo's Shadow vodka bottle - photo courtesy of Ronnie Poon 

Dave Stevenson - Diablo's Shadow rum bottle - photo courtesy of Ronnie Poon

Diablo's Shadow shipper

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marco Wagner illustrates Denmark for Asset International

Marco Wagner was commissioned by Asset International to create an illustration representing Denmark for aiCIO magazine...and here's what he came up with...gorgeous!

Marco Wagner - Denmark

Marco's illustration in place with the aiCIO article

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Robin Moline illustrates the University of Maine

Robin Moline recently created this illustration for the University of Maine's publication, UMaine Today.  The art is for an article titled, "Blue is Green", which is about the University's leadership in sustainability initiatives.  Robin was asked to do an illustration looking out across the campus to highlight the many diverse pieces of the sustainability picture at UMaine, from the energy efficiency of their steam plant on one edge of campus, to the greenhouses on the other, all surrounded by farms and the university's forest:

Robin Moline - Illustration of the University of Maine

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dave Stevenson hand lettering for Robb Report

Dave Stevenson was commissioned by Robb Report magazine to do some hand lettering for their annual Best of the Best issue.  Dave's pen and ink technique gives such a nice organic look to the opener of each section of the issue - a few of which are below.
All by hand - no Photoshop - gotta love it!!

Dave Stevenson - Original hand lettering for Robb Report "Best of the Best" issue

Dave Stevenson - Original hand lettering for Robb Report "Best of the Best" - Leisure

Dave Stevenson - Original hand lettering for Robb Report "Best of the Best" - Style

Dave Stevenson - Original hand lettering for Robb Report "Best of the Best" - Wings & Water

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Calef Brown illustrates the JCCSF Summer Guide cover

Calef Brown was commissioned by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco to illustrate the cover of their 2014 Summer Guide.  Calef's fun and colorful style was a perfect fit for this job!

Calef Brown - Cover illustration for the JCCSF Summer Guide

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Martha Rich illustrates 2014 Bubble & Speak poster

Martha Rich was commissioned by the Australian firm, Designfront, to illustrate the poster for this year's annual Bubble and Speak.  This is an inspirational speaking series that was established by the Design Institute of Australia back in 1991.  Martha's quirky illustrated speech bubbles were the perfect fit for the 2014 series downloadable poster:

Martha Rich - Bubble and Speak poster illustration

Monday, April 28, 2014

Santiago Uceda illustrates and animates for Troy-Bilt

Santiago Uceda recently worked on this fun project for Troy-Bilt lawn equipment called "Think Spring - Tell Us How It's Done".

Santiago created all of the illustrations and animation for this interactive campaign which allows people to share stories of their own backyard projects.  Users upload personal photos and describe the projects in their own words, and it's all set against the animated backgrounds that Santiago created.

It's fun to see his work in motion, and you can go to the Troy-Bilt video gallery, and click  on any of the stories to check it out for yourself.

Here are some screenshots:

Santiago Uceda - Illustration & animation for Troy-Bilt "How It's Done"

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