Friday, March 30, 2012

The Illustration and Claymation world of Christophe Lopez-Huici

Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency welcomes French-born, New York resident, Christophe Lopez-Huici to the group! With clients such as Google, Christie's, Pfizer, Atlantic Records, Bill Plympton, as well as a large range of smaller music labels and independent music magazines, Christophe brings yet another layer of style, skills, and personality to the team.

His illustration approach has a hint of the very traditional French 'bande dessinées' (cartoon), while retaining a clear unique personality and presence:

Christophe Lopez-Huici - Album design for the Barbacans

Christophe Lopez-Huici - B&W interior and architectural illustration

Christophe Lopez-Huici - Illustration for Christie's

Christophe Lopez-Huici - illustration

Some of his animation / claymation projects include a 7 minute-long animated sequence for the documentary Mamachas Del Ring. The movie has been screened in many festivals worldwide, including Slamdance and the Margaret Mead film festival in NY. His own animated short, Mondo Claymo has been in festivals all over the country and was shown at the Festival de Cannes's Short Film Corner in May 2011 --- here is a peek:

You can also check out Christophe's super-cool music magazine, Bananas Magazine, which he created collaboratively with 4 friends in late 2009 – it is now distributed in 12 countries!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hectic lifestyle of a single mom illustrated by Lucie Rice

Lucie Rice recently created this series of parenting illustrations for Babytalk Magazine.  The article, Power of One, is about single moms and their hectic lifestyles.
Lucie Rice - Power of One  -Shopping

Lucie Rice - Babytalk - Power of One

Lucie Rice - Power of One - spot illustrations

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kim Rosen poster illustration for World Sparrow Day

From Kim's Blog – by Kim Rosen:
"A few years ago I illustrated a portrait of Mohammed Dilawar for TIME magazine for their special report on "Environmental Heroes".
It has been Mohammed's mission to save the sparrows of India once he learned about the declining population in 2005. After seeing a sparrow building a nest in a switch box of a telephone pole, Mohammed decided to help. He started designing and building wooden nesting boxes and then manufactured them on a nonprofit basis. In less than three years he's sold more than a 1,000 of these nests. You can read the full TIME article <and see the original illustration> HERE.

Mohammed and I have been in touch since the TIME article was published in 2008. He recently asked me to illustrate a poster and a web banner to help further spread awareness of not only the sparrows, but of all common birds in India that are on the decline. I admire Mohammed and his efforts and I was honored to have been asked to help with his mission. March 20th is World Sparrow Day. Here are a few links if you'd like to learn more about Mohammed's efforts or learn how to help."

Kim Rosen - Poster illustration for "World Sparrow Day"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Artist Charles Glaubitz illustrates Album cover for Sonidero Travesura

Some new Charles Glaubitz illustrations for the band Sonidero Travesura's new CD project.
The album name; Tigre Digital Greatest Hits. 

Charles Glaubitz illustration for "El Tigre Digital"

Charles Glaubitz illustration for "El Tigre Digital" - Back cover

Charles Glaubitz illustration for "El Tigre Digital" - Front cover

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dave Stevenson map illustrations

A peek a the wonderful world of Dave Stevenson's illustrated maps.

Dave Stevenson - The Wineries of Lake Eerie - map illustration

Dave Stevenson - Egypt and the Nile River - map illustration

Dave Stevenson - San Francisco Bay - map illustration

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lucie Rice poster illustration for the American Cancer Society!

Lucie Rice will be participating in the upcoming Nashville Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, and she created this new piece of art to help with her fundraising efforts.  Anyone who makes a donation on Lucie's behalf will receive a signed 11"x17" poster designed by Lucie and featuring her inspiring new illustration - great art for a great cause!

Lucie Rice - Relay for Life poster illustration

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Artist & Poet Calef Brown speaking at the California College of the Arts

Calef Brown is going to be speaking at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco on Monday, March 26.  Calef's lecture is presented by the CCA Illustration and Writing and Literature Programs, and it's sure to be interesting!  Calef will be showing and discussing his illustration, fine art, children's books, and his inspirations, and he will speak about his processes for both art and writing.  If you happen to be in San Francisco, you should go listen to Calef talk about his work and get a glimpse into his unique world!

Calef Brown - CCA speaking engagement poster

Monday, March 19, 2012

Kim Rosen illustration for the Shambhala Sun

Kim Rosen completed this full page illustration which will be in the May issue of Shambhala Sun magazine.

From Kim's blog:
"When Michael was nine yrs. old he would visit his schizophrenic uncle Ian in the mental hospital every week. Ian taught his nephew about the Bhagavad-Gita which is the story of the warrior Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna. Ian taught Michael about the Buddha and how to think and react on a variety levels. On every visit, Michael and Ian discussed, debated and philosophized all while listening to The Beatles' White Album in the background."

Kim Rosen illustration

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe illustrated by Bob Dob

Artist Bob Dob said that he has been thinking of doing a painting based on the Blue Hawaiian cocktail ever since spending family vacations in Hawaii where it was his dad's drink of choice. Every time he heard someone order that drink, "a smurf-Hawaiian hybrid" would pop into his head.
Lucky for Bob, he had the opportunity to finally illustrate this in the latest cocktail recipe for The Art of the Cocktail.

Here's a peek at the illustration, but make sure to go to the recipe book to view the whole piece.

Bob Dob - "Blue Hawaiian" section

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lucie Rice illustration for the Southern Festival of Books

Lucie Rice was honored to be the featured artist for the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books, and here is the poster design she created for the event.  Lucie was happy to contribute her art to the festival, especially considering that she loves poster design, reading, AND that Nashville happens to be her hometown!

Lucie Rice - Illustration for the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jen Lobo illustrates monkeys for The University of Chicago Magazine

Jen Lobo recently created this illustration for the March/April 2012 issue of the alumni magazine of The University of Chicago.  The article is titled Bobo Soprano, and it is about "how monkeys, the Mafia, Italian academia—and, increasingly, American society—illustrate the biological impulse and social peril of nepotism".  Jen has such an amazing talent for painting animals, and her style was perfect for this piece!

Jen Lobo - Monkey Totem

Jen Lobo - Illustration for The University of Chicago Alumni Magazine

Friday, March 9, 2012

Calef Brown - the graphic side of illustration

We've recently been sharing some of Calef Brown's work from past projects to highlight other takes on his style that you might be less familiar with.  For Calef's "graphic" style he works on a flatter, less painterly surface and with a more limited color palette.  Here are a few samples which were originally monochromatic paintings that Calef created in all black, white, and gray.  He recently reworked these pieces by adding color to them in Photoshop, and it gives them a whole new look:

Calef Brown - Dancing Guy

Calef Brown - Flower Power

Calef Brown - Rollerblader

Calef Brown - Skateboarder

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dave Stevenson map illustration for Viking Magazine

Dave Stevenson created these two map illustrations for the March 2012 issue of Viking magazine.  One of the maps shows the routes the Viking used for trading goods throughout Europe and Central Asia.  The other map shows the location of The Battle of Maldon, which took place in the south of England and was fought by the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.  Dave created both illustrations in his signature style using pen & ink and gouache:

Dave Stevenson - Map illustration of Viking Trade Routes

Dave Stevenson -The Battle of Maldon

Monday, March 5, 2012

Santiago Uceda - 2012 Oregon State University TV Spot

Santiago Uceda's work is seen in the latest TV spot for Oregon State University, where he created all of the illustration and, helped with two other artists, animation. He was also the lead creative on the project, did all the story boards, animatic and led the brainstorming sessions.

From his own words:
"We have a small team so we end up taking on multiple roles that would normally be done by several Creatives at an agency. It was all done in-house (script, voice over) except for music which was licensed from a local band."

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another mystery book cover illustrated by Robin Moline

We wanted to share with you another mystery book cover that Robin Moline recently did.  This one is part of the Threadville mystery series by Janet Bolin.  Threaded for Trouble will be released in June, but here is a sneak peek of the cover artwork:

Robin Moline - Threaded for Trouble