Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Charles Glaubitz illustrations on sleep disorders

Charles Glaubitz did this illustration for a recent issue of the University of Chicago magazine.  The article was on sleep disorders, and below is what Charles came up with.  Charles submitted another sketch on a slightly different concept, which wasn't chosen for publication.  However, he liked the idea so much that he decided to complete the final art for himself anyway - see the Sleep Owl Machine illo at the bottom of post.  We think they're both super cool!

Charles Glaubitz - Sleep Disorders

Charles Glaubitz - Sleep Disorders illustration in context of magazine spread

Charles Glaubitz - Sleep Owl Machine

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Marco Wagner illustration for Psychologie Heute

Two of Marco Wagner's latest illustrations were just published in a German magazine called "Psychologie Heute".  The story was about destiny and key moments, and here's what Marco came up with:

Marco Wagner - Augenblick 1 - (deer in the headlights)

Marco Wagner - Augenblick 2 (illustrated portrait)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Joel Nakamura illustrates Powerpuff Girls

Joel Nakamura is taking part in an upcoming group show which is a collaborative exhibition being put together by Mark Murphy and the Cartoon Network in honor of the Cartoon Network’s 20th Year Celebration. The show will open during Comic-Con San Diego this summer.  Each participating artist was asked to create an illustration based on their own interpretation of a Cartoon Network show. The various shows were assigned to each artist, and Joel Nakamura got Powerpuff Girls. Here is what he came up with!

Joel Nakamura - Powerpuff Girls

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Martha Rich art spotted on HBO's "Girls"

Artwork by the one and only Martha Rich was recently spotted on the set of the HBO show called "Girls".  Martha sent us this screen shot of the scene where her artwork can be seen.  The piece is titled Chocolate Electric, and you can get your very own print of it on!

Martha Rich - screen shot from HBO's "Girls"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Calef Brown - Dragon, Robot, Gatorbunny!

Calef Brown has a new book out called Dragon, Robot, Gatorbunny!  It is a drawing, doodling, poetry, activity book, and it was published by Chronicle Books.  The publisher describes it as, "A book for doodling, drawing, and laughing! Featuring the inimitably humorous art of Calef Brown and a wonderful menagerie to stretch and inspire your artistic talent and imagination alike—plus 32 stickers! Wildly inventive fun for artists aged 5 to 105."

 Below is a sneak peek, but you can view Calef's blog to see more!

Calef Brown - Dragon, Robot, Gatorbunny - cover illustration

Calef Brown - intro

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Santiago Uceda's portraiture

Here is a recent portrait that Santiago Uceda did of Oregon congressman Peter DeFazio.  Santiago describes the style as a hybrid of his older style and what he's doing now.  In Santiago's own words, "The way I draw portraits now is not that different from the way I did them before; the difference would be that DeFazio is not as painterly, it does have texture, but has more of a collage approach, the older pieces feel more like paintings."  Below is the DeFazio portrait, along with a few older pieces for comparison.  Whether old or new, we think Santiago's style of portraiture is super cool!

Santiago Uceda - Peter DeFazio

Santiago Uceda - Jorge Luis Borges

Santiago Uceda - Fidel Castro

Santiago Uceda - Lula

Santiago Uceda - William S. Burroughs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lucie Rice - Hey, Nashville!

Lucie Rice created these fun illustrations for a local promotional mailer that she designed to send out to businesses in the Nashville area where she lives. The font she designed to spell out "Nashville" is great, and we're big fans of her color palette!

Lucie Rice - Nashville promo - front

Lucie Rice - Nashville promo - back

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Marco Wagner 's portrait of Sojourner Truth

Here is a recent illustration by Marco Wagner: a portrait of Sojourner Truth.  He was commissioned by the German magazine, Chrismon, to create the image of the well known abolitionist and women's rights activist.  We love how Marco's style translates into such unique portraiture!

Marco Wagner - Sojourner Truth

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Calef Brown poster illustration for Teaching Tolerance

Calef Brown created this illustration for The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program, which works to foster school environments "where equality and justice are not just taught, but lived".
Calef was asked to base his illustration on the following quote:
"Today we have gathered and see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as People. Now our minds are one."
–Adapted from the Mohawk by John Stokes and David Kanawahienton Benedict

And here's what he came up with!

Calef Brown - Teaching Tolerance

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jen Lobo illustrates Kepler 22-b

 This is another painting Jen Lobo did as a part of a series of illustrations inspired by scientific discoveries from the past year. This painting is based on a planet called Kepler 22-b, a newly discovered planet that could possibly be habitable. (Jen swears she's not making this up!)  This is quite a change from the wonderful wildlife illustrations that we're so used to seeing from Jen:

Jen Lobo - Kepler 22-b

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cover art by Christophe Lopez-Huici

Christophe Lopez-Huici recently illustrated this cover for a new 7" single by the 60 Second Swingers.  They are a French garage punk band from La Rochelle, and this is their second release.  On the B-side is a cover they did of the song "60 Second Swingers" by Little Phil and the Night Shadows.  The band's name was inspired by that song, and so they asked Christophe to come up with an illustration similar to the image on the original Little Phil and the Night Shadows LP.  It looks to us like Christophe nailed it!

Christophe Lopez-Huici - Cover art for 60 Second Swingers...

...inspired by this album cover by Little Phil and the Night Shadows

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Santiago Uceda illustrates OSU FileShip

Santiago Uceda created this illustration for a file sharing web application that is being developed by the Oregon State University. This was another opportunity for Santiago to do a space-themed illustration, which he really enjoys whenever he gets the chance. It reminds us a bit of another space monkey piece that Santiago did previously...check them both out below:

Santiago Uceda - OSU FileShip

Santiago Uceda - Space Chimp

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Charles Glaubitz - more illustrations for El Tigre Digital

We recently shared some of the illustrations that Charles Glaubitz created for the El Tigre Digital album by the Tijuana-based duo known as Sonidero Travesura ... and here are a couple more illos he created for the same project.  Love that tiger!

Charles Glaubitz - Sonidero Travesura

Charles Glaubitz - El Tigre

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Marco Wagner's illustration of the infamous cocktail, the Mojito

Marco Wagner illustrated the latest cocktail recipe for The Art of the Cocktail. His selection is the Mojito, a cocktail we can probably all agree on as being fabulous.

Here's a peek at the illustration ... and here you can check out the two full pieces and learn the recipe!

Marco Wagner illustrates the Mojito - sneek Peek. Click on image to go see whole image and learn the recipe!