Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HOW Magazine Merit Award for Illustrator Kim Rosen

A campaign Kim Rosen recently illustrated for the Starbucks-sponsored Hot Java Cool Jazz posters won a merit award for non-profit work in HOW Magazine.
The original project was to create one poster for each of the 5 high school jazz bands playing at the annual Hot Java Cool Jazz event.
HOW Magazine

Kim Rosen - Hot Java Cool Jazz posters

Kim Rosen - Hot Java Cool Jazz Poster #5

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chronicle Art Auction at ALA brings out original Calef Brown piece

Article from Publishers Weekly

Some of the lucky attendees at The January 20th Chronicle Books' cocktail party, January at ALA Midwinter, got more than a preview of some of the publisher’s forthcoming books—some walked away with artwork from artists, including Sylvia Long, Calef Brown, Sophie Blackall, and Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle Books held a raffle at the cocktail party, with winners receiving a piece of original art on display at the event.
In the photo below is winner Edie Ching (left) showing off her prize: an original Calef Brown illustration from His Shoes Were Far Too Tight:

Original Calef Brown Illustration won by Edie Ching (L)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Santiago Uceda's Dirt Rag Mag T of C Illustration

Whether you're a mountain bike aficionado or read Dirt Rag Magazine just for fun, you'll appreciate Santiago Uceda's illustration for the new issue's table of contents.  Fun illustration in his typical, warm, and unique style which we love (not because we're biased!)!

Santiago Uceda - Dirt Rag Magazine Table of Content illustration

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kim Rosen Designs new Billabong surfboard

Kim Rosen - Billabong surfboard design
This 3rd Billabong surf board illustrated by Kim Rosen will be on display in the Maui Billabong store. For Kim, these boards are so much fun to create as she enjoys the challenge of the working within the format of the board.
So far, Kim's designed surfboards are being displayed in Soho-NYC, Deerfield-FL, Panama-Canada, Limeridge-Canada, and now in Maui-Hawaii.
Kim Rosen - Billabong surfboard design

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Your Preschooler's Toughest Questions Answered!

Lucie Rice created these illustrations for the February 2012 issue of Parenting magazine for an article titled "Your Preschooler's Toughest Questions Answered!"  Her style works so well with illustrations of adults and toddlers alike - fun fun!
Lucie Rice - Parenting Magazine, February 2012
Lucie Rice - Parenting Magazine, February 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Livia Cives illustrates and animates ad for Mangowave.org

Italian Artist Livia Cives just finished this very cool animation for Mangowave.org, a new website launching in a few days -- of course, we can't reveal the content yet, but we thought you might still appreciate the preview clip:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Claudine Hellmuth illustrates many personalities of women

Claudine Hellmuth has been working on a series of illustrations based on the many different personalities of women.  Here's a look at 5 of them: the fashionista, the foodie, the homemaker, the mom and the yoga enthusiast.  These are so fun!

Claudine Hellmuth - Fashionista

Claudine Helmuth - Foodie

Claudine Hellmuth - Homemaker

Claudine Hellmuth - Mom

Claudine Hellmuth - Pet Yoga

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bob Dob's little creatures...

Bob Dob has illustrated the covers for all 5 books in the series Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go, and now he's working on the 6th one.  Here are just a few of the characters he created for the first book...they're so cute, yet creepy!

Bob Dob - Banana Meat Demons

Bob Dob - Humpty Dumpty Bat Demon

Bob Dob - Inside Out Demon

Bob Dob - Mantis Demon



Friday, January 13, 2012

Chris Buzelli's interpretation of the Sardonic Smile

Chris Buzelli recently completed a cover for The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. The cover project was about "the sardonic smile" as a medical term.

From Chris's blog:
"I knew about the cynical/vengeful expression of a sardonic smile but I had no idea about it as a medical term. In medicine, it is defined as a smile-like facial expression induced by involuntary muscle spasms most often caused by toxins released by tetanus bacteria. However in folklore, the sardonic smile has a much more interesting past. It might have to do with the ingestion of the sardonion plant from Sardinia which cause muscle spasms, laughter and death. "

Chris Buzelli - sketches for "The Sardonic Smile"

Chris Buzelli - final illustration for "The Sardonic Smile"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Calef Brown – Annoying Buzzwords in the workplace

Calef Brown did this illustration for a feature in the December 2011 issue of PlanSponsor Magazine.  The article was about annoying buzzwords in the workplace, and we think Calef's illustration does a great job of conveying this. It must be the way he thinks outside of the box...  :)

Calef Brown - Annoying Buzzwords

Calef's illustration in context of the article

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bob Dob book covers for the Heck series

Bob Dob has been illustrating the covers for Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go since the series first began in 2007.  Here are the first 4 books, and the 5th one will be released this May.  Bob is currently working on the cover of the 6th book, and there will ultimately be 9 in the series.


Bob Dob - Heck cover - 1st in series

Bob Dob - Heck cover - 2nd in series

Bob Dob - Heck cover - 3rd in series

Bob Dob - Heck cover - 4th in series


View more of Bob's work

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Calef Brown: Gertrude Stein...en fran├žais!

Artist and Poet Calef Brown illustrated a children's book about Gertrude Stein titled, "Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude", written by Jonah Winter.  The book focuses on the relationship between Gertrude and her partner Alice B. Toklas, their colorful life in Paris, and the people who surrounded them.  The book was originally published in 2009, and it has just been published in a French edition.

Here are a few images from the book - oh la la!

Calef Brown - Getrude Stein


Calef Brown - Alice B. Toklas


Calef Brown - Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Middle East Storytelling illustrated by Kim Rosen

Kim Rosen illustrates a story is about a friendship between an Israeli man and a Palestinian woman and their dreams of using storytelling to break all the barriers of conflict between the two nations.

Kim Rosen - "Middle East Storytelling"