Joe Anderson / The many faces of anxiety

Joe Anderson tackles anxiety in his illustration of a man with many faces.  Anderson’s cubist-inspired illustration represents the many faces of anxiety and the varied ways this all-too-common condition expresses itself. Features disconnected and distorted; sadness, confusion, depression, are all depicted in this oversized head without clear boundaries or edges.    

Marilyn Faucher / The Baltimore Sun’s Fall Arts Guide

Marilyn Faucher was asked to illustrate the cover of a special edition of the Fall Arts Guide for The Baltimore Sun. The Fall Arts Guide 2017, published on September 3rd, covers cultural events from music to film festivals. Faucher’s cover illustration of a young man and young woman painting a mural on a brick wall that reads, ‘Fall Arts […]

Hanna Melin / Shaggy Swag

Hanna Melin’s dog and NYC-inspired graphic print will be used by Shaggy Swag, an online pet company for advertising and promotion. Melin’s fun and fabulous pattern in orange of dogs with swag amidst NYC landmark buildings, will appear on Shaggy Swag’s delivery trucks, wrapping paper and T-shirts, as well as other promotional materials, to brand the online company.    

Andrea Ucini / Preventing falls

In a guest post for a training company, RRC Training, Andrea Ucini illustrates how accidents in the workplace happen.  The problem can be especially acute in small-to-medium-sized businesses where health and safety may not be heavily regulated. The article presents safety features that can be put in place by business in all sectors of the economy. […]

Craigio Hopson / Too close to the sun

Craigio Hopson’s ink drawing on the inside cover of a vintage book, shows a flying woman with wings and shooting flames. She then emerges from a fiery hole in the ground.  His “Icarusalina” has flown too close to the sun. Hopson’s book illustration takes his sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, characters on superhuman adventures to illustrate the powers […]

Audrey Malo / Residents making decisions for their town

For this month’s issue of L’actualité, Audrey Malo was asked to illustrate an article on towns that give power to citizens–anyone, even kids–to decide how the city should spend its money. Through the use of a mobile app, residents can stay posted on what the town is doing. Malo illustrates how town residents participate in […]

Andrea Ucini / The future of fitness

Andrea Ucini’s clever illustration of weights connected by clasped hands is his latest social issues illustration on the aggressive expansion strategies and low membership costs of fitness clubs looking to rapidly expand. Ucini suggests this trend is impacted by franchisees lining up to get in on the action in his illustration of dumbbells hand-in hand.

Andrea Ucini / Increasing your IQ with brain exercises

Andrea Ucini questions the way we measure intelligence with IQ numbers and suggests exercising your brain to improve your score on your next test with his editorial illustration of a horse on a cliff with a carrot dangling in front of him. We all know that IQ numbers say something about intelligence, but what exactly is […]

Jennifer Tapias Derch / Allergens float and dance in the air

Jennifer Tapias Derch created this lively .gif for an article in the September issue of Consumer Reports on allergies: the myths and truths. Tapias Derch uses bold graphic shapes, in motion, to show allergens in the air around us.  Her playful treatment of a serious topic in her editorial illustration, attracts readers to an informative article […]

Stephanie Wunderlich / Instant gratification for Eltern

Stephanie Wunderlich illustrates a monthly column for Eltern, a German family and parenting magazine. Wunderlich’s illustration of a woman’s brain synapses lighting up when she thinks about shopping, appears in the latest issue of the magazine. Her editorial illustration is about the instant gratification we get when we shop.  

Andrea Ucini / Reading to fall asleep

Andrea Ucini’s illustration of a woman sleeping on a stack of books, with an iPad tucked into the stack, emerged from a study that shows reading from an iPad for thirty minutes before bed resulted in people feeling less sleepy.  iPad readers also had unusual electrical activity in their brains. Ucini’s illustration points to the value of reading […]

Denis Carrier / Where are the fish?

Denis Carrier plays with hidden images in his latest personal work presenting graphics of a toothbrush, an alarm clock, an apple, a penguin, a horse, a hare, a bat and a small plane.  He challenges viewers to find the fish in each illustration. In this series, Carrier explores children’s book illustration concepts.    

Roberto Cigna / Welcoming all people

Roberto Cigna’s personal work is a comment on Trump’s suggested ban on immigrants from seven muslim countries. It shows a worker sewing an American flag as two smaller figures hold the flag, preventing it from touching the ground. Cigna reminds us that America was made great by people from all ethnicities and it’s not the color of […]

Andrea Ucini / Is it luck?

Andrea Ucini’s four-leaf clover has a torn leaf to illustrate the function luck plays when starting a new business.  Though luck may be at play, it’s not of sole significance when starting a business. Ucini’s comment is directed at new entrepreneurs who say they don’t have the luck to make a venture succeed. Seasoned business owners often attribute […]

Craigio Hopson / Bunnyman Blues

Craigio Hopson creates the character, Bunnyman, in his two-page spread, “Bunnyman Blues,” a comic illustration of the character lamenting his fate as he spots a bikini-clad, cigarette-smoking, beach-bathing, Bunnywoman. Hopson imbues his illustrated characters with conflict, real-life problems, and a sense of narrative, in this sample of recent work from his portfolio.

Andrea Ucini / Whether size matters

Andrea Ucini reflects on whether size matters in his conceptual illustration of a man, partially undressed, with a small tree covering his genitals. Ucini is commenting on a man’s relationship with his penis.  He argues it’s a complicated affair and has to do with power.  For some, he says, size is a contest played out in the […]

Andy Potts / Zane in 3D

Andy Potts’ amazing exploration of 3D techniques applied to his illustration and animation work. Potts’ presents variations on, ‘Zane,” using  texture, shape, and color to add dimension to his highly-developed and well-conceived sci-fi design.    

Chris Madden / “One for Sorrow”

Chris Madden created a series of illustrations of British Garden birds.  His illustration of a magpie appears on the cover of the book, “One for Sorrow,” by Alan Hargrave, a story of the loss of 21 year-old Tom from cancer and how his family struggled through the aftermath. Madden’s vivid portrait of a magpie, perched on […]

Katy Lemay for À nous Montréal magazine

Katy Lemay’s illustration for, À nous Montréal magazine, focuses on two Montréal-based tech companies improving the way we drive our cars. Lemay’s innovative editorial illustration shows a man placing a marker on a city street. A car, driving through a maze of streets, is the object of his investigation.    

Joe Anderson / The First Post-Car Metropolis for the Financial Times

Joe Anderson created an illustration for the Financial Times, on September 6th, for a column by Simon Kuper on how Paris is poised to be the first post-car metropolis.  Kruger suggests the city’s parking spaces will become bike or scooter paths, café terraces or playgrounds when cars no longer clog the thoroughfares of Paris. Anderson’s editorial […]

We’re thrilled to welcome Milwaukee illustrator, Jeff Delzer to our Gang.

Jeff Delzer is a United States Midwest illustrator based in Milwaukee, WI. After graduating the Illinois Institute of Art and Design he pursued graphic design working in both Chicago and Milwaukee.

Chris Madden / ‘Trick of the day’

Chris Madden designed this inventive illustration of a skateboarding trick that’s an experiment with shape, line, texture, and the human form. Madden’s, ‘trick of the day’ is part of a personal project that focuses on the skate culture.  His colorful, skater boy or Sk8er Boi, of an airbourne figure, transports us to heights we may never scale ourselves. […]

Mai Ly Degnan / Local Living for The Washington Post

The Washington Post published a pair of editorial illustrations by Mai Ly Degnan on bullying. The article, “Bully proof,” about how parents can help bullied children learn resilience, appeared in the Local Living section of the paper. Degnan’s poignant illustrations show children being approached by bullies on the playground and on a bench.  The illustrator shows peaceful, […]

Mai Ly Degnan / “When black hair violates the dress code,” for NPR

Mai Ly Degnan created an illustration about race and the discrimination kids in grade school face. “When black hair violates the dress code,” was created for NPR.  Degnan’s editorial illustration of two primary school girls walking through the hall focuses on the color of the girls’ hair as they approach a white teacher and classmates.  

Sebastien Thibault / A global pressure cooker for The Guardian

Sébastien Thibault, a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper, was asked to create the cover illustration for the Opinion section of the paper to accompany a piece by George Monbiot entitled, “Capitalism can not save the planet – it can only destroy it.” Thibault’s editorial illustration of a world map on a steaming pressure cooker with dollars […]

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