Gary Neill recently created an editorial illustration for The Economist for an article on genetic repairs to DNA in embryos. Neill’s colorful graphic of a strand of DNA’s double helix, inserted into a cell by the gloved hand of a lab scientist, appeared in print and online to promote the article to the newspaper’s 21-million Twitter followers.
There’s been a huge update over at www.garyneill.com with a new site design, lots of new work and an animated section too. Put the kettle on, make a brew and take a look when you can.
Following on from my nomination in the V&A Illustration Awards I was asked for my two penn’orth on the industry.
A recent commission from Surgery Creations for the front cover of The Journalist magazine. The issue discussed the impact and influence that the brutal press coverage had in the Brexit debate.
Recent commission for The Economist about some positive signs of growth in the global economy.
Recent illustration for an article about whether some people are genetically more suited to become elite athletes or if it’s all about the training.
A recent commission for Wealth Management magazine looking at the range of possible actions Donald Trump may take when in office. The fact that no-one really seems to know for sure whether this gamble will financially pay off or not was the key theme behind the image. Some of the initial roughs are below.
New blog post looking at the process and ideas behind a recent commission for The Nation.
A recent commission for The Nation about the Obama administration foreign policy and how this may change under the next administration.
A recent commission from The Economist that accompanied an article that discussed falling returns for pensioners on their retirement plans.
This is the beginning of a series of animated collaborations working with @mrgrifter who has done a splendid job in making my editorial illustrations move with humour and fluidity.
Gary Neill was part of ‘Mind Invasion’ a collage show at the Observer Building in Hastings, England. The show was a major survey of contemporary collage with close to 500 works exhibited. The opportunity allowed Gary to return to a simpler, analogue, way of making imagery.
The lovely people over at Variety Magazine are big fans of illustration and use a wide range of great illustrators in a range of styles. I was lucky enough to work with them on a recent article about the one year anniversary of the Sony data hack and how Hollywood had adapted to this threat.
This is part of an ongoing series where Gary is exploring how to animate editorial commissions previously used in print. Each animation loops in order to be able to work within social media news feeds or possibly magazine content that also has to work on tablet devices.
Recent commission for The Economist about ‘digital highwaymen’ encrypting an individuals data until they pay a ransom.
I have recently begun experimenting with animating my work, trying to use motion to enhance how a concept is revealed to a viewer. These works in progress are currently being parked on a tumblr site before hopefully being unveiled on my new website in the new year.
Recent commission for the excellent When Saturday Comes magazine discussing the danger of moving some competitive English Premier League football fixtures abroad.
The dangers of business travel to places in Afghanistan, Iraq and Chechnya and the need to plan carefully to avoid kidnapping or similar dangers.
For Nature Magazine to accompany a debate about whether vitamins improve health or not.
Recent commission for Pacific Standard magazine about the lottery of the school admissions system.
Gary Neill’s recent commission for the Washington Post about the free exchange of data between the federal government and the public.