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Isabelle Cardinal / Front page illustration for The Boston Globe

Isabelle Cardinal’s front page illustration for The Boston Globe’s Election 2018 Section, appeared yesterday, on Election Day, on its’ cover. Her comment on the midterm elections and the state of Washington D.C., Cardinal pictured The White House inside a snow globe or for some, a crystal ball. In Cardinal’s illustration, the globe’s glass is cracking and […]

Isabelle Cardinal / Congressional insider trading for Public Citizen

Isabelle Cardinal was asked to illustrate conflict of interest as it applies to insider trading by members of Congress. Cardinal’s digital collage, published in the September/October issue of Public Citizen, illustrated, “Probe into lawmaker’s stock trading bears fruit.” The illustrator chose to show the Capitol with the tentacles of an octopus holding money and signs that read, […]

Isabelle Cardinal / Banners for Les Quartiers du Canal

Isabelle Cardinal took pleasure in illustrating five street banners to represent three vibrant, thriving neighborhoods in Montreal.  Griffintown, Petite-Bourgogne and Saint-Henry all bear banners created by Cardinal on street posts throughout the neighborhoods. Cardinal chose to represent aspects of each revitalized neighborhood that include food, shopping, music, nature and more. Her contented characters are enjoying […]

Isabelle Cardinal / Illustration of Michael Cohen for Public Citizen

Isabelle Cardinal created an illustration for Public Citizen for a story about Michael Cohen that highlights shameless corporate groveling. Cardinal’s collaged image shows Cohen burying himself as the sands of the hourglass turn to quicksand.  

Isabelle Cardinal / Dressing up as Mr. Darcy for the Chronicle of Higher Education

Isabelle Cardinal created this imaginative illustration of Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy for an article entitled,  “How Dressing as Mr. Darcy Taught Me Not to Be an Academic Snob” for the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article is about an academic dressing up as Mr. Darcy and how his look, attire, and in a way his character, […]

Isabelle Cardinal / “Inside Job: It’s all about the balance” for Ad Age

Isabelle Cardinal created a full page illustration and an animated gif for an article appearing in Ad Age on the trend to hire creative staff for in-house creative teams to promote a brand. The article explores the pros and cons of having an in-house creative team. In her illustration, Cardinal employs magnets to keep creatives connected to […]

Isabelle Cardinal / Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and the three monkeys

Isabelle Cardinal’s collage illustration of three monkeys–say no evil, hear no evil, see no evil–done originally for Commerce magazine. This is one of Cardinal ‘s vintage images still so relevant today. Cardinal points to the current craze of cryptocurrency and the Bitcoin hype hitting the marketplace.    

Isabelle Cardinal / Identity politics for the Chronicle Review

Isabelle Cardinal recently completed a cover illustration for The Chronicle of Higher Education for an article entitled, “When Students See Only Themselves.” The article discusses how identity politics is fracturing society. Cardinal’s illustration of a shattered hand mirror depicts the subject simply and powerfully.

Isabelle Cardinal / Spin the wheel

This fanciful collaged illustration accompanies a work of fiction entitled, “Spin the wheel” featured in the July issue of the St. Anthony Messenger. The story tells of a woman finding the courage to love again. She’s pictured searching the web at home with her beloved cat; a wheel of alternating question marks and hearts spinning in her mind. Depicted […]

Isabelle Cardinal / Personal work – Music, me & the universe

Nothing beats putting headphones on and listening to good old music (and the universe) … call it nostalgia of simpler times.

Isabelle Cardinal illustrates for Sky & Telescope magazine

The story was titled:”The moon does that to you” and was about the reactions of passerby as an astronomer is showing them the “magic’ of seeing the moon from a telescope for the fist time. For Sky & Telescope Magazine.

Illustrator Isabelle Cardinal / The Trump spiral

Trump spiraling down like a tornado and taking everything with him, even his own political party.

Illustrator Isabelle Cardinal / Collective Arts Brewing

The personal piece “Mr.Buffalo, an illustration by Isabelle Cardinal, has won the great honor to be featured on the Series 6 labels of Collective Arts Brewing. This series features 68 different artists from all over the world. They received over 2000 submissions for this series. Cheers!

Illustrator Isabelle Cardinal / Teen Pregnancy – D Magazine

Isabelle Cardinal illustrated for D Magazine, a story named “The 5 Worst ZIP Codes For Teen Pregnancy’ about a new movement to prevent teen pregnancy in poor areas of urban centers .

Illustrtator Isabelle Cardinal / Trigger warnings / Chronicle of Higher Education

Isabelle Cardinal illustrated on an education subject: ‘Do classroom “trigger warnings” harm or help?’ Client: The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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