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Isabelle Cardinal / Illustration for the Boston Globe, Books review section

Isabelle Cardinal illustrated Sunday’s Books review in the Boston Globe. With the title “Inspiring a dread that we cannot unknow.” The inspiration came from Samanta Schweblin’s stories in the review, each little jar representing well one of the story from the book (and review) of “Mouthful of Birds”. Editorial Design: George Patisteas

Isabelle Cardinal / Illustration for Chronicle; What We Hire in Now: English by the Grim Numbers

What are the perspectives for academic jobs market in English, for the near future? A very interesting article about this profession, employment perspectives and what lays ahead. Art Director: Scott Seymour.

Isabelle Cardinal / Illustration for the NewStatesman, UK edition, name “Festive Spirit”.

Isabelle Cardinal illustrated a short story by famous autor Kate Atkinson for the NewStatesman magazine. Not every Christmas story is Merry and bright…this “dark” story was fun to illustrate because it is so very different from what we are use to. Art director: Gerry Brakus.

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.


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