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Joe Anderson / The Cocktail Party

Joe Anderson’s colorful illustration of a cocktail party uses scale, flat shapes and texture to illustrate the random social exchanges that we’ve all experienced as we raise a glass with people we sometimes know, and other times, are just getting to know.  

Joe Anderson / The joy of drumming

Joe Anderson illustrates the joy of drumming in this image of a woman playing drums, stars encircling her head as she plays. Anderson notes that drumming can help many conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, hypertension, chronic pain, PTSD, mental illness and addiction.    

Joe Anderson / My Father’s House for Sierra Magazine

Joe Anderson’s illustration for Sierra Magazine is a tribute to the father of the executive director of the magazine who worked tirelessly to protect Barnegat Bay and the community of Toms River. With residents united on the shores of Toms River and with outstretched arms safeguarding a community, Anderson’s portrayal is a touching memorial to a dedicated conservationist.

Joe Anderson / Happy New Year high atop a ski slope

Illustrator, Joe Anderson, wishes all a happy and healthy New Year. Anderson’s illustration of a skier ushering in the New Year by holding up a bottle of champagne high atop a ski slope–snowflakes falling all around, and boots buried in the snow–brings in the new year with a sense of avid adventure and fun.    

Joe Anderson / In the Lead

Joe Anderson’s latest illustration celebrates girl power: always and in all ways. Anderson portrays the woman on the motor bike outpacing her male counterparts.  

Joe Anderson / An insider’s look at Brexit

Joe Anderson created an illustration for the Financial Times on how Brexit has led to a split in the UK. “The debate is more like a brawl between right and wrong, guilty and not guilty, and often, between London and the rest of the country,” notes author and comic, Shazia Mirza. The article on comedy in […]

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.    

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 […]

Joe Anderson / Angela Merkel for the Financial Times

Joe Anderson created a political illustration of Angela Merkel with a focus on her trademark hand position; her ‘body language of power,’ for the Financial Times. The shape Merkel makes with her hands when posing for photographs is called the raute, or diamond. Anderson’s illustration shows Merkel wearing a jacket printed with faces of German citizens. They want to comment, but their comment bubbles, like those used […]

Joe Anderson / Smile for the camera

Joe Anderson’s colorful and fun illustration of a mob of paparazzi shows us there’s no escaping the glare of the bright lights when you’re famous. Clicking the shutters of their cameras as the latest celebrity emerges from a closed door or onto the red carpet, a gang of photographers awaits to take their best shot. Anderson uses bold graphic shapes […]

Joe Anderson / Vanishing pension pie

Joe Anderson’s colorful illustration on the plight of employee pensions appears in the August/September issue of The Progressive. Illustrating an editorial piece entitled, “Work hard, die poor: The corporate attack on employee pensions” Anderson shows workers staring at the last piece of the pension pie. The article, by Gordon Lafer, discusses a relentless legislative attack by the […]

Illustrator Joe Anderson / Backpacker

It’s almost that time of year!

Illustrator Joe Anderson / New England India Pale Ale Is a Style

For The Beer Advocate on the proliferation of New England style hazy IPAs.

Illustrator Joe Anderson / How to Host a Dinner Party

For The Holborn on how to host a dinner party.

Illustrator Joe Anderson / In the Park

It’s almost that time of year!

Illustrator Joe Anderson / Magnificent Corpse

I am excited to share the launch of @magnificentcorpse on Instagram! Based on a game the Surrealists played, this will be a story collectively assembled one illustration at a time. Each artist continues the narrative based on the previous post and picks the next artist in line. Follow along and watch the story unfold!

Illustration Joe Anderson / Making Space

Clear some space people! It’s a noisy world out there.


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