July 28, 2011

A Time Magazine illustration by David Johnson

Artist David Johnson was commissioned by Time Magazine to create an illustration of Muslim explorer, Muhammad Ibn Battuta. It was published in their most recent issue and the full article can be viewed here>> 

World Wanderer by Reza Aslan

David was kind enough to loan us the drawing so we can hang it up in our office. Once again we were amazed at the level of detail, especially in the hair. It definitely had us scratching our heads wondering "how did he do that?". 

Davy Crockett, The Statesman - by Tyler Jacobson

Recently, Tyler Jacobson was commissioned by a client in Texas to create historically accurate illustrations of Davy Crockett as the statesman he really was, not as the tall-tale folk hero we all know from childhood stories. In addition to being a statesman, Davy Crockett was also a frontiersman and a renowned soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo. 

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse - Goni Montes

With the recent passing of singer Amy Winehouse, artist Goni Montes created this new image as a tribute. 

July 22, 2011

Scott Brundage for Tor.com

Scott Brundage created this fun illustration of an Octopus in a library for Tor.com recently. It illustrates "Ch-Ch-Changes" a story written by Science Fiction author Michael Bishop. You can read the story here: Tor

Sterling Hundley Paints Blake Shelton for Rolling Stone.

In the most current issue of Rolling Stone, there is a beautiful illustration created by Sterling Hundley of country music star Blake Shelton. This was actually a rush job, but you would never be able to tell that Sterling only had 2 days to create this image. He has also been generous enough to share his process with us. 

July 14, 2011

Genius in Simplicity

I am not going to lie, I was a little perplexed when I first saw this portrait of Hitler by Yan Nascimbene; all of us here were. But upon a second glance, the true genius of this incredibly simple portrait really sinks in. And now, all we have to say is WOW, what an intelligent work of art!

Yan said he was inspired by the work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

July 13, 2011

Dictators: Bad Boys, Bullies, and Real Bastards

Dictators: Bad Boys, Bullies, and Real Bastards.
Tyler Jacobson

"It goes without saying that when survival is threatened, struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result. "
-Hideki Tojo

Guy Stauber

"Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake."
-Ayatollah Khomeini
Doug Cowan

"Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin."
-Muammar Gaddafi

Ted Wright

"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature."
-Adolph Hitler

John Mattos

"I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba. "
-Fidel Castro

Jason Seiler

"I do not want to be controlled by any superpower. I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me."
-Idi Amin
Mark Summers

"War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun."
-Mao Zedong
Bill Sanderson (Felix Dennis©)

"Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended."
-Saddam Hussein
Rudy Gutierrez

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."
-Adolph Hitler
Scott Brundage

“From the desert, the dawn of a new age shines upon humanity, the age of the masses.”
-Muammar Gaddafi
Yan Nascimbene

"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it."
-Adolph Hitler

July 11, 2011

C.F. Payne Celebrates Jeter's 3000th

Marking the occasion of Derek Jeter getting his 3000th career hit, The Wall Street Journal commissioned artist C.F. Payne to create one of his great illustrations. Payne, being a lifelong baseball fan, enthusiastically created this illustration: 

Yan Nascimbene and the Sanctuary of Reading

Reknowned artist Yan Nascimbene recently created an image for The Boston Globe books section for an article about the importance of the sanctuary of reading. Yan described the article as:

 "This text, I feel, is indeed about the mental and physical state of reading.  An inner journey but grounded into a reality that is still present."

And we feel his illustration describes just that. 

Man in Motion: The Art of Sport

Check out this collection of images from the artists, inspired by the energy, motion, and true art of sports.

John Mattos

Chase Stone

Chris Gall

Doug Cowan

Guy Stauber

Gary Kelley

James Bennett

Kent Barton

Mark Summers

Rudy Gutierrez

Ted Wright

Tim Bower

July 7, 2011

A Sketch a Day Takes the Blues Away

Some of you may already know about our new side-project: Warm Up Sketches. This Tumblr image blog is a platform for seeing artists' process, warm-up, and practice sketches; things that normally aren't shown with portfolios of work but are often times just as interesting if not more so than the finished work. 

We post every day (to keep the blues away of course) so keep an eye out! 

Thomas Ehretsmann

John Collier

Mark Summers

Scott Brundage

John Hersey

Introducing Guy Stauber

Talented vector artist Guy Stauber hails all the way from England and we are proud to now represent him. Here is a mini bio and a collection of images: 

Raised on a staple diet of Marvel comics, cult TV shows & Kung Fu movies, Guy has long been obsessed by the visual medium. Having studied both graphic design & editorial illustration at University he set up Shogun Graphic Systems™ in 2001, providing a bespoke digital illustration service to a wide range of clients. Specialising in the music graphics, fashion & popular culture arenas, Shogun™consistently delivers outstanding reality based aesthetics for print & web. His clients include Addict Clothing, Part Time Heroes, Bargate Monument Gallery, Vara Records, Bright Group, ITV Television, iBeat Records & A Space Arts to name but a few. 

Guy currently lives & works in Southampton UK.