July 31, 2013

Clothes Make the Man...

James Bennett
"Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams."
- Rudolph Valentino
John Mattos
"Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Andrew R. Wright
"The style of studied nonchalance is the psychological triumph of grace over order."
G. Bruce Boyer
Guy Stauber
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
- Mick Jagger
Chris Gall
"I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie."
Pierre Cardin
Gregory Manchess
"Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not."
Oscar Wilde
Paul Cox
"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them."
Hardy Amies
Douglas Smith
"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."
Henry David Thoreau
David Johnson
"White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high."
- Jimi Hendrix
Edward Kinsella III
"There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit."
Tom Wolfe
Goni Montes
"If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."
Beau Brummel
Jason Seiler
"Don't judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same."
Elton John, Understanding Women
Mark Summers
"Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
Henry James
Thomas Ehretsmann
"Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth
I'm 'bout to call the paparazzi on myself."
Jay Z, Otis
Tim Bower
"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent."
Marlon Brando
Tyler Jacobson
"I can't help being a gorgeous fiend. It's just the card I drew."
The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
Tran Nguyen
"Style is the perfection of a point of view."
Richard Eberhart
Dongyun Lee
"He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave."
Logan Pearsall Smith
Bill Sanderson
"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance."
- Henry Ward Beecher
Kinuko Y. Craft
"Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly."
- Epictetus
Ricardo Martinez
"Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that."
- Charles Dickens
C.F. Payne
"You call yourself what you want to call yourself."
- Bob Dylan
Rudy Gutierrez
"It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."
- Mick Jagger
Ted Wright
"The boor covers himself, the rich man or the fool adorns himself, and the elegant man gets dressed."
- Honoré de Balzac
Maria Corte Maidagan
"I'm not trying to be sexy. It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around."
- Elvis Presley
David Palumbo
"I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman."
- David Bowie
Kent Barton
"I'm like old shoes. I've never been hip. I think the reason I'm still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new."
- Harrison Ford
Niklas Asker
"All I can do is be me, whoever that is."
- Bob Dylan
Gary Kelley
"To attain style in dress, you must look perfectly happy and relaxed in your clothes which must appear part of you rather than a wardrobe you have just donned."
- Hardy Amies
Murray Kimber
"Fashion changes, but style endures."
- Coco Chanel
Karla Ortiz
"Do the clothes suit you? Do the clothes suit the occasion? Do the clothes suit each other?"
- Richard Plourde

July 30, 2013

Thomas Ehretsmann - Jay Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone just rolled out it's new issue featuring a review of Jay Z's new album Magna Carta... Holy Grail. Thomas Ehretsmann was asked to give him the regal appearance worthy of his name. 

July 24, 2013

James Bennett - This Stinks, MLB All-Star Program

James Bennett has been working with MLB for years now, illustrating articles for the various programs of important games. Here is his work for the article This Stinks in the All-Star game program last week.

July 23, 2013

Guy Stauber - Skills and Thrills, MLB All-Star Program

Last tuesday, the National League lost to the American League 3-0. If you were one of the lucky few who was watching at the stadium and purchased the game program, you would see illustrations from Guy Stauber and James Bennett. Here are Guy Stauber's illustrations for the article, Skills and Thrills.

Mark Summers - Summer Reading, The Weekly Standard

It's become a tradition now for Mark Summers to illustrate the seasonal reading covers of The Weekly Standard. Over the years, he's created some great portraits of famous authors in quirky situations (Poe skiing, Twain surfing... nothing is sacred). Here's the new Summer Reading issue featuring Flannery O'Connor playing by the poolside. 

Take a look at our previous blog where we posted some of his past Summer/Winter reading covers here. 

July 22, 2013

Douglas Smith - Princesses Behaving Badly

Art directors often come to Douglas Smith for book covers. Is it his ability to tell stories or his throwback style? I'm thinking both. Here is a new book featuring his illustration, Princesses Behaving Badly, that is being released in November. In addition to the cover, he also did chapter opener spots but you'll have to buy the book to take a look at those. 

James Bennett - Taking Care of Elderly Parents, WSJ

If you happen to read The Wall Street Journal, you would James Bennett's illustration front and center on the Weekend Investor section for the article Are you Overpaying for you Parents' Care?

July 19, 2013

C.F. Payne - Locker Room Drama, WSJ

The Wall Street Journal recently published this illustration from C.F. Payne for their article, Locker Rooms: Lights! Cameras! Naps! NFL teams are now forced to install cameras permanently in their locker room. Is it to catch all the drama? The pre-game speech? The reckless behind-the-scenes player behavior? Probably not as the teams confess it's more likely to be a snooze-fest than a soap opera. 

July 18, 2013

Pick Your Poison

David Palumbo
"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable."
- G.K. Chesterton
Bill Sanderson
"I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.' You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it."
- Bill Hicks
James Bennett
"Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suiside."
Kurt Vonnegut
David Johnson
"Drinking is the soldier's pleasure."
- John Dryden
Patrick Arrasmith
"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."
Robin P. Williams
Tim Bower
"When you don't hold your pipe with the proper poise, smoking is very hazardous for your image."
Paul Cox
"A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her."
W.C. Fields
Murray Kimber
"It is now proven, beyond a doubt, that smoking is a leading cause of statistics."
Fletcher Knebel
CF Payne
"Now don't say you can't swear off drinking; it's easy. I've done it a thousand times."
- W. C. Fields
John Mattos
"Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man's enjoyment of his cigar."
Mark Twain
Dongyun Lee
"A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly."
Winston Churchill
Murray Kimber
"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."
Oscar Wilde
Rudy Gutierrez
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food."
W.C. Fields
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria."
Benjamin Franklin
Gary Kelley
"Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco."
Emile Zola
Mark T Smith
"When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading."
Henny Youngman
Ricardo Martinez
"A cigar has "…a fire at one end and a fool at the other."
Horace Greely
Ted Wright
"I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host."
- Dorothy Parker
Michal Dziekan
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
- Brooke Shields
Niklas Asker
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Guy Stauber
"Drugs are a bet with your mind."
- Jim Morrison
Goni Montes
"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
- Mark Twain
Tyler Jacobson
" There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away."
- Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer
Eric Drooker
"My smoking might be bothering you, but it's killing me.
- Anonymous
Andrew R Wright
"I drink to make other people more interesting."
- Ernest Hemingway
Mark Summers
"To smoke or not to smoke: I can make of either a life work."
- Mignon McLaughlin
Jason Seiler
"A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman."
- E.G. Bulwer Lytton