August 21, 2013

Tim Bower - Seismic Shifts, Holt Connections

Holt Connections, the magazine of Rollins College's Hamilton Holt School, just launched it's first issue recently and editor Bob McKinlay entrusted Tim Bower to illustration their very first cover. Needless to say, everyone was very happy with the result. 

Eric Drooker - The Eternal Summer

In this week's edition of The New Yorker, Eric Drooker shares his thoughts on what inspired the painting featured on the cover. 

“This tree is really a fantasy of a city boy. An eternal summer of the mind, if you will,” Eric Drooker says about this week’s cover. “I was born and raised in New York City—and the city has changed a lot over the decades,” he muses. When asked about his recent endeavors, he tells us, “I give art lectures while playing banjo and harmonica along with it. What I remember from art history class is that I would always start falling asleep, because you’re in a dark room, very comfortable, and you just see these pretty pictures going by. So that’s the lesson I learned from art school: that you gotta make it more energizing than that.” – from New Yorker's website.

August 20, 2013

Ted Wright - Dwight Yoakam Concert Poster

10 years ago, Ted Wright created a logo poster for country legend, Dwight Yoakam. Being a big country music (and rodeo) fan, it must have been a real treat to attend his concert over the weekend after updating his poster: 

"It was a great sold out concert [Pagent Theater, St Louis] for Dwight and he had the crowd all screaming for more. I did a logo poster for Dwight about 10 years ago (Red and Grey version) and he wanted to update the feel to a roughed up, torn and textured version of the artwork. It was so much fun to do the art and meet him after the show where he signed a couple of the prints with me. I'm a huge fan of country music, so this job was more than a joy for me to do."

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August 15, 2013

I fought the law and the law won...

Edward Kinsella III
"As one judge said to another judge: be just. And if you can't be just, be arbitrary"
- William S. Burroughs
Niklas Asker
"Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater."
- Mark Twain
Thomas Ehretsmann
"There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend."
Jack Nicholson
Rudy Gutierrez
"I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them."
- Alfred Hitchcock
Douglas Smith
"We all hold the keys to our own jail cells."
Paul Levine
Dongyn Lee
"We are bound by the law, so that we may be free."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Andrew R. Wright
"It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive."
Earl Warren
John Mattos
"Then a lawyer said, But what of our laws, master? And he answered: 'You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them."
Kahlil Gibran
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Truth never damages a cause that is just."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Mark Summers
"Crime is tough when you're stupid."
Detective Rex Winters, Law & Order Los Angeles
Michal Dziekan
"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."
Honoré de Balzac
Gregory Manchess
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
Chris Gall
"Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I needed money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won"
Songwriter: Sonny Curtis
Goni Montes
"Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful."
Benjamin Franklin
Eric Drooker
"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
Robert Frost
Jason Seiler
"A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers."
H. L. Mencken
Ted Wright
"Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult."
Leo Tolstoy
Patrick Arrasmith
"When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]"
Anne Bishop
Guy Stauber
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
- Benjamin Franklin
C.F. Payne
"There are a whole variety of reasons I want to be attorney general, a whole variety of things that I do as attorney general that go beyond national security."
- Eric Holder

August 12, 2013

From the archives of David Johnson...

There are literally hundreds (maybe thousands?) of unscanned drawings, sketches, and illustrations at David Johnson's house, just waiting to be appreciated. So when Kay (our office team member) went up to visit him one weekend, she made sure to grab as many as she could to take back with her to scan. When I saw them, each one was more delightful than the next; I was almost upset with David for hiding these beauties... almost.  

Well here are just a few of his illustrations that haven't been seen in years. Take a look at more on our website. Hopefully sometime in the future, there can be a gallery show of his work where they can be seen up close and personal. 

Edward Kinsella III - Danger at the Schoolhouse Door

The August issue of Security Management Magazine features the sensitive yet necessary topic of discussion on how to keep schools safe from mass shootings. Edward Kinsella managed to keep it subtle while still imparting a feeling of real threat. 

August 9, 2013

Paul Cox - The Monkey Bar

Vanity Fair's editor, Graydon Carter, has always been an admirer of Paul Cox, commissioning him for  the magazine and other projects. So when in 2009 he purchased the historic Monkey Bar in midtown, he asked Paul to illustrate the menu cover. In honor of Restaurant Week here in NYC (now until August 16th), we just wanted to share this fun illustration. 

August 8, 2013

Guy Stauber - Ford Racing Truck Decal

Several months back, Guy Stauber was commissioned to create an illustration featuring the iconic Ford Mustang for the official Ford Racing transport truck. Keep an eye out for it if you'll be on the road any time soon.