October 31, 2013

Gregory Manchess in the Top 10 MLB Covers of all Time!

Baseball Nation just released it's list of top 10 World Series covers of all time. Included in the list is Greg Manchess's painting for the post 9/11 game. 

"This entry marked a return to topicality. Unfortunately, it took a major tragedy to bring that about. This program is a nicely understated tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks."

October 30, 2013

Tim Bower - Why the World is Watching Gravity, WSJ

On the cover of the October 18th issue of The Wall Street Journal is an illustration by Tim Bower for their coverage of the breakthrough hit of the year "Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock.

Phobophobia: The fear of fear

Paul Cox
Samhainophobia - Fear of Halloween
Gregory Manchess
Acrophobia - Fear of heights
Douglas Smith
Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes
Goni Montes
Hypnophobia - Fear of sleep
Thomas Ehretsmann
Achluophobia - Fear of the night or darkness
Edward Kinsella III
Dendrophobia - Fear of trees
David Johnson
Gerontophobia - fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly
Rudy Gutierrez
Hierophobia - Fear of holy people or sacred objects
Andrew R. Wright
Aquaphobia - fear of drowning
Tim Bower
Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors
Kinuko Y. Craft
Dikephobia - Fear of justice, the law, and moral rightness.
Patrick Arrasmith
Entomophobia - Fear of insects
Gary Kelley
Claustrophobia - Fear of tight spaces
Ricardo Martinez
Lupophobia - Fear of wolves and werewolves
Ted Wright
Sanguivoriphobia - Fear of vampires
Mark T. Smith
Taurophobia - Fear of bulls, cows, and ox.
James Bennett
Phasmophobia - Fear of ghosts
Mark Summers
Taphephobia - Fear of being buried alive
Chase Stone
Sanguivoriphobia - fear of vampires
Kent Barton
Satanophobia - Fear of the devil
David Palumbo
Kinemortophobia - Fear of zombies
Bill Sanderson
Automatonophobia - fear of robots
Jason Seiler
Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns
Michal Dziekan
Hypnophobia - Fear of sleep
C.F. Payne
Odontophobia - fear of dentists
Eric Drooker
Astynomiaphobia - Fear of the police
Chris Gall
Agoraphobia - Fear of being in crowded, public places
Tyler Jacobson
Chronophobia - Fear of time

October 29, 2013

Peter Higgs with his portrait by Ricardo Martinez

In January of this year, our weekly topicality collection featured the great thinkers, scientists, and innovators of recent times (see it here). One of those people is Peter Higgs (original theorist of the Higgs Boson particle) of whom Ricardo Martinez created a portrait. 

Well recently, Ricardo's newspaper El Mundo (where he is assistant managing editor and head of the art department) interviewed Peter Higgs and presented him with Ricardo's illustration. All in all, it makes for a cool photo worth sharing. 

October 25, 2013

Tyler Jacobson - Legend of the Cryptids

For the past year, Tyler Jacobson has been working with Applibot on their new card trading game app, Legend of the Cryptids. The results have been stunning!

October 24, 2013

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.

CF Payne
"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."
Ted Williams
Rudy Gutierrez
"The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it."
- Jackie Robinson
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things."
Robert Frost
Gary Kelley
"The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays."
- Lawrence Ritter
Mark Summers
"Above anything else, I hate to lose."
Jackie Robinson
James Bennett
"A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings."
- Earl Wilson
Mark T Smith
"I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that."
George Brett
Bill Sanderson
"Baseball is a fun game. It beats working for a living."
Phil Linz
Guy Stauber
"If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake."
Miguel Cabrera
Tim Bower
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
-Tommy Lasorda
Ricard Martinez
"In baseball, you don't know nothing."
Yogi Berra
Paul Cox
"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand."
Leo Durocher
Thomas Ehretsmann
"How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts."
Jackie Robinson
Douglas Smith
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
Rogers Hornsby
Ted Wright
"Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem."
Saul Steinberg
Gregory Manchess
"You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
Jim Bouton