March 28, 2014

Michal Dziekan - Polish Devils, DF Magazine

As part of his ongoing work with Polish magazine, DF, Michal Dziekan illustrated 2 articles: One on Polish devils and the other on thieving spies. 

March 26, 2014

Let's get ready to rumble!

Dongyun Lee
"There was no such thing as a fair fight. All vulnerabilities must be exploited.” 
Cary Caffrey
C.F. Payne
"Who's next?"
Bill Goldberg
Jon Foster
"The fight isn't over until you win.” 
Robin Hobb
Sam Spratt
"Try begging for your life like you did the last time we spoke."
Lara Croft
Ted Wright
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” 
Muhammed Ali
David Johnson
"I'm one tough gazookas that hates all palookas that ain't on the up and square. I biffs 'em and buffs 'em and always out-roughs 'em and none of 'em gets nowhere."
Chris Gall
"And the seventh rule is if this is your first night at fight club, you have to fight.” 
Chuck Palahniuk
Kinuko Y. Craft
“One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all.” 
- Sun Tzu
Bill Sanderson
"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward."
Rocky Balboa
Orlando Arocena
"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."
Jimmy Carter
David Palumbo
“Always walk away from a fight. Then ambush.” 
- Tim Dorsey
Guy Stauber
"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."
Mike Tyson
Gregory Manchess
"Sometime, somewhere, life always comes to a fight, and peace always comes to an end.” 
- Rachel Caine
Rudy Gutierrez
“Ideas stand in the corner and laugh while we fight over them.” 
Marty Rubin
Jason Seiler
"I pity the fool..."
Mr. T
Tim Bower
“Knowing when to fight is just as important as knowing how.” 
Terry Goodkind
Edward Kinsella III
“Never let go of a good thing without a fight. Especially if that good thing is a pair of boxing gloves.” 
Jarod Kintz
Goni Montes
“Provocation is on the opposite lane of resolution.”
Toba Beta
James Bennett
"Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for a third.” 
Brandon Sanderson
Douglas Smith
"War means fighting, and fighting means killing.”
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Gary Kelley
"Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Michal Dziekan
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” 
Mahatma Gandhi
Eric Drooker
Where would you like to live? In a state of conflict or a conflicted state.” 
Christopher Hitchens
Ricardo Martinez
“Fights begin and end with handshakes.”
Cameron Conaway
Karla Ortiz
“We need to be fit and ready for anything that might come our way.” 
Aaron B. Powell
Niklas Asker
"Aggression is the first step on the slippery slope to selfishness and chaos."
Anne Campbell
Thomas Ehretsmann
"What dire offence from am'rous causes springs,
What mighty contests rise from trivial things,...”   
Alexander Pope
Chase Stone
"Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.” 
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
Tyler Jacobson
"It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Mark Summers
"Life is like a boxing match, keep on throwing those punches and one of them will land."
Kevin Lane - The Shawshank Prevention
Patrick Arrasmith
"In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.”
Thomas Stephen Szasz

March 24, 2014

Paul Cox - Jeeves Undercover, Vanity Fair

In his most recent contribution to Vanity Fair, Paul Cox illustrated an excerpt from "Jeeves and the Wedding Bells", an homage to PG Wodehouse's famous series. 

Take a look at his previous illustration for VF here

March 19, 2014

Dongyun Lee - Radio Tecnico, Popular Science

Dongyun Lee made several versions of a sugar skull representing Mexico's drug cartel's use of technology for Popular Science. This one made the cut. 

March 13, 2014

Dongyun Lee - Magical Mystery Tours, Washington Post

This colorful illustration by Dongyun Lee was featured in the Washington Post alongside an article about  Magical Mystery Tours. Turns out, they tailor make a tour for you based on a questionnaire you fill out... but the kicker is, they keep the destination a mystery until the day before you leave. 

Rudy Gutierrez - Jimi Hendrix USPS stamp

The United States Postal Service just announced the release of their new Jimi Hendrix commemorative stamp today illustrated by none other than our own Rudy Gutierrez! USA Today approved

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Get it here

From the official Press Release:

The new limited-edition Jimi Hendrix stamp, designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, features a vibrant, colorful design fashioned to evoke the movement and rhythm of the late singer and pay homage to the psychedelic rock era of the 1960s.

The stamp pane, designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, features a painting of Hendrix’s face surrounded by colorful swirls and small icons that reference song lyrics or aspects of Hendrix’s life. The various icons include flowers, a guitar, a mermaid and a butterfly. The stamp art shows Hendrix in performance, wearing one of his trademark vintage military jackets and playing one of his beloved white Fender Stratocaster guitars.

March 12, 2014

Politics Gone Wild!

Rudy Gutierrez
"Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke."
- Sarah Palin
Chris Gall
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
Edward R. Murrow
Michal Dziekan
""Politics, noun. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
Ambrose Bierce
Bill Sanderson
“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
- Mark Twain
Mark Summers
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
Groucho Marx
Goni Montes
"Russia does not want confrontation of any kind."
Vladimir Putin
David Johnson
"All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.” 
John Steinbeck
Jason Seiler
"Those who do not love me do not deserve to live."
- Muammar al-Gaddafi
Maria Corte Maidagan
“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” 
John F. Kennedy
Patrick Arrasmith
“If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it.” 
Stephen Colbert
Guy Stauber
"Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake."
Ayatollah Khomeini
Gary Kelley
"When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal."
-Richard M. Nixon
C.F. Payne
"You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place."
Vladimir Putin
Tim Bower
"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."
Barack Obama
Ricardo Martinez
"In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end."
Alexis de Tocqueville
Dongyun Lee
"The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country."
Kim Jong-un
James Bennett
"I think I was unprepared for war."
George W. Bush
John Mattos
“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” 
Thomas Ehretsmann
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
Thomas Jefferson
Tyler Jacobson
"When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high."
Hideki Tojo
Orlando Arocena
"The days are gone forever when our enemies could blackmail us with nuclear bombs."
Kim Jong-un