April 30, 2015

Sam Spratt - Ethical Consumerism, Der Spiegel

Earlier this month Der Spiegel came out with their 16th issue of 2015 with a cover story on ethical consumerism. Sam Spratt was commissioned to illustrate this "good customer bad customer" cover for this issue and it came out brilliantly. Check out Der Spiegel here!



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April 29, 2015

The Digital Revolution

 
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The Digital Revolution
 

Chris Gall

"Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. That's because technology and the Internet have transformed the business landscape forever. The fast-paced digital age has accelerated the need for companies to become agile."

-Nolan Bushnell

 

Rudy Gutierrez

"Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand."

-Amy Jo Martin

 

Ricardo Martinez

"We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy."

-Bill Gates

 

Oscar Ramos

"In the digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together."

-Edwin Moses

 

Niklas Asker

"The viral power of online media has proven how fast creative ideas can be spread and adopted, using tools like cellphones, digital cameras, micro-credit, mobile banking, Facebook, and Twitter..."

-Tina Brown

 

 

Orlando Arocena

"Whether you like it or not, the digital age has produced a new format for modern romance, and natural selection may be favoring the quick-thumbed quip peddler over the confident, ice-breaking alpha male.'"

-Ashton Kutcher

 

Tim Bower

"Digital organisms, while not necessarily any more alive than a phone book, are strings of code that replicate and evolve over time. Digital codes are strings of binary digits - bits."

-George Dyson

 

Goni Montes

"Design, in it's broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good."

- Clement Mok

 

CF Payne

"I don't think much about the digital world...because I am in the analog world!"

-William Eggleston

 

Dongyun Lee

"More and more, job listings are exclusively available online and as technology evolves nearly every occupation now requires a basic level of digital literacy with web navigation, email access and participation in social media."

-Michael K. Powell

 

Sam Spratt

"What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop."

-Bono

 

Edward Kinsella III

"You have to provide value to the system. You've got to provide decent content. You can't just be marketing on these platforms.'"

-Oliver Luckett

 

Michal Lisowski

"We need to re-create boundaries. When you carry a digital gagdet that creates a virtual link to the office, you need to create a virtual boundary that didn't exist before."

-Daniel Goleman
 

Guy Stauber

"It simply is not true that everything is now on the Internet, but it is true that the digital resources available through the Internet have enormous potential for education and even for self- empowerment of individuals."

-Robert Darnton

 

Michal Dziekan

"If you use Facebook - as I do - Facebook in all likelihood has a unique digital file of your face, one that can be as accurate as a fingerprint and that can be used to identify you in a photo of a large crowd."

-Al Franken

 

James Bennett

"Digital intimacy ruins the appetite for the real thing. So, when kids are gaming or even when spouses are gaming, they lose their appetite for genuine intimacy. Kids lose their appetite for getting their intimacy needs, their hunger for significance and attachment, with the family, and it erodes the relationship between them and their parents."

- Gordon Neufeld

 

Maria Corte Maidagan

"Digital technology is both arousing and distancing. We don't look at the users on the other side as people. They aren't - they're just usernames..."

-Douglas Rushkoff

 

Jason Seiler

"Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission - to make the world more open and connected."

-Mark Zuckerberg

 

David Palumbo

"Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political, and social system."

-Carly Florina

 

Jack Daly

"Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations."

-Buffy Sainte-Marie

 

Thomas Ehretsmann

"We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are?"

- David Carr
 

John Mattos

"Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies."

-Bill Gates
 

Gary Kelley

"Digital platforms are worthless without content. They're shiny sacks with bells and whistles, but without content, they're empty sacks. It is not about pixels versus print. It is not about how you're reading. It is about what you're reading."

-Maureen Dowd

 
       

Niklas Asker
Charles Chaisson
David Johnson
Dongyun Lee
Goni Montes

  Orlando Arocena
John Mattos
Guy Stauber
Maria Corte
  James Bennett
CF Payne
Jason Seiler
 

Patrick Arrasmith
Kent Barton
Chris Gall
Bill Sanderson
Douglas Smith

Ricardo Martinez

Mark Summers

 

Jon Foster
Piotr Jablonski
Tyler Jacobson
Karla Ortiz
Chase Stone


       
Gary Kelley
Edward Kinsella
Tran Nguyen
  Eric Drooker
Rudy Guitierrez
Mark T. Smith
 

Michal Dziekan
Michal Lisowski
Oscar Ramos

  Tim Bower
Paul Cox
  Thomas Ehretsmann
Gregory Manchess
David Palumbo
Sam Spratt
 
 

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New York, NY 10016
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Edward Kinsella III - How Pope Francis Could Break the Church, The Atlantic

The May issue of The Atlantic is on the stands!  Edward Kinsella III illustrated this beautifully stern piece for an essay by Ross Douthat about the schism of opinions that Pope Francis is causing within spectrum of Catholics around the world. Check out the latest issue of The Atlantic to read the entire issue!


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April 28, 2015

Jason Seiler - The Dadly Virtues

Jason Seiler has definitely been busy. A few weeks ago he completed this funny cover for a new book coming out soon, "THE DADLY VIRTUES." The book tells counts of fatherly adventures and is sure to be a good read!



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Jason Seiler - Sex Has Consequences, The Weekly Standard

Jason Seiler recently completed this drop-dead awesome cover for The Weekly Standard about the consequences of sex. The piece was completed in an intense timeline of two days but no one would ever know by looking at it. The dark emotional narrative of the piece is full of beautiful detail and allusions, can you spot all of the hidden Jason Seiler clues?



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April 24, 2015

James Bennett - "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, LIVE ON ESPN Opening night in Wrigley field

Earlier this month ESPN brought James Bennett in for the Live filming of the opening at Wrigley Field in Chicago. James Bennett was filmed doing a live oil painting of Cub's Legend Ernie Banks a.k.a "Mr. Cub" and of Curt Schilling James was a natural in front of the camera and the crowd and came out with these awesome pieces!





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April 21, 2015

Tim Bower - Dead Writers' Bedrooms II

About a year ago Tim Bower began sharing a series he illustrated featuring dead writers in their bedrooms. We put together a blog for the first three in the series, which you can check out here. These are the next four, each beautiful piece displays each author in intimate environments with clues of inner turmoil, life philosophies, and allusions to famous works.

Ernest Hemingway

J.D. Salinger

Henry Thoreau


Lewis Carroll

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April 20, 2015

Guy Stauber - What's Up, Doc? , Hemispheres Magazine

In February of this year, Hemispheres Magazine came out with an article about the famed Jone's Fracture suffered in October and the lesson the public was given by the star's injury. Guy Stauber was commissioned to illustrated this spot for the article, showing the athlete in his not-so natural state. An interesting read accompanied by a great illustration, check it out!

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April 17, 2015

Tran Nguyen - Blood Orange Tangerine and Hibiscus Saison Cider, Common Cider Company

Our illustrator Tran Nguyen known for her beautifully figures and delicate detail was commissioned by Brand Lab early this year to create the visuals to brand two of the Common Cider Company's award winning ciders, Blood Orange Tangerine and Hibiscus Saison. Both flavors won awards at the California State Fair in 2014, Gold to the Blood Orange Tangerine and Bronze to the Hibiscus Saison. Clearly, this company has great taste! Check out both flavors and more from the Common Cider Company here!



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April 15, 2015

Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief

 
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Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
 

John Mattos

"If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it."

-J.P. Morgan

 

Tim Bower

"Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between rich and poor means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.."

-Joseph Stalin

 

Gary Kelley

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."

-John F. Kennedy

 

 

CF Payne

"Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough.' ' Come, then,' returned the nephew gaily.' what right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You're rich enough.'"

- Ebenezer Scrooge and nephew, A Christmas Carol

 

Ricardo Martinez

"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey for the rich on the poor"

- Thomas Jefferson

 

Michal Dziekan

"There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck."

-John-Paul Sartre

 

Michal Lisowski

"I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money."

-Christine McVie

 

Jon Foster

"Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief's."

-William Blake

 

Jason Seiler

"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.'"

- Donald Trump

 

Edward Kinsella III

"The rich are not a contented tribe. The demands from others to share their wealth become so tiresome, so insistent, they often decide they must insulate themselves. Insulation eventually breeds a mild form of paranoia.."

-Felix Dennis
 

Paul Cox

"To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.'"

-David Bailey

 

Rudy Gutierrez

"The greatest fountain of wealth is between your ears."

- Brian Tracy

 

Bill Sanderson

"I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing."

-Tom Cruise

 

James Bennett

"If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man."

-J. Paul Getty

 

Mark Summers

"I'm a little lavish I must admit. But I'm not really concerned with money. Being rich is not my goal, being wealthy is."

-Cee Lo Green

 

David Palumbo

"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else."

-Oscar Wilde
 

Tyler Jacobson

"The best thing about being rich is the freedom; freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want it."

-Tommy Lee
 

Chase Stone

"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics."

-Plutarch

 
       

Niklas Asker
Charles Chaisson
David Johnson
Dongyun Lee
Goni Montes

  Orlando Arocena
John Mattos
Guy Stauber
Maria Corte
  James Bennett
CF Payne
Jason Seiler
 

Patrick Arrasmith
Kent Barton
Chris Gall
Bill Sanderson
Douglas Smith

Ricardo Martinez

Mark Summers

 

Jon Foster
Piotr Jablonski
Tyler Jacobson
Karla Ortiz
Chase Stone


       
Gary Kelley
Edward Kinsella
Tran Nguyen
  Eric Drooker
Rudy Guitierrez
Mark T. Smith
 

Michal Dziekan
Michal Lisowski
Oscar Ramos

  Tim Bower
Paul Cox
  Thomas Ehretsmann
Gregory Manchess
David Palumbo
Sam Spratt
 
 

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New York, NY 10016
  P:212 223 9545
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