Last summer, Tyler Jacobson was commissioned to create this fabulous piece to bring to life the walls of the State Bar and Grill at the bottom of the Empire State Building. If you're in NYC, stop by, have a bite, and get totally transfixed by Tyler's piece that will take you back to a time that you wished you remembered!
Charles Chaisson illustrated this beautiful piece for an article in Bloomberg Markets Magazine about India's economic and population growth and how it might not mean India's take over... Though the article is interesting and informative, Charles's piece definitely takes the spot light! Check it out on Bloomberg Business's website!
Jason Seiler illustrated this portrait of Mark Ruffalo for a recent article about the actor in the most recent issue of the New York Observer. The article paints Ruffalo as a humble caregiving talent who has tackled every acting challenge head on with poise and skill. Jason's portrait perfectly captures the profound essence of the actor that was described in great detail throughout the article. Get to know Mark Ruffalo a little better here!
We would like to introduce to you our newest addition to our group of talented illustrators, BORJA BONAQUE!! Borja, a native to Valencia Spain, has worked for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients from around the world and was named "Graduate of the Year" in 2009 by Wallpaper Magazine. We are so excited to have Borja join us and can't wait to see the fabulous new works to come!! In the meantime heres a little taste of Borja's delicious work!
Tim Bower illustrated this piece for an article by Choire Sicha in the New York Times about a man and his relationship with cigarettes. From the romantic teenage rebellion days to the beige reality of quitting, "quitting smoking is the khakis of existence... the Chipotle on St.marks Place." A truly enjoyable read accompanied by yet another brilliant piece by the one and only Tim Bower. Read the entire article here!
Arena Stage, in D.C, is one of the leading theaters in the US and puts on several shows a year which draws crowds from around the world. Three of our artists; Charles Chaisson, Gary Kelley, and Sam Spratt illustrated the posters for three upcoming shows. Be sure to get your tickets before its too late!
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
"You don't learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up."
"I will just keep on doing what I do, living my life and being myself. If people will join me in doing that, this world will be fabulous!"
"Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream."
"In difficult times fashion is always outrageous."
"Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world."
"You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimpotant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet."
"If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends."
- Nina Garcia
"Fashion is a weapon that you can use when you need it."
"Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are."
"Fashion is an industry to make money. It plays into human psychology. We want to belong, we want to be loved. I'm not trying to demonize the fashion industry - I love the fashion industry - but style is about taking the control out of the industry's hand and having you decide what works for you."
"Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect."
"The best fashion show is definitely the street. Alsways has been, always will be."
- Bill Cunningham
"I don't want to be just an average guy. I want to do whatever possible to win a lot of games. I'm a competitor."
"Conformist is a potent statement, and as much as we do talk about individuality in fashion, there's a sense that people are fearful of not confirming and not being a part of action."
"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."
-Oscar de la Renta
"The concept of commercialism in the fashion ad art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, ' What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like? And, ' How does creativity apply across the board?'"
"I've always said fashion is like roast chicken: You don't have to think about it to know it's delicious."
"Always hold on to the truth. Don't let others sway your heart. Don't compromise yourself for the sake of temporal groovyness. Be separate from the crowd that's awash with normality by standing on a firm foundation. Never waver your love or faith, and in all you do, please wear my shoes."
"I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesteing than fashion, really."
"Fashion is almost like a religion, for me at least."
"I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
-Yves Saint Laurent
"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress."
-Hubert de Givenchy
"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment."
"That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."