Two New Illos

keegan

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I’ve been absent for a while working in the shadows on a time-consuming project for many weeks now (no excuse for not posting!), but I was happy to get two fun jobs within 10 minutes of each other a few weeks ago, so I feel they should be posted together.
The detail on the left is from an illo for Retail Traffic magazine, and is about how big box retailers like Home Depot are expanding into new, unfamiliar territory selling plasma TV’s and videogames in a quest for profits.
The detail on the right is from a piece for the Soapbox column in Publisher’s Weekly. A veteran children’s book editor wrote a funny essay where her agent interviews both herself, and her over-eager na├»ve alter-ego; the first-time children’s book author.
Visit my site to see the full images:
LINK: Big Box Retailers Expand
LINK:
The Editor’s Alter-Ego

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Storefront Pills

jamie

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This is a photo from a “Walk Around The Block” series. The idea is to simply walk around your block and find images that inspire you. Once is enough.

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Devorah Sperber

kurt

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Although this looks like a pixilated Photoshop image of a Jan van Eyck painting, it’s actually a tapestry of 5,024 spools of thread hung upside-down in vertical rows by the artist Devorah Sperber. An optical device in front of the piece encapsulates the van Eyck in miniature. See it at the Brooklyn Museum of Art until May 6th.

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Brushstrokes

Paul

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Northern Animals

jamie

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The painter Kerry suggested I post the entire animal series for your viewing pleasure.
The leading cause of vertebrate declines is human destruction of old growth forests, wetlands, chaparral, and other rich habitats. Worldwide, over two-thirds of the earth’s habitable land surface has been significantly disturbed by human activities. Nearly half of the world’s 233 primate species are threatened, largely because of their dependence on large expanses of tropical forest, a habitat under siege around the globe. In hotspots of forest loss, such as Madagascar, the Atlantic rainforest of eastern Brazil, and Southeast Asia, roughly 70 percent of primate species face extinction.

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Mantle

Paul

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A sketchbook drawing of the fireplace in my apartment (within which a TV sits). Color and textures were done in photoshop.

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WSJ.com Economic Forecasting illos

Paul

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A couple recent illustrations done for WSJ.com’s economic forecast survey.

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Two Polar Bears

jamie

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many of these bears will be gone in our lifetime. With the threat of oil and warming the planet holds fewer places for big mammals. Most Americans don’t realize that we’re in a period of mass extinction.

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