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Monthly Archives: July 2009

“Well-Groomed Child”, The New York Times

The New York Times recently commissioned this spot about how well-groomed boys receive higher grades. Such fun subject matter! I aimed to give it the look of an official school crest/Boy Scout merit badge. I especially liked illustrating the perfectly combed hair. It runs in Sunday’s “Education Life” section. (Thanks Minh!)

Ice Cream Icons, New York Magazine

Here’s a handful of icons I recently illustrated for New York Magazine about “The Science of Ice Cream”. Each icon was to accompany a section on either taste, texture or temperature. I normally integrate some collage elements into my work, but these were to run very small, so I made them very flat and graphic. [...]

Heinz Edelmann, 1934-2009

Heinz Edelmann, the influential graphic designer and illustrator best known for his art direction of The Beatles’ 1968 animated musical “Yellow Submarine”, died today at the age of 75. When I first saw “Yellow Submarine” as a kid, it left me absolutely speechless. And now, even as an adult and having seen it dozens of [...]

Academy Award Nominees for Entertainment Weekly

Eric Paul of Entertainment Weekly recently commissioned this illustration about the Academy Awards’ decision to increase the number of Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10. Oh, how I love the Oscars. Is there anything more fun than watching the red carpet arrivals, thoroughly critiquing celebrities’ gowns & hairstyles, while lounging on the couch in [...]

“iPhone Applications” for Seattle Metropolitan

June was a busy month! Glad to get back to blogging. So, I finally got a chance to work with the talented Benjamen Purvis at his new post as the AD of Seattle Metropolitan magazine. I’ve admired his work for some time, so it was great to get the call. He commissioned this illustration for [...]