American Illustration Profiles Interview: David Plunkert

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator/art director David Plunkert. David is a visual force of nature. His editorial work has appeared in countless publications, on book covers, posters, comics books, and animation music videos, as well as in advertising campaigns. David’s work fuses an art director’s sense of scale and graphicness with […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Kirsten Ulve

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator/caricaturist Kirsten Ulve, who says “I have to ‘be’ the person while I’m sketching them.” Kirsten Ulve is best known for her caricatures, brilliant graphic renditions of popular celebrities that delight readers of countless magazines and publications. Since bursting out of the pages of Entertainment Weekly over […]

The Dual Covers of Zeit Magazin

Zeit Magazin is the weekly magazine of Die Zeit, the German national weekly newspaper with a circulation of 520,000, based in Hamburg. With offices in Berlin, the current iteration of Zeit Magazin was launched in 2007. Since its beginning, under the direction of editor-in-chief Christoph Amend, Zeit Magazin has published a unique dual cover design, […]

American Illustration Profiles: Lou Beach

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with artist/illustrator Lou Beach, who says of himself, “I am a collage artist.” That’s a simple description, and it’s true as far as it goes, but Lou’s art is much more than just “cutting out pictures and putting them together,” as he explains his work. As an illustrator, […]

For the Love of…New York Magazine

The Society of Publication Designers has organized a visual history tribute to New York magazine, called For the Love of…New York Magazine, which will take place on April 6 at the SVA Theater in New York City (it’s already sold out!). Onstage for the evening will be 10 former and current design directors and photo […]

Covers of The Rocket and Seattle Sun in the Alt-Weekly Comics Show

The new Alt-Weekly Comics exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York City is packed with original artwork, covers, and blow-ups of classic comic strips from the 1970s-00s. The show opened March 6 and runs through May 2, and will be accompanied by a series of programming on April 11-12 at the MoCCA Arts […]

American Illustration Profiles: Frank Viva

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with Frank Viva. Frank is an image-maker, brand developer, and highly-talented illustrator whose artwork appears regularly in The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. His Toronto-based Viva & Co. studio does branding, product design, corporate identities, digital and website […]

American Illustration Profiles: John Hendrix

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with John Hendrix. John is a remarkable illustrator who fuses his experience as an art director with a brilliant storyteller’s talents and a fluid, detailed drawing style. John’s illustrations, maps, and typography have been seen in the pages and on the covers of countless […]

American Illustration Profiles: Monica Ramos

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with Monica Ramos. She’s a smart, young illustrator whose stunningly artful and graceful watercolor paintings have been appearing in publications large and small in the U.S. and Europe, and who recently branched out into fashion design. Monica jokingly says her illustrations are inspired by […]

American Illustration Profiles: Ellen Weinstein

The third in my series of American Illustration Profiles is an interview with illustrator Ellen Weinstein, who says “make something you believe in or no one else will believe in it either.” Ellen is a smart and vibrant illustrator who creates stunningly beautiful paintings and collages. Her illustration work has helped define the look of […]