American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brigit Schossow

Birgit Schössow is a German illustrator who had done extensive work creating book covers, book illustrations for children, and “a little bit of animation with music.” Over the past several years she has also created a striking series of magazine covers for The New Yorker on topics ranging from fashion to the weather to noir […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Ross MacDonald

Ross MacDonald is an illustrator, designer, book artist, letterpress operator, graphic artist, cartoonist, and more. He has created retro-styled illustrations in multiple styles and formats for an extensive list of magazines and newspapers. MacDonald is also a brilliant comic artist; his illustrated graphics have graced the pages of numerous publications and several books. And he has […]

American Illustration Profiles: Sarah Jacoby

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator Sarah Jacoby. Sarah Jacoby creates gentle, powerful watercolor illustrations and artwork, oftentimes filled with imagery of nature and the outdoors. “The natural world is still a realm that’s a bit sacred, full of possibility,” she says. “It inspires me because nothing is written on it yet.” Her […]

American Illustration Profiles: John Cuneo

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator John Cuneo: John Cuneo loves to draw. Go to his website homepage and you’ll see a heading that says “John Cuneo Drawings” (as well as a monkey with pens and coffee at a drawing table…). He’s a masterful illustrator, artist, humorist, and visual storyteller whose work […]

American Illustration Profiles: Christopher Silas Neal

Christopher Silas Neal is the subject of my latest American Illustration Profiles interview. Christopher Silas Neal creates beautiful, graceful illustrations that have appeared on the covers of numerous books and the pages of many publications including The New Yorker, Real Simple, and The New York Times. Neal has illustrated an elegant series of children’s picture […]

Travel & Leisure Illustrated Covers, 1970s

Norman Hotz began his art direction career in the late 1960s working for Allen Hurlburt and Will Hopkins at Look magazine. He moved to Travel & Leisure in 1970, where he worked as the deputy to Frank Zachary, and helped create the magazine’s iconic logo and design. When Zachary left after 10 issues, the then-25 […]

American Illustration Profiles: Nora Krug

Nora Krug is an illustrator, artist, and creator of what she describes as “visual narratives.” In addition to her frequent editorial illustrations for publications including The New York Times and The Guardian, she has created a striking series of illustrated books and graphic novels, most notably Kamikaze, about a World War 2 Japanese pilot, and […]

Now Hear This! CD Series Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Here’s a collection of 12 favorite CD covers from the Now Hear This! series, which originally appeared as an insert in UK music magazine The Word. All illustrations are by Yuko Shimizu, who did 33 covers from 2007-2010. They are energetic graphic explosions of forms, colors, and lines. Each cover was a different take on […]

American Illustration Profiles: Yuko Shimizu

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Yuko Shimizu, the artist and editorial illustrator. Yuko Shimizu is a powerful artist who creates rich, sensual illustrations. She has made a huge splash in the illustration world over the past 13 years, with stylish ink drawings that have appeared in countless magazines, product design and advertisements, […]