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 […]

American Illustration Profiles: Marcos Chin

I’m writing and editing a weekly newsletter for American Illustration-American Photography, called Profiles. It posts every Thursday afternoon and features a Dewar’s Profile-style interview with a series of cool, smart, and interesting illustrators. The first Profile, an interview with Marcos Chin, published on January 29, and features lots of good information on his workspace, influences, […]

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Seattle’s The Rocket Magazine

The Rocket was a freewheeling, gonzo music, art, and politics magazine published in Seattle from 1979 until 2000, initially monthly and later bi-weekly. It had strong visual content, and featured a stellar roster of illustrators, cartoonists, and photographers, and a notable cast of rotating art directors which included Art Chantry, Helene Silverman, Mark Michaelson, Kate […]

Nautilus: The Best Editorial Illustration Showcase of 2014

Nautilus describes itself as “a different kind of science magazine.” Published quarterly in a beautifully-printed edition, it’s an impressive 190+ page journal of modern science and culture, packed with a mind-blowing array of top-flight editorial illustration. The magazine is designed and art directed by the very smart Len Small, who earlier this year designed the […]

Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream

Dorothy and Otis Shepard were groundbreaking modernist graphic designers and illustrators, whose work, particularly in the 1930s and 40s, but also well into the 1960s, helped define the look of American billboards, advertisements, sports teams, and much more. Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel have compiled Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream, an astonishing visual […]

Brooklyn Street Banners by Josh Gosfield

Illustrator/art director Josh Gosfield created this series of street sign banners for Brooklyn’s big Atlantic Antic festival, which was held ton September 28. The banners are 8-feet long, and were designed as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Brooklyn’s largest street fair. The executive director of the local business improvement district gushed to the […]