10 Illustrated Nautilus Magazine Covers

Len Small is the art director at Nautilus, the smart and modern digital and print science magazine. In a little less than three years on the job, Small’s illustration art direction has turned Nautilus into a striking showcase of brilliant visual imagery. His deft direction and wide-ranging tastes have drawn much praise from the illustration […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti is a Milan-based illustrator who creates striking graphic images with bright colors and bold lines. Her editorial illustration work has appeared in The New York Times, IL, Plansponsor, and more. Mazzetti says she like to “explore the infinite possibilities of illustration,” and has created energetic work for book covers, comics, children’s books, posters, festival […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Jonathon Rosen

Jonathon Rosen an illustrator, artist, animator, graphic designer, and bookmaker who creates smart, provocative, engaging imagery with highly original style and accomplished technique. He makes comics, editorial illustrations, drawings, art projects, animation, exhibits, books and book covers, and much more, and his work appears in a wide array of publications, galleries, performance spaces, and other venues. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter is a painter, collagist, and illustrator whose work appears in numerous magazines and publications and has been displayed in galleries, on product design, and much more. A former staff illustrator at Salon.com, she creates rich visual imagery that has the ability to explain complex issues in quiet, simple tones. Streeter’s artwork is a cool mix […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Lehel Kovacs

Lehel Kovacs is an illustrator based in Budapest, Hungary whose work has appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He creates smart, artful drawings that at times resemble silkscreen prints, with supple lines and rich, flat colors. Kovacs’s work is simple and direct, but he utilizes a very sophisticated approach to visual storytelling. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Martha Rich

Martha Rich is an illustrator and artist whose work is a delightful and exuberant explosion of color, styles, and techniques. She creates art and illustration for a wide-range of formats, including product design, fine art, T-shirts, animation, book covers, editorial illustration, and an ongoing series of engaging personal projects. Rich has also created the 100 for […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Gerard DuBois

Gérard DuBois is a smart, elegant artist whose painted illustrations have appeared in countless magazines both in the US and around the world, including a weekly column in the Sunday New York Times. Dubois has illustrated close to 20 books for children and adults, and is a favorite among art directors for his ability to […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Vivienne Flesher

Vivienne Flesher creates a brilliant array of multi-textural illustrations and artwork, fusing a classic approach to technique and materials with a smart, modern visual sensibility. She is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers, especially The New York Times, and has illustrated an extraordinary series of book covers, many of them featuring powerful and graceful […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brian Rea

Brian Rea has a great passion for illustration. Based in Los Angeles, the former New York Times art director creates editorial illustrations for numerous publications (including a remarkable ongoing assignment for the Times’s Modern Love column), and has been making a brilliant series of animations, books, posters, murals, installations, commercial work, and more. His artwork is […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Juliette Borda

Juliette Borda creates beautiful painted illustrations that combine childlike gracefulness with powerful intelligence and wit. “Did I mention I love color?” she asks rhetorically— and her illustrations are rich with color that is used to great effect. In addition to extensive magazine and publication work, Borda illustrates book jackets, makes fine art, does color consulting […]