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Julien McRoberts: A day with NYC designer Aysha Saeed

Posted by Workbook on 10/17/2014 — Filed under:  EventsGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Julien McRoberts was recently hired by one of NYC’s hot, up and coming designers, Aysha Saeed, to cover some lifestyle images for various PR and advertising needs.

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Joe Alterio Art + Design: Fall 2014

Posted by Workbook on 10/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Joe Alterio

I'm really pleased to announce the launch of my new project, PRIMER. Every Friday, an awesome visual narrative about art, science, history or anything else arrives in your inbox, and all for free. Sign up now!

The unstoppable Rob Walker asked me to be a part of his Gerrymander series on Design Observer, and I made a weird bat-winged thing that spits or something. He claims he likes it. Check it out!

I am humbled and honored that A List Apart has asked me to be one of the illustrators that takes over for the amazing Kevin Cornell. My first illustration for them should appear this week. Keep your eye out!

Are you looking at your phone right now? I thought so. Stop that! I made a piece of vaporware called Cloakroom that attempts to solve this problem. Go take a peek!

Workbook's Creative Carnival 2014: Meet the Artists

Posted by Workbook on 10/16/2014 — Filed under:  Creative CarnivalFeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Every year industry and artists gather together for the must attend event of the year.

Circus acts delight as illustrators capture these mystical creatures of the big top in all their grandeur.

Each week we'll unveil some of the talent show up at our NYC event to take on the task of illustrating the action.

What's more, every piece of artwork created will be available for purchase at the Carnival, with proceeds benefiting a charity for the Arts.

Great cause and great art makes for a great night!

Here are some of the talent artists joining us on October 30th:

Mark Stutzman is best known for his illustration that was the 1993 Elvis Presley Stamp which earned record-breaking sales for the U.S. Postal Service. Since the famed stamp's release, Mark has gone on to work for countless clients around the globe. With 30 years of experience, he's logged over 1,800 assignments. He's done posters for Broadway's Annie Get Your Gun, Young FrankensteinSister Act, and all of magician David Blaine's posters. He's also illustrated for Atlantic Records,McDonald's, Microsoft, DC Comics, MAD Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Billboard, and The New Yorker. Art Directors appreciate Mark's intuitive drawing skills that help them explore and flesh out concepts from start to finish. His illustrations are both described as iconic and memorable.

Gregory Manchess spent two years working with Gary Kelley as a studio illustrator at Hellman Design Associates in Iowa, before striking out on his own in 1979.  Manchess combined his love for fine art and science fiction and began his freelance career painting for OMNI magazine. His versatility and broad range of interests allowed him to expand his client work to include covers for Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American, and Time Magazine, as well as spreads for Playboy, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, and numerous book covers. The USPS commissioned him to paint the Mark Twain Forever Stamp and the March On Washington Stamp released in 2013.

Gregory’s interest in history and his excellent figure work have made his paintings a favorite choice of the National Geographic Society on many occasions, including The Wreck of the C.S.S. Alabama, and recently, ten paintings for the exhibition, REAL Pirates: The Untold Story of The Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship, still traveling to science museums around the country.

Manchess has been widely awarded within the industry, including two gold and four silver medals from the NY Society of Illustrators. His peers honored him with the coveted Hamilton King Award in 1999, and the Stephan Dohanos Award for the best illustration of the year by a member in 2000. His work has been featured in, and on the cover of, Communication Arts Magazine and included in Walt Reed’s latest edition of “The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000.” Conveying emotion through rhythm and timing drives Manchess’ masterful, alla prima brushwork as the hallmark of his style. He is consistently pushing the limits of the brush today, searching for renewed expressions.

John Jay Cabuay is an illustrator from New York City.  His illustrations have been published in book covers, magazine covers, newspapers, advertisements worldwide. In 2013 his illustration was used as the cover of Workbook 35 Illustration Edition. His illustrations and profile are featured in the new book 100 Illustrators by Taschen.  His clients include Louis Vuitton, The New Yorker, Simon & Schuster, Random House, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, & The Saturday Evening Post, & The New York Observer.

Despina Georgiadis is an illustrator and member of Studio 1482. Her work has been commissioned for editorial, advertising and corporate & web design. Her heart is in her children’s books and in teaching art to kids in the Tri-State area. As an education reform advocate she is currently working on using her love of art to campaign for a change in public education.

Greg Betza is an illustrator and member of Studio 1482. His versatility in style and unique approach has led him to create work for a diverse group of clients, including NBC Sports, E&J Gallo Winery, Y&R, and The Wall Street Journal.  Greg has received numerous awards from institutions such as the Society of Illustrators of LA, Communication Arts, and American Illustration. Greg was featured by Communication Arts Fresh Online as an emerging illustrator in 2010.

That's it for this week!  Check back next week as we reveal more of the talent that will be showcased on October 30th in NYC.  For more info on the Creative Carnival, click here!

Kyle Dreier: I scream... you know the rest

Posted by Workbook on 10/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Here’s a little glimpse (or taste) of what’s been in my head lately. It’s the seesaw balance I have between order and chaos, design and photography, work and play. I’m sure a psychotherapist would have a heyday analyzing how I approach my personal food photography projects. To me, it’s just things I like…organization, ice cream and a fun mess…nothing to read into…at least that I’m aware of. I hope you enjoy. I did. – Kyle Dreier

Jim Golden for Sherwin Williams

Posted by Workbook on 10/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
Photographer Jim Golden created a collection images based around the Sherwin Williams "Traditional Twist" color palette
Client: Sherwin Williams
 HGTV Home
Agency: McKinney
Creative director: Ellen Steinberg
Art director: Kathryn Clendenin
Art buyer: Kellie Bingman
Photographer: Jim Golden
Props and Styling: Beverly James Neel

Additionally, Jim added a new image to his personal "shapes" series. Styling by: Karyn Fienich.

Mark Boardman: Haruki Murakami's Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Posted by Workbook on 10/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Mark Boardman has been working on a self-initiated series of illustrations from Haruki Murakami's Wind-up Bird Chronicle. He's pulled together various key scenes from the book with strong visual ideas, concentrating on light and shadow.

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Workbook's 2014 Creative Carnival

Posted by Workbook on 10/14/2014 — Filed under:  Community TableCreative CarnivalFeaturesHeadlineIllustrationPhotography

It's that time again!

Get ready for fun, fire, and food at the 2014 Workbook Creative Carnival, back again in the Big Apple.

Here are the details:

When: October 30th, 5:30 p.m.-1030 p.m.

Where: Jack Studios, 601 W. 26th St. 12th Floor

Who: Workbook Pro Advertisers and Invited Industry Guests

You can check out some of the fun from last year's event here.

For all our Pro Advertisers, the submission period for our Personal Prints Showcase is now open!

Talk to your Workbook Rep for more information.

See you there!

Workbook Latest Additions: October 12th-18th

Posted by Workbook on 10/13/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Paula Romani
Paula Romani is a feminine, beauty, cosmetic and fashion freelance illustrator with a unique and distinctive style. She is a Graphic Design graduate. Ever since becoming a commercial illustrator her illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, products, textiles and advertising among other projects. Her feminine and girly illustrations can be used in multiple projects.

John Holcroft
John Holcroft studied graphic design with an emphasis on illustration at Sheffield College, and was influenced by artists like David Cutter, Ian Pollock and Edward Hopper. He began freelancing fulltime in 1996. Able to reinvent himself stylistically numerous times, John’s work is conceptually driven by his observation of people and current affairs and lends itself well to advertising, packaging and adult fiction book publishing. In an effort to branch out into other areas, most recently, John illustrated pop-up books on space exploration and the history of flight for a children's publisher.

Tim Coffey
Tim Coffey is an editorial/commercial photographer who specializes in portraiture and PR photography. Tim greatly enjoys corporate portraiture, marketing and branding photographing and covering special events.

David Graves
David Graves has a B.F.A. in illustration from the University of San Francisco and is a long time member of the N.Y. Society of Illustrators as well as the Graphic Artists Guild of N.Y. He also has over twenty years of professional experience as an Illustrator, Art Director, and Graphic Designer. He is extremely versatile, flexible and conscientious about his work and his relationships with his clients. Over the years he has earned a reputation for delivering consistently high quality work under tight deadlines.

Kinfolk is a comp and storyboard artist with a background in graffiti art who specializes in completing last minute projects. He is dependable when it comes to those weird and the obscure jobs with impossible deadlines.

Pete Barrett for Pure Protein

Posted by Workbook on 10/13/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineMotionPhotography
Pete Barrett just recently completed a print and motion campaign for Pure Protein and Moosylvania: a great project where he and his team got to produce a series of five print ads. Pete also directed five web and TV spots. The first two print ads and motion spots can be seen here, with more to come in the near future as they are released. The production took place in Miami, Florida over the course of about two weeks, with actual filming taking three days shooting five different active lifestyle scenarios, from a pickup basketball game, to indoor rock climbing, to running. Pete hired David Hall as DP to shoot the video footage. Both stills and video for the commercials were shot simultaneously. Pete shot and directed the action and shot stills while Dave shot the video footage.

30ReadySetJoe5514 from Pete Barrett on Vimeo.

30LifesABootCamp5514 from Pete Barrett on Vimeo.

Adrian Myers: From the Yacht Club to the Race Track

Posted by Workbook on 10/10/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlinePhotography
Adrian Myers shows his versatility with two new campaigns featuring very different subjects. The first is the Marina Yachting AW 2014 campaign, art directed by Frank Foster and retouched by Michael Day. The second is a cover shoot from London for the September cover of F1 Racing featuring Simona De Silvestre.

The F1 Magazine Shoot