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Alexei Vella for How Magazine: Visual Faux Pas Explored

Posted by Workbook on 02/27/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Alexei Vella’s full-page feature illustration for HOW Magazine captures that awful moment in which a design mistake has been made and cannot be retracted.

Judy Reed Silver shares her favorite "Words of Wisdom"

Posted by Workbook on 02/26/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Artist Judy Reed Silver shares her favorite "Words of Wisdom". You can't argue with this one!

Lilla Rogers Artists' Gallery

Posted by Workbook on 02/24/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
Lilla Rogers represents a wide variety of talented illustrators, presented in the gallery below. To see more, go to Lilla Rogers' portfolio for links to more work from all of the featured artists, or take a look at her website HERE.

Suzy Ultman (below)

Trina Dalziel

Adolie Day

Bonnie Dain

Tara Lilly

Zoe Ingram

Sarah Walsh

Rebecca Bradley

Mike Lowery

Mati Rose McDonough

Daniel Roode

Hsinping Pan

Macrina Busato

Helen Dardik

Flora Waycott

Lisa Congdon

Rachael Taylor

Marco Marella

Jon Cannell

Silvia Dekker

Carolyn Gavin

Talitha Shipman

Jennifer Judd-McGee

Allison Cole

Rebecca Jones

Rob Wilson for Variety: The Sorry State of Manhattan Movie Houses

Posted by Workbook on 02/23/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Rob Wilson produced this bold image for Variety magazine's article by Scott Foundas on the lack of new Manhattan multiplexes, especially in comparison to Los Angeles. To read the full article, go HERE and to see more work from Rob, check out his Workbook Portfolio.

Hawk Krall Illustrates the Cover of Restaurant Business Magazine

Posted by Workbook on 02/20/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Hawk Krall illustrated the cover of last month’s Restaurant Business Magazine. The concept was to show the changing, varying needs of the restaurant consumer who wants food to be organic, local, regional, delicious, authentic, healthy, and fast, often all at the same time!

Tom Cocotos at Citibank in NYC, LA, and Miami This Week

Posted by Workbook on 02/17/2015 — Filed under:  EventsFeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Citibank commissioned Tom Cocotos to create three large murals out of sticky notes for New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. He’ll install them live this week, President’s Week, in all three cities. The events, along with the design work at Cocotos’s studio, will be filmed for a short video. Once the art is complete, feel free to stop by and write your goals or dreams on a sticky note in the mural. For each submitted note, Citi will donate $10, up to $5,000 in each city, to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Stay tuned for pic and video updates throughout the week.

MIAMI:  Tuesday, February 17th, 10am - 5pm, 1685 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
NEW YORK CITY:  Wednesday, February 18th, 9am - 4pm, 79 Fifth Ave. (at Union Square)
LOS ANGELES:  Friday, February 20th, 10am - 5pm, 8900 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood

Workbook Presents: face time

Posted by Workbook on 02/17/2015 — Filed under:  EventsFeaturesHeadlineIllustrationPhotographyThis Just In...

A new Workbook event is just around the corner. We took a moment to chat with our West Coast sales rep and the event creator, Heidi Goverman, for details on face time.

Tell us about face time.
This event is exactly what we at Workbook want most for our clients: getting face time with the creatives they want to work with. It is a unique event designed to create an atmosphere conducive to fostering real connections.

What makes face time different from other portfolio reviews?
I would simply say these are not reviews as the industry has come to know them. These are client meetings. The creatives and artists participating all understand this. It’s more like the days when you would walk into an agency, sit with a buyer or creative, and present your portfolio. This is a modern version of that experience.

How did you choose the list of creative clients?
I was super selective and really sought out the CDs, ADs, principals, and especially freelance creatives who are often not easily accessible.

Why now?
I have deep experience producing events like this from my past work and feel face time is a very important opportunity to offer our artists. It helps make Workbook a more complete service.

For more information or reserve a space, please contact West Coast Workbook Rep, Heidi Goverman, at

Marty Umans: The Drawing Room/Project Illustration

Posted by Workbook on 02/11/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustrationPersonal WorkPhotography
These images are part of a personal project that photographer Marty Umans has been working on for a few years and is now looking to compile into a book. He is debating between titles, planning to call it either The Drawing Room or Project Illustration. Here’s what Marty had to say about the creation process:

“I invite illustrators into the studio to paint, draw, and collage themselves into one of their illustrations. These life-size illustrations are a collaboration of photography and illustration. I meet with each artist in advance, and we storyboard ideas on how to use their talent and illustration style to express themselves. The artistic process takes place over a day in my studio. The result is a photographic portrait of the illustrator. I also videotape the entire day, and I edit that into a twenty-second time-lapse of the artist in action.

See below for a number for a variety of examples, and go to Marty’s Portfolio for more of his work.

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Mark Boardman for Variety

Posted by Workbook on 02/10/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Mark Boardman completed the image below for Variety magazine's article on immigration law and how foreign actors can find it both confusing and frustrating when seeking work in the US film and television industry. To read the accompanying article, click HERE.

Gabriel Moreno Collabrates with Ion Fiz for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Posted by Workbook on 02/03/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Gabriel and fashion designer Ion Fiz have handcrafted the collection Aftersun for MBFW. Aftersun is a mixed collection inspired by the sea. The collection is based on light materials such as silk and cotton and is decorated using marine and coral tones. Gabriel’s work uses subtle strokes that simulate waves and bring back memories of sea breezes, dunes, and coral reefs.