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Mary Lynn Blasutta for Papyrus

Posted by Workbook on 09/19/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
The two posters below were illustrated and designed by Mary Lynn Blasutta. This illustration will be gracing the windows of the Papyrus stores this fall. She is over 40 inches high and will be partially 3 dimensional. Papyrus needed concepts for a new card program and over a weekend, Blasutta came up this new girl idea.

Adolfo Valle: The Jerusalem Approach

Posted by Workbook on 09/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Adolfo Valle created the cover for this week's National Journal focusing on a Jerusalem-based strategy for peace between Israel and Palestine.

Tom Cocotos for Pacific Standard Magazine

Posted by Workbook on 09/18/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Tom Cocotos illustrates the many moods of surgeons for Pacific Standard Magazine. The story tells how these doctors, notorious for their conceited attitudes, are working on their bedside manners and how that can negatively affect their skills in the operating room.

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New Image from Stepan Gilev

Posted by Workbook on 09/17/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesIllustration
To see more work from Stepan, take a look at his Workbook Portfolio.

James Nelson: Autumn in the Air

Posted by Workbook on 09/16/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By James Nelson

There’s a hint of autumn in the air, and the idea of a warm cup of coffee or a latte sounds pretty good right now. Inspired by that idea, I created a new illustration for my portfolio. Now the only decision is which flavor do I want?

New Work from Bonnie Hofkin and Marjorie Muns

Posted by Workbook on 09/15/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Bonnie Hofkin
Medieval in feeling, this portrait of a Kiev woman from a series in richly hued dramatic settings in Bonnie Hofkin’s painterly style, is a departure from her well-known da Vinci-influenced illustration assignments on food, medical, and technical topics.

Marjorie Muns
California’s fall colors… as handmade pottery and ripe harvest peaches glow in an Asian-influenced Craftsman Era milieu… by watercolor painter Marjorie Muns, established food, still-life, and landscape artist. Represented by Joanne Hedge/Hedge Graphics.

Judy Reed Silver: Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet

Posted by Workbook on 09/11/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
Judy Reed Silver is using her collage style of illustration to comment on social issues of interest to her. But, all is not completely serious. A Chinese proverb that she likes shows her whimsical side.

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Greg Betza: Wine & Spirits

Posted by Workbook on 09/11/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
By Greg Betza

I was asked to created an extensive series of illustrations for Wine & Spirits magazine for this month’s special issue on the “Art and Science of Wine Tasting,” including the cover! The only downside was I had about five days to do it. Sometimes, if I am available, it is my favorite way to work. Job comes in, focus on it and work constantly until it’s finished…and in just a few short days I’m on to something else.

Anyway, my assignment was to create a series of illustrated montages of wine tasting sessions and to combine the tasters with the colors and elements that make up the particular wine they were tasting. Whether it be the region the wine is from, the "notes" in the taste of the wine, or how the wine is aged, etc.; I had to create harmonious visuals. I was also asked to illustrate portraits of all of the wine tasters. That was especially fun. I’ve included a few of my favorites below.

And lastly, for the cover, I was directed to write out different descriptive words to fill a wine glass. I really loved that idea and think it makes a striking cover. Thanks to Mike at W&S for working through this tight deadline with me.

I’d love to hear what you think!

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September Editor's Picks

Posted by Workbook on 09/08/2014 — Filed under:  Editor's PicksFeaturesHeadlineIllustrationPhotography
Yuta OnodaChris Sembrot
C.F. PayneDavid Aaron Troy
Beppe GiacobbeBrian Kuhlmann

Michael Crampton helps kick off the US Open

Posted by Workbook on 08/27/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Mendola Artist Representatives

The Big Apple Circus, aka, The U.S. Tennis Open, is back for its annual 2 week run. And, if you live in the New York area you've probably seen the poster created by our very own Michael Crampton!
This is Michael's second U.S. Open poster in the past three years. Each year the tennis association commissions a wide range of ideas from the industry's top illustrators and Michael is a rare two-time winner.
The USTA's initial idea was to showcase the stadium from an alternative viewpoint, using a variety of color. Michael was able to provide his own concepts and creative ideas.
We are delighted to share these initial comps and alternates with you, as well as the final poster art.

CLICK HERE to view Michael's Mendola portfolio.

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