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Bagayan’s Recent Art Books

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Ana Bagayan is featured in two recently released art books – Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art (Titan Books) and The Art of Sketch Theatre Volume 1 (Baby Tattoo Books).

Compiled by LA’s Gallery 1988, Crazy 4 Cult features the very best from the gallery’s first four Crazy 4 Cult art shows, with artwork inspired by such movies as The Big Lebowski, Edward Scissorhands, Blade Runner, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction and many more.

The Art of Sketch Theatre is an inspiring collection of sketches, finished work and insightful profiles by over fifty professional artists who have participated in the ongoing project. SketchTheatre is a popular online showcase where viewers can watch the process of professional artists creating original sketches via timelapse photography set to inspirational music.


Williams for Special K

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

A few months ago, ad agency Leo Burnett contacted Nate Williams for a Kellogg’s Special K handlettering project. The chalkboard bistro menu advertises the new Special K dark chocolate protein shakes and chocolate caramel protein meal bars. Yum!

Ponzi Releases Monograph

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Emiliano Ponzi’s monograph 10 x 10 shows how the Milanese artist created a name for himself in the Italian and American press.  The book contains over 70 illustrations from clients like The New York Times, The Economist, Penguin Books, Le Monde, La Repubblica, and Mondadori.  The book also includes texts by Nicole Dalton and an introduction from Nicholas Blechman of the New York Times.

Red Nose Studio Featured on Craft Hunters

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Red Nose Studio was recently interviewed for an article on Craft Hunters, a blog dedicated to all things handmade.  In the interview, Chris talks about Raydon, the puppet that started it all, and about how much he loves Tom Haney’s crafted pieces.

For more, visit:  Red Nose Studio on Craft Hunters

Hennie Haworth Featured on Graphic Bird Watching

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hennie Haworth is today’s featured designer on Graphic Bird Watching, a graphic design site that focuses on highlighting the careers of female designers.  It is a socially driven international organization that takes its name from the slang term for woman, “bird.”

Hennie Haworth on Graphic Bird Watching

Pilar for Papyrus

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Papyrus has released their latest greeting card collection, Gallery Greeting by Bella Pilar. Featuring a series of fashionably dressed young ladies, the new cards are the most recent installment in Bella’s increasingly popular line of Papyrus stationery. Check out Papyrus’ updated masthead to see Bella’s latest cards on display.

Bella Pilar on

Behind the Scenes: Red Nose Studio for Der Spiegel

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Here are some behind the scenes images from Red Nose Studio’s recently illustrated cover for Der Spiegel, a German news magazine that is one of the widest circulated publications in Europe. The headline promotes an article about the over-worked child, buried under a mountain of schoolwork and extracurricular activities.

Roumieu for the New York Times

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Graham Roumieu illustrates “iToo…Could Have Known Steve Jobs. Or Did I?,” an opinion piece by Nora Ephron for the New York Times Sunday Review.  In the article, Ephron muses about missed opportunities — hers, his, those of Jobs’ biological parents.  Roumieu’s illustration of a woman sniffing Jobs’ iconic black turtleneck captures the whimsy of Ephron’s remembrance of things past.

ICON Poster by Chris Buzelli and Jessica Hische

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Registration for ICON7 has begun, and The Illustration Conference has officially released this year’s poster.  Art directed by illustrator and board president John Hendrix, this year’s poster combines the typographic expertise of Jessica Hische and the illustrative brilliance of Chris Buzelli. To read more about this “unusual collision between a design-ustrator and illu-signer,” check out John Hendrix’s blog post on art directing the two-sided poster:

John Hendrix: Drawing on Deadline

Nate Williams for Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Nate Williams illustrated for California winery, Tuck Beckstoffer Wines. His organic, richly textured and embossed artwork can be seen on the label for their recently released Melee wine. The wine is a 95% Grenache, 5% Syrah blend inspired by the grenaches of Southern France. “The palate showcases a wealth of herbal notes combined with dried plums, apple skin and fresh cracked white pepper.”