Archive for June, 2012
Chris of Red Nose Studio dipped into some ’90s nostalgia for a gallery exhibition inspired by the alternative rock band the Pixies. “I admit I never knew the right words to the Pixies songs,” says Chris, “but they sure helped keep me up during the many all-nighters at art school.”
Chris chose the song “Bailey’s Walk” as the inspiration for his piece. He says the show “gave me a chance to really look into the lyrics of the band. I am still amazed at the emotions and energy their songs have, even when they tend to make less sense after you know the words.”
Kevin Titzer curated the show at C.A.V.E. gallery, which is located on famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California.
Check out Nate Williams’ cute, clever art licensing project WORDums. Nate says, “The WORDums Collection is what happens when a dyslexic illustrator learns how to rhyme.” See more witty WORDums on Nate’s site!
Catell Ronca was invited to contribute to Jazz and Draw, a music and illustration blog, so she chose to do a portrait of the Ethiopian percussionist and founder of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astake. His “music is a great inspiration,” Catell says. See more musically influenced illustrations at JazzAndDraw.com.
Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio illustrated a ‘Crying Tomato’ for an issue of Deliver Magazine, which is created for the USPS by the agency Cambell-Ewald. The article was a look into the madcap marketing of the outdoor apparel company Moosejaw.
Inspired by the project, Chris said, “Ketchup came to mind, salsa. My wife said chopping onions, so I can’t take credit for the onion, but that brought up onion breath, a bus stop, etc. etc. Not sure why the bicycle… maybe it’s because my oldest son is learning to ride a bike.”
Below are sketches for the project and the final two-page spread.
Emiliano Ponzi and Red Nose Studio were recently featured in Workbook’s InFocus, an e-mailing highlighting various topics in illustration and photography. Emiliano’s illustration of rising gas prices for RCS MediaGroup and Red Nose Studio’s image of a miniature derby racer for Angie’s List reveal two different takes on the theme “Car Culture.” Visit Workbook to see other artist’s work on the same theme.
Ana Bagayan donated artwork to Kingdom Animalia, a group exhibition benefiting Big Life Foundation in Africa. The exhibition examines how artists use animals to create and inspire with 100% of proceeds going to the non-profit dedicated to conserving Africa’s wildlife and eco-system.
Visit kingdomanimaliagroupshow.blogspot.ca to see the exhibition.
Bella Pilar illustrated three more books in the tween series, Petal Pushers. Her artwork appeared on the cover of the series’ first book, Two Many Blooms, and can now be seen on Flower Feud, Best Buds and Coming Up Roses. Written by Catherine Daly and published by Scholastic, Petal Pushers follows four sisters – Delphinium, Rose, Aster and Poppy – on a string of adventures after their grandparents leave them and their scatterbrained parents in charge of their flower shop.
You can find Graham Roumieu’s illustration of robot protesters in the Op-Ed section of today’s New York Times. The article, written by Columbia law professor Tim Wu, asks the question: Do machines have a constitutional right to free speech?