THE BLOG HAS MOVED AS OF NOVEMBER 2014
Three years since I've relocated this blog to my new website. I've been fairly happy with the new platform, and I've been slowly moving the older posts from this site over into an archive at the new location (as of March of 2017, I've managed to move almost 9 years worth of posts over to the new site, and the process continues). The art samples are much bigger, and the interface is much cleaner and integrates directly into my personal site. New posts are now found at www.timfoley.com, with the most recent blog post on the main menu page, and various archives available under the menu bar.
19 July 2009
The summer continues to drag on, but the slowdown is starting to show signs of perking up (and just in time, coincidentally, with the wind-down with this local theater production I've been involved with). The illustration above (shown with the type layout in which it was used) was a book cover for Llewellyn that I've been working on over the past few weeks. In addition, I've also started another game board project, which shall keep me on my toes for the next few months.
The illustration above was one that I completed earlier this week for the Chronicle of Higher Education (on different skill sets required for Deans vs Professors), and below is a small spot that I did for the Wall Street Journal a few days ago.
10 July 2009
A few projects for the Wall Street Journal over the past few weeks, but work continues to be rather slow this summer. Fortunately, I have been keeping busy with side projects, and a few larger projects which are currently in the works. The illustration above was another for the 'health care' column that I've been illustrating since 2002, this one on 'invisible' hearing aids. Below was a rather tricky illustration on 'target date funds'.
The local theater production of "Woody Guthrie's American Song" (cast photo from the first number in the show pictured above, and that's me with the guitar) with which I am involved continues through the first half of July, and we've been very busy with preparations and promotions. Singing the national anthem at the local minor league ballpark on the fourth was a lot of fun (pictured left), and the show has opened this week to appreciative audiences and a good review in the paper. It's been a lot of fun working with this talented cast, and in appreciation I worked up a number of 'thank you buttons' to hand out as gifts, and redrew the 'Woody portrait' that I had done for the tee shirts in a small size for that format. (pictured below)
I got a photo preview of how the 'presidents' are being used for that upcoming 'wooden block' project, and I'm continuing to put together a promotional postcard using all these presidential portraits that I did last month (will post that design when I get it completed). Work has also begun on another large board game project for my client in Helsinki, and I should have some samples of these illustrations in the coming months.
30 June 2009
Worked up another tee shirt design this morning for the Woody Guthrie show that I'm involved with through Heritage Theater. These will be sold as souvenir tee shirts in the lobby during the show's run. This was a leftover design from the 'cast tee shirts' that I worked on a few weeks ago.
Additionally, I've finally worked my way through the last of the president portraits for the upcoming wooden block project. As I said before, I'm thinking of using these for a promo postcard this summer, and will post the design for that in a few days.