16 September 2009
Mid Week Round Up
The illustration above was for Barrons this week to accompany an article about the monster.com website, utilizing their 'monster' mascot (who, up until this week, I was completely unfamiliar with).
Below is a small quick spot illustration I did for a new client out in California, of a fly fishing lure.
Also, this week marked the end of an 8 year collaboration with Wall Street Journal designer Sue Foster on a series of health care spots. When I first started doing these, they were black and white line art, and was a weekly column. A few years later they started asking for occasional color spot illustrations. Eventually the feature went from a 'weekly' to a 'every other week' appearance, and I began routinely providing a color version, in case the art fell on a 'color page' or if the illustration needed to be reprinted on the cover as a 'teaser'. This column may or may not continue in the future, but with a new designer at the helm, but I wanted to take the time to thank Sue for an always fun and interesting ongoing project, and wish her good luck in her future endeavors. The illustration below was the last one for Sue at the helm.
Sometimes they were serious, other times not, other times they were surreal or downright goofy. 273 illustrations in all, and several can be seen in some of my 'reprint libraries' (here or here or here). A few of my favorites from the past are reproduced below, and if you click on the small thumbnail, you can see larger versions (many of them reproduced at a larger size for the first time on this site).
from left: 2004, 2003, 2006
from left: 2006, 2003, 2004