New York Times Magazine
So I just finished a project for the New York Times Magazine. It was short, very intense and super fun. I collaborated with Gail Bichler, the magazine’s Design Director to produce a stand-alone section of the paper, cover and all. The stand-alone broadsheet, as it’s called, is the first of its kind produced by the magazine. I contributed six pieces altogether, illustrations that edge on fine art because of their simple and elegant compositions (thanks to Gail’s sharp eye). I can’t elaborate on the content….only can say that it relates... Read The Rest →
Crocker Art Museum and J. Willott sales….and an award from Communication Arts
A couple of recent sales at the J. Willott Gallery and the Crocker Art Museum (to Teri Niello for 30% above asking price at the Art Auction!) and an award from Communication Arts for getting into its Illustration Annual.
World Illustration Award Shortlist
Another feather in my cap re: the Grim Repercussions CD Cover that features my work has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards in the UK. Jurors included Francoise Mouly of the New Yorker. This is the second year in a row that my work has made the shortlist with them. My illustration (painting originally) has now made it into Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the World Illustration Awards, along with also making it on the label of a beer bottle with Collective Arts Brewing in Toronto. Quite a run... Read The Rest →
American Illustration, Communication Arts competition winner
I just learned that one of my illustrations (i.e. paintings) made it into annuals for both American Illustration and Communication Arts. These are considered to be the top two illustration competitions in the US. This is the third time that my work has made it into each of them. The judges from the American Illustration competition were Art Directors from The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and ProPublica. The selected image was the CD cover art that I contributed for the album “Grim Repercussions,” by the... Read The Rest →
Well…. I finally finished this piece (below, Speechless, 20 x 20). Just sent it off to Arden Gallery in Boston. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get it done, but lo and behold….I did. The lighter background is indicative of the newest look of my work. Two other recent pieces (Boob Job, 16 x 16- which recently sold- and Loosey Goosey, 20 x 20), were created with the same background, so I guess it’s a trend. Not to mention others that are in the works. Anyway, I’m about to head... Read The Rest →
Annual Winter Exhibition at Stewart Gallery
I am currently in a group show at the Stewart Gallery in Boise entitled “Annual Winter Exhibition.” I have one piece in the show (Serf, 23×25, below). The show runs through January 16th….
“……Screw it, here are our Top 10 album covers of the year so far.”
I received this link recently…..got a kick out of the fact that the image I licensed to the Australian band Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes for their cd cover helped to get them a little recognition. Even if it wasn’t specifically for their music. The way I see it, though, is that every little bit helps!
Franzen book cover featured in Dpi Magazine, Taiwan
dpi MAGAZINE, a leading design publication in Taiwan that showcases “imaginative and artistically innovative photography, film and art,” has published an article about the World Illustration Awards 2015 competition- for which my Jonathan Franzen book cover has been shortlisted (category award winners will be announced in October). dpi printed my piece in the article….one of the handful of pieces it chose to include the interior spread. I have to say, that book cover is the gift that keeps on giving! Here is a link to the article.
Flashback to my collaborative Burning Man sculpture from a few years ago…
Whenever I try to write or talk to others about Burning Man, I end up twisting myself into a pretzel that has no beginning and no end. I get lost in my words, forget what my point is, and rarely come close to convincing my audience of anything. That said, I will not retreat from my belief that Burning Man is magical, special, and one of the most unique experiences that one can have that involves art, nature, and other people. Below is a collaborative sculpture that I conceptualized and... Read The Rest →
Interview in Communication Arts
Communication Arts, upon seeing my interview with American Illustration, approached me recently with a request for an interview in their online section of their website called “Insights.” Communication Arts is one of the top graphic design, illustration, and photographic design publications out there. It’s great to be getting this kind of recognition! The interview with CA can be accessed here (please first click on the link “Interview in Communication Arts,” above.