Each year, a different alumnus of the Maryland Institute College of Art is chosen to illustrate the poster for the National Portfolio Day held in Baltimore and hosted by MICA. This year's poster was illustrated by the talented Paige Vickers. For details about this year's event on November 20th please visit MICA's website here.
Cover art for "Process Transformation: How Blockchain's speed, security, and Transparency Benefit Business." Mike Novak AD.
Number 3 in a series of illustrations of Japanese authors. "Way Passed Future," a portrait of Ranpo Edogawa and his Human Chair. Maya Nago AD.
This year the Maryland Humanities Council selected All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely for the One Maryland One Book program. Spur designed materials for the program, including the poster, teachers' and readers' guides, and bookmark, with illustrations by Andrea Kalfas. Go here for more information about the program.
Feature illustration and two spots for the article: " Corporate Greed: These Companies Deceived America For Profit..." Marti Golon AD.
The Library of Congress has recently collected over 70 posters that I illustrated and designed. The collection includes 54 posters produced for Baltimore's Theatre Project from 2004 to the present. Also collected were 18 posters produced for clients that include The Maryland Institute College of Art and the indie rock band They Might Be Giants. The posters display a diverse range of illustration styles and print production techniques and were gifted to the Library of Congress.
If you'd like to see the posters in the Library of Congress collection, they can be requested for research by visiting this link.
Number 2 in a series of illustrations of Japanese authors. "Way Passed Future," a portrait of Soseki Natsume. Maya Nago AD.
llustration created for an article about why caring for children shouldn't be like carpentry. Keith Webb AD.
Illustration for the article: "Pulp Friction: Barnes and Noble going out of Business Could mean the Death of the Book Cover." Parker Hubbard A.D.
Art tip of the day: sneak a dog into your illustration whenever possible. This is my latest illustration for The New York Times. The article, by Paula Span talks about some new alternatives for helping with hearing loss. To read the complete story, click here.
Ogilvy and Mather invited me along with 39 other designer/illustrators to create a commemorative poster for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40 Anniversary. The play I chose was John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, 24 x 36 inches.
Poster design for "Swing" to be performed at Theatre Project June 23-26. Presented by Mara Neimanis / In-Fight Theatre. Printed two-color offset on 65# cover. 14x23. Show details: http://www.theatreproject.org
I'm pleased to announce that Shape Shift earned an award of merit in the thirteenth annual 3x3 Illustration Show. The award is in the picture book category. See the complete list of picture book winners here.