Coming in June is the newest app from Spur Design's PrestoBingo: PrestoBingo Colors! This educational app provides an introduction to colors for kids from preschool age on up. Playful illustrations by Joyce Hesselberth guide kids though robot factories and butterfly fields as they master the intricacies of color identification. For more information, visit PrestoBingo.com. Keep your eyes peeled for PrestoBingo Colors on the App Store!
Here's the poster for "Words and Pictures: An Evening with Senior Illustration Students from The University of the Arts". I'm honored to be delivering the keynote address. For tickets, please visit: wordsandpictures.eventbrite.com
I'm happy to announce that Heroical was recognized as an outstanding work at this year's MoCCa Fest and received the MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence from The Society of Illustrators.
This year's winners also included: Alexandra Beguez (Narwhal), Greg Kletsel (Exercise the Demon), Jess Ruliffson (Invisible Wounds), and Luke Healy (Of The Monstrous Pictures of Whales).
This year's judges included Gregory Benton, Tracy Hurren, Chip Kidd, Chris Pitzer, and James Sturm. All materials chosen in the jury's initial survey will be acquired by Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library for the MoCCA Arts Festival collection, to be expanded annually. Thanks!
Poster for the upcoming performances by Mara Neimanis and In-Flight Theatre's production of "Air Heart" at Baltimore's Theatre Project from April 24-May 4. Details here. 2 color screen print, 14 x 23.
A freshly printed set of limited edition, woodblock prints that will be available at the MoCCA Arts Festival this Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. "Villain 1" and "Hero 1" are each 7x10 on Arches cotton rag paper. You can find me at table B29.
This week I illustrated a story about the quest to make travel more comfortable. You can check it out in New York Times. After lots of plane-ship-train sketches, I decided to rethink my idea of travel a bit and came up with this image.
Illustration for the article "Top Shelf: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mixing, Sipping, and Making Colorado's Expanding Craft Spirits Lineup." Art directed by Dave McKenna.
My reimagining of the Osprey from John James Audubon's "Birds of America” for The Illustrated Aviary that runs each month in Audubon Magazine. Now available as a matted archival print at the Spur Stor!
This Perri Klass story was about the effects of roommates on your college-aged child. Read the full story here. Dr. Klass gives some useful information about when to step in.
From an illustration standpoint, it was rather entertaining to put a college dorm room into gigantic floating heads. On a side note, I don't think my dorm room was ever that clean.
This story discussed attrition as a teaching method. Two forces grinding away at each other seemed to get the point across. When I teach, I'm a little less confrontational I think. But I suppose my students may see it differently.
I illustrated an article on manners for the most recent Perri Klass article in The New York Times. Dr. Klass discusses how manners, particularly phone manners, are much needed in the doctor's office.
From an illustration standpoint, it was a good excuse to draw grumpy people behaving badly. Always fun!
The 2012-13 season posters created for Theatre Project Baltimore were awarded the Gold medal in the Advertising Category at this year's Society of Illustrators Exhibition in New York. Thank you to Theatre Project's artistic directors past and present Anne Fulwiler and Chris Pfingsten for being such a great client over the last 11 years. Thanks to all of the judges and the folks at Society of Illustrators for the award.