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.
Portrait of the author and inventor Kobo Abé for the article "Way Passed Future." Written by Tom Kawada. Maya Naga A.D.
Illustration for the article: "Notorious BIG." Nicholas Blechman, AD
Here is a new illustration I completed for the New York Times. The story, for the column "New Old Age" by Paula Span is about the dangers of polypharmacy. I have to admit that drawing pills as bullies was pretty fun! The little guy on top is definitely in charge. You can read the complete story here.
Here are a few photos of the installation Spur designed for the John Barth exhibit, "Lost & Found in the Funhouse" at the George Peabody Library. The exhibition has been extended until March 31st. You can find out more here.