This illustration was commissioned by The Chronicle for a story on how social networking has changed language. Words like "friend" and "status" now have different meanings, but not entirely because of social media. As the article points out, "the meanings were already transforming. Social media just helped make the changes more visible, and maybe accelerated them. "
Part 2 of an animated series created for the Art & Design Section of the New York Times for the article: "A Lifetime of Looking, Magically Recovered."
Written by Holland Cotter. Art Direction by Richard Aloisio and Rodrigo Honeywell. Animation by Kevin Valente
Part 1 of an animated series created for the Art & Design Section of the New York Times for the article: "A Battle of the Hamlets."
Written by Holland Cotter. Art Direction by Richard Aloisio and Rodrigo Honeywell. Animation by Kevin Valente.
Debuting this weekend at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda is David Plunkert's Heroical #2! This new issue has twice the colors on the cover and twice the holes! More offbeat super-heroes and art featuring: The Ultranauts! Makwa The Bear Spirit! The Midnight-Man & Stevie! Magnox the Magnified Man! and many more! Printed in a huge, 11 x 14 format containing 20 pages plus a double die cute cover!
It's available now in the Spur Stor.
Come by David's table at SPX, J11, to say hello and pick up a copy of Heroical #2 in person. Prints and posters will also be available. See you there!
I notice more and more of our projects are incorporating motion. It's a welcome addition to the list of services we can provide – plus it’s just plain fun. Here is a short animated piece I recently worked on with the team at World Resources Institute. The message is an important one. By granting local communities land rights, we can combat climate change.
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.