Petur is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating, Petur worked in the gaming industry before moving relocating to his native home – Iceland. He is currently doing freelance illustration work for various clients and companies around the world. His clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Playdom, HarperCollins Publishers, Greenwillow Books, Penguin-RandomHouse Publishers, Forlagið Publishers, Plain Vanilla, Booyah, Baozou, CloudKid Studios, Lazy Town, Freyja Chocolates, and The Icelandic Center for Educational Materials.
James Yamasaki created this illustration for Billboard Magazine about the SXSW Festival held in Austin, Texas. The big brands pulled back in response to the oversaturation of marketing and big business in the prior year. An executive in the middle of the chaos puts his hands up and walks away. The art director wanted “something really colorful, with a lot of movement.”
We’re thrilled to introduce Directory of Illustration 32! This new edition features cover & interior illustrations by Olaf Hajek, and is filled with artwork from hundreds of the best commercial illustrators working today.
The printed Directory of Illustration is a welcome change for art directors who spend the majority of their time staring at a screen. Our book gives them something the internet can’t provide – a clear idea of how an artist’s work will look in print.
Select creatives may qualify for a complimentary copy.
Here are a few pages from this year’s edition:
You will fall in love with Australian illustrator and animator Makoto Koji’s latest work – Valentine’s Bun.
Makoto Koji, is a female Japanese/Aussie Animator and Illustrator, born in Hiroshima, raised in the wilderness of rural Queensland and currently based in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her professional animation career in 2007 at The People’s Republic of Animation as an Animator and Character Designer on Short Films (Including Oscar Short Listed – The Cat Piano, 2009), TVC’s, Television Series, Music Videos and Game Cut Scenes.
In 2014, Makoto’s distinct body of work was recognised by QANTAS Spirit of the Youth Art Awards (SOYA Awards) where she was a Finalist in the Animation category. She has been a successful grant recipient multiple times and recently was the featured Animator for LoopdeLoop x WANDAA (Women and Animation Australia) event, where they screened her short films, Peppercorn Babycorn Unicorn and Ko-Oni to celebrate female Animators internationally
Voicebox commissioned Steven Noble to create an architectural rendering for the new Napa Smith Brewery brand and packaging labels. The Brewery is located in the Napa Valley and is the only craft brewery in the area. The challenge was to illustrate a building that didn’t yet exist since it was still under construction. The illustration, therefore, had to be drawn from architectural plans and supplied blueprints.
Daniel Guidera has released a new 2016 calendar featuring all sorts of cute critters illustrated in his signature retro style. “How could this get any better,” you ask? Daniel will be donating 100% of profits from the sale of the calendar to animal charities!
Check it out here.
Kids Corner artist Hannah George was commissioned to create cover and interior illustrations for Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories written by renowned children’s book author, Enid Blyton.
In print for the first time in 20 years Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories follows the adventures of pixies Rag, Tag and Bobtail, rabbits Flop and Whiskers and many other lovable characters.
Matt Taylor is an illustrator and comic artist based in the Sussex countryside who spends his days crafting expansive, sometimes psychedelic, Americana-inspired illustrations with a nod to classic comic book art of the fifties and sixties.
After graduating from Buckinghamshire University, Matt rolled straight into a successful ten-year illustration career, including a spell at graphic design agency ilovedust. Whilst there Matt notched up clients as diverse as Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Sony AMC, GQ and even The Elvis Presley Estate.
John S. Dykes was recently commissioned by Smithsonian Magazine to create an illustrated map showing how Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was pieced together. Who knew Frankenstein was so … worldly?