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Cover Showcase: Dave Plunkert For The New Yorker

Dave Plunkert’s illustrations have appeared in advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, they’ve graced the folds of major newspapers, and more recently, they’ve been popping up on the covers of magazines. In the past couple months, Plunkert’s work has twice been featured on the cover of The New Yorker. Each illustration was a strong statement piece that elicited plenty of reactions from people of all beliefs. The first image, an illustration of Trump providing the wind for a white supremacist sail, debuted shortly after the incident in Charlottesville and Trumps subsequent inflammatory remarks.

The second illustration came after the deadly mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival that ended with 58 people losing their lives and over 500 being injured. Each cover gained national attention for it’s emotional imagery and political statements.

To see more of Plunkert’s work check out his Directory of Illustration portfolio or his website.

 

Artist Spotlight: The Illustrations of Danny Schwartz

Danny Schwartz is an editorial illustrator from Westfield, New Jersey, now living in Astoria, Queens. He has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and currently teaches editorial illustration as an adjunct professor at his alma mater.

All it takes is a quick glance at his portfolio to realize that Danny has an unmistakably unique style. That distinctive look has earned him favor with publications across the country. The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Barron’s Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post are just a few of the editorial clients that he works with on a regular basis.

Below you can find a series of illustrations from Danny along with his own descriptions of each work.

To see more, check out Danny’s Directory of Illustration portfolio page or visit his website.

Sam Rael — a W&M alumni — was a budding film maker back in 1995 when he hired Gary Hilton as a story consultant for a horror movie he was shooting in Georgia. The film eventually finished shooting and the two went their separate ways — Rael continued making movies, and Hilton became something of a horror movie himself — he was arrested in 2008 for the murder of Meredith Emerson, as well as several others. (The College of William and Mary Alumni Magazine).

For the Los Angeles Times — the article was about a humorous alternative Golden Globes category for miscellaneous achievements in television, like how Psych had a pineapple in every single episode the whole series, or how Scandal hid Kerry Washington’s pregnancy for a whole season, or how intensely Veep lobbed insults at Jonah. There were many others. Great story.

FDU Alumni Magazine ran a feature about a student who studied in South America for a semester. She went on all kinds of wonderful adventures, and so we obviously wanted to showcase the spirit of adventure for the cover illustration.

Every year, Westfield, New Jersey holds a fall apple festival. I’ve painted an image for the poster each year since 2009. This year, I was told to keep a 1950s theme, and so I decided to showcase the diner theme the café was taking on. Something about a happy, comfortable looking date both accurately represents the gentle pleasure of the festival itself, and also my relationship with the client, which now goes back many years.

Created for Rutgers University’s anniversary issue’s cover story, reflecting the changing body of students that have passed through a great institution over it’s history. We thought a literal parade of changing faces would suit the concept nicely.

Every year, Westfield, New Jersey holds a fall apple festival. I’ve painted an image for the poster each year since 2009. This year, I went for a retro advertisement — like, really retro, because the client wanted an image that was inspired by the imagery of the 40s.

For The Atlantic — a look at the quintessential British-ness, along with the contradictions, of A. E. Housman.

Debut Art Showcase

Debut Art was established in 1985 and has offices in London, New York and Tokyo. With a roster of incredibly talented illustrators, motion and animation artists, and illustrative designers, Debut Art is one of the most premiere illustration agencies in the world.

They represent 140+ artists specializing in just about every type of art and illustration you can imagine, including motion and design.  Their clientele includes Fortune 500 companies from around the world, as well as various magazines and publications.

Today we’re showcasing just a few of the most brilliant artists Debut Art has to offer.

Morten Morland

Redseal

Neil Webb

Ronald Kurniawan

Benedict Campbell

 

To see even more incredible Debut Art artists, be sure to check out their Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

Mendola Artists Showcase

Mendola Artists is among the top illustration agencies in the world. Their artists have worked with everyone from Jack Daniel’s and Penguin Random House to GQ and Pepsi. They have decades worth of experience and extremely diverse skill sets that lend themselves to almost any project or situation. They’re masters of Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, 3D, Animation, CGI, Illustration,  Calligraphy, Caricature and Photoillustration and more.

Today we’re showcasing just a few of the most brilliant artists Mendola has to offer.

Robert Ball

Robert Ball

Michael Crampton

Michael Crampton

Neil Duerden

Neil Duerden

Luke Lucas

Luke Lucas

Aaron Sacco

Aaron Sacco

To see even more incredible Medola artists, be sure to check out their Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

Artist Spotlight: Rui Ricardo

Rui Ricardo, a Folio artist, draws on manga influences to create his highly polished illustrations. He often combines cartoon-like exaggerations with magical realism, a technique that his given his artistry an international appeal.

He began honing his skills early on and was first published at the age of fifteen. Ricardo’s love for illustration and comics carried him to university in Porto, Portugal, where he now lives and works.

Ricardo’s illustrious resume includes animation and motion design work for several TV shows, music videos and commercials, as well as editorial work for FHM, Men’s Fitness, The Times, The Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, GQ, Popular Mechanics, The Guardian, Marketing Week, and many more.

You can see more of Rui Ricardo’s work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio or on his website.

To see more incredible Folio artists, visit their portfolio page on the Directory of Illustration website.

 

 

 

Donough O’Malley: Wine Republic

Donough O’Malley brought a burst of color and character to his illustrations for an article, featured in an issue of Wine Republic, which focuses on the talents of the Sommelier – often commonly assumed to be solely dealing in the area of wine.

Donough is represented by Illustration Ltd. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at illustrationweb.us.

©Donough O'Malley

©Donough O’Malley

Southern Living Community Cookbook Illustrations by Sara Mulvanny

Time Inc. commissioned Agency Rush artist Sara Mulvanny to create the cover and 55 interior illustrations for The Southern Living Community Cookbook seen below.

Sara now regularly illustrates recipe features in Southern Living magazine, and Agency Rush has several other projects underway as a result of their presence in the Directory program.

See more work by Sara Mulvanny through her Directory of Illustration Portfolio and at agencyrush.com.

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Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook