Packaging Illustration

Artist Spotlight: James Lebbad

James Lebbad is a graphic designer specializing in typographic design and handlettering. He has created award-winning designs for domestic and international clients including NBC, CBS, Arista Records, Campbell Soup, Viacom and Random House Publishing to name a few. James’ artistic genes came from his Dad, Anthony, a Pratt alumni himself.

Ever since he can remember, James has had a pencil in his hand and has been drawing away. Even in grade school he was designing and drawing art pieces for friends and relatives. During high school he was the art department for the local newspaper and upon graduating from Kutztown University, James headed straight to New York where he started his career at New American Library as a book cover designer. While he was there, his handlettering skills won awards from the Type Directors Club. After that, James moved on to Berkley Putnam Publishing where he was named Art Director. Under his art direction, numerous PTB covers won awards from the Society of Illustrators.

Since creating Lebbad Design in 1981, James’ work has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Type Directors Club International Typeface Design Award.

You can see even more of James’ work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

Nathan Smith Creates Album Artwork for Gerry Mulligan

This is the second piece commissioned by the Liverpool based musician Gerry Mulligan for his new album “Guardian Angel”.

Nathan Smith was given a brief to come up with a design based on some of Gerry’s songs. The end result was sculpted in ZBrush and composed in Photoshop and the album it set to be released in 2017.

Nathan is represented by AAARep. See more of Nathan’s illustrations though his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at aaarep.net.

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©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith: The 7 Stages of Man

This piece by Nathan Smith was commissioned by the Liverpool based musician Gerry Culligan for his last album, The Seven Stages of Man.

Nathan was given a free brief to come up with one of his extraordinary flying machines with a musical theme.

Sculpted in ZBrush and composed in Photoshop, this piece will be featured in the upcoming 2017 edition of our Directory of Illustration book.

Nathan adds:
“Gerry was a great client to work for as he was more than happy to give me the freedom to let my imagination run wild. I am now currently working on his follow-up album Guardian Angel which hopefully will be released later this year.”

See more of Nathan’s illustrations through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at www.aaarep.net.

©Nathan Smith

©Nathan Smith

Iker Ayestaran Creates Labels for Estrella Galicia

Iker Ayestaran illustrated a series of beer labels to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Estrella Galicia, a brand of pale lager beer produced by Hijos de Rivera Brewery in A Coruña, Spain.

Iker is represented by Shannon Associates. To see more of his work, visit his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

©Iker Ayestaran

©Iker Ayestaran

©Iker Ayestaran

©Iker Ayestaran

Steven Noble for Kingsford BBQ

Kingsford BBQ, a brand owned by The Clorox Company, commissioned Steven Noble to create packaging illustrations for their line of charcoal briquettes. His work featured steak, ribs, chicken  & illustrations showing how to use the charcoal briquettes.

Steven Noble specializes in line art, scratchboard, scraperboard, woodcuts & engraving. Take a look at  his varying style through his Directory of Illustration portfolio & through his website at stevennoble.com .

 

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©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

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©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

©Steven Noble

UNA for FIA Formula E Racing 2015-2016

UNA (Use New Art) was commissioned by VCCP London & FIA Formula E Racing to create illustrations to be used to create promotional material for the 2015-2016 racing season that features 11 races in 10 countries. The project is still on-going and, once completed, will consist of 10 race location images and 20 driver illustrations.

Each of the artwork were inspired by the corresponding location, with each being based around a landmark or cultural iconography.

UNA is represented by Debut Art. Check out more of UNA’s work through their Directory of Illustration portfolio and at debutart.com.

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©UNA

 

Brian Allen: The Jokers Album Cover

Brian Allen created fun album cover artwork for a hard rock band, The Jokers. The cover illustration was featured on The Jokers’ recent album, Hurricane. 

Brian adds:

“The idea was to have the band in a classic-looking car flying through the air to their next gig, and causing a hurricane behind them, destroying London below them. I tried to hide a lot of detail into the design swirling around them in the hurricane, like roadies, amps, guitars and British artifacts. The band needed the album art in a really short amount of time, but we were able to pull it off in time and they were quite happy with the result.”

Check out more of Brian’s work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

Eiko Ojala for Wellington’s Summer City

Here are a series of illustrations created by Eiko Ojala for Wellington City Council, New Zealand. Each illustration represents a different event run by Wellington City Council over the summer 2015/2016. The illustrations were used on posters, flyers, brochures and online.

Eiko is represented by Pocko. More of Eiko’s work can be viewed through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at pocko.com.

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The Rosenbaums for Essential Everyday

Heat getting you down? Need a tasty drink for the beach or your next picnic? Essential Everyday enhanced waters. Great flavors for everybody’s palette – from a series of illustrations created by Jon and Georgina Rosenbaum.

Jonathan and Georgina Rosenbaum are represented by John Brewster Creative Services. View more of their work through their Directory of Illustration portfolio and at www.brewstercreative.com.

 

Dahl Taylor: Boston Beer

Dahl Taylor (represented by Mendola Artists) created watercolor art for the packaging design of a new product, a spiked seltzer in three flavors, from Boston Beer.

Dahl’s artwork is featured on the bottles and on the six-pack cartons.

Check out more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at mendolaart.com.

©Dahl Taylor

©Dahl Taylor

©Dahl Taylor

©Dahl Taylor

©Dahl Taylor

©Dahl Taylor