As Geoffrey Chaucer once said: “All good things must come to an end.”

Just like a melting ice cream cone, the summer days are slowly dripping away. And as August winds down, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorites from the season.

Did you spend your summer poolside like the ladies in Cannaday Chapman’s illustration? Or did you stay active like Ian Bilbey’s surfers? Perhaps you even stepped outside of your comfort zone à la the beachgoers in R. Fresson’s image!

However you spent the sweltering summer days, we hope you’ll enjoy these illustrations from our very own Directory of Illustration artists!


mark ward sounds of summer

Mark Ward / Debut Art Ltd.


cannaday chapman girls suntanning

Cannaday Chapman / Lindgren & Smith


fresson nude beach

R. Fresson / JSR Agency


looseendstudio girl suntanning beach



carrie may fishing

Carrie May / New Division / Kids Corner


alan ayers boys running beach

Alan Ayers


ian bilbey men surfing

Ian Bilbey / Central Illustration


asako masunouchi

Asako Masunouchi / Agency Rush


sean o'neill men suntanning beach

Sean O’Neill