For any kid who went through a Crayola phase or doodled her way through high school, illustration seems like an ideal line of work. As with any dream career, however, the perks often overshadow the challenges. For every artist with a full list of client projects, there are quite a few more struggling to turn breakout Behance popularity into mainstream recognition. The industry is saturated, the competition is fierce, and the internet—the proverbial blessing and curse—has turned everyone (or is it no one?) into illustration superstars with hoards of followers.
Charles Coiner’s most impressive contributions are those in the realm of art directing fine artists. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jean Carlu, Georges Roualt, Miguel Covarrubias, Edward Steichen, A.M. Cassandre and Georgia O’Keefe all contributed to ads for companies like Dole Pineapple, DeBeers, Boeing, and Container Corporation, thanks to Coiner.
Awesome selection of prints over at society 6 created by young design professionals, like this Alphabet City map of London by Craig Ward.
Part of an ad campaign 2013 New York City Opera schedule by designer Daniel Forkin. See the entire series here.
Excellent music and design combine in these interior spreads and illustrations from Spain-based creative studio Pixelbox. Check out more here.
One of a series of letterpress printed alphabet coasters by Orlando-based Mama’s Sauce designed to benefit the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum. You can also help by making donations here. Via The Beauty of Letterpress.
Striking cover of a new Brazilian edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth. Design and illustration by Sao Paulo-based graphic designer Carlo Giovani. See more of his work here.