Blue Bone by Daniel Gonzalez Sardi (Alhambra, CA)
Materials used: Acrylic, Guache, Ink, Old Map, Napkin in Digital
“Blue Bone” was made for a series of images about domestic & wild animals in the city Alhambra. I used paint and collaged elements to create a composition incorporating the passage of time and light. Using unorthodox light is one of my favorite goals to accomplish in an illustration.
Sinaloa by Javier Ramirez (Pasadena, CA)
Materials used: Ink, Found Materials, Photoshop
Artist’s statement (submitted by David Tillinghast, Ramirez’s teacher at Art Center College of Design):
Javier is particularly concerned with how Latino cultural identities mutate during assimilation into American culture, and how they struggle to retain authenicity while becoming simultaneously becoming reinvigorated.
S.O.S, A Charitable Pilsner by Jay Connaughton and Luis Cintron (Covington, LA)
Materials used: Hand drawn illustrations vectorized and assembled using the Wacom Tablet in Illustrator CS4.
This piece was created immediately following the oil spill disaster for our client, the Abita Brewing Company. The 22-ounce bottle bears images that were hand drawn to capture the many unique aspects of the Gulf of Mexico arranged in the the timeless distress symbol pattern. S-O-S is a message in a bottle sent to the 46 states where Abita is sold. Seventy-five cents from every bottle is donated to the SOS Charitable Fund. To date, the product has raised over $275,000 to help Save Our Shore.