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Handlettering Gymnastics

These five handlettering artists are forging new ground in the lettering category using a variety of materials and techniques to achieve stunning results.

Graphically Crazy Like a Nathan

I got to know Nathan Fox through Steven Heller and  the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Steve called and wondered if I could meet with Nathan to discuss animation possibilities with him. I was beyond impressed with Nathan’s combination of storytelling, illustration, and his awesome...

2012 New Visual Artist: Kelsey Dake

Kelsey Dake doesn’t like to submit sketches, prefers conceptual assignments to literal ones, is bored by long deadlines, and loves same-day turnarounds. Her talent is apparent, but her impatience has served her well as a young illustrator. She moved to New York after graduating in 2010 from the Art Center College of Design, in...

Today's Obsession: Ignoring Wired's Grandstanding

You may have heard the hubbub surrounding Wired magazine’s proclamation from last week, “The web is dead.” That got guffaws in some circles around for using a ridiculously oversimplified data set to make its claims. The last time the magazine made such radical claims was 2008, when it posited that free was the future:...

ICON Reax, Part 2: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

Here’s the second half of my report on ICON 6, the illustration conference held in Pasadena, California, from July 14th to the 17th. This installment continues the feedback I’ve gotten about the “Future of Publishing” keynote panel discussion. There were a couple of issues that provoked a wide variety of strong emotions: are art...