Gary Alphonso for Ensign Magazine

Scott Knudsen, art director for Ensign Magazine, came to Gary Alphonso with a story of faith and sacrifice. Looking at the opening paragraph, the metaphor that inspired these beautiful pieces was clear -- "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for."  

The article, "Faith to leave the harbor" showcases Gary's classic, digitally rendered, scratchboard style and the nautical theme highlights Gary's real ability to capture motion and light in his illustrations.

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Mark Hoffmann for D Magazine

Will your kids be happy campers this summer? From Spanish immersion to paleontology camp, D Magazine handpicked some of the most exciting options in the Dallas, TX area. All that was needed was a terrific illustration to draw the reader in.  

Art director, Jamie Laubhan-Oliver, decided on Mark Hoffmann for the job. Mark let his imagination lead the way, resulting in this playful, folksy piece that is sure to put a smile on your face as you remember those long days of summer past.

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Thom Sevalrud for The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association

Thom Sevalrud had the pleasure of illustrating yet another cover for The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association this past month. Art director Lotte Gronneberg chose the prefect topic for Thom's style.  

Thom's piece depicts how technology will change the role of patient care in the years to come. As Thom often does, he gives us the sense of the enormity of these decisions and how very personal they can be.Thom Sevalrud, Patient Technology

 

'Patient Technology' by Thom Sevalrud

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Cover of The Journal of Norwegian Medical Association

See more conceptual illustration by Thom Sevalrud.  Thom Sevalrud is represented by i2i Art Inc.

Dave Murray for National Magazine

When tech collides with the standard way of doing things. Illustrator Dave Murray is often asked to visually interpret this concept. Most recently, art director Tony Delitala of Delitala Design, assigned Dave to illustrate two high tech articles for the Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine.  

Dave's strong use of symbolism, conceptual intelligence and graphical style invites the reader to dive into these stories.

Technology can help make justice more accessible

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Heavy workload? There’s an app for that.

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Check out more of Dave's work. Represented by i2i Art Inc.

Anna Godeassi for St. Anthony Messenger

Art director Jeanne Kortekamp at Franciscan Media immediately saw something in Anna Godeassi's illustration and offered the perfect assignment for her conceptual, spiritual style.  

The article, "Wounded Healer" was published in the May issue of St. Anthony Messenger. When the author, Richard Patterson, wrote to Anna and thanked her for her contribution we knew she had captured the true meaning of his words.

 

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See more of Anna's thoughtful and illuminating illustration.

Anna Godeassi is represented by i2i Art Inc.

Eric Chow for Remodeling Magazine

With ever-changing rules and regulations, remodeling you home or office is no picnic. Remodeling Magazine tackled this topic in the feature article "Watch Your Step" for their March 2015 issue.  

The design team at Hanley Wood knew a conceptual solution would be best to illustrate the fine line contractors walk between safety and regulations. Illustrator Eric Chow worked closely with them to come up with this clever tightrope analogy.

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Eric chose to put a menacing face to the dangers of lead paint removal for the inside story.

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Looking for a new way to tell your next story?  Visit Eric Chow's complete portfolio at i2i Art.

Monika Melnychuk for Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Wine & Spirits 26th Annual Restaurant Poll is out this month with their famed list of the top 50 wines Americans love most. This year's cover showcases the elite bunch of sommeliers that help make these decisions.  The sophisticated playfulness of Monika Melnychuk's illustration style couldn't have been a better choice to capture the group's likeness.  

Armed with all the pics art director Michael Rush could get his hands on, Monika meticulously drew each somm's portrait, happily revealing a little (or a lot) of each personality and style.

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Cover Wine & Spirits Featuring Monika Melnychuk Illustration
Wine & Spirits Cover Featuring Monika Melnychuk
Wine & Spirits Cover Featuring Monika Melnychuk

Dave Murray for Reader's Digest, "Birders Unite!"

Hipsters: known for ransacking vintage stores, perfecting their beards and gentrifying neighborhoods with their artisanal food stores. It seemed likely they should revitalize some old school hobbies while they are at it. Like bird watching.  

This month's Reader's Digest article, "Birders Unite!" written by Julia Zarankin, dives into the phenomena of the bird watching millennials.  Needing to combine the tattooed with the wilderness, art director Annelise Dekker picked the perfect artist in Dave Murray.

 

Caution: These are not your grandfather's illustrations:

 

Dave Murray illustration Birders Unite for Readers Digest

 

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Uniquely stylized, award-winning illustration.  We invite your to check out more of Dave Murray's illustration.

 

Rémy Simard for apple Magazine

It's never easy to explain a complex theory, never mind making it an enjoyable experience.  When Editor Terry Bullick at apple magazine was tasked with a story about brain development she turned to illustrator Rémy Simard to help her communicate this intricate topic to her readers.  

Rémy's fun, lighthearted, comic book style was the perfect way to break this story down into easy to understand concepts. A quick 5 minute read and you too will be an expert on brain development.

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Visit Rémy Simard's portfolio for more examples of his unique illustration.

Dave Murray for Canadian Grocer

The always enthusiastic Dave Murray jumped at the chance to work with art director Lindsay Maclachlan again on a feature article for Canadian Grocer. Dave often illustrates technological innovations so the brave new world of in-store technology at our local grocer was a perfect match for Dave's style.

The Future of the Grocery Store

Dave Murray Illustration for Canadian Grocer
Dave Murray Illustration for Canadian Grocer

smartphones and tablets could dominate our grocery shopping experience

Dave Murray spot illustrations Canadian Grocer
Dave Murray spot illustrations Canadian Grocer

Jillian Ditner for D Weddings Magazine

  The He Said, She Said column in D Weddings magazine offered a lot of inspiration for Jillian Ditner's illustrations.  It's sage advice for all those walking down the aisle any time soon.

 

From the groom's, "stock the bar well, but not too well" and "no one cares that you're cutting the cake" to the bride's, "learn how to be gracious" and "DIY - within reason" Jillian captured it all with these playful and poignant images.

She Said: "For real though, get started."

Jillian Ditner She Said Illustration

He Said:  "Pick music you actually listen to."

Jillian Ditner He Said IllustrationHead over to Jillian Ditner's portfolio to see more of her work.

 

 

The Year of You: Mark Hoffmann for D Magazine

Did you make a resolution this year?  If not, you still can! How about, "prepare to become the most interesting person you know"?  That was the inspiration for Mark Hoffmann's latest commission for D Magazine.  Art director, Jamie Laubhan-Oliver took advantage of Mark's amazing lettering and whimsical style for the article The Year of You which outlines a long list of cool classes available in Dallas, TX for those ready to learn something new.  

So whether your passion is art and photography, fitness and dance or just "making something", check out what's offered in your neighborhood and become just a little more interesting in 2015.

Mark Hoffmann Year of You

Year of You Classes Mark Hoffmann i2i ArtGet inspired by Mark Hoffmann, visit his online portfolio today.

Ozzie Award for Diabetic Living Story Illustrated by Janice Kun

Congratulations to Diabetic Living, on the Folio Ozzie Award for Consumer Publications: Best Use of Digital Imagery for the “Let’s Go to Camp” story illustrated by Janice Kun.  Many thanks to art director, Michelle Bilyeu who shared the news with Janice, "Our team loved how this story turned out and you did a fantastic job making it come alive!".  Working closely with Michelle Bilyeu, Janice Kun artfully incorporated the many photographic moments with illustrated elements highlighting this true-to-life portrayal of camp life.

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Incorporating kids' letters and handwriting really helps make this their personal story.
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Love the subtle use of a black and white photo with spots of color (top center).

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To see more of Janice Kun's playful illustrations integrating photographic elements, check out her updated portfolio.

 

Eric Chow for TroDent

There's a revolution in the fields of diagnostics and treatment that is changing the face of dentistry.  To depict new advances in the field would take an illustrator with a fertile imagination and strong conceptual skills.  Many thanks to John Hobbs, editor of TroDent (a USC School of Dentistry publication), for recognizing Eric Chow's talent and giving him the perfect creative brief to illustrate the cover story, What does the future hold for Dentistry?  Below are the enlightening results.  To see more of Eric Chow's illustration visit his portfolio here.

Cover Image:  What dentistry will look like in 25 years?

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Eric Chow's visual depiction of DNA in dentistry.

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Eric Chow's visual depiction of the future of IT in dentistry.
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Eric Chow's visual depiction of the future treatment of cavities.

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Eric Chow's visual depiction of gene therapy for the prevention of cavities.

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Jillian Ditner for Reader's Digest

Jillian Ditner illustrated the Editors' Choice feature entitled, Beasts of the East, about a veterinarian's adventures in Newfoundland.  The feature is based on Andrew Peacock's book, Creatures of the RockReader's Digest art director Annelise Dekker, always such a delight to work with, designed the spread to accommodate Jilllian's simple floating images throughout.  Goodreads describes Andrew's book as "...a funny, thrilling, unflinching but ultimately heartwarming narrative about the connections between people and animals".  Jillian, a lover of living creatures and nature, brings a gentle touch to the illustrations throughout.  To see more of Jillian Ditner's art, visit her updated i2i Art portfolio.  

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Mark Hoffmann for D Home Magazine

Ever found your kid hanging from a candelabra or climbing a giant holiday decoration?  In his best playful style, Mark Hoffmann illustrated the story Babes in Toyland:  Activities that will make your kids' holiday season more merryfor art director Jamie Laubhan-Oliver, at D Home Magazine. If you like this image, there are a lot more fun Mark Hoffmann illustrations here.

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Phil: Wild Turkeys for Country Gardens

  The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America.  In fact, did you know Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States?

 

Working with art director Nick Crow,  Phil created this beautifully evocative illustration--in his trademark wistful style, for an article in the Fall 2014 issue of Country Gardens magazine called Bird's-Eye Views.  Visit phil's entire portfolio of hand painted illustrations on wood here.

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Rémy Simard for Animal Sheltering Magazine

  Art director Jamie Mitchell wanted to take the need for a diagrammatic illustration for the article "Do a good scan, Stan!" and have a little fun with it.

He chose Rémy Simard for his ability to do just this!  Jamie envisioned "...a very cute, funny dog in multiple positions/facial expressions, being scanned by a microchipwand."  Our favorite part of this illustration is in fact the dogs facial expressions.

Here is a peek into Rémy Simard's process.  Upon receiving Jamie's brief, Rémy began sketches for presentation.

Remy Simard Animal Sheltering Magazine Sketches
Remy Simard Animal Sheltering Magazine Sketches

...and after a bit of back and forth as Jamie and Rémy tweaked the sketches, here is the finished art

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Remy Simard Animal Sheltering Magazine