D-Day and the Battle of Normandy live on as one of the Allies most significant victories in WWII. This victory wouldn’t have been possible without the courageous contribution of many individuals.Read More
If you are looking for inspiration than New York City is the place to go and illustrator Greg Stevenson knows just that! The art world has a long history of one medium offering inspiration to another and this series is a great example of that.Read More
It was great to connect with our longstanding client, art director Wade Gilpin at Rossignol Design, for this special assignment. Illustrator Greg Stevenson, with his ability to create an uncanny likeness, was the natural choice for this poster of Fiona Reid as Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming Mirvish production of "The Audience". Not a small feat, to create two likenesses in one portraiture, but Greg pulls is off beautifully. With the use of luminous, rich color the illustration is undeniably regal and with that smile Fiona's character shines through.
Greg Stevenson recently showcased his vector-based line drawing in a feature for Avenue Magazine, art directed by Venessa Brewer. The article on Calgary's growing communities gave Greg the opportunity to capture family fun along with city and streetscapes. Greg's continuous line art, intermingled with photography captures the expression and movement of Calgary perfectly.
Nothing better than catching some live music at the local pub, right? Greg Stevenson has been a regular at Scallywags for quite some time and over the years he’s been responsible for a lot of their terrific poster art. The assignment to brand and help promote their new Open Mic Night was right up Greg’s alley.
Greg used his signature hand-drawn lineart with plenty of color and texture when he designed and illustrated this poster series. Greg’s unique way of contextualizing photos perfectly captures what we know will be a good time.
Check out more of Greg’s illustration work. Represented by i2i Art Inc.
Greg Stevenson created these instructional illustrations combining his playful doodles, line-work and hand lettering with a photo-collage approach for educational publisher Developmental Studies. SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a program for new and struggling readers from kindergarten through grade 12. The main criteria for the art was to decode the stories to visually assist the reader with comprehension.
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You must know a little pooch that needs a special holiday T-Shirt!
And half a dozen of these peace dove ornaments would look beautiful on any tree!
If you like what you see here check out Greg Stevenson's entire updated illustration portfolio here.
Greg Stevenson recently worked on a large, yet to be unveiled project which featured this clean line art style. Feeling inspired by this and his love of Paris, Greg has created this map/infographic of Paris and spin-off poster designs. To see more visit Greg's portfolio here.
Combining Greg Stevenson's hand lettering, info graphic icons and layered photo-illustration adds a fun, upbeat mood to these stories of courage, art directed by Stephanie White. In this recurring feature, called A Year of Firsts 2014, meet and be inspired by the people who embraced a whole year of trying new things, whether facing fears or embracing change. Peruse more of Greg's illustration here.
Greg Stevenson was commissioned by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) for their publication called The Positive Side. This illustration is about how a low viral load can cut the risk of HIV transmission was art directed by David Vereschagin to have an overall optimistic tone. Greg says, "The candle was meant to imply a ‘re-kindling” of desire in both partners (one positive and one negative) while practicing safety and awareness." Notice how the very subtle ('Rothko-esque') variations in the background add beautifully to the mood of the piece.
Ever have one of those days where you can't stop thinking about food? Literally. Greg Stevenson's hand lettering and flowing line technique made him the perfect choice for this conceptual piece, art directed by Jane Edwards Griffin (Griffin Design). The article 'Food for Thought' for Simon Fraser University's alumni publication, aq Magazine, talks about a massive renovation to the SFU dining hall and café in response to a survey in which 6,000 students were in favor of: wider variety, international flavors and healthier foods available around the clock.
Recently, Greg was asked by the University of Toronto's law magazine Nexus, to create 3 photo illustrations for their contributors page. Using supplied photography, which lacked a consistency, the photo-illustration technique applied, brought a unique continuity to the contributors page. An interesting solution to a recurring problem encountered by art directors.
What started out as doodles in his sketchbook, graduated to backgrounds for photographic treatments, now Greg's hand-lettering is making it as cover art--art directed by Kim Larson at Alberta Venture Magazine. To see the fabulous spread for Go Magazine featuring Jeff Bridges as well as the Sun Chips ad campaign, visit Greg's portfolio here.
We are seeing a growing trend whereby illustration is combined with photography. Below are a few examples of different approaches. Sometimes the client supplies the photos, although frequently the illustrator shoots their own photos or stock photos are used.
John Webster created this piece with stock imagery and client supplied photos of Sorbara Hall on the St.Michael's campus at the University of Toronto. The article was on the history of the use of the campus in film.
Aaron Bihari used a photo with a duo-tone treatment for the background in this piece, to contrast with his illustrated VW bus.
This is an example of how Janice Kun creates a dream-like image with the use of her own original photography as well as stock imagery.
Margaret Lee often sets up her own photo shoots on location and uses a unique colorization to create whimsy and drama.
Bruce Emmett often stages elaborate sets, with himself as a model, in his photo-illustrative work.
Greg Stevenson lent his elegant line style (art directed by Megan Dana of Borshoff) to the invitations for the Elton John Benefit Performance celebrating the life of Ryan White done in collaboration with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, to be held this April 28, 2010. For more information on Ryan's story -please read the recent Washington Post article.