Mark Hoffmann has a quirky sense of humor and an uncanny way of communicating his ideas--often in a word or two! To see more of what he has to say with his fun (if not irreverent) conceptual art, take a peek at his updated portfolio here.
The Corktown Seed Co., commissioned Rémy Simard to contribute his fun and kid-friendly illustrations to their fresh new branding effort for the Teacher's Credit Union. Here is a sampling of the alphabet cards for the ongoing, 'It Pays To Be You' campaign, art directed by the lovely Cai Li. To see more of Rémy Simard's work visit his updated portfolio here.
For an article in D Magazine about "growing up in a town that is no longer there", Mark Hoffman created this conceptual illustration depicting the houses as haunting shells with a foreboding sky that further sets the mood for West, Texas, as a Ghost Town. Mark's primitive art style has a dream-like quality perfect for the way the story is told through childhood memories. To see more of Mark's evocative conceptual art, visit his updated portfolio here.
Ghost Town by Mark Hoffmann
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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.
When art director Lila Graham first contacted us to work on the new website she was designing for National Drapery, it was an exciting opportunity for Katy Dockrill to bring her flair for sewing and love of home decor to an illustration assignment! The new ND website was the inspirational vision of Natalie Hartman, who was a delight to work with. Visit the ND homepage and see how Lila and Katy literally brought Natalie's vision to life here.
The new website design also included a series of drawings to highlight the many custom products National Drapery offers. Katy adores creating for surface design, so when Natalie asked her to include an indication of patterns to depict various textiles and bring some flair to these more technical illustrations, she was happy to oblige. The result? These little gems...we've combined a few of our faves here:
Thom Sevalrud created this powerful image for the cover of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. This is Thom's fourth cover for the JNMA, working with art director Emma Dalby, who seems to match him perfectly with topics that speak to his visual vocabulary. Conceptually, Thom addresses many aspects of whole genome sequencing, which is becoming more and more accessible to us all.
Tim Zeltner illustrated Little Boo, a wonderful new Halloween picture book for Henry Holt, Books for Young Readers. Shh though, this is just a sneak peek...You're going to have to wait until August 2014 when the book is released to learn all about the journey of Little Boo from tiny pumpkin seed to his first Halloween night!
Here we are ready for day one!
Featuring prints and patterns from participating artists: Sarah Beetson, Alanna Cavanagh, Harvey Chan, Katy Dockrill, Betsy Everitt, phil, Mark Hoffmann, Monika Melnychuk, Ian Phillips, Thom Sevalrud, Tracy Walker and Tim Zeltner.
From left: Ian Phillips, me (Shelley Brown), Tracy Walker, Betsy Everitt and Alanna Cavanagh.
Our pillow and plate presentation drew a LOT of oohh's & aahh's! Thank you Ian Phillips, for doing such a fabulous job of designing our booth!
Ian holds up two of our custom pillows seated below our fabulous plates! We held a draw for the pillows and plates following the show.
Tina Roth Eisenberg aka Swiss miss checking out our artists' work for some Tattlys!
Me (Shelley Brown) with Arren Williams, Creative Director at the Hudson's Bay Company.
If you're attending SURTEX next week, we hope you'll come by say hello and meet the artists. You can get a tiny sneak peek here, but when you visit us in person, we'll share our newest collections! If you'd like to arrange to sit down and chat about your needs, we're happy to set aside some time for you. Just call or text Shelley Brown at 416-505-6847, or email email@example.com.
With SURTEX about a week away, we are delighted to share the post Print and Pattern (ultra popular surface design blog) featured on Tracy Walker. If you would like to meet Tracy and see more of her work please visit us at booth #340 at the Javits Center in NYC from May 19-21. We'd love to show you more of her work in person!
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Tim Zeltner illustrated this fantasy winter wonderland for a travel feature, The Town of Our Dreams, art directed by Yankee's Lori Pedrick. From snow covered rolling hills, quaint homes, picture-perfect shops to horse drawn sleigh rides, Tim created this fictitious place called NewEnglandville--the town of New England's dreams!