Tim Zeltner has now created two incredible covers with art director Lynne Menturweck at Llewellyn Worldwide. Tim’s whimsical illustrations, handpainted on wood, set just the right tone for these novels by Loretta Ross. Let the detail in these beautiful illustrations draw you into the mystery that unfolds within the pages.
"It was a pleasure working again with Annelise Dekker, Art Director for Reader's Digest. As always, she provided clear and detailed direction, and her keen sense for pulling out the perfect combination of my mixed media skills really helped me stretch in this particular project.
For these illustrations, I was asked to take a simple approach, but with a boost in color, and a lighter tone. It was a bit challenging at first to work this way– blending simple line drawings with more fleshed-out painted elements, thrown into colorful planes– as it was counter-intuitive to my usual complex digital layering and subtle palette. In the end, this project really opened my eyes to a new way of adding clean lines, bold colors and a refreshing sense of minimalism to my work."
The article "An Uncomplicated Love", written by Elizabeth Abbott tells the story of our bond with dogs.
Janice Kun has been busy creating. Check out Janice's updated portfolio.
In this summer’s issue TroDent magazine tells the stories of some of their military alumni in the featured “The Military Dentists.” Art director John Hobbs wanted a cover illustration that really captured these special individuals sense of duty and pride. Gary Alphonso used a very classic retro style of illustration to create a powerful cover that evokes our patriotism and reverence for the individuals that serve in our armed forces.
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.
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
Heavy workload? There’s an app for that.
Check out more of Dave's work. Represented by i2i Art Inc.
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.
Clare Owen has a way of taking even the most dry material and making it look nothing less than lovely! When approached to illustrate a feature about Building a Budget (Without Breaking a Sweat) for Verily magazine, Clare developed this fun and informative infographic. With the help of this little chart, I think one could easily do it, no sweat! She actually makes is look fun! To see more of Clare's charming infographics and other delightful illustrations, check out her updated portfolio 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.
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!
Feeling inspired by the subject matter, Greg went to town covering all the sinful bases with his first sketch (above)!
(we just thought you'd enjoy this behind the scenes sneak peek into Greg's process)
And this is the award winning cover art!
Love by Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi
i2i Art was approached by cider maker Jonathan Hull of Applewood Winery to have Monika Melnychuk create new packaging for their Hudson Valley Hard Cider, which was to be relaunched under the new name, Naked Flock. The product name was inspired by a very colorful, visual folk tale about a pastor who plants some poppy seeds and a flock of geese who eat the poppies and fall into a deep sleep. Thought dead the geese are plucked for their feathers--hence the name Naked Flock. Read the whole tale on Applewood Winery's website.
Monika says, "This is one of my favorite projects to date. And the first project I have been hired to do the illustration and design as well. Naked Geese? The story is hilarious, so when I approached the project I wanted to create something funny, but a bit edgy as well."
Monika designed the logo and labels and illustrated all three skus of Naked Flock Hard Cider: Original, Draft and Pumpkin.
Tracy Walker worked with Working Format's Grace Partridge in creating the art for KOOSHOO's sustainably designed packaging. Vancouver based KOOSHOO recently launched their line of environmentally responsible yoga accessories and wanted to feature Tracy's natural elements along with diagrammatic illustrations to demonstrate the product's use on the packaging. The result, simply elegant packaging. Popular design blog The Dieline recently featured this beautiful new packaging.
Package design, branding, art direction & photography: Working Format.
The Wikipedia definition of Big Data is: "a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools..."
Thom Sevalrud has a way with taking just this type of complexity and in his very unique visual vocabulary communicating the idea clearly, like no other. That's why Brian Donahue of Be Design called upon Thom to illustrate Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Macalester Today. Brian is also a big fan of Thom's hand lettering so he also asked him to illustrate the headline for this feature as well.
At this time of year it's all about sharing the season's delicious treats with our friends and family. This lovely fresh image created by Alanna Cavanagh for her holiday surface design collection, was chosen by designer, Margaret Dyer (who has such good taste), of Austen Eliot Communications. It was sent out to her clients as part of a limited edition gift basket presentation. Printed on a beautiful matt stock, the colour just pops!
Wouldn't you just love to send this greeting card out next year? In 2013, i2i art will be exhibiting at SURTEX and one of our stationery clients is sure to snap this image up for their holiday line, so stay tuned.
After illustrating the Dogbook app, Monika Melnychuk was asked by Geoffrey Roche, of Poolhouse Enterprises, to dress up the dogs for the 'howlidays'! Monika had tons of fun doing the illustrations (cards designed by Poolhouse). To check out the poodle sporting a string of holiday bling to the mischievous gift ripping duo, and the adorable Chiuaua aka"Rudolph's brother from another mother", click here to get to visit the Dogbook Facebook page (and while you're there go ahead and send a free e-card to your favorite 'pet'!).
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.