I was asked by Maria Keehan? to re-envision Norman Rockwell’s painting Freedom of Speech for the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. Growing up in New York City I never felt Norman Rockwell captured the America I knew, so I use a friend from my childhood as my model, thanks Melanie Hope. Freedom of speech is most important when it is threatened, which is true now as it was when Norman Rockwell did his original paintings in 1943.
I was asked by Maria Keehan to re-envision Norman Rockwell’s painting Freedom of Speech for the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. Growing up in New York City I never felt Norman Rockwell captured the America I knew, so I use a friend from my childhood as my model, thanks Melanie Hope. Freedom of speech is most important when it is threatened, which is true now as it was when Norman Rockwell did his original paintings in 1943.
I took me a while, but I think I found the perfect frame for this piece I did for Columbia Journalism Review. Part of a great show now up at Society of Illustrators.
It is a honor to be in exhibitions at The Library of Congress and University of Indianapolis that celebrate the work of women illustrators.
Exploring the world of lines, circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles. A little peak at Lines. The children’s book I did with Sarvinder Naberhaus.
I am honored to have illustrations for the New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, and an animation for Harvard Business Review in this years the Society of Illustrators 60th Annual and exhibitions.
A Novelist Dissects the Claustrophobic Evil of Jim Crow: an illustration for this weeks New York Times Book Review.
An illustration I did for Columbia Journalism Review about how Trump has affected the reporting at The New York Times…and all our lives.
On October 18th I’ll be speaking at the Adobe Max Conference in Las Vegas, and I promise not to be boring!
Executing a planned withdrawal from retirement accounts for Plansponsor where illustrating detailed and technical financial topics is always super fun!
I did not go to art school for illustration, but learned on the job. Much of my schooling was done creating illustrations, with in hours of shipping, on site, at the offices of the Village Voice. Robert Newman, Florian Bachleda, Jennifer Gilman would call a I show up after my day job at a corporate design studio with ink, brushes and scratchboard. Thanks Stephen Kroninger for one of my first breaks by introducing me to Bob.
This dirty Jew remembers every penny thrown at him. An illustration I did for a powerful editorial piece by Nathan Englander in todays New York Times
Learning to love everyone. Thanks to Jessica von Handorf for asking me to create this series of illustrations for Mindful Magazine.
Deborah Feingold shot these lovely photos of me. These images are part a series she is creating about illustrators.
A big thanks to the judges of the 3×3 Professional Show and the art directors who made these pieces possible
This luscious lady lounging across the pages of the Communication Arts illustration annual. Thanks Judges, NY Times, and AD Audrey Razgaitis!
The Trans-Pacific Partnership may be dead, but my illustration for Ronn Campisi and Harvard Law Review will live on in the pages of American Illustration. Thanks Judges!
My artwork and I were beamed, via internet to East Riding College In Yorkshire England for my first virtual lecture. Thanks Adam Corkett for inviting me!
It was an honor to illustrate today’s New York Times opinion by secretary of state John Kerry, advocating diplomacy over war.
Eight years ago I had the honor of being asked by Simple Scott to create artwork for this gentleman’s campaign.
What’s in that box? An illustration about The Trans-Pacific Partnership for Ronn Campisi and Harvard Law.
Thanks Matt Dorfman at the The New York Times Book Review for asking me to illustrate this piece about a Hungarian mother cut off from her roots.
Thanks RISD,Susan Doyle, and to all who came out to see us speak on Saturday. We had a great weekend! The show is up till Nov 5.
This just arrived in the mail this morning from the Directory of Illustration. Thanks David Plunkert for the wonderful design and asking me to do this!
Julia Rothman and I will be giving a talk at RISD on Saturday, October 8th. Our work will be on view at the ISB gallery from September 30th to November 5th.
Sometimes you’re OK and sometimes you are just NOT, hand lettering for D.J. Stout a Pentagram Design
These two very disparate political portraits will be sharing a spread in the American Illustration 35 book. Big thanks to the jury!
The false threat of Narco-terrorism for David Sleigh at ProPublica.
Donald Trump , Trickster God for Patrick Jb Flynn at The Baffler Magazine.
I have added a collection of small artworks and limited edition prints to my shop for the holidays.
My art for a group show curated by Jordin Isip and Rich Jacobs at the Park Life Gallery In San Francisco.
Saying goodbye to art that was part of our collection on Gathered.com, featured on DailyCandy and sold in 5 minutes.
I did a piece for AARP magazine about colonoscopies and this one for Prevent Magazine about prostate screening. I think I have found my illustration niche.
Thanks to the jury, Charles Hivley, the art directors and clients who made these images possible.
Art fun yesterday at The Society of Illustrators yesterday with students from LaGuardia High School.
I did the cover art for Karl Marks slightly naughty book, We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Mad Libs!
Back in the early 90’s, when I was only a few years out of school I had a full time design job on Lafayette street. Once a week I would pack my scratch board, scratching nibs, brush and india ink. This was the day The Village Voice closed, and I would sometimes receive a call from Bob, Florian Bachleda or Jennifer Gillman asking me if I would like to do an illustration for that evening. When 5pm came I would walk around the corner to the Bowery and head up to the art department. They had a great Michael Bartalos mural on the wall.
There would usually be another illustrator there too, the one I remember most is Paul Corio. One of the designers would give us our stories we would then do sketches and bring them in to Bob. He would pick one and then we had two maybe three hours to do the illustration. We would bring our finished illustrations up to the paste-up floor where they had the mechanicals for the whole paper laid out on tables. It was great fun and I’d like to thank Bob for one on my favorite memories of illustration before the internet.
Full page illustration for The Pennsylvania Gazette.
I died and went to illustration heaven.
“Booming” is an online section of the New York Times which features stories for the Baby Boomer generation. As a regular contributor it is becoming clear I must be a boomer because many of the assignments resonate with me. This was for a column complaining about the overly loud music in restaurants. They are preaching to the choir. Laura Chang, AD.
Les will be my part of the group show Permanent Collection opening this Thursday in Chelsea.
Almost a decade ago a Moose and his little friend Zee came over for a play date. I made them costumes, built them a log cabin, and invented friends for them to play with. We celebrated birthdays and holidays and went on trips together. Now it is time to say good by. It was fun, thanks guys!
My limited edition silk screen poster is now for sale online at the Spur Store. At only $24 it makes a nice stocking stuffer.
A spread from Caroline Hwang’s Communal Table cookbook.
I just finished my first two pieces for a show at the Spur gallery in Baltimore. I think things are off to a good start.
It’s a good day at work when I say “I would like to do something a little Louise Nevelson meets Franz Kline” and the client says “sure”
I could not help but admire all of the pretty type at opening of the Parson Illustration Senior Show
which I had the pleasure of judging a few months back.
Pretty type by: Alexander Iezzi , Leslie V. Robertson and Hazel Santino.
The show was organized and installed by Jordin Isip and Taylor Mckimens
Every Designer and Illustrator has one and here is a little look at some of the Items I have
picked up in used bookstores and junk shops worldwide and some items even saved from the trash.
I put my cuteness hat on while creating illustrations and hand lettering for the Chicco baby clothing and accessory catalogue.