Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GOLD from the LA Society of Illustrators!

I was shocked when I was notified that my Destinations piece was awarded the Gold Medal in the annual SILA (Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles) competition.

I originally did this piece for a calendar published by the Finest | Magma Brand Communication Group.

This particular illustration has been extremely popular, it was published by American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3 and will be in the upcoming Advertising and Institutional show of the Society of Illustrators / NY. And I had already known that it was also accepted into the annual SILA show, which I was very happy about since I had never entered this competition. But to hear that I won the Gold Award in the Advertising cathegory was as unexpected as it was thrilling. Thanks SILA!

There will be an opening reception on March 28 at 7:00 pm at the Gallery Nucleus with the Awards Ceremony at 8:00 pm, unfortunately I won't be able to attend. The exhibit will end on April 3, 2009.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wall Street Journal Illustration

I had the pleasure to do an illustration for the Wall Street Journal. It's published in today's issue and you can see it online here (please scroll down for illustration). Many thanks to Art Director Orlie Kraus!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sketches for Architectural Lighting Magazine

I had a lot of fun doing these sketches for Aubrey Altman at Architectural Lighting Magazine. We chose a different idea that was better suited for the specific article, but I still like this page of roughs for their atmosphere. I always hope I can re-use rejected sketches but for some reason I never do and rather start from scratch each time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This illustration is for the forth installment of Sightings, an occasional series published in the Boston Phoenix, written by Ian Sands. For this series, he picks an everyday observation and creates a fictional story around it. AD Kevin Banks. You can read the story here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Metal Man on The Reading Tub

I was excited to hear that The Reading Tub, an excellent resource on children's literature, has written a very nice review of Metal Man. You can check it out here.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

CondeNast Portfolio Spot Illustrations

A while ago I did a couple illustrations for the commentary page in CondeNast Portfolio. I've shown one before, here are two more: The story about online gambling was unfortunately killed, but the one about the pitfalls of healthcare reform was published.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Architect Magazine

Here is a new drawing for Architect Magazine, about sustainable and energy-efficient building. AD Aubrey Altman. You can read the entire article here.