Ken Graning Interview

It is my pleasure to present the autobiography and artwork of illustrator, Ken Graning. Ken Graning's impressive career as an illustrator spans an astonishing forty six years.

When It Comes To Logos These Companies Don't Play Around

The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. In March, Forbes reported that Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corporation, is "one of the richest people on the planet".

Ed Fella Interview

Ed Fella is one of the most prominent graphic designers of our time, and as you can imagine, a conversation with Ed Fella is both inspiring and enlightening

The Amazing Illustrations and Sketches of J.R. Mounger

Artist and designer J.R. Mounger has a passion for illustration and you sure can tell by the artwork he creates.

An Interview with Art Licensing Consultant, Maria Brophy

I first learned of Maria's work last year, when I featured the artwork of surf lifestyle artist, Drew Brophy, here on Illustration Pages - I've been a loyal fan and avid follower of both ever since.

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Drawing Inspiration: Howard Pyle [κ]

Illustration by Owen Schumacher

~PROFILE~
Illustrator / N.C. Wyeth's Teacher
Known for his novel, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Painted Captain Kid like no one's business
Street cred: Vincent Van Gogh loved his work
Howard Pyle
Wikipedia Bio

10 Juicy and Delicious Logos From Brandberry

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry is a small design and branding studio located in Samara, Russia. They create logotypes, corporate identity, character design and type design for clients all over the world. Hello, we are design and branding agency. Their work has been featured in LogoLounge 5, Trends in logo design 2009, LogoLounge 2009 Trend ReportLogoLounge 2010 Trend Report, LogoLounge Master Library Series, title Animals and Mythology and LogoLounge Master Library Series, titled Shapes & Symbols.


Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Brandberry Logo Design

Cheap Thrills: Illustrator Nestor Redondo Draws Dracula

Contributed by Owen Schumacher

They're cheap, and they're really, really fun.

From 1973 into the late '70s, academic publisher Pendulum Press—sometimes giving printing rights to houses like Starbooks—released their Illustrated Classics, a series of edutainment books intended to introduce school kids to great works of the Western canon. Usually paperback but sometimes hardcover, all of the more than 100 books were art directed by editor and producer Vincent Fago. Students were treated to such classics as Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables [1977], Helen Keller's, The Story of My Life [1974], and the highlight of this article, Dracula [1973] by Bram Stoker.

Many of the books, including the one featured, were illustrated by Fago's friend, Nestor Redondo, an amazing talent from the Philippines, whose credits include DC Comics', Rima the Jungle Girl [1974-1975] and Swamp Thing [1974-1976]. As an interesting side note, he also drew the heavenly DC undertaking, The Bible [1975], a curious, one-off collector's item, as well as the Christian comic, Marx, Lenin, Mao and Christ [1977]. Anyway, Nestor was a genius, and vampirism never looked better!

Bram Stoker Dracula

Bram Stoker Dracula

Bram Stoker Dracula

Bram Stoker Dracula

Bram Stoker Dracula

Artist Matthew Hamby Updates His Facebook Page

Artist Matthew Hamby

Artist Matthew Hamby

We featured artist Matthew Hamby back in April of 2010. Since that time Matthew has created a new Facebook Page. Jump on over and check him out when you get a chance.

Loving the New Store of Artist Patrick Gildersleeves

Contributed by Melissa Kojima


Every once in a while, something really exciting happens that you have to tell everyone about. Well, this is it for today! Illustrator and artist Patrick Gildersleeves just opened an online shop to sell his beautiful art prints. Isn't it fantastic!? Patrick illustrates for many magazines including magazines for children. Wouldn't you just guess that with these fun illustrations? Learn more about Patrick Gildersleeves and explore more of his art.



The Black Keys Poster Art Served Up By Several Talented Artists

Contributed by Lou Simeone

I know I'm kind of late to jump on board with this band but last week I bought myself two Black Keys albums, "Brothers" and "Magic Potion". The first Black Keys song I ever heard was Howlin' For You, followed by Tighten Up. I've been hooked on this band ever since. There's something magical when you discover a new, true rock band. Then it got me thinking. There has to be some rockin' art out there for this band. Well, what do you think?

Dan Grzeca Black Keys Poster Illustration

Dan Grzeca is a visual artist from Chicago, where he lives with his wife and daughters. He makes silkscreened prints and has made posters for bands such as Ken Vandermark, The Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, The Melvins, Iron and Wine, Phish, and Low among many others.



Daymon Greulich Black Keys Poster Illustration

Daymon Greulich is a designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia and is available on a freelance basis for creative services with an emphasis on illustration.



Brad Klausen Black Keys Poster Illustration

Brad Klausen is a Seattle based designer and illustrator best known for his amazing posters for Pearl Jam.



Jeff Proctor Black Keys Poster Illustration

Lover of gory, graphic zombie imagery, Jeff Proctor is an illustrator based out of Portland, Oregon. In addtion to creating great posters for bands like The Black Keys and Mogwai, Proctor's clients also include Nike, Burton and Maverik.



Ames Bros Black Keys Poster Illustration

Spawned from the high mountain crags and barren dust bowls of Montana, the Ames Bros, Coby Schultz and Barry Ament, are a two man wrecking crew. Upon their mighty shoulders they carry with them scores of famous rock bands, hundreds of screen printed rock posters, snowboard companies, super bowl logos, and Rambo-esque survival tactics.

Animad Launches Her New Website

ANIMaD illustration and animation website

Explore the rooms of ANIMaD's web-house, meet its eccentric inhabitants and encounter animated surprises as you get acquainted with this creative team's work in the fields of illustration & animation. Visit the ANIMaD illustration and animation website...

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Logo Designs of the Talented Graphic Designer Richard Baird

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird is a British freelance graphic design consultant who specializes in logo, brand, corporate identity and packaging design. He has written for Design Week, has been featured in Computer Arts Magazine and runs the design commentary website BP&O Branding, Packaging & Opinion. He prides himself on delivering thoughtful design solutions with a high level of customer service to clients from around the world.


Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

Richard Baird Logo Design

High Lowbrow Art: Topps' Wacky Packages

Contributed by Owen Schumacher

Preceding Topps' trading card series Garbage Pail Kids—an odd, adolescent phenomenon in its own right—there was the company's first foray into MAD-style parody: the throw-away humor of Wacky Packages. Partly conceived by a young Art Spiegelman—who went on to author the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel, Maus [1972]—the series was a big hit in the early '70s, with its sales even eclipsing Topps' own baseball cards at one point.

The gags were simple and even simple-minded: Blisterine, a fiery rip on Listerine; Jail-O, Jell-O's incarcerated cousin; and Land O Quakes, the only butter churned by—you guessed it—earthquakes. But the illustrations were always fun and beautiful, often painted by artist Norman Saunders, who illustrated many paperbacks and pulp magazines of the time. Conveniently, you won't have to scour the dark recesses of eBay to grab up all these cards, thanks to a fine hardbound volume called—what else?—Wacky Packages [2008]. Check out these whimsical highlights.

Topps' Wacky Packages

Topps' Wacky Packages

Topps' Wacky Packages

Topps' Wacky Packages

Topps' Wacky Packages

Jay Alders Artist Signing at the Lightly Salted Surf Shop

Jay Alders: Surf Art,Fine Art,Design & Photography

Hey all you East Coast surfers - artist Jay Alders will be in New Jersey's Asbury Park on May 28th for his artist signing. For additional information visit Jay Alders website…

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Mark Hammermeister Went Down To The Crossroads?

Mark Hammermeister Robert Johnson Painting

One hundred years ago this month the great bluesman, Robert Johnson was born. To commemorate the blues legend's birthday illustrator Mark Hammermeister created this amazing painting. To see more of Mark's latest work visit his illustration blog, Mark Draws…

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The Search for the Perfect Paper Dolls

Contributed by Melissa Kojima

I've been making some paper dolls and as part of my creative process, I've also been searching for the perfect paper doll. Here are some that I thought were impressive. The articulated dolls are my favorite because they can be played with like puppets. They could also be used to create little, stop motion animations. There's lots of great ideas for us illustrators with paper dolls. It's all very inspiring.
















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