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Illustrator Profile - Michael Hirshon: "A lot of work starts in my sketchbook"

By Robert Newman   Thursday August 31, 2017

Michael Hirshon is a Madison, Wisconsin-based illustrator. Although he creates his illustrations with a Wacom tablet and scanned-in backgrounds, his drawing has a hand-done, mid-century feel. It's smart and well-crafted, with a great sense of visual storytelling. In addition to working for a wide array of magazines and newspapers, Hirshon has been creating illustrations for a variety of brands, including popcorn and dog ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Jacob Thomas: "Aim at being known for smart work"

By Robert Newman   Thursday August 17, 2017

Jacob Thomas is a New York City-based illustrator and artist whose editorial work has appeared in numerous publications, as well as other venues including a mural in the Empire State Building. Thomas is also a prolific street artist; he says, "I'm making a lot of politically-driven work lately. I'm scared for our country." He creates his work in a variety of styles ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Neil Gower: "When the design world went digital I stuck to my paints"

By Robert Newman   Thursday August 3, 2017

l Gower is a Lewes, England-based illustrator, designer, and book cover artist. His brilliant watercolor and gouache paintings have appeared on series of book covers by William Golding and Bill Bryson, as well as many others. Gower had a longtime regular gig creating illustrated maps for Conde Nast Traveler, and has also been a regular cover artist for his local regional publication, Viva Lewes ...   Read the full Story >>