We thought we had all the stylistic bases covered in the world of illustration, until we met the team from Pushart! This latest addition to our group definitely adds a new dimension (pun intended). Pushart conceives, draws, builds and photographs miniature 3D sets. Smart and fast, they are perfect for quick editorial deadlines.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Once in a while a project comes around in which we can really leverage our deep talent base. This Fall we completed a project for Softmart, an IT consulting firm. They wanted to do a calendar featuring 14 portraits celebrating various inventors in the IT world and they wanted each portrait to have an unique style reflecting the inventor. Enter G&C Rapp. We played match maker and came up with 14 artists who if we do say so ourselves, produced a fantastic calendar and a great show piece for our group.
Illustration by James Steinberg
Calculator- George Stibitz created the first
relay-based calculator in 1937 and later that year
became the first person to operate a computing
device remotely over phone lines.
Illustration by Daniel Hertzberg
Binary Code- Claude Shannon in 1937 proposed
that binary arithmatic could be used in electronic
devices. His work is fundamental to the basic
operation of modern computers.
Illustration by Michael Witte
Computer Memory- Kenneth Olsen created
numerous devices that advanced computing
and led to the development of magnetic core
memory, a precursor to modern RAM (1960s).
Illustration by James O'Brien
Magnetic Storage- Dr. An Wang co-invented the
pulse transfer-controlling device in 1949, which
makes memory storage possible.
Illustration by Rafael Ricoy
Mouse- Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse
in 1963, a device that facilitates the interaction
between humans and computers.
Illustration by Daniel Baxter
LCD- James L. Fergason is best known as the
inventor of the LCD, or Liquid Crystal Display.
Illustration by Jan Feindt
Computer Switches- Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover
invented a method for automating the phone
system at Bell Labs, which eliminated human decision
making in favor of a computer (1971).
|Illustration by Peter Horvath|
Fiber Optics- Dr. Peter Schultz is the
co-inventor of fiber optics which allows
for near-instant global telecommunications
Illustration by Robert de Michiell
Cell Phones- Amos Joel Jr. devised a
mechanism to hand off calls from one receiver
to another in cellular communications, thus
allowing the modern cell phone system (1972).
Illustration by PJ Loughran
Microprocessor- Dr. Marcian "Ted" Hoff is one
of the inventors of the microprocessor. He is
widely credited as conceiving the idea of a
universal processor (1971).
Illustration by Eric Zahn
GPS- Bradford Parkinson is known as the father
of the Global Positioning System. For fifty years
he has worked in the military, academia, and the
private sector, promoting and innovating satellite-
based GPS (1973).
|Illustration by Anthony Freda|
Internet- Vinton " Vint" Cerf is recognized
as one of the fathers of the internet. A former
manager at DARPA, he led groups in developing
TCP/IP technology (1974).
Illustration by Arthur Giron
Personal Computer- Dr. Mark Dean led the team that
developed the ISA bus (that allows multiple devices
to be connected to a single computer), as well as
the team that created the first one-gigahertz computer
processing chip (1981).
Illustration by Bob Staake
Digital Camera- Steven S. Sasson designed and
built the world's first digital camera. in 1975 he
cobbled together a prototype and produced the first
digital picture- a black-and-white, .01 megapixel
photo of a lab assistant.
Monday, November 14, 2011
We are excited to announce that Robert Neubecker has joined our group! Robert is one of the most prolific editorial artists working today. His strong, unique concepts connect with a wide array of subjects, from financial to healthcare to lifestyle. And don't forget about his energetic, colorful kids' work!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE WORK FROM ROBERT NEUBECKER'S PORTFOLIO
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here is an excerpt from the Workbook blog regarding the event:
"Workbook's Creative Carnival party took place Thursday night, and the event was an outrageous, smashing success. With the outstanding mid-town Art Directors Club as the venue, The more than fifty photographers and illustrators took center stage to create their impressions of the Carnival scene. Twenty-five Workbook illustrators sketched what they saw, and at least as many Workbook photographers shot the scene: a contortionist, freak show, lion tamer, and burlesque performers. How about drag queens serving incredible libations and hors de oeuvres? Creative Carnival was not your average cocktail party by any means. Workbook kicked off Halloween weekend with a unique vibe that created a night no attendee will forget anytime soon. Nothing was too strange, too abstract or too risque, and an anything-goes mood defined the evening."
Workbook also announced that 43 of the pieces created were sold on site for a total of $2,150. This money will go to the ADC Scholarship Fund, which awards 5 scholarships each year for exceptional art and photography students.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Workman Publishing recently asked Shaw Nielsen to illustrate a pop-up book called How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant? by Caitlin Friedman. A very versatile artist, Shaw can illustrate a heartwarming 30-page narrative, and also think quickly and conceptually for editorial jobs. No matter what the assignment, you can always count on Shaw for his big sense of humor and vivid imagination.
"My process for illustrating children's characters is a well kept secret - until now! I often put myself in the mindset of the character and pose myself in the mirror, making the noises I imagine the character would make if he/she could jump off the page and speak. In the case of the Hungry Giant I would find myself hunched over in front of the mirror repeating "nom nom nom!" My dog found the whole thing a little confusing and her expressions made for great inspiration for the dog, Cowgirl, in the book.
I think my favorite part of the book was working with the graphic designer to develop all of the pop-up and paper engineered elements."
CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE WORK FROM SHAW NIELSEN'S PORTFOLIO
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
|DANIEL HERTZBERG FOR CAR + DRIVER|
This was a full-pager for last month's issue of Car and Driver. The article was about a new line of Jeeps that have been released. The art director wanted it to feel like a propaganda poster, with reference to the outdoorsy-ness of Jeeps- hence the mountains in the background. Reference was provided by the art director.
|DANIEL HERTZBERG FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES|
It was an honor to do an illustration for the New York Times a few weeks ago. It was the biggest piece I've ever done for them (about 9.5" square). The article was about the music site Spotify, which has tens of millions of songs available for free, all within "the cloud." The article also had a classical music twist, so I thought music notes raining down from the clouds would be very appropriate. Hopefully there's the sense of limitless amounts of music in this. The Spotify brand is green, so we kept it that way.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE WORK FROM DANIEL HERTZBERG'S PORTFOLIO
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We are very excited to see Scotty Reifsnyder’s work featured in the recent issue of Common Ground Magazine! Scotty’s colorful work looks amazing on the cover and throughout the article Common interests, Common communities. We are pleased to share some of the process resulting in these striking images, as we have a couple of the artist's initial sketches. Scotty says that both sketches were ideas for the front cover, but the client liked them so well that one of them was used with the article inside the magazine. Check out the final images and the sketches below!