We lost a phenomenal artist and his talents will be missed. Thankfully, he leaves a lasting legacy and mark on the music industry. Many tributes have poured out including this tribut from talented illustrator, Kirsten Ulve.
© Kirsten Ulve
Talented and award winning Début Art illustrator, Yann Legendre, created the cover for the latest edition of The Village Voice for article titled “Looking for Leatherman”.
Michael Sloan is known for breathing life into his illustrations and making a statement, whether it’s a humorous take on the entrenched lines of the political left and right or capturing the way of life in the Hong Kong street markets. Michael has such esteemed clients as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New Yorker, AARP, Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times, just to name a few.
Below are a few illustrations that have appeared in The Washington Post and call attention to all matters regarding Mother Earth. For Earth Day, this Wednesday, and every day, make sure to tend to her with loving care.
With thirty colorful play pieces, some of which have foil and glitter, Kyle had the right ideas and imagination to bring plenty of thrills and giggles to children as they look forward to Easter and a visit from the Easter bunny.
CAPIC’s Double Vision is a unique exhibition where image creators are paired up by a random draw, to create a unique and creative portrait of each other.
Their art is titled Streaming. In collaboration, they shake their inverted heads revealing important aspects of themselves. These cascading elements symbolize them, as in the headset representing Giovannina’s love for talking as she draws and paints, and Alice in Wonderland representing Barbara’s love for theatre and storytelling. Linking them together is their common Chinese Zodiac sign, the Dragon.
The Gala opening and competitions took place on Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 2015, 6:30 – 10 pm, at the Arta Gallery in the Toronto’s trendy Distillery District.
…so we recommend getting out there and playing a round and having some fun…or try to anyway! Also check out this wonderful conceptual image from uber-talented Adam Niklewicz.
Adam creates exceptional imagery for a multitude of impressive clients with direct, concept-driven illustrations that communicate complex issues. There’s no getting around that he’s just simply great at what he does as evidenced by the volume of notable work!
© Adam Niklewicz
With over fifteen years in the commercial illustration biz, award-winning illustrator, Echo Chernik, never stops working. With an impressive amount of talent and an equally impressive resume, we are happy to have Echo part of Folioplanet. From working in vector and raster formats to traditional and digital illustration, Echo always keeps pace with an ever-changing industry, creating packaging, posters, CD covers, logos, billboards, signs – and more. Her unique and evocative style keeps getting her noticed, and keeps the work coming in from a diverse roster of notable clients including Miller Lite, NASCAR, Proctor & Gamble, Dave Matthew’s Band, Celestial Seasonings, Disney, Publix Supermarkets, Monster.com, to name just a few.
Below is Echo’s most recent assignment for Dos Equis. She was asked to create an illustration for their “Ultimate Masquerade Party” campaign and Echo delivered beautifully! Heineken USA’s new look for Dos Equis Lager and Ambar beers has hit the shelves and will accompany a media event known as the Masquerade, hosted by “The Most Interesting Man in the World”.
Michael Sloan‘s beautiful paintings of the Hong Kong street scene are currently on display at the Yale-China Association in New Haven, Conneticut with an opening reception beginning at 4:30 on Thursday, September 26th.
Borne out of a desire to capture a more authentic side of Hong Kong, Michael steered away from the commercial areas filled with high rises and strip malls and headed for neighborhoods that weren’t typically frequented by tourists. Through this emotive collection he was able to tell a powerful story of the social dichotomy that exists in Hong Kong.
Michael has spent several years working as a printmaker in France and Italy before moving to New York City. His first illustration assignment was published on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. Since then his drawings have been published over 100 times in The New York Times Op-Ed Letters column.
He has worked for national magazines and newspapers as well as corporate and institutional clients and book publishers. Some of his regular publishers are The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, JP Morgan Chase, The New Yorker, Yale Alumni, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and NYC Outward Bound. Michael has also worked with John Wiley & Sons Publishers, The San Francisco Chronicle, Rhino Records, Barnes & Noble, and The American Prospect.
Michael’s work has been awarded three silver medals from The Society of Illustrators. He is the creator of the Zen of Nimbus comic. Michael also plays bass guitar in the all-illustrator jazz band The Half-Tones, performing frequently at The Society of Illustrators in NYC.
Read the full article at the Yale Daily News.
Below is one of Michael’s paintings showing a shoe repairman in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
Michael Sloan’s paintings of Hong Kong street markets are now on exhibit at the Yale-China Association located at 442 Temple Street in New Haven, CT. The exhibit will be on display through June, 2014, with opening reception on Thursday, September 26th at 4:30. There will be an artist’s talk at 5:15.
There are 18 paintings on display which Michael created during the past year while he was living in Hong Kong with his family. A seasoned outdoor sketch artist, Michael discovers commonplace nooks and overlooked settings as noteworthy subjects and portrays them in his signature style of selective coloring, detailed surroundings, and artistic perspective. Through this exhibit, Michael explores the livelihoods and social conditions in the local street markets of one of the world’s great social and economic intersections.