Illustration

Vintage V8 illustration for show and tell.

Vintage V8 illustration for show and tell.

Today, I thought I would have a little ‘show and tell’. This week, I received a package from my uncle containing a very interesting and nostalgic piece of family artwork. You see, my great grandfather Nels was a commercial illustrator that worked for one of the many Northern California fruit packing label companies back in…

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The sports mascot. Adventures in logo illustration.

The sports mascot. Adventures in logo illustration.

Very often, you see the oh-so slick and beautifully-crafted logo designs of your favorite sports teams. But, have you ever wondered how the designs evolved into what you see now, the completed logos? Well, there is an interesting world that combines logo design with the related discipline of illustration. In this post, I’m here to…

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How to find the right illustrator.

How to find the right illustrator.

This is a subject that I can share a unique perspective on (pun intended). I have worked on both sides of this particular fence, as an art director hiring illustrators and as an independent illustrator working with design firms and ad agencies for many years. I certainly know what it’s like to sift through source…

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