Friday, May 18, 2012

A Riverkeeper Retrospective

The Hudson Valley is considered the birthplace of the modern American environmental movement. Riverkeeper was founded by one of those original activists, Robert H. Boyle, to protect the Hudson River from polluters. This organization advocates for the region through environmental litigation. Here are covers I've contributed to their newsletter over the years.

A patchwork quilt-themed representation of the Hudson River

This art appeared in 2002 Society of Illustrators Annual.

This issue addressed how General Electric's PCB pollutants were affecting the Hudson River.

Detail of a striped bass made of PCB pollutants.

This was part of a successful campaign pressuring GE to remove PCB pollutants from the Hudson.

The slogan "Think globally, act locally" is true.
Riverkeeper campaigns continue to hold polluters accountable,
and help protect this beautiful valley I call home.

Monday, May 14, 2012

World Tour Continued...

Here are impressions from the second leg of my world tour (inspired by a dilapidated old atlas). In case you missed my first dispatch from this journey, you can catch up right here.

Inspired  by Vilhelm Hammerchøi's Young Woman Sewing

After a Jose Posada 'calaveras (skull) cartoon'

After Edouard Manet's Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets

Ode to Grant Wood

Inspired by a Maori rock carving by Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell

You can view more installments of my World Tour here, here and here!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Social Media Covered...

I created this alumni magazine cover for Loomis Chaffee, a premier boarding school in Connecticut. The Spring issue focuses on how the Loomis Chaffee community can benefit from utilizing various social media. Art Director Patty Cousins liked this idea of viewing the school's most iconic building through a smart phone. All the kinetic activity in this drawing reminds me of my favorite childhood publication, Mad Magazine!

I always appreciate when clients mail me samples, so thank you Patty!

Here are some cover ideas:

You can see more fun social media illustrations from this story here.