The creatives over at Burt’s Bees contacted scratchboard artist Kent Barton to create artwork for their a special event: A portrait of their #1 fan contest winner, Zia. Her portrait would be used as a temporary brand identity for the company, including as a sign on the headquarters building.
Thomas Ehretsmann created this masterful portrait of Steven Soderbergh, director of the new film “Side Effects”, for the New Yorker which featured a review and his accompanying illustration in their last issue.
Tran Nguyen made the best use of all her talents in this illustration for Playboy Magazine. It’s a great portrait, is filled with symbolism, and has an overal ethereal feeling that she is so well known for. Tran drew Sean Smith, American envoy killed in Benghazi in 2012, for an article about his second life as an online gamer
Here’s another cool project David Palumbo finished recently, a portrait of David Bowie. Though unfortunately not on the English language cover, if you are out and about in Italy, this Rolling Stone cover freshly painted by David is out on newsstands and beyond.
With so few good photos of the new Pope, Der Spiegel asked Jason Seiler to paint his portrait for their cover. Turnaround was about 1 day. Although the magazine never ended up running it on their cover, we still think it’s one of Jason’s best portraits to date.
Gregory Manchess painted this dramatic portrait of Australia’s controversial billionaire, Gina Rinehart for The New Yorker’s feature story. We love when Greg flexes his painterly muscles and creates such a loose by controlled portrait.
Earlier this week, the world heard the news of Margaret Thatcher’s passing at the age of 87. She was both inspirational and controversial and over the years the artists in our group have illustrated her in both lights.
This month’s issue of Rolling Stone featured a very positive review of David Bowie’s comeback album, The Next Day. Accompanying the review is this conceptual portrait of the man himself by Thomas Ehretsmann.