Friday, October 14, 2011

Worth Magazine Portraits

A few months ago, I was asked by Dean Sebring, the design director at Worth Magazine, if I'd be able to contribute portraits of a selection of people from their November 2011 issue's list, "The 100 Most Powerful People In Finance". I was more than thrilled to do the work, not only because Worth Magazine is a gorgeously designed publication, but also because the people they were featuring were people who've had an important influence on the world.

I worked with Dean and Valerie Sebring, the art director, and finished twelve portraits for the issue, including likeness' of people like Mary Callahan Erdoes, the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase, Tim Cook, the new CEO at Apple, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. I thought it'd be best to show you some images of the issue itself -- it's beautifully designed, right? I feel lucky to have been able to work with Worth, and have my work included in this issue.

They print the magazine on a matte paper -- when I was told this, I think I had a fit at my desk. I knew that these portraits would find a nice home on a textured surface, as they are completed on a textured surface themselves. Also, I was interviewed by the magazine as a featured contributor. That was a complete surprise, and I was quite honored. Go pick up a copy, or at least read the issue -- it's fantastic!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Florence Welch Illustration

Sweeter Than Heaven, Hotter Than Hell, graphite.

I decided to dress Florence Welch from the band Florence + The Machine after I heard Frida Giannini, the creative director of Gucci, go on record to voice her fascination with Florence. Apparently, Florence was an inspiration behind the fall 2011 collection.

“I used one of Florence’s songs, ‘Hurricane Drunk,’ to set the mood for my Autumn/Winter women’s show, as she was truly an inspiration for this collection as a modern day icon with her cinematic allure and powerful presence.”

Neato, right? I really find Florence Welch to be a breath of fresh air. She’s incredibly kind, down-to-earth, and full of life, and has an incredibly strong and powerful voice. I hope I’ve captured that with this portrait.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ashley Granata Portrait

In the late fall months of 2010, around the time I first started working with Nooka, I attended a PSFK conference with Nooka's owner, Matthew Waldman. While I was there, I took some vigorous notes on the future of the fashion industry and it's development in regards to sustainability, Eco-consciousness, and technological and social connectivity.

But for the most part, I drew portraits of the panelists. Here is my favorite, of Ashley Jeanne Granata, who spoke on behalf of the lovely site, Fashism. This lady was absolutely fantastic: vivacious, an amazing speaker, had interesting opinions, and looked amazing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Exercise Illustrations for OUT Magazine

The art department at OUT Magazine asked me to do a set of three exercise illustrations for their March issue. I love doing these guys, and I'll return to this post with more information on the assignment soon!
Marlon Gobel's F/W 2011/2012 Collection

(Images of Marlon Gobel's collection courtesy of GQ)

Friday, February 4, 2011

New OUT Portrait

Here is another Nick Vogelson art-directed portrait for OUT Magazine. This time, it's of contributer Ilya Marritz for an article entitled "Shadows and Fog", which discusses the suicide of the Rutger's student Tyler Clementi, the events leading up to his tragic passing, and state of bullying in American mass culture.

It was a pleasure to draw Ilya -- he has such a calm warmth to his expression, and I really wanted to feature that in the final. I hope you guys enjoy it too.