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news from m.glenwood

Greetings! I've been busy over the past few months with some great assignments, fruitful collaborations with art directors, and a little recognition from my peers. Here's a brief look. If you'd like to see more examples, click the "portfolios" link above. Questions or inquiries? Contact me at 888.818.9811 or send me an email.

Folding postcard promo

I recently sent out a snail-mail promo postcard to a very small mailing list. These are folding postcards, printed at two different printers and then cut, folded, and assembled by hand. I've got a limited number left... if you'd like one, send me an e-mail or give me a call. As they say... offer good while supplies last.

postcard illustration

"Peak Oil" in Society of Illustrators 54

Peak Oil — an illustration done for Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School — is in the upcoming Society of Illustrators annual show. It will appear in the 54th Illustration Annual and will be on display at the Society of Illustrators in March.

Peak Oil illustration

The "Fear" show at the Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators recently had their annual Member's show, in which members submit artwork based on a particular theme. This year's theme: Fear. I was honored to be chosen as one of three illustrators to receive a certificate of merit.

Society of Illustrators illustration

Creative Quarterly

I just received word that "Shufflehead" was chosen as a winner in the soon-to-be-published print edition of Creative Quarterly 26. Also chosen was "Taking a Break" (shown below, under "Recent Work"), which will appear on the Creative Quarterly website.

Shufflehead illustration

Society of Illustrators of LA

Two pieces were chosen for the Society of Illustrators of LA annual juried exhibition. In addition to "Taking a Break" (below, under "Recent Work"), "Toaster" made the cut. The artwork will appear on the SILA website, and will also be exhibited at Gallery Nucleus in LA.

Toaster illustration

Members show: Illustrators Club of Washington DC

For the Illustrators Club annual members show, each illustrator can submit two pieces. I exhibited "Blues Guitarist Gary Clark Jr.", as well as "Fear" (shown above.)

"Gary Clark" is a personal piece — a portrait of one of my favorite guitar players — resulting from a desire to simply draw, with no copying, tracing, cloning, or other Photoshop tricks. With the ubiquity of Photoshop (and a schedule too hectic to accommodate life drawing sessions), it's a lost art in these days. This piece was pure drawing, just a Wacom tablet, pen tool and no Photoshop gimmicks, laid over hand-cut areas of color.

Musician illustration

Musician illustration

Musician illustration

Woodstock poster tribute

This spring and summer, The Museum at Bethel Woods will host "Byrd/Skolnick: A Tale of Two Posters." The exhibition will focus on the poster art of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, as well as artwork that was inspired by it. I'm honored that my handmade book, "Blue Moons, Yellow Cows and Green Tambourines" was selected to be a part of the exhibit. "Blue Moons" is a book of 30 original illustrations inspired by the lyrics of 30 songs that feature references to color. Because many of the songs are by Sixties musicians, I chose to make the cover a homage to the iconic Arnold Skolnick Woodstock poster. (Oddly enough, the "other" Woodstock poster was created by illustrator David Byrd... my illustration instructor sophomore year at Pratt Institute.)

Blue Moons illustration

Recent Work

Taking a Break, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington

A pro-bono piece which was done for the ADCMW online newsletter... about the importance on designers taking a vacation to recharge their creative juices.

Pro-bono illustration

Liberal Arts, Furman University

One of a series of four illustrations, which included this cover, plus a full page inside piece and two spots.

Education illustration

Childhood Obesity, Ohio State University

Part of a series on obesity. Children who do not receive love from one or both parents can be at risk. The assignment included a cover plus three spots.

Institutional illustration

Tentative Steps Toward Risk, The New York Times

Investors are cautiously stepping out and taking risks as they once again move into riskier investments.

New York Times illustration

No Solvency, American Lawyer Magazine

For a series of articles about upcoming court cases; this article focused on hotel bankruptcies.

American Lawyer illustration