Wiggly wobbly legs for The New Yorker.
NYT/Brooklyn Heights Library
Recent Letters piece for the NYT Op-Ed section, about the city’s plans to tear down the Brooklyn Heights library, and rebuild it on the ground floor of a new apartment tower.
Life: How was it?
Another one for The New Yorker, to accompany a very sweet and nostalgic piece about two old friends meeting by chance at The Strand bookstore. You can read the story here.
I have an illustration in the current issue of the New Yorker, for an article about the New York Philharmonic and its upcoming events.
I’ve been doing a lot of work with Etsy recently. Below are a few pieces for the gift card launch and holiday promos. There will be much, much more artwork to come, which I will be very excited to share throughout the year. Enormous thanks to Kim Bost, Randy Hunt, Jeremy Perez-Cruz and the rest of the amazing Etsy team.
NYer, Beck, Sundance, Etc.
Happy 2013! I’m taking advantage of this post-vacation pre-stress haze to put up some work from the end of the year. Below is a piece about jazz for The New Yorker. I illustrated a song for Beck’s new Song Reader - a beautiful package of sheet music designed and published by McSweeney’s. Big thanks to Walter Green and Jordan Bass for including me in such an awesome group of...
Black + Green
For the Boston Globe Op-Ed section - a daughter saying goodbye to her mother, by accepting her decision to stop treatment on her terminal illness. Portrait of Shannon Eastin, the first female referee of the NFL, for BUST Magazine. For Fast Company: 7-11 stores in Indonesia including outdoor seating, cafes, and live music to accommodate the interests of locals. As a result, it has become a...
Lincoln Center, New Yorker
I made a spot for the latest issue of The New Yorker. Very straightforward blurb about the new LCT3 Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center, keeping prices low at $20 to maintain accessibility. Thanks to AD Jordan Awan for the commission. Drawing all these little attendees really helped me blast through my audiobook.
Penfield Children's Center Poster
I made a poster for this year’s Penfield Croquet Ball! The original is a diorama, composed of wood, paper and ink. Thanks to the folks at Cramer-Krasselt for the call, and the amazing Sam Weber for helping me shoot the final piece.
The Manual #3
I’m a little late to post this, but here is an illustration for the latest issue of The Manual. The essay that accompanies this piece is about drawing influence from the past to create something new. Not stealing but openly borrowing, ultimately arriving at a piece of work that carries the echo of its predecessor. Big thanks to Jez Burrows for the commission!
Intel SciArt Series
I recently got to make an illustration for Intel’s SciArt Series - a very awesome collaboration between artists and the scientific breakthroughs featured at ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair). The project I was paired with focuses on monitoring debris flow from natural disasters. This is done through buried sensors that detect changing moisture levels in soil. And the sensors...
New piece for the July/August issue of PLANADVISER, for an article about impending baby boomer retirement and the overwhelming flood of new products.
I made an illustration recently for the NY Times’ “Townies” series - this one was about trying to build a home in the city while bypassing the restrictions of debt, credit and building violations. You can read the article here.
Still working on this tumbling business. Here is a smattering of things: I drew these little guys for the latest issue of aiCIO. The prompt was “Angry mob. Crowd ready to fight”. I recently worked on a series of print ads called “Recycle Your Electronics”, sponsored by Ontario Electronic Stewardship. Thanks to the awesome folks at Juniper Park, who also took care of all...
Fab Print Launch
I am selling prints through Fab Europe this week! The campaign launched today, and will last through Saturday, June 2nd. There are 21 pieces to choose from. Unfortunately for my American friends, these prints are only available to European countries. But here are a few images, including new work, old work, and re-worked recent work! Big thanks to Nathalia Nogueira for the invitation...
Newish piece for Plansponsor. Making things simpler through guidance.
Print Magazine - New Visual Artists
I’m honored to be chosen as one of Print’s 20 Under 30 this year, as well as being featured alongside some really awesome talent. And best of all, the party tonight will be stocked with free booze. 6-9pm at the Phaidon store in Soho. See you there!
Teachers and Republicans
I’ve recently been getting more calls to do quick pieces, which is always a great balance of stress and satisfaction. Here’s one for today’s Bloomberg View, to accompany an article about how the Republican Party should proceed in trying to win over more women voters. Elephant + wig = conceptual. Thanks to AD Phil Lubliner and the guys at Other Means. And this is one for the...
Crime Scene Investigation
New piece for the latest issue of aiCIO. The original prompt was “Behavioral Intelligence”, but I had no idea what that meant, so we went with “Forensics” instead. Thanks, SooJin!
Some small updates: Here’s a new Letters illustration for the NY Times, about nuclear power plants being a necessary source of electricity. I always cringe when I see words like “nuclear” and “healthcare” in an assignment, but this one worked out rather well. I drew a bunch of floating food for Ecomagination, for an article about a nearly package-free grocery...
NYT Book Review
New piece for the NY Times Book Review section. The book is called “The Science of Yoga”, by William J. Broad, and you can read the review here. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman.
Interview: Your Dreams My Nightmares
Last night I had the pleasure of hanging out with and being interviewed by Sam Weber, for his WSVA radio show called Your Dreams My Nightmares. The podcast is now up - click here to listen to me talk about myself!
HHMI, Sunday Review, BEER
This was my last assignment of 2011! For HHMI, on the topic of brain channels and how they control our food cravings. Thanks again to Tida Tep and VSA Partners. Here’s an illustration for the NY Times’ Sunday Review section, to accompany an article about the current state of social inequality in America. Big thanks to Alexandra Zsigmond for the great art direction. I designed a...
I have a piece in the Op-Ed/Letters section of today’s NY Times, about migration to and from cities and suburbs. You can read the online article here. Thanks to AD Devin Washburn. Here’s an illustration for next month’s Cincinnati Magazine, about top doctors and joint replacement programs. Thanks to AD Megan Scherer - drawing a bunch of injured people turned out to be really...
I have an illustration in this month’s issue of Plansponsor, and it looks like this: (The prompt was “chatter”/”lots of people talking”.) Thanks again to SooJin Buzelli.
Recent faves (favorites)
I have some spots in the newest issue of Lucky Peach, a food magazine published by McSweeney’s. Each one is a different type of miso, characterized by their descriptions - “Miso Sweet”, “Miso Funky”, etc. And of course, they had to sneak in “Miso Horny” at the last minute. Pick up a copy if you’re into food/art/magazines, it’ll be worth your $$...
Bad Luck Club
I have a couple of pieces in an all-girl group exhibition opening tonight at Myplasticheart in the Lower East Side, NYC. The name of the show is Bad Luck Club, and it is curated by the amazing Aya Kakeda. Here’s a small write-up on my pieces. The opening will go from 6-9pm with an afterparty to follow. Hope to see you there!
Art of Science / NYT / HHMI
I’m participating in an upcoming book called The Art of Science, a collaboration between artists and scientists. Each artist was given a scientific blurb to illustrate - mine was “What controls rain?” Huge thanks to Julia Rothman for the invite. It’s being released next fall, published by Chronicle Books. More details then! Here is a quick Letters illustration for...
I finally broke down and moved into the Pencil Factory. So far, it’s been great. Not only do I love the space, but I am also surrounded by an amazing group of people and all the water I can drink. Life improvement, check.
Summer's over, back to Tumbling
Some bits and pieces. Yesterday I did some quick lettering work for the nice folks at YCN, to be included in an animation pitch for NSPCC. The theme of the project was “bullying”, and they needed some harsh words illustrated in context. See below! Thanks to Nick Defty, this was great lettering practice for me. I’m in a group exhibition hosted by Raw Design Studio, in...
Hey guys. So this weekend my studio space (Fowler Arts) will be participating in Northside Open Studios, which means everyone is welcome to come and look at my artwork/empty water bottle collection. The address is 67 West St, #216 in Greenpoint, BK. I will be there all Friday night and Saturday day. Come say hello! Also, here are a couple of small panels I made for a group show curated by Ugly...
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My mom + dad, circa 1984. Total babes.
PLANADVISER - Who's Mixed Up?
Here’s an illustration I did recently for the latest issue of PlanAdviser, to go along with an article about mixed target-date investing. Thanks to SooJin Buzelli for this fun piece. Sketches: Final, flipped:
Boston Globe Book Review
New illustration for the Books section of the Sunday Globe - Daniel Orozo’s “Orientation”. A collection of short stories that explore the lives of individuals, free of technology and digital obsession. What do we do with our time when we are alone? Thanks to Jane Martin for this fast piece - 4 hours for the final! My fingers were mere nubs by the end of the day. Sketches: ...
Dear Japan - 170 Artists 170 Messages
I have a piece in a one-day-only, cash-and-carry show tonight at Art Connect New York Gallery in Soho. All the proceeds from the exhibition will go toward the crisis in Japan. 170 artists were asked to donate artwork with a message on the back that begins with “Dear Japan,” (which is also the title of the show). More information can be found here. Thanks to Aya Kakeda and Mika Fmt for...
NYTimes Op-Ed Letters
For today’s Times - response to an article titled “Too Young for Kindergarten? Tide Turning Against 4-Year Olds.” Developmentally inappropriate expectations for young’ns entering the school system. Big thanks to Alexandra Zsigmond. Printed:
Desert Island Window - Process
Boy, is this a belated post. A couple of months ago, I installed a volcano landscape thing in the window of Desert Island in Williamsburg. It was a really fun undertaking, and definitely reinvigorated my work. I’ve been meaning to post process photos ever since. And now, here they are! Thanks to Gabe Fowler for the space, help and company during the install. The...
I’m in the upcoming Illustrated Type show at Gallery Nucleus, which features over 30 artists and an awesome collection of hand drawn letterforms and typography. More information here. Thanks to Alexis Kaneshiro and the Nucleus team! More process photos on the Gallery Nucleus blog!
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