Behind the Scenes with Rinee Shah: Even though I always grew up drawing here and there, I didn't really start drawing until I got a Wacom tablet when I was 20. It pretty much changed everything and definitely shaped my illustration process. I do all of my work digitally. I'll start with a few thumbnail sketches to figure out content and layout,... read more
Travelers intent on visiting the cultural hubs of the moment–Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Detroit among them–can now add another Wild Sam travel guide to their collection: the Desert Southwest. Designed in Austin, Texas, the guides are slim yet substantive handbooks featuring the most tasteful, extraordinary, and reliable in a given area. This recent output covers the must-sees of the sprawling Southwest, as illustrated by ... read more
SO sad the Olympics are over.. but so fun to see how our #fjartists got thrown into the mix! Check out Caroline Tomlinson, who designed the logo for the #BritishHouseRio, taking some time in Rio to draw on her tablet.
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F+J illustrator Patrick Hruby got over his fear of the sting factor to deliver this informed infographic about honey bees. “Our ecosystem really balances on their success and safety,” he said, motivated by his wish for more people to know about the insects’ plight, including the serious risk of colony collapse. Concise, colorful illustrations and engaging captions neatly lay out the efficient design of honey bee... read more
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Today is the first Monday of our Behind the Scenes series that will let you see our artist's creative process from start to end. So much goes into making an image/illustration, and the process can often be as exciting as the piece itself. So to kick us off, Jill Calder shows us what it was like to make "Mowgli and... read more
A set of illustrations Karolin Schnoor did for Martha Beck’s advice column in O Magazine about happiness, whether we chose it and how songs about emotions LIE to us all the time. I know she’s right but I still get weepy when I hear Michael Jackson’s rendition of Ain’t No Sunshine. Want to... read more
Looking for a cool Father's Day gift? Moving into a new home? Wanting to finally invest in an original and not just a print? Tim Tomkinson is one of our incredible #fjartist illustrators and he is selling originals and prints of his work on his site. Check it out!... read more
Patrick Hruby worked from the ground up with SF-based Rindal & Co to create a clean, colorful treatment for Recology Organics, including packaging, brochure, and business cards. Alongside the talents of designer, agency partner,... read more
If you read one thing today, make it Adobe's amazing blog post about F+J illustrator Patrick Hruby and the world he magically created for their recent Creative Jam in Los Angeles. Bonus: a time-lapse video showing us all how it was done. ... read more