We are big fans of the terrific interviews conducted by Thomas James of Escape from Illustration Island, and it was very exciting to come across this insightful chat with one of the most important art directors in the industry. Aviva Michaelov is responsible for designing the engaging Op-Ed section of the New York Times, and it is a real treat to have the opportunity to hear her perspective. Take a listen here!
It is so strange how the industry has changed – we often find ourselves forming close relationships with people that we’ve never actually met face to face. Pete Ryan was one of those people for quite some time, and we had the opportunity to first meet him a few months ago after loads of increasingly personal and “lol” peppered emails were exchanged.
And he’s back! He is just as intelligent and wonderful as his work, and we are so happy that he came by the office today and bonded with a few of the MGI mascots.
Pete and Taxi:
Pete and Sketch:
John Michael Thompson’s beautiful realism will be on display at Syracuse University’s Lubin House Palitz Gallery here in New York City, with the opening reception slated for this Wednesday, September 14th, from 6-8 pm. He will be joined by fellow SU professor, Roger Demuth, for this two-man show. If you are in the area, be sure to swing by. The work will be on display until September 29th.
“The Story Book Series – Building Arlington One Book at a Time,” presented by our friends at Storyopolis entertainment, has invited Raul Colon to join them Thursday, September 8th, for a very special reading and discussion about his influences as a child, inspirations, and processes.Â If you happen to be in the Dallas area and are acquainted with a wee one, please consider attending this wonderful event to learn more about this phenomenally talented artist. You can learn more here.