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December 27, 2016

John S. Dykes shares his vigorous, cheerfully surreal cover illustration for the 2017 Half Price Books Calendar. John also created inside illustrations for each of the 12 months. (more)

December 14, 2016

John S. Dykes’ friendly, funky illustration for Worcester Polytechnic Institute accompanied a feature on Wellington, New Zealand. (more)

May 11, 2016

John Dykes’ illustrated portrait of Robert Frost appears in the current issue of Amherst Magazine. (more)

April 6, 2016

John S. Dykes’ chalkboard-style illustration for Sheetz Coffeez has been selected for inclusion in this year’s American Illustration print annual.  (more)

March 30, 2016

John S. Dykes’ sketchbook map illustration for Boston Magazine addresses the eternal competition of North Shore vs. South Shore. Ever experience the greenheads in July? That’s the price you pay to paak yoah cah in Ipswich. (more)

March 11, 2016

John S. Dykes created this illustration for the Purdue University alumni magazine to accompany a feature on new course offerings meant to provide an extra, non-traditional supplement to the student's knowledge base. (more)

January 12, 2016

The line between visual art and music frequently blurs, never more so than in the brilliant work of David Bowie. Following is a collection of portraits created by members of theispot, celebrating various stages throughout Bowie's prolific, all too brief career.  Rest in Peace. (see more) 



January 5, 2016

Theispot contributors were assigned exciting advertising projects in 2015.  Advertising art directors look for just the right artist to bring their idea to life; we think you’ll agree that each made the perfect choice for our highlighted projects.  Explore each of these featured Advertising illustrations in depth by clicking on the images below.


December 18, 2015

John S. Dykes’ illustration in the Wall Street Journal accompanied an overview of holiday window displays. Beyond Manhattan, holiday windows get a little more interesting…  (more)