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January 4, 2017

As the online presence of magazines and newspapers grow in importance, Editorial illustrators are using new tools to build digital capability into their images. One of the most prevalent, and delightful, results is short, simple animation that enhances the visual message well beyond the static page.  Here are some excellent example by members of Theispot; click on the links below to enjoy each one in action. (more)

December 6, 2016

Mendola Artists gives us a sneak peek at their 2017 Calendar, filled with gorgeous illustrations. Here are a few of the months we are most looking forward to, starting with Kirsten Ulve’s ruckus Manhattan cover art: (more)

June 9, 2016

Kirsten Ulve’s super-fashionable illustration for the July issue of Vogue Japan also manages to sneak in a sly zodiac reference with a little Cancer-the-Crab action. (more)

April 22, 2016

The music industry has prematurely lost yet another giant this week, Prince, at the age of 57. Ispotters remember “The Artist Known As” with portraits both past and recent. 

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April 19, 2016

Kirsten Ulve’s latest animated celebrity portrait illustration for Billboard magazine is none other than Beyonce! (more)

March 11, 2016

Kirsten Ulve totally nails the ripe old “Glimmer Twins” on the eve of their Cuban debut in this zippy gif illustration for Rolling Stone. (more)

January 26, 2016

Kirsten Ulve’s stunning and stylish illustrations have been making art directors happy all over the world lately! For Billboard Magazine she observes that everyone wants to cover Adele’s song, “Hello”: (more)

December 28, 2015

Kirsten Ulve’s triple portrait illustration for Billboard magazine accompanied a feature on Alice Cooper and Joe Perry discussing Hollywood Vampires’ new album. (more)

October 13, 2015

Kirsten Ulve is featured as “Illustrator of the Week” in the Design Inspiration blog on the homepage of Print Magazine. (more)

June 18, 2015

Kirsten Ulve’s illustration for the German edition of Glamour Magazine vividly demonstrates the importance of saving a boring party… and just how to do it! (more)