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April 19, 2017

Mark Smith comments wryly on the upcoming UK Flash Election: “So, whose turn is it to drive…?” (more)

March 2, 2017

Mark Smith’s latest illustration for Johns Hopkins Health Review accompanies an article about the links between faith and healthy eating. (more)

January 4, 2017

Theispot is proud to host a wide selection of top editorial talent.  These artists have worked for virtually every magazine and newspaper in the US, as well as internationally.  We’ve chosen just a few ‘best of the best’ to represent this section.  Explore each of these featured Editorial illustrations in depth by clicking on the links below. (more)

December 2, 2016

Mark Smith's tribute to Muhammad Ali for the cover of ESPN’s special section has earned him the Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. (more)

September 21, 2016

Mark Smith illustrated a troubling feature for ESPN Magazine on Thomas Johnson, the up and coming football star whose untreated schizophrenia led him to commit the brutal murder of an innocent jogger. (more)

July 22, 2016

Mark Smith’s illustration for Canadian Business Magazine accompanied an article about loosening control and handing your company over when it's time to take it to the next level.  (more)

June 10, 2016

Mark Smith’s minimal full page illustration for ESPN magazine was edged off the cover in favor of a photograph of Muhammad Ali in his prime. But the creative director was moved to use Mark’s image inside as a right-hand-page simulated cover to open the 35-page Ali tribute feature. (more)

June 10, 2016

Mark Smith’s page header illustration for regular client ESPN Magazine accompanies an assessment of Muhammad Ali’s legacy in full, both earthy and transcendent.  (more)

May 25, 2016

Mark Smith’s striking illustration for Poltico makes a dramatic splash page for their special Water Issue.  (more)

May 3, 2016

Mark Smith’s full page illustration for Stanford Lawyer accompanied an article about using design thinking to make contracts more engaging and reader-friendly. (more)