Kevin Sprouls, Creator of the Wall Street Journal stipple hedcut portrait style. Sprouls introduced the hallmark portrait style to the Wall Street Journal in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987, Kevin worked on staff for the paper, creating illustrations and training artists in the style.
He currently is the main illustrator for Worth magazine.
His pen is housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
all images, c. Kevin Sprouls A couple of months ago, I was called on to create a new logo in currency design style. I’ve done a lot of currency design illustrations over the years. It’s highly-detailed and exacting … Continue reading →
all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I got an assignment to create a large illustration for MinuteMaid, the orange juice company. The agency, in Chicago, needed a supermarket display to promote the company’s product. The Art Director was … Continue reading →
All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This is likely the last of my New Yorker Illustrations series. I had a wonderful couple of years working for my favorite magazine, and created some of my best work for them. We’ll start … Continue reading →
all portrait images, c. Kevin Sprouls I’ve been providing portraits for Carnegie Mellon for several years. They are commissioned by the esteemed Pittsburgh university for their Tepper School of Business. My mailbox was graced by the latest issue yesterday. Here … Continue reading →
all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Way back in the 1990’s, I created many Illustrations for The New Yorker magazine. After resigning my post as head illustrator at The Wall Street Journal, I was eager to stretch my wings. I worked … Continue reading →
All Images, c. Kevin Sprouls Wine Illustrations are good fun, like the enjoyment of a favorite vintage. I’ve done quite a lot of work in support of the vintner’s enterprise. Let’s dive in: Here is a sketch for a wine … Continue reading →
All images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s always interesting to create illustrations of people doing what they love — portraits of professions. One of those subjects is a good friend of mine, the voice artist, Joe Murray. Here is the portrait … Continue reading →
all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, some examples of my logo art and graphic illustration. Though I am mostly known as the originator of the WSJ portrait ‘hedcut’ style, I also engage in more stylized work. I created the … Continue reading →
all images, c. Kevin Sprouls A while back, I was tasked with Creating a Logo for Toth Design, a top design shop in Boston. www.toth.com I’d worked with Mike Toth before, doing a long and successful series of newspaper ads … Continue reading →
All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Here are more examples of my magazine illustrations. I like the thrill of appearing to a wide audience, but the print media is sometimes disappointing. Once a drawing leaves my studio, its reproduction and appearance … Continue reading →