Packaging Illustration

Last year, I was commissioned to create a packaging illustration for a product being introduced by the paper company, Georgia-Pacific. The client indicated he wanted something close to a drawing I had done years ago for the Wall Street Journal. … Continue reading

Cover Illustration

Cover illustration is a special kind of art. ‘It’s a perfect reading excursion, its pages inhabited by cyber-stalkers, bereft lovers, dying crows, webless spiders, disillusioned radicals, illicit cadavers, and people treading the uncertain pathways of life, love and loss, negotiating … Continue reading

Spot Illustrations for Texas Monthly

My work appears in the form of some spot illustrations for this month’s issue of Texas Monthly. As I’ve mentioned previously, magazine work appeals to me for the publicity it signifies — I like my illustrations to be seen. These … Continue reading

American Airlines Illustration

Shortly after I left my day job at WSJ, having established the hallmark hedcut portrait style at the newspaper, I was hired for a good bit of work on American Airlines illustration. As I recall, it started with a simple, b&w … Continue reading

More Conceptual Art at the WSJ

More conceptual art images here from the Wall Street Journal art archives, in the conceptual illustration category. These are new to this blog… Let’s dig in: After stepping down as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981–1985) … Continue reading

Conceptual Art at the WSJ, Revisited

I covered the topic of conceptual art a bit back in 2012, but here are more images, new to this blog, representing conceptual illustration from The Wall Street Journal in the days before it was changed to a full-color, photograph-heavy … Continue reading

The Art of Demotivation – Final Chapter

Last in this series of that wicked parody, “The Art of Demotivation”. These are pretty far afield from my usual task of turning out those Wall Street Journal style hedcut portraits for which I’m known. Here are more of my … Continue reading

More The Art of Demotivation

I suppose it was an obvious choice: The parody-masters at Despair, Inc. approached me, the creator of the WSJ hedcut portrait style, to work on their wickedly funny book, “The Art of Demotivation”. For me, the funniest part of the … Continue reading

The Art of Demotivation, Revisited

The folks at Despair, Inc. approached me with the idea for a book: A parody of those Capitalist/Corporate handbooks that proliferate in our modern era (I think of it as The Gilded Age, v.2). They thought it might be funny … Continue reading

Improving on an Image— Christmas Truce

By now, you have likely heard that this is the famous 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce of World War 1. But, did you know, that there was a precedent for this important event in human affairs that occurred 50 … Continue reading