Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Illustrations done for 417 Magazine

More from the monthly spot illo I do for the Talk of the Town section in 417 Magazine.

November: Confusion in Aisle Nine
This was an interesting topic, a new service giving grocery shoppers access to Aisle 411. This new feature lets customers call for a sort of grocery store version of directory assistance to help find their missing ingredient. They are able to call in the grocery item and then seconds later they receive the location coordinates within the store. Springfield was the first city in the world to use the service, which debuted last October at the 65 Price Cutter at National Avenue and Republic Road.

December: And the Emmy Goes to…
This illo was done for the Emmy that the Springfield news reporter, Joy Robertson took home for 2009. The one she took home was: A Mid-American Emmy. It was given to her for her work on a two-part series about midwives, called “Birthing Up Baby.” Congratulations Joy :)

January: Efficient Roads
This illo was for a new interchange that was being referred to as one of the most powerful and greenest innovations of 2009. The interchange, called a diverging diamond, was the first of its kind in the United States. The new overpass leads drivers on a path that—while it is quick and easy once you get the hang of it—sends them driving on the left side of the road, a first for most American motorists. The diverging diamond allows more than twice as many left turns per hour than most interchanges—a total of about 600 turns. Nice work Springfield...keep on, keepin' it green.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

American Airlines | American Way: Lost In Translation

If you're heading to the skies with American Airlines anytime soon check out your in-flight copy of American Way (bi-monthly) magazine. This was an illo done for the January 15th issue on an article about an aspiring novelist's journey to getting his first novel published - Catch a Fallen Star. After repeated attempts with his own agent he ultimately had to settle for having his life's dream published in Poland — in a language that he couldn't understand. For a better understanding of the pipe reference check out the full story here - LINK :)


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Utne Reader: Why Do I Get So Lost?

This was a half page illo that was done for the current Jan/Feb issue over at Utne Reader. The story was about a woman who can't make and store accurate mental images of her environment, otherwise know as “developmental topographical disorientation” by the journal Neuropsychologia. The full article can be read over on Utne Reader here - LINK to Why Do I Get So Lost? Big thanks to Stephanie G. over there at Utne too!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Congratulations Print Winners of 2009!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the FREE monthly print giveaways in 2009 and thank you to everyone who blogged, twittered, and facebooked about it too! The Grand Prize of a 16"x20" RTD print of their choice is getting shipped out and over the pond to Jade Boylan in the UK. Congratulations Jade :) It's still on for 2010 so enter monthly and tell your friends! Details and this past years winners are posted below...and good luck!

Sign up for the RTD mailing list and be entered for the monthly drawing - a FREE, signed, 5"x7" art print of your choice. You'll also be entered for the grand prize - a full sized 16"x20" limited edition, signed and numbered print that will be given away at the end of the year. RTD will even pay for the postage too, so you've got nothing to lose. Sign up HERE.

You can see what prints are currently available HERE.


March : Ojay - Tiny Pimp

April : Juana - Gardener On Potato Island

May : Alissa - Poor Little Calamari, Elvina - Robot Pirate, Toby - Unlikely Lovers, and Ann - Tiny Pimp

June : Wendi - Unlikely Lovers, Daniel - A Beacon Of Hope, and Alex - Thirst

July : Giselle - Fly Fishing

August : Amandine - Steve Was Not Double-Jointed, Jeannie - Let the Horns Blow

September : Jennifer - Unlikely Lovers

October : Laura - Full Moon Tonight

November : Merrijoy - Waiting For a Believer

December : Paras - Happy On The Inside

2010 Grand Prize Winner : Jade Boylan - Operation Scribble


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

RTD Featured On Spraygraphic

The nice folks over at Spraygraphic have featured RTD on their sprayblog this week - LINK. Thanks guys!


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