Great New Work from Colorado Illustrators
Some of the best Colorado-based illustrators have been hard at work this summer cranking out great work for big publications and clients. Here are some good looking pieces we've recently spotted.
Justin Renteria did a cover for Seattle Weekly. The story is about a Seattle-based attorney who is currently fighting for the freedom of an Ugandan man, imprisoned for his role as a commander in the Lord's Resistance Army. The LRA, headed by Joseph Kony of Kony 2012 fame, is notorious for its use of children as soldiers and sex slaves. The reason that the attorney has taken up this fight is because his client (now a grown man) happened to be one of those children, kidnapped on his way home from school. The third image is an alternative cover that wasn't published, but is equally intriguing.
Gwenda Kaczor did this piece to complement an article in The Wall Street Journal, called “A Dip in the Pool Does an Aging Body Good," about how swimming improves the vascular health of elderly adults.
This illustration for Quill & Quire magazine from Shaw Nielsen goes along with an article about how having up-to-date metadata on the internet is essential for publishers because up to date metadata allows users to find the book they’re looking for via organic searchs and allows publishers to puff up and show off their wares.
Andrew Hoffman just did this illustration for Breckenridge Brewery who's sponsoring the Underground Music Showcase this year. Andrew was commissioned to illustrate a backdrop for their booth. It was also used as a backdrop for the UMS pre-party at Illegal Pete's. That's Ian Cooke playing at the pre-party.
Are you an illustrator doing great work in Colorado? Send it our way.