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9 Surf Studios / Tom White

9 Surf Studios specializes in typographics and lettering for all media

Watson, Laura

Fun, fresh illustrations of loopy kids, cuddly animals and wondrous places... created in acrylic paint and digital collage, with a retro twist and often featuring custom vintage hand lettering. Specialties are children's books and food illustration.

Christoph, Jamey

A "Sunshine State" native, Jamey Christoph studied illustration at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. His stylish illustrations appear regularly in major newspapers,and magazines and have received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts. After many years in Cleveland's historic Ohio City neighborhood, he and his partner Brad moved to Annapolis MD. Their dogs, Spencer and Owen are always ready for a walk.

Haake, Martin

Martin Haake is an internationally known illustrator and artist. After some years living in London, Martin moved back to Berlin where he lives with his wife and his two sons who both want to grow up to be pirates!(the old fashioned kind of course). He has been working as a freelance illustrator for about 14 years for clients all over the world: Barnes & Noble, The Royal Society of Arts, Penguin Books, The Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, Elle and the Shangri-la Hotel, Hongkong to name a few. Martin Haake's work has been selected for many illustration and design annuals. He is a big fan of American Folk art and is collecting telephone doodles.

Larsen, Eric

TO SEE THE COMPLETE IMAGES---HIT ERIC'S HOMEPAGE URL (above). That said, Eric Larsen has been a working, multiple-style illustrator since the year John Lennon was shot. That's a long time. He's worked for a lot of really good people for a really long time too. Clients include: DDB Chicago, CMD Agency, Daimler-Western Star Trucks, The Amelie Company, Colorado DOT, Three Communications Chicago, The Great Society, Cengage, Pearson Learning, This Old House, California Magazine, AAA Traveler Magazine, Westways Magazine, Scholastic, J.Walter Thompson, Hachette Books, Guideposts Magazine and many more. Please hit his website link to see more of his stuff. We really hope you don't hate it you've got so many choices. Keywords: automotive, truck, car, industry, industrial, retro,digital, pencil, airbrush, digital, vector, multiple_style,texture, engines, train, travel, tourism, feminine, masculine, machine, character development, cartoon, comic, medical, hospital, science, food, product, line _over_color, editorial, realism, stylized, style-match, food, beverage,tee_shirt, business, corporate, financial, graphic, postcard, scenic, hand_lettering

Doret, Michael

Logos, trademarks, letterform and image design, title treatments, headlines, font design and signage design.

Panczyszyn, Shauna Lynn

Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn is the go-to illustrator for vibrant, hand rendered type and she’s honed her wonderful chalk-board aesthetic down to perfection. Based in Orlando, Florida, her talents go well beyond brilliant lettering. She has a classically trained voice and is also a figure skater. When she’s not in her studio, there’s a good chance she’s at the local rink turning triple axles with her friends.

Her musical tastes change by the season – in the warmer months it’s usually Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie and Zero 7, but in autumn or winter she’ll listen to Pat Metheny, George Winston, Gordon Lightfoot, Mannheim Steamroller or Josh Groban. She loves old advertising and packaging, particularly fruit crate labels and art deco lettering.

Shauna went to the University of North Florida, originally to study opera. However she switched to graphic design, took classes in painting and screen printing, and discovered a love of illustration. After graduating she did an internship in an agency in Jacksonville, and worked in graphic design in Orlando before becoming a freelance illustrator.

You’ll never believe this, but Shauna has only ever worked on a chalkboard once. Despite how incredibly chalky her projects look, they are all digitally produced. Having said that, she does begin in her sketchbook working in a pink pencil because it’s pale and allows her to refine the letterforms as she goes over them with a 2B. An image is then scanned into Photoshop and worked on using a Wacom Cintiq.

It’s Shauna’s custom brushes that really make the difference. She’s spent ages creating them and they ensure that her chalk-look work is as realistic as possible.

In terms of colour, her instinct is to go wild. However, as she points out she doesn’t want her work to look like a rainbow has exploded on it, so she usually cuts her palette back to four bright colours.

Many have called Shauna’s work whimsical. While there’s certainly fluidity and freedom about it she’ll also fill background areas with fine detail. Little words squeezed in here and there allow the client the opportunity to augment and refine a message – or just get more in there! But the secret to Shauna’s style is her desire to please her inner five-year-old. Happy and positive is what she does best and if her work isn’t those things she won’t be satisfied with it.

Johnson, Iskra

Lettering Design,Calligraphic illustration, handwriting, icons and hand lettering for packaging, book and film titling and corporate identity. Fine Art and experimental text http://www.iskrafineart.com

Frieden, Sarajo

Sarajo Frieden is an artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in illustrated fiction, magazines, commercials, textiles, paper products, bedding and lamps, to name a few.

Koen, Viktor

Viktor Koen was born in 1967 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem and an MFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Mr. Koen serves on the faculty of Parsons School of Design and the MFA program of the School of Visual Arts. His images are regularly published in the NYTimes Book Review, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, Money and Forbes.
Previous clients include: Atlantic Records, Delta Airlines, IBM, Penguin Putnam, Random House, Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Reader’s Digest, New York, Man’s Journal, Bloomberg Personal, Fortune, Smart Money, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Grethen, Donna

Hand lettering and illustrations for everything. My work has been used for advertising, books, covers, editorial, packaging and web design. Society of Illustrators 44 and 53. Print 2002.

Kabaker, Gayle

Gayle's work is used in marketing collateral, advertising, editorial, animation, web design and logo and brand development. She welcomes challenges, and she really loves to work with her clients to help them achieve exactly what the need. women

Rodriguez, Robert

Born in New Orleans, Rodriguez has lived in California since 1965. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1969, and began freelancing as an illustrator. Over the years his style has evolved through many phases. He currently illustrates as himself and as the primary artist in his studio 24/7. Some of the projects he’s especially enjoyed working on include the poster for SuperBowl XXVI, The NFL for 2002 Christmas card , movie posters for The Two Jakes, The Jewel of the Nile, and City Slicker’s II, the dvd cover for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the NBA All-Star Game poster, basketball trading cards, six Ringling Bros. Circus posters, posters for the National Hispanic Scholarship fund, calendars and posters for the National Federation of Labor, many covers for Der Spiegel Magazine, theater posters for the Hartford Stage and the Mark Taper Forum. Rodriguez illustrated the Cesar Chavez postage stamp for the United States Postal Service and Designer Carl Herrman. Mr. Herrman has also commissioned Rodriguez for the Cinco De Mayo Stamp and the Celebrate the Century “1980’s” series of stamps. The Cinco De Mayo stamp was the first postage stamp ever jointly.commissioned by the United States and another country {Mexico} He has won five gold medals and four silver medals, as well as two Patrick Nagel Awards from SILA, the Hollywood Reporter Key Arts Award, many regional awards from across the country, the Airbrush Action Achievement Award, and the great teacher award from Art Center.
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