by Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2008

Painting ships and designing logos while working for the Maryland Coast Guard is an unusual start into the world of illustration. However, New York-based artist Jacob Thomas has gone on to win a swag of awards, including the cover of Communication Arts. His illustration style is perfect blend of art meets communication and has attracted the attentions of big name clients such as The New Yorker and L’Oreal.