Ilana Kohn

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Saturday 31 January 2009

Brooklyn-based illustrator — and Lost At E Minor contributorIlana Kohn creates vibrantly coloured works which practically glow in their playfulness. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Kohn’s regular clients include the New York Times, The Deal, Utne Reader, and The Advocate.

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Ted McGrath

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Monday 5 January 2009

Anyone who has ever been a fan of those old school cut and paste zines, band fliers, and the like, will really dig the work of Brooklyn illustrator, Ted McGrath, who creates the most fabulously rough and raw, spontaneous collages and ink drawings. Be sure to keep an eye out for the latest edition of American Illustration as McGrath has had the honour of creating this year’s cover.

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Matthew Smith

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By D.E. Cooper in New Illustration on Saturday 1 November 2008

Vivid technicolor dreamscapes emerge from Brooklyn-based illustrator Matthew Smith’s clever imagination. Always expect the unexpected in his bright, unique, and colourful world, which he builds with detailed line work and bold powerful marker strokes. Yes, I said marker strokes, which is his medium of choice. This allows him to finish his lush pieces with whimsical speed and passion, leaving behind him a stack of imaginative work. His fresh approach and voice are both inspiring and well-appreciated in a world where everyone is trying to be like everyone else.

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Fernanda Cohen’s New York portfolio class

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By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 4 October 2008

The brilliant New York illustrator, Fernanda Cohen — who just happens to live down the road from me in Brooklyn — is teaching a portfolio class at Third Ward starting this coming Tuesday. The course, Illustration Portfolio, ‘helps students build a professional portfolio strong enough for them to feel confident to show it to art […]

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Thomas Herpich

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 2 October 2008

Seems like you can’t throw a rock in Brooklyn these days without hitting an awesome illustrator. Thomas Herpich’s work is intricate and really drawerly (you know, like the drawing equivalent of painterly), but also draws heavily from comic books. His style is expressive and moody without being gimmicky — the idea he is trying to convey takes precedent over any kind of visual one-liners.

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Andrew Dregraff

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 August 2008

Brooklyn based Illustrator Andrew Dregraff never ceases to amaze. With his bold, graphic language, Degraff has a real knack for quirky storytelling that always seems to bring something new and exciting to the page. Be sure not to miss his books section for a peek at the glorious Pink Gold (and buy a copy while […]

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Kali Ciesemier

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Friday 4 July 2008

Recent MICA illustration graduate, Kali Ciesemier posseses a particularly bold and versatile sensibility. She is clearly having a blast experimenting with different styles which ought to appeal to a wide range of clients. I particularly enjoy her poster section where she explores everything from textured pen and ink, to clean digital lines – all to […]

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Ilana Kohn

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 24 January 2008

I love the colour and textures that permeate Brooklyn illustrator Ilana Kohn’s work. A Pratt graduate, Kohn ‘works mainly through combining traditional painting techniques with various manners of collage and occasional digital media’.

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James Blagden

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Sunday 20 January 2008

Oh wow. The illustration work of Brooklyn based James Blagden is amazing. The colours leap out like flouro socks in a mid-80s Wham clip.

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Katie Yamasaki

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 September 2006

Brooklyn-based artist, Katie Yamasaki, did a Bachelors of Arts degree at Earlham College and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She now ‘teaches 4th-8th grade art at Ballet Tech, The New York City Public School for Dance, and shares a studio with fellow […]

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Wop-a-din-din for Autumn Whitehurst

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 5 September 2006

Autumn Whitehurst creates beautiful vector works. Her bold use of colour allows her often cheekily themed line drawings to really leap out, creating a sense of visual serenity despite the occassionally dark subject matter.

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