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A Few for the Wall Street Journal

I’m running a little behind on this blog lately, so I’m combining the last couple of jobs I did for the WSJ into one single post!  As I may have mentioned in the past, I love working for newspapers, b/c I think the quick turn-around (sometimes only 2 hours!) is a really exciting challenge.  I’ve done a couple of small spots for the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Off Duty’ section the past few weeks, all for the Fixer section.

The first was all about finding the right hideaway bed for out-of-town guests:

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Then a set of illustrated instructions on how-to wrap your headphone cords so the don’t tangle:

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This week I did a couple of pieces about how-to take better pics of babies w/ a smartphone:

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NY Times Op-Ed: Does Preschool Work?

I did another quick piece for the NY Times Op-Ed, all about whether or not preschool is effective in creating smarter kids.  Below is the finish, along with a few sketches, but you can read the full article HERE.

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sketches:

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A Special Bag for Oprah

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at SoulCycle asking if I could customize a Louis Vuitton bag for a very special friend of theirs.. The one & only, Oprah Winfrey!

She was celebrating her 60th birthday with a spin class and about 50 of her close friends, and they wanted a custom bag to commemorate the event. I hand painted the SoulCycle logo & some colorful stripes on the front, and some simple, tiny text across the bottom of the back.  So fun!

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NY Times Sunday Review: Generation Y

I did another fun illustration for the NY Times, this time for the the cover of the Sunday Review.  It was a really interesting piece all about taking a new, positive look at Generation Y.  You can read more about it HERE

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Lucid Dreaming for Mashable.com

I did a quick, fun piece for the folks over at Mashable.com this weekend, all about a device that can help you control your dreams.  Read more about it HERE

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NY Times Spot: Working Without Pay

I did a quick (2-hour deadline!) & fun spot illustration for the NY Times Letters section the other day, all about creative people sharing / giving away their work for free.

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hilarious & horrible sketch:

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Op-Ed: Diversity and ‘Doctor Who’

I did a fun, quick illustration yesterday for today’s Op-Ed page of the NY Times, all about the lack of diversity in the various role of ‘Doctor Who‘.  Below is the finish (which ran in b+w), and a couple unused sketches.  You can read the whole article here.

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a couple unused sketches:

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Talbots Holiday Preview Event

This week I had a lot of fun in NYC painting custom tags for Talbot’s Holiday Preview event!

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Breaking Bad Book

A few months ago, AMC contacted me about an art book they were putting together for the cast & crew of Breaking Bad as a gift for the end of the series.  I was honored to contribute my 30 Days of Saul Goodman image, since I’m such a fan of the show, and had so much fun working on these pieces.  So sad to think it’s ending so soon!

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Sunday Review: Binge-Watching TV

I did another fun piece for the NY Times Sunday Review section this weekend, all about binge-watching tv, and addiction to series like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and House of Cards.  Below is the finish and a couple of sketches that weren’t used.

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sketches:

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COMING SOON

I’m so proud to announce that my 2-person show with the amazingly talented Shannon Bonatakis is coming up quickly at Gallery 1988 East!  More details and sneak peeks to come, but here’s the official flyer below.. Can’t wait!

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NY Times Op-Ed: A No-Fly Zone for Knives

I did another quick illustration for the NY  Times Op-Ed section.  The piece was written by an airline stewardess who opposes T.S.A.’s decision to allow passengers to carry small knives.. I had fun coming up with ideas for this one!

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