Great news from Communication Arts magazine. An illustration for Mother Jones magazine about the acceptance of transgender people was chosen for the 2013 Illustration annual. Tim Priddy, AD
I was not the only Yang accepted into the competition. My wife, Abby Chan, is a choreographer and performer who commissioned illustrator Melinda Beck for her production, Kidult Ophelia, which will open in Hong Kong February 28. Melinda’s poster was also accepted into the competition. Much thanks to CA Magazine.
More good news from the Society of Illustrators as the “Get Out the Vote” poster for the AIGA was accepted into the advertising category for SOI 55 annual show. Much thanks to the Society and art director Joanne Zamore for the excellent job.
Illustrator/Educator Scott Bakal has curated Pixelated, the Art of Digital Illustration which is being held at the New Britain Museum of American Art from July 21st to December 9th. If you are in New Britain Connecticut, please check it out. An impressive list of illustrators are featured and I am happy to be included in the show. Video kiosks will also show animations and videos by the artists. To learn more about the exhibit please visit Scott’s blog.
July 4th week seems the perfect time to share this poster designed with Joanne Zamore. This was created for AIGA’s Get Out the Vote program to encourage the public to participate in elections this fall. Joanne has a special place in my heart because we both started out in Washington DC in the early 80′s and got our big break with designer Beth Singer creating a poster for the Hiroshima Museum of Art. The poster later won a national award which helped both of our careers. It was nice to create another poster with Joanne.
Director/Animator Dave Redl and I are at it again working on a new short animation. A six year old will explain the science of submarines and jets. Here is an early preview of the art with a sketch and frame. Don’t want to give too much away but let me say there is a lot about subs and jets I didn’t know until explained by a child.
Good news from 3×3. An illustration commissioned by SooJin Buzelli for PlanSponsor Magazine about blame has been accepted into the ProShow annual. 3×3 has a warm place in my heart. During a lunch interview with publisher Charles Hively, I learned Charles was art director for a Conoco ad campaign in the late 70′s featuring Jean Michel Folon. My father worked for Conoco and as a high school student I had a chance to see the Folon layouts. It was the inspiration needed for pursuing illustration as a career. Talk about a small world. Much thanks to 3×3.
It has been a while since I have thought about the Joey and Jet series since the last book was published in 2006. Recently I heard good news from Simon and Schuster about both books. “Joey and Jet” , which had been out of print, is being reissued in paperback while Joey and Jet in Space is now going into a second printing. Richard Jackson was the editor for both books and Polly Kanevesky was art director.
I have been meaning to create another book but frankly, work had turned my attention away for the last few years. This might be the push I need to get started.
One nice thing about the future is taking work with you has never been easier. With more powerful laptops, higher res screens, cheap storage, smartphones and Skype, there is no excuse to not change the view from the studio now and then. I’m taking advantage of this by working out of Hong Kong for December.
Good news from Illustrators 54. An illustration from the World Wildlife Federation (Canada) has been accepted into the annual in the Institutional/Advertising category. Much thanks to the Society of illustrators. Patricia Buckley, AD
Illustrators Unlimited by Gestalten in Berlin is a collection of contemporary illustration from around the world. They were kind enough to include my work in this anthology. There are many excellent illustrators included and you get a feel for trends happening today. If you would like to purchase Illustrators Unlimited, please visit here.
This video is a casual interview about my life as an illustrator. Seeing yourself as others see you can be very disturbing. Did not know that I express thoughts like a teen aged Valley Girl. Sami Chan, Director and Editor. This was done for NYU sight and sound documentary.
This weekend I got a pleasant surprise from my publisher, Simon and Schuster. A Korean version of Puzzlehead is now available in Korea. My parents would have been proud. As any Korean can tell you, impressing the parents is a very big deal.
Good news from the Society of Illustrators. Two pieces were accepted for the annual Society of Illustrators 53 Show. The book will be published next year and the opening for Institutional and Advertising art will be held at the Society of Illustrators in New York City on February 23, 2011. Much thanks to the Society of Illustrators.
Poster for direct mail/promotion. Client: A/I Data. Design Firm: Splice Design. AD- Ken Karlic
Calendar Illustration. Client: Society of Newspaper Designers. Design Firm: Cheese+Pickles Design Studio. AD: Deborah Withey
I am part of a exhibit titled, “Where is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran.” Posters have been created by some of the best known designers and illustrators working today. The School of Visual Arts is sponsoring the exhibit curated by Anita Kunz, Woody Pirtle and Francis Di Tommaso.
The exhibit runs from August 30-September 25, 2010 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor New York. There is a reception on Thursday , September 16 from 6-8pm