Medical Illustrators : Modern Day da Vinci's

CBS visits UIC's Biomedical Visual program
They have to have the knowledge of a doctor, the talent of an artist, and the ability of a computer scientist... and that's a hard thing to find. ― Scott Barrows: UIC's Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor
Renaissance men and women, like Leonardo da Vinci, only for this century... and with an iPad. ― CBS
I'm truly proud to be a part of this field and program! Great job everyone!


Same Hill Different Day

For the past 2 years I have visited a beautiful mound of earth that I have come to call "the hill." Each time I have come to the hill a new story is told to me as if the hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play. ― Paul


How incredibly cool is this? I personally like the kite scene best.
Currently, Paul lives in Chicago―does anyone know where this spot is?


Neryl Walker

I love Neryl Walker! She brings out my girl-y-ness (Which really isn't so hard to do). She was the first fashion illustrator that I was drawn to when I first became interested in graphic design. I actually got to interview her about how to become a fashion illustrator her a couple of years ago! But I lost the file... maybe one day I'll some how recover it. Her illustrations and paintings are in a wide variety of mediums. Clients include Bloom Cosmetics, Nippon and Korean Vogue, Chronicle books, and many more.


One Day Without Shoes

What is One Day Without Shoes?
One Day Without Shoes, on April 8, 2010, is an effort to bring attention to the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring to a child’s life. Toms asks people to go the day, part of the day, or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience a life without shoes first-hand, and to help spread awareness.

It’s Hard Without Shoes
Through everyday encounters with domestic poverty, we are reminded to appreciate having food and shelter, but most of us all but forget about our feet. Food, shelter, AND shoes facilitate life’s fundamentals. Imagine a life without shoes; constantly aware of the ground in front of you, suffering regular cuts and scrapes, tending to infection after each walk, and enduring not only terrain, but heat and cold.

The problem is large, but the solution is simple. Wearing shoes and practicing basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life barefoot, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions. On April 8th, communities, campuses, organizations, and individuals are banding together to walk barefoot for One Day Without Shoes.  Take a walk with us on April 8th, 2010.

"If you would like more info on toms, visit the link below. I personally own a pair of toms and have to tell you, they are some of the more comfortable shoes I have ever owned. They are definitely unique shoes that have a very cool, artsy style. I highly recommend them. Because Not only do you get a pair, but with every pair you buy, you send a pair to a child in need."

Please Spread the word via social networking. 
Find out more at onedaywithoutshoes.com or at TOMS.com
Awareness Posters
These posters are to raise awareness about the shoeless children all around the world. The Strips overlapping each other on the foot represent layers of skin. Each color represents the different cultures of the world, and how underneath we are all the same, no matter what color skin we have. So for us to think that we are more important than someone else just because of skin color, culture, or origin is wrong. We need to show love to our fellow human beings when we see them in pain. If we can help then why don't we?

All of these were hand illustrated using pens and pencils. They where scanned in, vectorized with illustrator and produced further in photoshop.

John Mark Herskind is from Columbia, South Carolina and only 17 years old. I find that pretty amazing given that his work is exceptional, especially for someone so young. Visit his blog and let him know what you think of his pieces. He loves feedback.



POGO's playful quality, use of space, and awesome imagery are what I love most about their layouts.




I really do love and appreciate awesome layouts. 

POGO is an art and advertising boutique located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The company was created in 2008 and have since established a name in the advertising world by pushing boundaries and creatively combining typography, photography, and illustration.