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No Horsing Around!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on March 24, 2008

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Recent illustration for New York magazine by Gluekit. This was for an article about PETA activist Dan Mathews, who is focusing his crusading efforts on getting rid of the harnessed carriage industry in New York City.

It was fun do do an illustration that set some flowing manes free in the streets!

Ch-Ch-Check it out!

Posted in Color, Imagined, Skateboarding, Type by Gluekit on March 17, 2008

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Here at Gluekit, we like to imagine possibilities. Here’s one possibility we’ve been working on: Gluekit skateboard decks! We’ve been collecting decks as art objects for a few years now (one of us skating some) and all the nice work out there prompted us to play with some ideas ourselves. These two both draw on a Beastie Boy illustration done for Stereoptype magazine, published by Red Flag Media back in the day. Word to the wise metalheads out there: RFM’s Decibel is something to check out.

In this year of the big election, the VOTE! speech bubble in the Yellow Ch-Ch- design seems particularly apt.

Gluekit likes the grind, the click of wheels on cement, and fresh grip tape!

Bits, Bytes, and Billboard

Posted in Color, Covers, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on March 16, 2008

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The March 22 issue of Billboard features a cover illustration by Gluekit! The cover story is about how country music biz is going digital, bit by byte.

Mickey Mouse and Los Angeles

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on March 16, 2008

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Recent illustration for Los Angeles Magazine’s March issue. Art direction by Joe Kimberling. This image was one of five spot illustrations we did for the article, “The 64 Greatest Things about LA.” Disneyland’s right up there.

While working on this project– well, this image particularly– we fell prey to nostalgia and found ourselves listening to Musical Highlights from the Mickey Mouse Club TV Show. Those crazy Mouseketeers cover all sorts of odd and arcane topics. It’s hummable too.

Gluekit loves kiddie showtunes!

In Black and Gold: Antoine + Manuel

Posted in Calendars, Color, Type, Yale by Gluekit on March 9, 2008

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It’s a Spring 2008 Yale University Art Gallery Calendar cover! This beautiful piece was designed by Antoine + Manuel, aka Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz, Parisian graphic arts duo extraordinaire. As their bio blurb states, “Their unique visual language combines hand drawing and computer illustration with their own typography and photography.” It’s visually compelling stuff.

Pretty in Pink

Posted in Color by Gluekit on March 2, 2008

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Recent illustration for Golf World magazine gets busy with lots of pastel colors. 

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