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Celebutantes Celebration!

Posted in Books by Gluekit on November 25, 2008

Celebutante Fabulouso

Gluekit is proud to have created the Celebutantes crest for the popular Random House teen novel series. The lastest addition to the trilogy, To the Penthouse, is now available at fine book purveyors. We confess that we have a soft spot for the three triplets– Lex, Madison, and Park– and their high society adventures. It’s all super fabulous, of course, in the vein of Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty. Just perfect for the tweens on our Christmas list!


Come on Down to Spookytown

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

Bellevue, illustration for New York Magazine by Gluekit (2008)

We recently did a set of illustrations for New York magazine featuring the famous denizens of Bellevue Hospital, for a feature article about plans to transform the former psychiatric residence into a hotel and conference center. We were asked to create a solemn yet spooky illustration, and we hope we achieved something haunting! This illustration was the opener image, and we particularly liked the way we were able to position Allen Ginsberg so that he’s making eye contact with the viewer. We do believe we spooked ourselves a little with this one!

Bionic Neonic!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Sketches by Gluekit on November 22, 2008

Radar Magazine Opener - Illustration by Gluekit, 2008

With Radar Magazine closing its doors, we were curious to look back at some of the illustrations we’ve done for the magazine. This one was an alternate sketch we really loved for an issue opener back in the Spring. It just doesn’t get better than a neon Freddy, Bowie, Frankenstein triple play! (The published version is here.)

Stick Out Your Tongue!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on November 21, 2008

Recent photo illustration portrait of Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy fame) for the now defunct Radar Magazine. RIP Radar! We hear also heard that Mr. Wentz became a father last night, so happy new baby Bronx to him and Mizz S!

Obama’s Lincoln

Posted in Color, Covers, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on November 19, 2008

Obama's Lincoln Shadow for Newsweek / Illustration by Gluekit (2008)

Gluekit is very happy to have illustrated the November 24, 2008 Newsweek cover of Obama and Lincoln!

Oh Baby, You Look So Green!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on November 18, 2008

Flaming Lips Illustration for Wired (Gluekit, 2008)

Wowee Zowie! We just love this humdinger of an illustration, which took us into some new vectorized territory! This was an illustration that Wired Magazine recently commissioned for an interview with Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips. We really liked his flaming hair and the eye dazzling background. Mmmm!

The Gossip Goes On!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on November 18, 2008

It’s a Gluekit illustration of Blake Lively from Gossip Girl! Well, you say Blake, we say Serena!

This is from the New York magazine Fall Preview cover we did a few months back. We really love all the individual portraits— so stay tuned for more.

Black Mountain and Beyond

Posted in Black and White, Events, Posters, Type, Yale by Gluekit on November 7, 2008

Black Mountain and Beyond (2008) - Type By Gluekit

Poster typography for a Yale University Art Gallery / ArtParlor symposium about collaboration in the arts and the influence of Black Mountain College. Nothing brings us closer together than the communication of ideas.

US Election Smackdown!

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on November 7, 2008

We've Gone All-American

Here’s a photo-illustration that Gluekit created for the cover of the UK Guide’s American Election edition, out this week in the UK!

The Many Faces of George

Posted in Color, Illustrations, Published by Gluekit on November 1, 2008

We’ll wrap up our little stream of Bush illustrations with one that Gluekit recently created for the Washington Post. This accompanied an article that captured Bush’s eight years in the White House through a series of recently published memoirs.