It's an Incredible summer! Last fall, I was absolutely beside myself when I was asked to create A Little Golden Book for my favorite film of all time: The Incredibles. Wonderfully written by John Sazaklis, I can honestly say that I've never had more fun drawing. And as an avid collector of Little Golden Books throughout the years, it just doesn't get much better than this. I owe it all to my friend Josh Holtsclaw at Pixar for thinking of me, along with the great Scott Tilley at Disney. I'd also like to thank Tracy Tyler and Megan McLaughlin at Random House for being so wonderful to work with. You can pre-order the signed book from us right now. Includes free printed goodies, dahlings! And see you at the theatre June 15th, right?!
Soooooo excited to work on a poster for one of my all-time favorite childhood (and adulthood!) heroes: "Weird Al". 9-year-old me listening to Nature Trail To Hell on my Walkman while waiting for the school bus in 1984 has just passed out. This poster commemorates his show happening this Tuesday, May 29th at The Moore Theatre here in Seattle. See you there.
2017 was another wonderful year at IC thanks to our beloved clients. At the end of each year, we always attempt to show our appreciation by creating something original just for them. This year we created a 'NOEL Bird' nesting box complete with wooden dove, blocks and tree. Designed by us and beautifully created by Curtis Clark, AKA Dad. Also special thanks to Prince Ink for their help with the lids.
It's up! Our Top Ten Albums of 2017 list has been chosen (Yes we know U2 came out today but c'mon). Top Row: Don's picks. Bottom Row: Ryan's picks. Please withhold your hate mail.
Last summer we had a blast creating a gang of city-strolling-book-reading creatures for Warby Parker's newest Seattle location on Capitol Hill, which just opened last month. We've been fans of Warby Parker's business model, their dedication to the arts and quality design for awhile, so this was a special project for us. Big high fives to Matt Singer for asking us to work on this. The store is beautiful, check it out in person if you can!
It's my favorite time of year. We had a blast working on these illustrations for Target and MasterCard. 3 versions available: Santa, Reindeer and Nutcracker. In stores now!
We're extremely honored to have our illustrations from The World Shines For You on display at the historic Society Of Illustrators in NYC for The Original Art: an annual exhibit celebrating the fine art of children’s book illustration, on display from November 1 through December 30, 2017. Many thanks to Simon & Schuster, specifically Jeffrey Burton and Chani Yammer!
Our new 'Gingerbread Train' GiftCard is now available in store and online at Target. It evens smells like peppermint! Thanks to our A.D. Brian Holt once again!
We're extremely excited to announce that the 7th Annual Heartwork Art Benefit is now live! Massive thanks to this years amazing contributing artists: Loris Lora, JP Coovert, John Hendrix, Truck Torrence, Andy J. Miller, Ben Butcher, DKNG, Dana Tanamachi, Erica Williams and Leo Espinosa. Special thanks to Matt Kaufenberg for creating this year's mini-print that comes free with the first 100 orders. And always, thanks to our partner in crime, Ted Halbur at Target, for dreaming this up over 7 years ago!
Had a blast making a little thing for the great folks at Inneract Project in San Francisco. Inneract Project empowers youth through design education that links them to opportunities to explore design in college, career, and life. Vroom!
Trick or Treeeeat! 'All Hallows Eve' creeps up on us (pun intended) every year before we get a chance to make something fun in celebration, but not this year! We're happy to announce our 'Halloween Mini-Print Set' consisting of (13) 2-sided 6" x 6" uncoated offset prints to scare the neighbors, kids or family dog! Packaged in a plastic polybag with header card - and priced at only $13. Fun for the whole family.
Our new book is out! We had the pleasure of illustrating The World Shines For You, by Jeffrey Burton. This is the first book in the 'Shine Bright' series from Simon Kids, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The size of this book (and the printing process) is pretty special - and if I do say so myself - it should really be experienced in person! Details: 24 pages / Dimensions: 9" x 10" with a 2" thick spine / Printing process: CMYK over 1/8" thick duplexed foil paper with embossing throughout / I had a blast working on this and I hope little ones (and older ones!) enjoy interacting with the embossed textures, extra-shiny foil and bright colors throughout. Special thanks to my amazing creative director Chani Yammer. Signed copies (with a free print) are available in our store!
Excited to announce that The Biggest Story ABC Book is available for pre-order and ships in 2 weeks! It's a 7.25" square board book with 30 thick baby slobber-proof pages for the little ones to peruse. The book will be signed by Don and includes a free 6" x 6" print.
Had the pleasure of talking shop with Alex Sugg of Open Air: A podcast on creativity, innovation and the heart.
Last fall we were commissioned by the great folks at NASA JPL to create a new mark for their Solar System Ambassadors program, a public engagement program that works with motivated volunteers across the nation to communicate the excitement of NASA's space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities. There are more than 700 volunteers in all 50 states as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Guam. Special thanks to David Delgado, Joby Harris and Dan Goods for another fun project. Oh, and check their event calendar to see if they will be in your area.