Illustrators I love: Roger Chouinard

Here's an illustrator I just belatedly discovered. I wish I had known of him when I was art directing my magazines. What was I thinking?! He has a great vintage vibe and a wonderfully playful take on the different mediums he works in. I even love his abstract paintings. 

Roger Chouinard

Roger Chouinard

Roger Chouinard

Moonlight by Roger Chouinard


Sebastião Rodrigues

I love the work of this Portuguese graphic artist (1929-1997) who designed the magazine Almanaque, which ran from 1959 to 1961. Influenced by Alvin Lustig and Victor Palla. I came across these covers on Pedro Mosca's pinterest page.

Almamaque March 1960 | cover by Sebastião Rodrigues

Almanaque Outubro de 1960 | Capa de Sebastião Rodrigues

Almanaque Junho de 1960 | Capa de Sebastião Rodrigues

Almanaque February 1961 

Almanaque Agosto 1960 | Capa de Sebastião Rodrigues via

II Exhibition of Plastic Arts of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1961

Poster for Enciclopédia luso-brasileira de Cultura. 610mm x 610mm. 1979 via Luis Gomes on Flickr

Last week on my drawing board

A bit late in posting this, but I've now completed this commissioned piece. I don't really have a name for it, but have been calling it "Mo & Co." It's gouache and acrylic on wood panel, 18" x 24" and has now gone to it's home in Oregon, where it will be a birthday present for a very young man, here seen sitting on a log petting a frog. Maureen, the client (left) was a pleasure to work with. Truly a fun project!

Mo. & Co.