graphite on paper, 24” x 36”
Commissioned by ICON10 The Illustration Conference

Armando Veve

Armando Veve is an illustrator working in Philadelphia. His published drawings have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts and Spectrum. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity. He was selected to the Forbes 2018 30 under 30 list. Armando exhibits his original drawings in galleries across the US and abroad.

Commissioned by:
American Bystander, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, California Sunday Magazine, Chief Investment Officer, Condé Nast Traveler, Extra Crispy, Time Inc., FELT+FAT, Howler Magazine, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, Lucky Peach Magazine, McSweeney’s Publishing, MIT Technology Review, Mother Jones, New Republic, New Scientist, The Alpine Review, The New York Times, The New Yorker, This Greedy Pig, Todd Oldham Studios,, PLANADVISER, POLITICO Europe, Poetry Foundation, Rich Brilliant Willing, Scientific American Mind, SlateCustom, Smithsonian Magazine, UrbanOutfitters, Inc., VICE, Village Voice, Wired, Wired UK

RISD – 2011

Brian Stauffer

As a contributing artist to publications including The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, and over 300 others worldwide, Brian’s illustrations are best known for their conceptual take on social issues.

Through a unique combination of hand drawn sketches, painted elements, and scanned found objects, Brian’s work bridges both the traditional and digital realms. His images are in the permanent collections of The Wolfsonian, The Museum of The Society Of Illustrators in New York, The American Institute of Graphics Artists, The Newseum of Washington D.C. and The Art Directors Club of New York. Brian was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from The University of Arizona in 1989 with a BFA emphasizing graphic design.

Some recent awards and accolades include being chosen as the cover artist for the 200 Best Illustrators Annual, in addition to 11 illustrations within the book published by the esteemed Archive Magazine. The 2015 Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators 57 competition. The prestigious 2011 Gold Award for Best Cover Illustration from SPD and the Editorial Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators 52 competition for 2010. For more insight on Brian and his work see the featured story in the March/April 2010 issue of Communication Arts Magazine.

Steven Tabbutt

Born in Maine and spent the majority of his childhood on military bases in North & South Carolina. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration (minor in Painting) from the Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, in 2002. He received his MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2006.

Steven has exhibited work with galleries nationally and internationally, in such cities as New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo including regular exhibitions with the Yukiko Kawase Gallery; his piece “Landlocked Blues” was chosen for Yukiko Kawase’s London Art Fair Year07 catalog cover and featured in Miser&Now. His first solo show opened in Paris at the Yukiko Kawase Gallery in June 2009 and was featured in Artension magazine’s 47th issue (see links page).

Steven’s illustration is represented by Morgan Gaynin Inc. Some of his clients include:

The New York Times , Scholastic, The Wall Street Journal , Smithsonian Art Museum, Playboy , Texas Monthly , ConferenceBoard Review , Launch Agency, Mortgage Banking magazine, Out , Hour Detroit magazine, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy® Awards 2007 & 2008), Breakaway magazine, Mucca Design, Wired UK , Rizzoli Publishing,Abelson-Taylor, and Design Press.

Some of Steven’s awards and honors include:

New York Society of Illustrators Annuals 50, 52, 53, & 54 and Traveling Shows 50, 52, & 54 (Silver medal 54); Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Annual 48 (two bronze medals, two merits) and 49; New American Paintings issue 86; Studio Visit magazine, vol. 4, 5, 7, & 8; HarperCollins’ Big Book of Illustration Ideas 2 ; MaoMaos’ Illustration

Portraits ; Communication Arts Illustration Annual 49 & 51; American Illustration 25 through 28; Creative Quarterly issue 15 (Gold, Silver, and two Merits in Fine Art; two Merits in Illustration), 16 (silver & three merits), and 19; Spectrum 13, 14, 17 (Gold medal, Comics), 18; Bluecanvas magazine; CMYK ; Inkult 9: Leuzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2009/2010 and 2011/2012 ; Artension 47; SILA 41; Juxtapoz exhibition “Submission”; Applied Arts 2001, 2002, & 2010; 3x3ProShow 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9, directory, student annual 2 & 3 (gold, silver, bronze, and merit awards), magazine issue 7 & 11, showcase, gallery, new talent website, Creative Convocation Promotion (gold medal piece used as cover); Creativity magazine new talent contest finalist; new talent section; SOI 1999 Student Scholarship Annual Show; SCAD panel discussion guest lecturer; Savannah College of Art and Design’s Distinguished Alumni Award; speaker at 3X3’s Nuts & Bolts conference 2010.

Anthony Freda

Based in Long Island NY, Freda works as an editorial illustrator, visual political activist and as part of the adjunct faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In addition to many mainstream clients, such as Time, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, he also contributes to many alternative news websites and publication, such as Code Pink, Activist Post, Washington’s Blog, Global Research, Cindy Sheehan’s The Soapbox, and The Trends Journal. In 2006 The Village Voice commissioned Freda to illustrate a story about people who challenge the official 9/11 narrative, the artwork has since become part of the permanent collection of the US National September 11th Museum in New York.

Freda’s work has been selected to be included in the following international illustration competitions:

  • Society of Illustrators
  • American Illustration
  • Communication Arts
  • Society of Publication Designers
  • Print
  • Art Director’s Club

Hal Hefner

An artist by birth, a storyteller by soul, I use award-winning illustration, design, writing, and strategy to create digital and physical experiences. My goal is to make meaningful work that inspires others. I am the founder and creative direction behind CATMONKEY, a multimedia studio in Los Angeles, CA.

As an artist I am most recognized for my pop art series, CONSUME which has been shown in galleries all over the world. CONSUME is a social commentary on greed, corruption, narcissism, materialism, consumerism,   hatred & bigotry. The CONSUME series has been shared all over the internet millions of times and has been covered by multiple news outlets, art, geeky, political sites and more. It is my artistic weapon.

As an artist I am most recognized for my pop art series, CONSUME which has been shown in galleries all over the world. CONSUME is a social commentary on greed, corruption, narcissism, materialism, consumerism, hatred & bigotry. The CONSUME series has been shared all over the internet millions of times and has been covered by multiple news outlets, art, geeky, political sites and more. It is my artistic weapon.


As an illustrator, I have worked on all sorts of digital and print media for Books, Games, Video Games, Magazines, Comic Books, Posters, Storyboards, Concept Art, Trading Cards, Pitches for Ad Campaigns and more. As an illustrator, I am known for my work in the indie comics industry. I wrote and Illustrated Heavy Metal Magazine’s first webcomic, Gates. I have also produced other comic series such as Tales of Honor, an Honor Harrington series for Evergreen Studios.

Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter is a New York City-based artist. Her collages are inspired by fashion, music, dream narrative, graffiti, and folklore. She has been illustrating for various markets worldwide for a long time and can be seen in curated industry publications like American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3×3 Illustration Annual. Her personal work explores her sketchbook experiments, motion graphics, animation, and totem dolls. The fine art she creates has been exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces, and she has recently been showcased in Creative Quarterly and Cutting Edges, Contemporary Collage (Gestalten Books).

Chris Buzzelli

After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, I moved to New York City and began my career as an illustrator. Fortunately, my oil paintings have appeared in many national publications, books, and projects for design firms/advertising agencies. Currently, I also show my original paintings in various galleries throughout the US and teach once a week at RISD and S VA. I live with my wife, SooJin, and mini-pinscher, Sota.

Devin Clark

Devin acted as the Executive Producer and Director on Ugly Americans through 2010-2012.

Recently he created and produced the hit animated web series, Instant Life Lessons as well as a viral hit series of animated explainers for Gizmodo Media Group. In late 2007 Devin produced the animated web series 5ON for Comedy Central. This horror-comic inspired series was the creative seed that grew into the world of UGLY AMERICANS, his original animated TV show on Comedy Central.

Alfred Albrizio

Alfred Albrizio III started making jewelry as a young man in 1994 at his family’s landmark store C’est Magnifique. Following the footsteps of his father Alfred Albrizio Jr. and great-uncle Alfonso Albrizio, he demonstrated a natural talent for design and fabrication of custom jewelry. Developing his skills in an incredibly artistic environment, Alfred III soon became indispensable to the business.

Alfonso Albrizio opened C’est Magnifique in 1959 and it quickly became one of the most famous jewelry stores in NYC. Early on he created imaginative costume jewelry for actors and other artisans. When Alfred’s father joined Alfonso C’est Magnifique’s focus turned to sterling silver jewelry with an edge. Appealing to world-renowned rockstars, actors, and artists, their designs became iconic within the artistic community of Greenwich Village and as far as Hollywood and Paris. Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, and Madonna are just a few of the celebrities who frequented C’est Magnifique and made it not only a jewelry store but a hangout for its extraordinarily talented customers and friends.

Learning technique from his father and drawing inspiration from this incredible environment Alfred Albrizio III quickly became a master of his craft. His passion for tattoo art and skulls can be found in many of his unique creations. Alfred’s clientele is as diverse and eccentric as his art because he has the amazing ability to make jewelry that is both elegant and outrageous.

Sadly in the summer of 2014, shortly after the passing of Alfred Albrizio Jr., the brick, and mortar of C’est Magnifique was closed. Alfred Albrizio was able to create an heir to C’est Magnifique in a private studio where he continues to create small masterpieces for a devoted clientele around the world.

Billy The Artist

An internationally renowned artist whose studio is based in the East Village of New York City. His projects and designs have been seen all over the world for such clients and global brands as Swatch, Viacom, Lamborghini, The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Museum, New Balance Shoes, Sony, The Champs Snowboarding Championship in Leysin, Switzerland, Gibson Guitar, Smart Car, Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota, Mountain Dew, MTV, Puma, Microsoft, Chock Full O Nuts, Vans shoes, Cow Parade, race car driver Danica Patrick, Fashion Week Athens and Madrid, Enesco, Goebel and currently the designer of the new Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine world wide. Mural projects include Woodstock 99, Art Basel Miami, Casa Décor Miami, Delaguarda, The Rio Casino Las Vegas, the Broadway, National, and London productions of the musical RENT. His paintings have hung at the prestigious Forbes Gallery as well as other galleries in New York, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, New Orleans, Austin, Cleveland, Mexico City, Hamburg, Paris, Carib Fine Art in Curacao, Foxx Galerie Zurich, Minsheng Art Museum Shanghai, Surge Art Fair Shanghai, and The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. Billy has been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, US Weekly, Juxtapoz, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and numerous other magazines and newspapers around the globe. He has appeared on MTV, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, TLC, DISCOVERY, 60 MINUTES and other feature programs all over the world. For the world launch of Billy’s watches for Swatch, he painted a 40×30 foot mural live in front of 30,000 people while 300-foot animated projections of his work adorned the walls of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy during the Venice Biennale. BTA was also one of the first American artists to be allowed by the Chinese government to paint live on the famous Bund in Shanghai. Philanthropic projects include work with The American Red Cross, Live On NY, The Fresh Air Fund, Covenant House, St. Mary’s Foundation for Children, The JCC of Manhattan, The Breathe Foundation Brazil, and various schools both in the U.S and abroad.

Taylor Callery

Taylor Callery is an American digital and traditional artist whose conceptually bold and graphics work has been featured in the pages of Harper’s Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Smithsonian, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Money Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal , and many more.

Never relegating himself to a single format, his work is not only seen in numerous national and international publications, but also advertising campaigns and gallery exhibitions.

Taylor has also been recognized by prominent entities such as American Illustration, The New York Society of Illustrators, 3×3 Magazine, Communication Arts, The Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, and the Society for News Design among others.

Thomas Fluharty

After investing more than thirty years of editorial and storyboard work creating images for clients, I decided to create a body of work for me, and for the enjoyment of others, painting what I love and focusing on pop culture icons.

I was classically trained in oils in the Dutch and Flemish technique, and have been heavily inspired by painting icons William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Rembrandt. Their methods seemed like a logical way to portray contemporary pop-culture icons, who have transcended into a larger than life type status.

My two great passions meet: portrait caricatures and oils.

Insu Lee

I have completed multiple projects with a wide range of clients in New York and Seoul including the New York Times, the Village Voice, HarperCollins Publishers, MTV, Samsung, Hyundai, KIA Motors, DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza), etc. My works have been awarded from American Illustration Awards (34, 35), AOI World Illustration Awards and 3X3 International Illustration Awards. My works have also displayed about 50 times in various galleries in USA, Asia, and Europe. My expertise includes oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil and mixed media. I reside in New York and Seoul both.

Dan Zollinger

Creator of vintage-inspired art, illustration, graphic novels. Noir, Sci-Fi, vintage imagery. Publications include N.Y.Times, Esquire, Playboy…


“CULTARTE MAGAZINE WRITES- The needle scratched the vinyl and the thick smoke hurts your eyes but you can’t look away from the silhouette of the creature that just walked into the bar. The neon sign outside flashed for a moment before she let the door shut, cigarette burning between her fingers, smoke tangling in her black curls. Suddenly, the night took an interesting turn. What Dan Zollinger evokes through his illustrations is the aesthetic of a 40’s – 50’s crime thriller, where the sullen but handsome detective navigates through jazz bars in search of clues for solving a certain mysterious murder. Zollinger’s men are sharply dressed, revolvers at their hips, inspecting vintage hotel rooms and dining at roadside joints. As their counterpart, the pale femmes fatales smoke casually at dimly lit tables, pearls adorning their ears. They never face the viewer but their beauty demands attention and the offer to light her next cigarette. The portraits are nevertheless intimate. Zollinger creates the spaces in which his characters move; motel parking lots, shiny bar facades and local diners. In the bright neon lights, the chrome glints and the jet black paint shines from the vintage Fords that are parked outside. One can almost feel the fog and cold rain from the nights that engulfs the scenery.

Danny Hellman

Danny Hellman (born August 2, 1964)[1] is an American freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Since 1989, his illustrations have appeared in publications including Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal and others, and his comic book work has appeared in DC Comics publications.

Gavin Simmons

Native New York – Study Architecture at RISD 2008-14; Artist and Resident at Artist Making Changes 2014-15, ATOP Meaningful World 2015-17. In 2016 took a performances approach to art, working with dancer and choreographer Ehizoje Azeke in on a performance/film based series, titles include “Black Masculine” and “Death to Misogyny”. Falling back in love with the theatrical element of performance in art, Gavin works now at constructing his own stage; that looks to challenge the space in between work and voyeur, painting and canvas, canvas and frame, artist verse landscape.

Jinny Zhang

Jinny Zhang was born in the quiet city, Lianyungang, China in 1992. Having grown up when computers and the internet were becoming staples to the average family, they had a great impact on her childhood. The first time that the term “Cultural Revolution,” came to her life was when she stumbled on an article online discussing it. Since then, she began her journey on questioning how a dictatorship can manipulate the individual.

Even though Jinny Zhang was under all different kinds of artistic influence during her youth, it was the obsession of Egon Schiele’s work that truly introduced her to the art career. The rebelliousness to authority and the passion of natural humility had defined the base of Jinny’s artistic belief. At the same time, four years in college studying industrial design taught her a very logical way to analyze her work and the human behavior. The study of industrial design had impressed Jinny; she was fascinated by how design and technology can metaphysically influence the community and furthermore alter our response to certain political events.

With the growth, she builds her interest in studying George Orwell’s books and Sigmund Freud’s theories. These books showed her new ways to look deep inside the human mind and how society can operate.

In 2016, she was accepted by the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, which opened her journey to explore America. It was during this period she finally developed her artistic visual languages. As she always said, her, “work is very divided. One is a good dream with colorful illusions; the other is a nightmare with endless darkness.” Together they complement each other to make an interesting balance on her scale.

Victor Stabin

Stabin began his career as an illustrator. He worked for numerous different publications including Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Magazine and Rolling Stone as well as designing book covers for publishers Penguin Books, Random House and others.[1] Some of his most well-known work as an illustrator includes painting nine stamps for the United States Postal Service, the cover for KISS’ album Unmasked, and a mural for RCA/BMG’s headquarters.[1][3]

Ellen Weinstein

Ellen Weinstein was born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and New York’s High School of Art and Design. Awards include American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Society of News Designers and the Art Directors Club. She has judged numerous illustration competitions including Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2016, 2016 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, AOI/World Illustration Awards, Society of Illustrators Annual exhibition, Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship and Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholarship.

David Flaherty

Is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in NYC. Markets include editorial, advertising and corporate. Skilled in most digital tools and animation. David earned his BFA in Fine Arts from The Columbus College of Art & Design. Flaherty has taught illustration and computer graphics at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Nich Chiechi

“Nick Chiechi has been assisting artists behind the scenes for several years helping them bring their creative print images into 3D life. He has many mediums he works with including metal, wood and clay so his work can be made of just about anything, but generally the message is the same. “All of my creative focus lies in exposing the corrupt network of authoritarian criminals that uses words to steal our freedom. I make 3D images that combat those words and expose the uncomfortable truth of our reality.”

David Goldin

Drew on walls as a kid. Went to R.I.S.D. and got my BFA. Went to work for R.O. Blechman at his studio: The Ink Tank. Worked as an assistant to Tomi Ungerer while he was in town. Freelance for the New York Times. Work for weeklies, TIME, Newsweek, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and working in Kids Books. A book series for National Geographic. Picture Books for Abrams, Houghton,Tricycle Press, Viking, and Random House. Currently finishing up a picture book, writing more and working for magazines, newspapers and web.

David Miller

Trained at Parsons School of Design and the Paris College of Art, David Miller’s illustrations and paintings reveal a disquieting fantasy world influenced by Eastern and central European art. Fascinated by that region’s tradition of children’s books, animation, graphic design, and advertising, Miller has imagined a very personal world of hybrid characters with contrasting features and fantastic bodies, surrounded by tapered bestiary images that a child might dream of. Visually striking and frightening, the collages, scribbled sketches, and writings present subtle and odd sense of humor.

Among Miller’s accomplishments include the illustrations for Milan Kundera’s book covers for the European paperback market. His work is frequently seen in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, GQ, and Penthouse, and his submissions make their way yearly into Communication Arts illustration annual and American Illustration. In 2002 he was awarded the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York for their 54th annual competition in the advertising category.

Miller has shown his work in galleries worldwide, most notably in an exhibition in Italy entitled “Contemporary American Illustration”. This exhibition brings thirty of America’s most cutting-edge illustrators to Rome, Venice, Bolzano, Padua, and Cagliari for a two year period sponsored by the Italian government. In the spring of 2002 he was invited to exhibit paintings at U prstenu Gallery located in Prague. This gallery regularly exhibits the Czech Republic’s most highly regarded graphic and fine artists.

David’s studio is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


Epyon5 is a full-time artist who resides in central Illinois. Although originally an oil painter trained in the fine art of renaissance style realism, his focus has shifted to a more contemporary style of stencils and spray paint while combining elements of old world design. Prolific in his undying love for classic cinema, horror, sci-fi, and comics… E5 creates works of stencil art that are not only eye catching, but sought after by collectors worldwide. His work has been featured in gallery exhibitions in cities such as Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as having contributed graphic design work seen in the film Transformers Dark of the Moon.

Sol Robbins

Sol is an award-winning illustrator and artist located in New Jersey.

commissioned illustrations:


selected exhibitions:

SUBCULTURE GALLERY, philadelphia, pa.
GALLERY 148, nyc.
A & P GALLERY, nyc.
THE THUMB GALLERY, london, england.
UNITED NATIONS, people’s art exhibition, nyc.


JUXTAPOZ, san francisco, ca. spotlight on nyc artists. spring, 1998.
MTV NEWS, nyc. review of one-man show at the subculture gallery, phila., pa.aired oct. 19-20, 1995.
MTV NEWS, nyc. interview with kurt loder. aired oct. 17-24, 1988.
ILLUSTRATORS, issue 38, london, england.
THE JOURNAL (of the Association of Illustrators) , england, august/september issue 26 pages 27-29 2004, ISBN 1474-1649,
by s.t. downs, mario minichiello, & andy selby.
ARTSCENE, yorkshire art review, england, may, 2004,
LINE & STYLISH MAGAZINE, porto, portugal. interview, issue #3, november, 2013.






MTV, nyc. animation for Bruce Springsteen Rockumentary, april,1992.
THE EICH GALLERY, lecture series, unversity of lincoln and university of
loughboro, england, may 2004.