David M. Brinley (Class of 2010) (Follow-up from April 2014)

David M. Brinley, Class of 2010

The latest issue of Rolling Stone (#1206 April 10, 2014) hit the newsstands March 28th and contains David Brinley’s illustration for the "Rural America's Heroin Epidemic" cover story.  It was a unique opportunity/collaboration for the final spread with Art Director Mark Maltais.  From David’s painting, a label was created, which was then printed out and wrapped on a syrup can to be photographed for the spread by Fredrik Broden. 

Photo: Fredrik Broden
Painting: David M. Brinley
Lettering: Jon Valk

Check out David Brinley on Facebook: facebook.com/davidmbrinley


The article/images also caused quite a stir locally in Vermont follow this link to see more.

You can also see the entire article with images online here, courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine



Q. Cassetti Wins in Creative Quarterly 39

MFA Alumnus Q. Cassetti (Class of 2009) had a set of 5 images selected in the winner category for Creative Quarterly 39. The images come from her 2014 Kawaii Christmas Advent Calendar, a very personal holiday project which was recognized publicly by the judges and Charles Hively at Creative Quarterly.

See her announcement and all the winning photos on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cassetti/posts/10206874771814294?pnref=story


Chris Piascik Illustrative Hand-Lettering Class with CreativeLive


MFA Student Chris Piascik (Class of 201) recently created an online class with CreativeLive about illustrative hand-lettering. He recorded the class while in San Francisco for the MFA contact period. This upcoming week CreativeLive is featuring select lettering courses including Chris'. As a result his class will be discounted through Friday April 17th. 



Ryan Maguire Illustrates Cover of Dig Boston Magazine

MFA Alumnus Ryan Maguire (Class of 2012) illustrates the Cover of Dig Boston!

"With the guilty verdict on all 30 counts for what's-his-face, we move on and look forward to celebrating the Boston Marathon with our spirited cover by Ryan Maguire!"

-DigBoston's Facebook Page

Cover Illustration 
"Peace will set the Pace."
Publication: Dig Boston Magazine
Art Director: Tak Toyoshima

View more of Ryan's work on his website: www.MaguireArtDesign.com


Chris Piascik Contributer to ’Transcend,’ Featured on CNN

MFA Student Chris Piascik (Class of 2015) has contributed a poster of Muhamed Ali titled, "The Greatest, Pacifist" to the project, 'Transcend.'
As described on the Transcend website, "Bleacher Report has partnered with the Creative Action Network, a community of artists & designers around the world, and commissioned 20 artists to each create a single work that captures a sports figure, event or evolution that hold power and meaning far beyond any scoreboard.”  
You can view the write-up on Chris' piece (featured above) at: http://thelab.bleacherreport.com/transcend/#the-greatest-pacifist
Chris Piascik's poster in particular was highlighted during a CNN feature of the project. You can watch the whole story here: http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/03/30/sports-coy-wire-historical-sports-artwork.cnn

Walt Reed Has Sadly Passed.

We are sad to inform you that Walt Reed passed away in his home on March 19, 2015.

To all of you who have met Walt Reed and Roger Reed, we would appreciate it if you would send an email to Roger Reed recalling what Walt meant to you and send a copy to leva@hartford.edu to be posted on Squint.  

The History of Illustration, the respect for illustration, and the collecting of illustration, would probably not exist as it does without Walt Reed opening the doors and educating all of us.

Painting of Walt Reed by Ron Spears


Society of Illustrators 26th Member's Open Call For Entries


In recognition of the tradition of portraiture, 

artistic collaboration, and the long-standing history of the Hall of Presidents,

the Society of Illustrators is excited to launch the exhibition:


Artists Illustrating Artists

Curated by Leslie Cober-Gentry


Artist members of the Society are asked to create their own visual interpretation of another artist; which includes member artists or non-members artists, living or deceased, contemporary or historical, or the artist themself as a self-portrait. 

Learn more...


Deadline: May 20th, 2015


On display: June 2nd - August 15th, 2015


Opening Reception: June 17th, 2015


Who can enter: Any Illustrator, Illustrator-S, or Educator Member of the Society of Illustrators.

DeadlineArt must be sent to the Society by May 20, 2015.


Guidelines for Art: It is up to our Members to represent the Society at the highest level in this exhibition, which will be viewed by the public and all the remarkable art communities of New York City. Art may be created in any medium including oil, watercolor, digital, collage, etc. No size requirements. Work must be framed with wire on the back ready to hang. The Society will be using safety clips to secure art to the walls. For this reason we request wood frames. 

Artist Agreement: Email exhibitions@societyillustrators.org to receive the Artist Agreement.  Agreement must be filled out before work can hang in the exhibit. 

Illustrations by Leslie Cober-Gentry, Alan Cober, Victor Juhasz, Steve Brodner, Sam Weber, Peter De Sève, and Kris Mukai


For questions please email exhibitions@societyillustrators.org or call 212.828.2560