Posts Tagged ‘Illustrations’

DFW Child Illustrations

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

Editorial Illustrations for a small, Dallas-based parenting magazine, DFW Child.

 

In order: Parental Depression’s Effect on Children, Toxic Furniture, The State of a Broken [CPS] System (2), Mommy Needs A Drink, Mommy Needs A Drink 2, The State of a Broken [CPS] System (1), Toxic Furniture (killed), Family Deportation, Government & Birth+Babies: Section headers, [Adult]escent Trauma, May header illustration

Icons

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

In order: Carr McClellan: Law/Section icons, Work done for Objective Subject; AARP: Health and Medical Icons, Art Director: Dian Holton; GOOD Magazine: Good 100, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; USAA: Armed Forces’ Spousal Occupation, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; Sophos: Products; ESPN (killed): iPad App, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; Men’s Health: Eye-conWork done for Oliver Munday Group; Aloha! icons, Work done for Dress Code; Chobani: Yogurt Ingredients, Work done for Little Fury; BP: Energy Sources, Work done for Dress Code; AARP: The Influentials: 50 over 50, Work done for Oliver Munday Group

Q Clothier

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

A killed identity for a Dallas-based boutique that specializes in custom and ready-made menswear. The seemingly simple lettermark appears to be made of a single woven thread, while the rest of the identity bears the distinctive details of a well-made garment. A fine square grid is used as a background texture, speaking to the precision required in custom tailoring.

Dupont

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

A series of animations created for DuPont that shares their corporate narrative and how they’ve laid the groundwork to face the challenges of the future for the science and food industries.

 

My role included created a brand conscious illustration style and icon set that I storyboarded and art directed with multiple animators at Dress Code.

Aloha!

Posted on: December 29th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

Aloha! is a health and wealthness start up, based in New York City, whose aim is to break through the barrier of false claims, conflicting messages in media, and the weak regulations in the wellness industry—all of which create a greater confusion of health.

 

Working with Dress Code, I create a color and illustrative brand video that clarifies Aloha’s stance on every aspect of wellness and what they are doing to alter the perception of what it means to be healthy and happy.

 

Accompanying the animation is a collection of over 20 icons where created to be used within the short and to add to the brand assets.

NIKEiD

Posted on: November 15th, 2009 by John J. Custer No Comments

I created a NIKEiD illustration style and illustrations that were used for Nike Towns and Nike boutique shops with ID departments in San Clemente, Hong Kong, Berlin, London, and Paris. Wall displays and limited edition shirts were created as well.

Harrison Metals

Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

An on going series of information animations I took on with Dress Code, for Harrison Metal—describing different aspects of the start-up business—in which I created a cohesive, linear illustrative style, typeface, and color palette that has been used for nearly 30 videos.

 

Each short was storyboarded and then art directed, with an animator, by yours truly and is continuing to grow each week.

Blog Illustrations

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

An assortment of illustrative contributions for a variety of blogs covering subjects form art to sex. Take a gander at the blogs below.

 

In Order: One, for Type Fight; Last Call, for Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman’s 40 Days of DatingAn Empire, for Jesse Wienberg’s Global YodelHandsome for Adam Garcia’s llustrated Etymology;Obama’s Support, for Kimberly McGuire’s SK M NG;Spook, for Ellis Latham-Brown’s Beast Every WeekR9726817160 [Spoon], for Alex Griendling’s Raygun52

D Magazine

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

Assorted editorial illustrations for D Magazine:

 

In Order: Which Diets Are the Best, The Day I Shot My Dog

TIME Magazine (2)

Posted on: March 9th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

Another set of assortment of editorial illustrations for TIME Magazine.

 

In order: Suspected US Terrorist, Devices for Work and Home, Hack Attack: Limits on Rideshares

Nine Lives of Chloe King

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

During my stint at Wieden+Kennedy I was asked to create a couple of symbols and assets that ABC would use for a blogger press kit to promote a new show (in 2011) called The Nine Lives of Chloe King. The shows premise, in short, was: An ancient being, the Mia, whom are half human and half Bastet, have been the protectors of the human race for thousands of years from a mysterious being yet to be fully understood.

 

 

The show did not last more than about 5 episodes before ABC pulled the plug (surprise?), however, I was able to create a conceptual and cryptic “ancient language” that was used to decode and encode aspects of the mysterious press kid. In fact, ABC loved the marks and language so much that they patented and implemented them in show—of course none of those episodes ever aired but it’s the thought that counts.

 

The aesthetics for the markings were simply inspired by the claw marks of a cat/Bastet…and I hate cats.

 

Shout out to Patrick Cahalan for setting it up for me.

The New York Times

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

Op-Ed and Op-Ed Letter illustrations for The New York Times.

 

In order: A New Way to Achieve Civil Rights? (Read), More Money Can Beat Big Money (Read), Invitation to a Dialogue: ‘Right to Work’ Laws (Read), Reflections on the Convention Seasons (Read)

#thecusterslatechristmascard

Posted on: December 29th, 2013 by John J. Custer

Initially, I created a fun little Christmas card for my family to use for 2013 and sent it off to be printed by an online printing house—lesson learned: don’t trust ’em.

 

With that said, I created some one off “Late Christmas” cards for my mom to use for the Custer’s 2013 Christmas card. Merry Christmas!

Mylan

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

Mylan, considered one of the largest generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world, wanted to create an animated short that illustrates the “Standards for the FDA Approval of Generic Drugs.”

 

A clean and subtle style was create, storyboarded, and then art directed and animated out to simplify the complex process used by the FDA.

 

I’m sure you’ll learn a thing, or two—or ten.

Roy G Biv

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

Roy G Biv is a detailed account and documentation of how color works (in a stupid, crazy, and smart way), what it means (in a stupid, crazy, and smart way), the theories (stupid, crazy, and smart ones) and Judd Stewart’s analysis of it all. It is “An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color,” and poop is still brown.

 

Purchase it here.
NPR has a dandy interview with Jude Stewart you can read here.

TIME Magazine

Posted on: July 14th, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

An assortment of editorial illustrations for TIME Magazine.

 

In order: Facebooks IOP’s Truth, Demograts, How Will Toledo Vote?, Price of Body Parts, The Case for Optimism, Romney’s Youth, No Longer Superman, The Case for Optimism (killed), Ottomon’s New Borders, Syria, via Russia, 20/20 Foresight (killed), US Energy Source, America Now, Political Fools

GOOD 100

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by John J. Custer

GOOD Magazine reached out to Oliver Munday Group to design and direct the Spring 2013 issue, their annual “GOOD 100.” My main role as the design assistant involved the creation of initial illustrations and layouts for the “100” feature while working directly with Oliver Munday and James Bamford, the design lead.

Etsy Live Action

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

Three small-motion pieces were illustrated, laser cut, and shot for an Etsy brand video.

 

Inevitability, the videos were killed and not used. Damn.

Editorial Illustrations

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

Assorted editorial illustrations for all types of publications:

 

In order: Fortune: What Business Should Do To Restore U.S. Competitiveness?, Art Director: Chad McCabe, Work done while employed at Oliver Munday Group; Huffington Poster: USPS Trouble, Art Director: Andrea Nasca, Work done for Oliver Munday; Bloomberg Businessweek: Meet Chinas Master of the Markets, Art Director: Shawn Hasto, Work done while employed at Oliver Munday Group; American Way: The Professional Thrift Shoppers, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; Money Magazine: Help Desk? (iPad App), Art Director: Rich Morgan, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; Nature Magazine (killed): Honor The Helpful Writers, Art Director: Barbara Izdebska, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; Four Seasons Magazine: Fashion Palette, Art Director: Jaimey Easler, Work done for Timothy Goodman;   Nature Magazine: Honor The Helpful Writers, Art Director: Barbara Izdebska, Work done for Oliver Munday Group.

62nd BP Statistical Review

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by John J. Custer No Comments

Working with Dress Code, I storyboarded, illustrated, and art directed the 62nd BP Statistical Review of World Energy: A review that unlocks the story of global energy trends in 2012.

Nick News

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by John J. Custer

Nickelodeon’s On-Air department approached me to help them create a new aesthetic style for Nick News. The final application is a textured, editorial illustration style that helps illuminate the serious, dark, or at times lighthearted subject matters facing young adolescents. A set of assets are created on an as-needed basis, and I remain the the lead illustrator for the monthly episodes of this continuous project.

Wall Street Journal

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

An assortment of editorial illustrations for the Wall Street Journal.

 

In order: The Longevity of Unemployment, Deadly Birthdays, Relationships and Shoes (killed), Gender Politics, The Education Race, Driving With Decibels, Robbers, Keep Your Day Jobs (killed), Robbers, Keep Your Day Jobs, Relationships and Shoes (killed), Sleep and Diabetes, Cold and Crisp Advertising, Learning Dreams, Gun Law Incompetence, Facebook Ads, Staying Sharp, Apathetic Money, Country Club Clash, Digital Dating Dominates, Psychopaths and Presidents

Assorted Illustrations

Posted on: September 26th, 2007 by John J. Custer No Comments

An assorted collection of accepted, rejected, and personal illustrations.

 

In order: Fight the good fight solider: My college portfolio logo; Creativity; Charity Greed, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; American Express: collages and hand done type, Creative Director: Lee MaschmeyerWork done for COLLINS:; Institutional Investor: Financial establishments, Work done for Oliver Munday Group; Swiss Army Romance: Personal photo illustration.

Where I Wanna Go

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

An ongoing project done while listening to “On the Road Again.”

WirtschaftsWoche

Posted on: June 21st, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

Assorted editorial illustrations for the German magazine, WirtschaftsWoche.

 

In order: Job Creativity, German Health Insurance Equality, Job Creativity (killed), Knowledge Sharing and Management

W+K NYC Illustrations

Posted on: April 21st, 2011 by John J. Custer No Comments

Internal branding and illustrations done for Wieden+Kennedy NYC.

The Institute of Play

Posted on: December 30th, 2012 by John J. Custer No Comments

Illustrations for The Institute of Play’s “Q [Quest] Design Pack,” a game design resource based on the Quest School’s model of game-like learning.

 

The pack can be viewed in its entirety here.