Great Ideas for Campus Publications

Campus publications continue to tap into our deep roster of amazing illustrators with so many different style choices. Digital, pen and ink, CGI, and photo-collage are featured below highlighting several recent University publication articles and covers. Check out the work of Dan Page, Sean McCabe, Laszlo Kubinyi, Jean Francois Podevin and Taylor Callery.

Dan Page‘s illustrations for Brigham Young University’s article, “What’s killing journalism?” visually connect journalism’s past and present. Dan Page cleverly includes a detail of a historical printing technique, yet his treatment is digital. Running through each of the three illustrations is the texture of the Ben-Day dot, created in 1879 for newspaper printing. This detail ties into how the article discusses that even newspapers of the past were faked.



Illustrator Sean McCabe‘s double page spread sits opposite the article, “Superman” in Santa Clara Magazine’s August Publication. The Illustrator’s photo-realistic collage allows readers to meet the man described, player Kurt Rambis ’80. The illustration is layered with expressive clippings of the play whose “Superman abandon driving for loose balls made him a cult hero.” And McCabe adds a retro flare, perfect for the 1980’s basketball star.

Laszlo Kubinyi brings the fine art of pen and ink drawing to Providence College for Providence’s Alumni Magazine. Laszlo’s cover is the wrap around cover for the publication, yet is also a stunning stand alone campus map. Details are accurate to campus buildings, paths, and even landscaping. The map beautifully preserves the building of the campus. Dean Welshman the AD at Providence is really proud of the project. And it is really something else to see the original which is now owned by Providence College.

Jean-Francois Podevin created the cover and an editorial illustration for Johns Hopkins University Arts and Sciences Magazine. Podevin used CGI/3D to illustrate the elements that are being combined in new ways to make never-before-seen materials. The lab at Johns Hopkins is, “an integral part of the effort by the US to regain its former leadership for making the raw materials for building tomorrows technologies.” Podevin creates a mass of illuminated small 3D elements emerging from a table of contents to show the aspirations of the Hopkins lab.

In American University Magazine’s article, “A Force for Change,” Julie Ruhlin grapples with the question, “When is force necessary versus unnecessary, and then how much is too much?” Taylor Callery presents this questions with narrative illustrations of police scenes, separated by a comic book style–a visual nod to crime fighting. His illustrations are graphic, colorful, and he focuses on the people under the streetlights and flashlights. To read American University Magazine’s story behind the cover story click here.