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04/26/17 Mark Ulriksen’s “Strike Zone” cover for The New Yorker

"There’s drama inherent in every pitch,” Mark says, about the baseball season. “For the next six months, there’ll be a cast of characters,” he says. “You follow your team with the kind of rapt attention that you would a good book. When fall comes, you get a grand finale. Last year, it all went to the Chicago Cubs. This year, who knows?” more »

03/24/17 Joe Morse portraits of footballers Johan Cruyff and Ferenc Puskas

Cruyff had an uncanny ability to 'see' the field and to pass and be in places that offered chances for his teams. I wanted to have this image of strategy and vision overlay him. Puskas was an incredible player as well as a successful manager--I wanted to portray him as an immovable object--tough and unyielding. He stands in front of Wembley Stadium--where the game took place. more »

04/04/14 Tatsuro Kiuchi Covers the Masters for Golf Digest

Tatsuro Kiuchi's illustrations of the 2013 Masters Tournament, one of the four major professional golf championships, can now be seen accompanying the article “Fresh Take,” by Ashley Mayo, in the April 2014 issue of Golf Digest (print version only). Tatsuro had no prior exposure to the sport before the magazine chose him for this coveted assignment and flew him from Tokyo to Augusta, Georgia more »

02/21/13 Paul Rogers takes to the slopes for German GQ

I love this period yet fashion forward vintage illustration by Paul Rogers. Art Director Jane Meier-Roberts at German GQ called upon Paul Rogers to illustrate the opener for a vintage ski fashion shoot along with a headline treatment. more »

01/18/13 Joe Morse and John Coy collaborate on Hoop Genius

Joe Morse and John Coy collaborate on Hoop Genius, How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball, Carolrhoda Books. James Naismith is that desperate teacher and in 1891 soccer, lacrosse and indoor football were too much for a class of rowdy male students. more »