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Illustration by Guy Billout

Illustration by Guy Billout

Billout's clever interpretive whimsy is legendary. I know as an art director that the artistic interpretation of a story by an illustrator can make or break the piece. Collaborating with illustrators to get just the right visual is an art in-and-of-itself. Selecting the right illustrator for the job is key. I love working with illustrators around the world, and how they enhance the story being told.

Road & Track Data Panel

Road & Track Data Panel

The iconic R&T Data Panel is recognized the world over as the standard in automotive journalism for presentation of road testing data. I have continually evolved the design of this page over a number of years, but the anchor for the page has always been the sideview illustration. It is a standard for the industry. The illustrator for this technically accurate artwork is Tim Barker, the man with x-ray vision.

Illustration by Niles Nakaoka

Illustration by Niles Nakaoka

How to illustrate the horrific crash of a Ferrari Enzo? My choice was to assign Niles, knowing that unique style lent itself perfectly to evoking the massive energy of a high-speed crash, without being gruesome.

Illustration by Jack Unruh

Illustration by Jack Unruh

Jack was a perfect illustrator to depict the glory days of the Pony Express and it's route across the American west.

Illustration by Mark Summers

Illustration by Mark Summers

Summers' engraving style was a perfect fit for this poster in tribute to American Formula 1 World Champion Phil Hill.

Illustration by Gary Locke

Illustration by Gary Locke

How to illustrate the Obama government's effect on the auto industry? Locke's caricature style was the perfect fit in getting the point across in a respectful yet humorous fashion.

Illustration by Mort Drucker

Illustration by Mort Drucker

Morty! My hero illustrator from MAD Magazine was a regular contributor to R&T. A terrific guy with an awesome sense of humor and a wonderful editorial wit!

Illustration by Michael Koelsch

Illustration by Michael Koelsch

Mike's old Japanese monster movie poster style was a home run to illustrate this story about The Demise of the Japanese Tuner Car companies.
Illustration by Curtis Parker

Illustration by Curtis Parker

Curtis Parker, a regular contributor to R&T, has a wonderfully interpretive style that conceptualizes story ideas in a uniquely stylized fashion.

Illustration by Hector Luis Bergandi

Illustration by Hector Luis Bergandi

Hector's artwork is beyond compare, and his sense of historical accuracy made him the perfect choice as an illustrator for dozens of R&T stories over many years.

Illustration by Sara Tyson

Illustration by Sara Tyson

Sara's textural cubist style depicted the abstract nature of this story about alternative fuels.

Illustration by: Camilo Pardo

Illustration by: Camilo Pardo

We conceived a cover story concept: What would the next Ford GT look like. We pitched 3 designers to show us their concepts. One of the three we were able to enlist was Camilo Pardo, who penned the current Ford GT for Ford. Our unique relationship with Camilo fueled his enthusiastic interpretation of this next-gen GT.
Illustration by Paul Laguette

Illustration by Paul Laguette

When looking for an illustrator for this history of racing Porsche 911s, my choice was naturally Paul Laguette. Paul is the sought-after master of these beautiful renditions of our favorite race cars. I knew his quest for historical accuracy made him a natural for this assignment.

Illustration by: Hal Mayforth

Illustration by: Hal Mayforth

Illustrating the favorite vehicle of terrorists? There's a sensitive assignment! Hal Mayforth is a master at editorial whimsy, and collaborating with him on editorial concepts is always good fun. By the way, the terrorists' favorite is a Toyota pickup. Yikes!

Illustration by: martin O'Neil

Illustration by: martin O'Neil

When the need for an illustration to combine multiple elements in a cohesive story-telling fashion arises, looking to Martin for his unique collage techniques is a natural choice.
Illustration by: Jon Dahlstrom

Illustration by: Jon Dahlstrom

I often turn to the imaginative mind of Jon Dahlstrom to paint the colorful words of a great storyteller like Peter Egan. Peter's prose is illustrative in and of itself, but Jon's artwork always made the perfect compliment.

Illustration by: Joel Nakamura

Illustration by: Joel Nakamura

The folk-art nature of Nakamura's creations drew mw to his style. Choosing such an unexpected style, to compliment an unexpected headline created the perfect result for me. The texture wants you to reach out and touch it!

Illustration by David Reinbold

Illustration by David Reinbold

David's wonderful pen & ink wash style perfectly evoked the authors' style marrying his storytelling of things mechanical. The style in the crumpled pieces of paper is absolutely wonderful. 

Illustration by: Richard Borge

Illustration by: Richard Borge

Borge's art is unique. Illustrating arkane concepts is his specialty, and he is a master at it. How do you illustrate sound? Of a Jaguar? I knew he could pull it off in in the amusing fashion of the flavor of the story.

Illustration by: Richard M. Baron

Illustration by: Richard M. Baron

My photo-illustration involved a bit of clip art as well as found art from combing the archives of Road & Track. Finding the material to match up with what the author was writing was a good fun scavenger hunt!

Illustrated by: Gary Locke

Illustrated by: Gary Locke

Politics and cars??? Oh my...let's not get too heated here! Caricaturist Gary Locke was the perfect guy for this piece on demographics, politics and car types. Let's not take ourselves too seriously now, ok?

Illustrations by: Tom Fritz & Paul Laguette

Illustrations by: Tom Fritz & Paul Laguette

For this special project, I decided to combine the talents of Fritz and Laguette. I needed to create a billboard banner to salute automotive legend Carroll Shelby—the man and the iconic cars he created. Tom's classic oil painting style was a natural choice to capture the essence of Shelby young and old, along with his most famous Cobra. And Paul's terrific side views rounded out this well received project. In addition to this billboard, we created a poster as well, shown on the next pages.

Lifesized!

Lifesized!

My Shelby Salute billboard was on display at the top of Laguna Seca Raceway's famous "Corkscrew" during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August 2012, and seen by thousands of race fans throughout the racing weekend as well as on the tv coverage for the races.

...and the poster

...and the poster

The poster we created to commemorate Carrol Shelby. Portrait by Tom Fritz, iconic shelby sideviews by Paul Laguette. 

Illustration by Guy Billout

Billout's clever interpretive whimsy is legendary. I know as an art director that the artistic interpretation of a story by an illustrator can make or break the piece. Collaborating with illustrators to get just the right visual is an art in-and-of-itself. Selecting the right illustrator for the job is key. I love working with illustrators around the world, and how they enhance the story being told.

Road & Track Data Panel

The iconic R&T Data Panel is recognized the world over as the standard in automotive journalism for presentation of road testing data. I have continually evolved the design of this page over a number of years, but the anchor for the page has always been the sideview illustration. It is a standard for the industry. The illustrator for this technically accurate artwork is Tim Barker, the man with x-ray vision.

Illustration by Niles Nakaoka

How to illustrate the horrific crash of a Ferrari Enzo? My choice was to assign Niles, knowing that unique style lent itself perfectly to evoking the massive energy of a high-speed crash, without being gruesome.

Illustration by Jack Unruh

Jack was a perfect illustrator to depict the glory days of the Pony Express and it's route across the American west.

Illustration by Mark Summers

Summers' engraving style was a perfect fit for this poster in tribute to American Formula 1 World Champion Phil Hill.

Illustration by Gary Locke

How to illustrate the Obama government's effect on the auto industry? Locke's caricature style was the perfect fit in getting the point across in a respectful yet humorous fashion.

Illustration by Mort Drucker

Morty! My hero illustrator from MAD Magazine was a regular contributor to R&T. A terrific guy with an awesome sense of humor and a wonderful editorial wit!

Illustration by Michael Koelsch

Mike's old Japanese monster movie poster style was a home run to illustrate this story about The Demise of the Japanese Tuner Car companies.

Illustration by Curtis Parker

Curtis Parker, a regular contributor to R&T, has a wonderfully interpretive style that conceptualizes story ideas in a uniquely stylized fashion.

Illustration by Hector Luis Bergandi

Hector's artwork is beyond compare, and his sense of historical accuracy made him the perfect choice as an illustrator for dozens of R&T stories over many years.

Illustration by Sara Tyson

Sara's textural cubist style depicted the abstract nature of this story about alternative fuels.

Illustration by: Camilo Pardo

We conceived a cover story concept: What would the next Ford GT look like. We pitched 3 designers to show us their concepts. One of the three we were able to enlist was Camilo Pardo, who penned the current Ford GT for Ford. Our unique relationship with Camilo fueled his enthusiastic interpretation of this next-gen GT.

Illustration by Paul Laguette

When looking for an illustrator for this history of racing Porsche 911s, my choice was naturally Paul Laguette. Paul is the sought-after master of these beautiful renditions of our favorite race cars. I knew his quest for historical accuracy made him a natural for this assignment.

Illustration by: Hal Mayforth

Illustrating the favorite vehicle of terrorists? There's a sensitive assignment! Hal Mayforth is a master at editorial whimsy, and collaborating with him on editorial concepts is always good fun. By the way, the terrorists' favorite is a Toyota pickup. Yikes!

Illustration by: martin O'Neil

When the need for an illustration to combine multiple elements in a cohesive story-telling fashion arises, looking to Martin for his unique collage techniques is a natural choice.

Illustration by: Jon Dahlstrom

I often turn to the imaginative mind of Jon Dahlstrom to paint the colorful words of a great storyteller like Peter Egan. Peter's prose is illustrative in and of itself, but Jon's artwork always made the perfect compliment.

Illustration by: Joel Nakamura

The folk-art nature of Nakamura's creations drew mw to his style. Choosing such an unexpected style, to compliment an unexpected headline created the perfect result for me. The texture wants you to reach out and touch it!

Illustration by David Reinbold

David's wonderful pen & ink wash style perfectly evoked the authors' style marrying his storytelling of things mechanical. The style in the crumpled pieces of paper is absolutely wonderful. 

Illustration by: Richard Borge

Borge's art is unique. Illustrating arkane concepts is his specialty, and he is a master at it. How do you illustrate sound? Of a Jaguar? I knew he could pull it off in in the amusing fashion of the flavor of the story.

Illustration by: Richard M. Baron

My photo-illustration involved a bit of clip art as well as found art from combing the archives of Road & Track. Finding the material to match up with what the author was writing was a good fun scavenger hunt!

Illustrated by: Gary Locke

Politics and cars??? Oh my...let's not get too heated here! Caricaturist Gary Locke was the perfect guy for this piece on demographics, politics and car types. Let's not take ourselves too seriously now, ok?

Illustrations by: Tom Fritz & Paul Laguette

For this special project, I decided to combine the talents of Fritz and Laguette. I needed to create a billboard banner to salute automotive legend Carroll Shelby—the man and the iconic cars he created. Tom's classic oil painting style was a natural choice to capture the essence of Shelby young and old, along with his most famous Cobra. And Paul's terrific side views rounded out this well received project. In addition to this billboard, we created a poster as well, shown on the next pages.

Lifesized!

My Shelby Salute billboard was on display at the top of Laguna Seca Raceway's famous "Corkscrew" during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August 2012, and seen by thousands of race fans throughout the racing weekend as well as on the tv coverage for the races.

...and the poster

The poster we created to commemorate Carrol Shelby. Portrait by Tom Fritz, iconic shelby sideviews by Paul Laguette. 

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Illustration by Guy Billout
Road & Track Data Panel
Illustration by Niles Nakaoka
Illustration by Jack Unruh
Illustration by Mark Summers
Illustration by Gary Locke
Illustration by Mort Drucker
Illustration by Michael Koelsch
Illustration by Curtis Parker
Illustration by Hector Luis Bergandi
Illustration by Sara Tyson
Illustration by: Camilo Pardo
Illustration by Paul Laguette
Illustration by: Hal Mayforth
Illustration by: martin O'Neil
Illustration by: Jon Dahlstrom
Illustration by: Joel Nakamura
Illustration by David Reinbold
Illustration by: Richard Borge
Illustration by: Richard M. Baron
Illustrated by: Gary Locke
Illustrations by: Tom Fritz & Paul Laguette
Lifesized!
...and the poster