I was excited to hear that two of my pieces were accepted into the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West competition. My building cutaway for the National Humane Society Animal Sheltering Magazine was accepted into the editorial category and my National Portfolio Day poster for Washington University won a Bronze Award in the institutional category. Big thanks to all the judges!
Also, I’ve finally gotten around to making a new website, with a blog included! I’m going to keep this one going a couple of months longer but will eventually just post to there. It’s also through wordpress so if you have been following this blog you should easily be able to follow that one instead. Take a look! www.NoahMacMillan.com with a blog at http://noahmacmillan.com/blog/ Thanks! And Happy New Year!
I gave myself an assignment to do a quick cover design for Murakami’s The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, which I recently read and loved.
“His name is etched in the grand fonts of the record books, but his game is still like florescent graffiti…” Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Read the rest of Rowan’s lyrical ode to the little Argentine playmaker on the Howler blog here
I visited Barcelona a few years and Gaudí”s architecture made a huge impression on me. Celebrating Messi’s time in Barcelona seemed like a great time to throw some of that in.
For a review of TVOTR’s latest release Seeds, which is excellent
I’ve always hoped i’d get the chance to design some beer packaging but have never gotten the opportunity. A couple of months ago I finally just decided to make some for myself and started sketching, and many weeks later I finally had a free moment to put this all together.
The concept was inspired by a stressful period a couple of years ago where a bunch of neighborhood cats started turning up dead. It left a strong impression.
Anyway, If you are a beer-making sort of person and think you might like something like this get in touch and let’s work together!
I was excited to get the opportunity to illustrate the posters for this year’s National Portfolio Day events hosted my my alma mater the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. These are events where high school students show up with their work and meet with admissions reps (like my awesome friend Elizabeth who set me up with this great gig!). I remember showing up to one of these warily some time in 2007 or so, and getting to work on the poster feels like coming full circle. The layout was done (very nicely) by Laura Burns. Thanks for looking!
Some of you may have heard that there has been a little soccer tournament going on in Brazil. Between watching as many games as possible and churning out illustrations for Howler, the World Cup has firmly taken hold of my life. Here is most of what I’ve donesince the tournament started. Above is cover art for the latest episode of Howler Radio, about the agony and the ecstasy. Below, in order: Adnan Januzaj, one of many players of unclear nationality playing in the tournament. Spectacle and Counter-spectacle, about watching the games while being aware of the corruption and human rights abuses that were involved in putting on the tournament. Suarez, for a piece that Hitomi Inoue and I conceived and wrote together. And a commemoration of the USA’s shock victory of Portugal in the 2002 World Cup.