Russell Shaw

Illustration

Illustrations and commercial art contribute to a brand or a creative project in ways well beyond simply adding content or decoration. They can be used to clarify complex ideas – from how something works, to a demonstration of a brand’s core values – and they can be used to offer delight to a user and viewer, adding a human touch and a wink to an experience.

 

New York Magazine, Vacations

Illustrations for New York Magazine’s series on tips and tricks for New Yorkers escaping winter in the city for warm, Caribbean vacations.

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New York Magazine, Summer Wine Pairings

Illustrations for New York Magazine’s article with Sweetbitter’s Stephanie Danler on five wines that pair well with your favorite summer activities.

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The Village Voice, “Five Boroughs, No Waiting”

Illustrated maps for Village Voice’s cover story “New York by New Yorkers: A Local’s Guide to the City’s Neighborhoods from Art & Activism to Bodegas & Biryani.”

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Neenah Presents Atlanta

An illustrated history of the Empire State of the South, with maps and guides to popular destinations around Atlanta’s neighborhoods.

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New York Magazine, Holiday Maps

Interactive, hand-drawn maps that follow seven of New York’s friends and staff around the city as they share their favorite holiday destinations and shops to celebrate the season.

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Resy, City Guides

Featured artwork for Resy as the editorial team launched Chicago and Boston city guides.

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New Orleans with Neenah

An illustrated neighborhood guide of the Big Easy, with maps to introduce you to destinations, restaurants, music and more from the French Quarter to Frenchmen Street and beyond.

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Bearings Prints

From the Whiskey Family Tree to the anatomy of a Sailboat, from the instruments of Bluegrass music to the cuts of pork and beef, these letterpress and silk-screen prints feature hand-drawn, illustrated infographics created for men’s publication Bearings Guide.

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Neenah, “A Year’s Worth of Greetings”

Neenah hosted a collaboration, “A Year’s Worth of Greetings,” featuring their Environment and Royal Sundance brand papers. Twelve designers created two cards each for this compilation set of twenty-four moments.

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Neenah Presents Boston

An illustrated guide of the Hub of the Universe, featuring a full map of Boston and illustrations of its history of architecture, culture, and design.

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Neenah Presents Chicago

An illustrated guide of the Windy City, featuring seven maps of how to experience Chicago for designers, sightseers, pizza enthusiasts and more.

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Blue Ridge Mountains Poster Print

A screen-printed poster illustrated to capture the rolling, gentle waves of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Outer Banks Poster Print

Three custom prints celebrating the essence of the North Carolina barrier islands: the tallest dunes and some of the best surfing on the East Coast.

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Slack “Where Work Happens” 2017 Campaign

Slack launched an integrated marketing campaign in 2017 to bring the “Where Work Happens” message to national and international audiences. Each placement utilized customized artwork and copy to create localized variations of each ad specific to targeted cities and careers.

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Kid President

The YouTube sensation brings his message of hope, and how kids can change the world, in this New York Times Best-Selling book.

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Oakblue Kitchen

Defining the identity of a fusion barbecue restaurant rooted in the South and in its Korean culinary heritage.

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Slack Brand Design, 2017-2018

A collection of a few of my favorite design, photography, animation, and illustration projects that I created in 2017 and 2018 for Slack.

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Neenah Presents Minneapolis

An illustrated guide to the land of ten thousand lakes, featuring hand-drawn neighborhood maps around Minneapolis.

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Lux

An immersive experience gallery and series of interactive installations and exhibits that intrigue and delight.

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Neenah, Future Classics: Atlanta

As part of the Future Classics promotion showcasing seven emerging artists around the nation, the Atlanta on 30,000 Calories illustrated food guide is a neighborhood tour for a week in the Big Peach.

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Illustrated Cities

An ever-expanding, artful atlas that maps cities and neighborhoods based on the people and places that make them distinct and memorable.

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Brilliant! Children’s Book Illustration

A whimsical adventure that inspires parents, with a focus on adoptive and foster families.

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