Personal Work 2018
Here are some drawings I make just for me (but also for you)
Illustrations for a fantasy short story that ultimately went unpublished, and thus must be unnamed - luckily these images can find their home here on the internet.
Full Color Sound Records comprises the musical output of my brother Dory Bavarsky, who makes many kinds of music through many different identities.
Here is a selection of artwork I have created for the label.
Cover for Washington Post Travel for an article about travel anxiety
AD: Jose Luis Soto
Beutler Ink commissioned me to design a poster depicting some of the highs and lows of 2016, in the manner of Hieronymous Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights"
Work on this began right around Election Day 2016 and continued for nearly a month, a month in which the world changed quite a bit.
Here is a link to Beutler Ink's blog post about the project.
In response to the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, and what to do about the problem of school shootings.
AD: Paul Spella
Read the article here
For the Winter 2018 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review I was commissioned to create 12 spot illustrations for a series of articles about attacks on journalists and suppression of information.
Many thanks to my art director Alissa Levin for this assignment.
I love working for the New York Times Op-Ed section. The deadlines are fast, the work is meaningful and I feel lucky to get to participate.
Art direction: Hannah K. Lee, Jim Datz, Matt Dorfman, Nathan Huang, Alexandra Zsigmond, Sarah Williamson, Melody Newcomb
I was commissioned to make this portrait for the new interactive series "Mosaic" directed by Steven Soderbergh for HBO. In addition to a mini series on HBO, Mosaic has been released as an app where you go through the narrative in a branching, non-linear fashion.
Art direction: Bobby McKenna
Illustrations for the New Yorker
AD: Deanna Donegan
I drew this portrait of the incredible Sun Ra for the Los Angeles Archivist Collective's digital magazine "Acid Free" - it was the cover story for their 4th issue themed around the Occult. Art direction by my friend Grace Danico!
Recently I created some concept art & 3D models for "Your Hands Are Feet", a fun/weird/surreal/absurd series of VR experiences made by my dear friend Sarah Rothberg and her collaborator Amelia Winger-Bearskin with a grant from Engadget. My 3D models were created in Medium, a sculpting program for virtual reality made by Oculus.
It's always a pleasure to make work for the MIT Technology Review - the subject matter is consistently fascinating and allows me to be playful in my image-making.
Art direction: Jordan Awan, Sam Jayne, Lynne Carty & Bryan Fountain
This one was for an article written by the painter David Salle for Surface Magazine, about his relationship to cooking and history working in kitchens.
This piece appears in the 2017 American Illustration Annual
AD: Elizabeth Ferraro
I've recently been working for Virtual Reality applications. These images were all made within VR, using a new sculpting program called Medium by Oculus.
Illustration for WIRED Magazine
Art direction: Annie Jen
Illustration for the New York Times' book review of David Means' new novel "Hystopia"
Art direction: Matt Dorfman
Illustrations for a Howard Beck article about the Golden State Warriors stacked '16-17 line-up, for Bleacher Report
Art direction: Daniel Zender
"The Noise is the Signal"
Illustration for the Village Voice about Trump's first press conference as President-Elect, and the web of noise & misinformation that surrounds him.
AD: Parker Hubbard
A series of 8 paintings for a December 2016 show at Harpy Gallery in Rutherford, NJ, curated by Michael Olivo. These were shown alongside work by artists Matthew Houston & Llew Mejia
Crayon wash & digital, 2016
A comic commemorating the 30th anniversary of Joe Thiesmann's career-ending NFL injury, for the New York Times.
Art direction: Sarah Williamson
Featured in NYT's "The Year in Illustration" for 2015
Crayon wash on paper, 2015
Album artwork for "Distant Bodies", the second album by Granules, my musical collaboration with Sepehr Nabi & Franciscus Rebro.
Illustration for the Los Angeles Times, for a personal essay comparing online dating to junk food.
Art direction: Wes Bausmith
Poster for the Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
I created this double sided bookmark for Skylight Books, one of the best bookstores in Los Angeles.