London by stevenphughes Private Commission
I was commissioned (alongside rachelidzerda and celiakrampien) by a couple of the Art Directors at the Globe and Mail for a special assignment; a wedding gift illustration for Matt French (mattcfrench) and his fiancee.
Matt is a design director at the Globe who I’ve worked with extensively over the past couple of years and I was honoured to be a part of this assignment. Each illustrator would create an image depicting one city that Matt and his fiancee would be visiting on their honeymoon (either London, Rome or Paris). I like to think it’s obvious which city I ended up drawing.

London by stevenphughes
Private Commission

I was commissioned (alongside rachelidzerda and celiakrampien) by a couple of the Art Directors at the Globe and Mail for a special assignment; a wedding gift illustration for Matt French (mattcfrench) and his fiancee.

Matt is a design director at the Globe who I’ve worked with extensively over the past couple of years and I was honoured to be a part of this assignment. Each illustrator would create an image depicting one city that Matt and his fiancee would be visiting on their honeymoon (either London, Rome or Paris). I like to think it’s obvious which city I ended up drawing.

'Fire in the Sky' by Steven P Hughes
Reader’s Digest Canada

This series of illustrations was for a crazy real life story about a mid-air collision where all 11 passengers survived.

You can read about the whole thing with comments from the skydivers in this months Reader’s Digest! You can even see footage of the crash online.

UPDATE: You can now read the full article online.

'…Or Not to Be' by Steven P Hughes
Art Directed by Matt French (mattcfrench) for the Globe and Mail.

A quick note:

The above illustration is a portrait of my father who passed away when I was in high school, and as Father’s Day - as well as what would have been his 75th birthday - approaches, I can’t say he hasn’t been on my mind as of late. I don’t know if when he was sick he ever thought about taking control of the way he’d leave this world (like the person who wrote this essay), but I imagine there must have been a lot of complicated thoughts on his mind at the time.

I don’t have much chance to work on personal illustrations so I try to put a little bit of myself in all of my client work. This assignment - for an essay about a man who was put under for an operation and had a revelation about his life and eventual death - seemed to hit my desk at just the right time for a little extra personal touch.

You can read the full article here

A Nightmare on Elm Street 12x18 Edition of 20
Here’s my newest poster for Bottleneck Gallery's 'It Came from 1984'  show, and - I hope, clearly - inspired by 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' To say the series had a big impact on me would be an understatement and I had a blast finally tackling a 'Nightmare' piece. It was also really invigorating trying my hand at creating in a new way from what I've done before.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014 Online Sale: Saturday, February 8, 2014
UPDATE: You can now purchase this print here! As of posting, it is a small run and I’m not sure how many are left.
UPDATE 2: 10. There are 10 posters left. Thanks so much to anyone who picked up a poster already, hopefully I’ll be able to blog about this once more in the future when they are all sold out! 
I really have fun working on this type of thing, but I don’t have the time to do so very often because of how busy I usually am with editorial work, so I appreciate anyone who picks up a copy and can help support this little passion of mine!
Purchase Print

A Nightmare on Elm Street
12x18 
Edition of 20

Here’s my newest poster for Bottleneck Gallery's 'It Came from 1984'  show, and - I hope, clearly - inspired by 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' To say the series had a big impact on me would be an understatement and I had a blast finally tackling a 'Nightmare' piece. It was also really invigorating trying my hand at creating in a new way from what I've done before.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014 
Online Sale: Saturday, February 8, 2014

UPDATE: You can now purchase this print here! As of posting, it is a small run and I’m not sure how many are left.

UPDATE 2: 10. There are 10 posters left. Thanks so much to anyone who picked up a poster already, hopefully I’ll be able to blog about this once more in the future when they are all sold out! 

I really have fun working on this type of thing, but I don’t have the time to do so very often because of how busy I usually am with editorial work, so I appreciate anyone who picks up a copy and can help support this little passion of mine!

Purchase Print