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Hedcut Illustrations

Hedcut Illustrations

Individual newspapers and magazines have their unique editorial design, illustration and drawing style that clearly distinguishes them from the competition. The Wall Street Journal, for example, employs Hedcut which emulates the woodcut style and we're excited to spotlight Noli Novak's illustrations implementing this particular type in all its glory. Hedcut is a term referring to a style of drawing, associated with The Wall Street Journal. They use the stipple method of many small dots and the hatching method of small lines to create an image, and are designed to emulate the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers, and engravings on certificates and currency. The phonetic spelling of "hed" may be based on newspapers' use of the term hed for "headline." R For more information about Noli visit http://nolinovak.com/

More of the Stunning Work of Mark Summers

More of the Stunning Work of Mark Summers

Back in 2010 we've featured the amazing work of Mark Summers, a Canadian artist that comes up with these fantastic pieces. He kept doing great images, and we're gonna update you on this. I'm not sure if these could be called hedcuts, because hedcuts have more of a dotted trace, instead of continuous-line style like these. Can anyone confirm this to me? Anyways, these are only a handful of all the pieces Mark did from 2010 until now. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at Behance. Cheers! ;) Madame du Barry Madame du Barry - details Madame du Barry - details

Splendid Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Splendid Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Back in 2011 we featured a nice set of hedcuts by artist Randy Glass. Since then, we didn't see much of other artists doing this style of illustration but fortunately we ran into splendid hedcuts by American artist Noli Novak. Just like Glass' work, these were also featured in newspapers (and some other media too). These are pretty fantastic and Novak is definitely a talented artist. For more of her work, please visit her portfolio at Behance. She'll definitely enjoy it. Also, if you know any other artists doing hedcuts, let us know! Cheers. ;) Michael Douglas Janis Joplin Questlove Penn and Teller John Leguizamo Benicio del Toro Neil deGrasse Tyson Grumpy Cat

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts by Randy Glass

After some time, styles of illustration featured in newspapers around the world become classic. One of these styles is the Hedcut, which can be found, for example, in the Wall Street Journal. It definitely has that newspaper look all over it. Hedcut is a term referring to a style of portraiture most often associated with The Wall Street Journal. These iconic drawings use a variation of the traditional stipple method of many small dots of varied sizes in conjunction with minimal line. They are designed to emulate the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers and engravings on certificates and currency. The phonetic spelling of "hed" comes from newspapers use of that term for "headline". The man behind these super-detailed hedcuts is Randy Glass, an American illustrator, based in California. He's been doing hedcuts for over a decade now, so no wonder he got so good at this. Here's a little something about him: Randy began creating hedcuts for the WSJ on a freelance basis in 1998, and his celebrity renderings have appeared "above the fold" on the front page of the Journal's most widely read section, "The Weekend Journal" since 2000. These portraits have accompanied Joe Morgenstern's weekly "Film Review" column which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. Randy's Wall Street Journal hedcuts have caught the attention of the entertainment industry through a number of notable gallery exhibits, and many of the original pen & ink drawings are privately owned by his celebrity subjects. For more of Randy's work, you must visit his portfolio at Behance. I guarantee it will be worth it, since there's more of his work there (which is all stunning btw). I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)