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Kevin Sprouls

illustration of Product image of Absolut Bottle, in Wall Street Journal pointillistic illustration style, complete with typographical detail.
illustration of Engraving style ink drawing of European soldiers sharing a peaceful toast with Akvavit liqueur. Design for the 150th Anniversary bottle.
illustration of Currency Design depicting George Washington in Arab head-dress, replicating the one-dollar bill in graphic detail.
illustration of Illustration of a barrel with hops and barley surround for beer packaging.
illustration of Image created for Despair Books'
illustration of Color version of original b&w illustration published in The New Yorker magazine. Derived from the Cocteau classic,
illustration of Illustration of main character from Bell Canada ad campaign featuring animated puppet-headed actors. Part of the print counterpart of the television commercials.
illustration of Packaging illustration for brewing company in woodcut engraving style.
illustration of Engraving style drawing for a stock certificate design, created for Thomas La Rue printers.
illustration of Study of an Iris in my backyard. Personal project.
illustration of Colored Engraving style drawing replicating the $20. currency note, for a chain of stores advertising a sale.
illustration of Illustration for Annual Report cover for GATX Corporation.
illustration of Illustration for a religious book catalog cover, copied from an original Albrecht Durer engraving.
illustration of Topographical map showing cruise ship itinerary, in engraving style with hand-drawn lettering.
illustration of From a movie still from
illustration of Billboard image for a Las Vegas casino, with Jackson, Lincoln, and Washington wearing crowns.
illustration of Portrait of magician Steve Cohen, with hand-drawn lettering.
illustration of Illustrated bottle of Crown Royal Whisky with rocks glass, for print ad campaign.
illustration of New Yorker illustration showing scene from a play by Harold Pinter, starring Jean Stapleton and David Strathairn.
illustration of Currency formatted illustration for Sports Illustrated, depicting golf legend Tiger Woods on a One-Zillion dollar bill.
illustration of Study of a Waterford Crystal Candlestick. Personal project.
animation of Video Branding spot for Kevin Sprouls Illustration Studio.
illustration of Portrait art in woodcut/engraving/line art style
illustration of Color hedcut portrait of John Kenneth Galbraith
illustration of Woodcut style portrait of Jane Goodall
illustration of Holiday Scene in old-fashioned office.
illustration of Turn of the century view of Home Insurance Building at Christmas time.
illustration of Managing WSJ Editor Norman Pearlstein hedcut portrait by original WSJ artist, Kevin Sprouls.
illustration of Architectural rendering of Temple Abroad School in Rome, housed in the Villa Caproni building, on the Tiber River.


Kevin Sprouls introduced the hallmark portrait style to the Wall Street Journal in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987, Kevin worked on staff for the paper, creating illustrations and training artists in the style. At the time of his departure from the daily activity of putting out the paper, he was Assistant Art Director in charge of the in-house artists, which numbered 4-5 staff artists, and 2-3 part-timers. He has been quite active in the freelance illustration sphere since then, contributing to advertising, publishing, editorial and corporate projects. His style is notable for its high level of detail and traditional, engraving like effect. Sprouls’ work has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine, a web exhibit of the National Portrait Gallery, and a major exhibit celebrating Columbus Day which was mounted in Grand Central Terminal, New York in 2005. He is currently the principal portrait artist for Worth Magazine. He was the portraitist for the popular Infiniti “Drivers” ad campaign, appearing weekly in the Wall Street Journal for the 2+ years. Recent work has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Runner’s World, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Time (International Edition), Euroman, and Esquire magazines. Recent book projects include the Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures and The Art of Demotivation. Kevin was the featured illustrator at WORTH magazine for eight years, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker for two years. His pen is housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Kevin Sprouls is married with 2 children, and lives in the bucolic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in North Carolina.


Black & White, Conceptual, Engraving, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Photoillustration, Realism, Stipple, Texture, Type Design, Woodcut, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Explainer Video, Graphic Recording, Rich Picture


Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Charts, Corporate, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Maps, Mural, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Romance, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Spiritual, Edgy, Financial, Branding, Logos