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A celebration of baseball and the elevated trainsin the neighborhoods where New York's team play Created for the MTA's popular art card program. Look for it when you take the train to the game this summer.

John Tomac

Represented by

Joanie Bernstein

illustration of It's a homerun!
illustration of If it seems like nobody want to work anymore, that might be true. the number of people actively participating in the workforce has been slowly declining for years, but it has less to do with the pandemic and more with baby boomers reaching retirement.

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of Isolated, remote worker are having difficulty focusing on the task at hand.

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of The State of American Democracy.

Client: Rochester Review; The University of Rochester
illustration of America turns it's back on the tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free and puts out the I lamp beside the golden door 

Client: The New Yorker
illustration of Dealing with Covid-19's impact on college campuses.

Client: The Chronicle of Higher Education
illustration of Sir Henry Thornton built the Canadian National Railway into a power house before being undone by scandal and the onset of the Great Depression

Client: Pennsylvania Gazette; The University of Pennsylvania
illustration of We'll take Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island too...literally. A look at all the commerical real estate deals to be had in New York City.

Client: The Property Chronicle
illustration of If you're flying to Palm Springs from New York you may not have to deal with layovers this winter. Airlines are  adding direct flights schedules to popular seasonal destinations. 

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of A look at the health benefits of white wine.

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of Is this the return of crushing, 1970's style inflation?

Client: The Property Chronicle
illustration of Cultivating business that are interested in growing more than just profits.

Client : Harvard Business Review
illustration of The challenges of predicting the next crisis.

Client: Foreign Affairs
illustration of Analyzing why the Federal government is bad at anticipating and predicting crises.

Client: Foreign Affairs
illustration of Climate change is going to bring about multiple, simultaneous catastrophes.

Client: Foreign Affairs
illustration of Policymakers who use past events to model future problems will inevitably be unprepared for the challenges of the next crisis.

Client: Foreign Affairs
illustration of How much time do you really need for a layover? 

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of The short- and  long-term outlook for cruise operators, and their stocks, is not good.

Client: Barron's
illustration of When weather rolls into New York Harbor, the foghorns provide a soothing, ambient sound outside my studio's window
illustration of Advances in medicine and public health are reducing deaths from lung caner.

Client: Cedars Sinai Hospital
illustration of A celebration of baseball and the outerborough neighborhoods where the Mets, Yankees, Cyclones and Ferry Hawks play ball; created for the MTA's popular art card series

Client: Metropolitan Transportation Authority; New York City Transit; MTA Art & Design
illustration of Can we scrub carbon emissions from the atmosphere? 

Client: We Demain
illustration of Facing your fears and overcoming phobias.

Client: Real Woman; Capital Health
illustration of As the European Union pushes for greater integration and cooperation, there are signs of fissures in the bloc.

Client: Politico Europe
illustration of You need snow tires this winter.

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of The best laid vacation plans are subject to last-minute cancellations. Here's what to do when your airline blows up your itinerary.

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of A walk under the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
illustration of QR codes were thought to be obsolete, but now they're everywhere, especially at restaurants.

Client: The Wall Street Journal
illustration of The New Yorker's monocled dandy, Eustace Tilley, re-imagined as a dog for the magazine's 98th Anniversary.

Client: The New Yorker


John W. Tomac creates smart images for clients like AARP, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Council on Foreign Relations, David&Goliath, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Harvard Business Review, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jack in the Box, Johns Hopkins University, JPMorgan Chase, Los Angeles Times, Major League Soccer, Marriott International, Mother Jones, MTA, The New York Times, The New Yorker, NYU, Politico, Salesforce, Scholastic, Smithsonian Institution, TIME, USAA, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Wells Fargo His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society for News Design Society of Publication Designers and Leurzer’s Archive. John lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his wife, two sons and one-eyed chihuahua.


Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Gouache, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Vector


Humor, Action, Animals, Architecture, Botanical, Corporate, Editorial, Family, Health, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Mural, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Science, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Americana, Vintage / Retro, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Financial