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The Risk of Being Undistinguished

Illustration for the Alumni Association magazine for the article:"The Risk of Being Undistinguished" / Roxy Torres AD / Pentagram

Keywords: Collage, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line, Pen & Ink, Editorial, People, Vintage / Retro

© Dave Plunkert

The Restaurant of Many Orders

Illustration for the Way Past Future Series for the article: "The Restaurant of Many Orders" Maya Nago AD

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Humor, Editorial, Food, People, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

How Susan B. Anthony Became a Pro-life Heroine

Illustration for the article: "How Susan B. Anthony Became a Pro-life Heroine" (she wasn't) / Michael Hogue AD

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, People, Vintage / Retro, Edgy, Surface Design

© Dave Plunkert

Illustration for the Paula Span article: "Could Be the Thyroid; Could be Ennui. Either Way the Drug Isn't Helping" / Catherine Gilmore-Barnes AD.

Keywords: Design, Gouache, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Editorial, Medical, People, Food/Beverage

© Dave Plunkert

Yik Yak

Illustration for the article "The Rise and Fall of Yik Yak" / Laurie Baker AD

Keywords: Cartoon, Collage, Design, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, People, Travel, Vintage / Retro

© Dave Plunkert

Insurance Policy

Stanford Medicine Illustration for the article: "Insurance Policy: How an Industry Shifted from Protecting Patients to Seeking Profit" / Dennis Mcleod AD / David Amario Design

Keywords: Collage, Comps, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Whimsical, Editorial, People, Technology

© Dave Plunkert

Xavier Becerra: California's New Attorney General

Stanford Lawyer Illustration for the article: "Xavier Becerra: California's New Attorney General Gears Up" / Dennis Mcleod AD / David Amario Design

Keywords: Collage, Design, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, People, Political, Vintage / Retro, Urban

© Dave Plunkert

‘A Players,’ ‘B Players’ and ‘C Players’

Wall Street Journal Why Bosses Should Stop Thinking of ‘A Players,’ ‘B Players’ and ‘C Players’

Keywords:

© Dave Plunkert

UMBC Magazine

UMBC Magazine Cover and interior illustrations for the Spring 2017 issue. "Staking Our Claim: UMBC Researches Explore the Next Great Frontier – The Human Brain"

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Editorial, Education, People, Scientific

© Dave Plunkert

The Vlogging Cure

Psychology Today (1/4) Series of 4 illustrations for the feature: "The Vlogging Cure: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Public Confessionals" / Frank Webster AD

Keywords: Collage, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Medical, People

© Dave Plunkert

The Vlogging Cure

Psychology Today (2/4) Series of 4 illustrations for the feature: "The Vlogging Cure: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Public Confessionals" / Frank Webster AD

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Computers, Editorial, People, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

The Vlogging Cure

Psychology Today (3/4) Series of 4 illustrations for the feature: "The Vlogging Cure: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Public Confessionals" / Frank Webster AD

Keywords: Collage, Comps, Design, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Health, People, Technology, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

The Vlogging Cure

Psychology Today (4/4) Series of 4 illustrations for the feature: "The Vlogging Cure: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Public Confessionals" / Frank Webster AD

Keywords: Collage, Design, Graphic, Mixed Media, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Nursing Home Residents Gain New Protections

"Nursing Home Residents Gain New Protections " for The New York Times

Keywords: Comps, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Texture, Editorial, People, Political

© Dave Plunkert

The Deportees Taking our Calls

"The Deportees Taking our Calls" for The New Yorker

Keywords: Comps, Digital, Stylized, Texture, Editorial, People, Political

© Dave Plunkert

Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the US

"Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S." for The New York Times

Keywords: Conceptual, Cut Paper, Graphic, Technical, Texture, Watercolor, Editorial, Family, Political

© Dave Plunkert

Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the US

"Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S" for The New York Times

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Gouache, Graphic, Texture, Editorial, Family, People, Political, Spiritual

© Dave Plunkert

War & Pieces

"War & Pieces" for 8x8 Magazine

Keywords: Collage, Comps, Conceptual, Graphic, Stylized, Tempera, Humor, Editorial, Sports, Masculine

© Dave Plunkert

Colgate Scene Magazine

"Do Antidepressant Medicines Work Differently for Men vs Women?" for Colgate Scene Magazine

Keywords: Collage, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Texture, Humor, Editorial, Medical, Scientific

© Dave Plunkert

Colgate Scene Magazine

"Observing the Impact of Nuclear Decommissioning On A Community" for Colgate Scene Magazine

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Graphic, Stylized, Texture, Humor, Editorial, Scientific

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Comps, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Texture, Editorial, Music, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

The Future Might Belong to Worms

"The Future Might Belong to Worms" for the Chronicle Review

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Stylized, Texture, Humor, Editorial, Scientific, Sci-Fi

© Dave Plunkert

"How Trump Profits from Racial Stereotypes"

"Divide & Conquer: How Trump Profits from Racial Stereotypes" for New Republic

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Whimsical, Humor, Political, Edgy

© Dave Plunkert

The Failure of the Euro

"The Failure of the Euro" for The New Yorker

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Humor, Political

© Dave Plunkert

"Ukichiro Nakaya"

"Ukichiro Nakaya, inventor of artificial snowflakes" for Wired Japan

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Futuristic, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Technology

© Dave Plunkert

"Foreign Currency Swings" for Wall Street Journal

"Foreign Currency Swings" for Wall Street Journal

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, Humor, Posters

© Dave Plunkert

The New York Times: Mortgage Debt

"They're Getting Older. Their Mortgage Debt is Getting Deeper" for The New York Times

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, People, Political

© Dave Plunkert

"Upgrading Your Phone The Socially Responsible Way" for Fast Company

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, People, Scientific, Technology

© Dave Plunkert

"Can Machines Have A Soul?" for Nautilus Magazine:

"Can Machines Have A Soul?" for Nautilus Magazine:

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, People, Scientific, Technology, Spiritual

© Dave Plunkert

Sidelined by 35: Athlete's Retirement Conundrum

"Sidelined by 35: Professional Athlete's Retirement Conundrum" for CIO Magazine

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, People, Scientific, Sports, Masculine

© Dave Plunkert

The Future of Florida Real Estate

"The Future of Florida Real Estate" for Florida Re

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Texture, People, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Building a 21st Century Change Agent

"Building a 21st Century Change Agent" for Fast Company

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Texture, Industrial, Political, Scientific, Technology, Spiritual

© Dave Plunkert

Fear of Travel

"Fear of Travel" for The New York Times

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Texture, Landscape, People, Travel, Lifestyle, Grunge

© Dave Plunkert

Rationality and Robots

"Rationality and Robots" for Harvard Magazine

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, People, Sci-Fi, Technology, Vintage / Retro

© Dave Plunkert

MICA recruiting poster

Keywords: Collage, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Education, Posters, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Mixed Media, Book Covers, Futuristic, Industrial, Sci-Fi, Technology, Edgy

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Graphic, Mixed Media, Industrial, Music, Portrait, Edgy

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Mixed Media, Whimsical, Animals, Editorial

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Conceptual, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Texture, Whimsical, Leisure, People, Posters, Food/Beverage

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Conceptual, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Adventure, Book Covers, Futuristic, Industrial, Sci-Fi, Transportation

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Mixed Media, Editorial, Food, Health, Food/Beverage

© Dave Plunkert

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Mixed Media, Whimsical, Editorial, Health, Food/Beverage

© Dave Plunkert

Brainy Beauty

Cover illustration for the New York Times Book Review for the article "Brainy Beauty." "Hedy's Folly" authored by Richard Rhodes and reviewed by John Adams.

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Mixed Media, Celebrities, People, Portrait, Science, Scientific, Feminine

© Dave Plunkert

Investment Fears

Illustration for Berkeley-Haas Magazine on the article "How Fear Affects Investing" featuring classic horror villains.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Texture, Editorial, Mystery, Product, Financial

© Dave Plunkert

Diabolique

Redesigned DVD cover of 1955 French thriller "Diabolique" for Criterion Collection's 2011 blu-ray release.

Keywords: Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Texture, Type Design, Film/Entertainment, Mystery, Packaging

© Dave Plunkert

Code World

Illustration for the New York Times Book Review article "Code World", about Tom McCarthy's novel "C"

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Mixed Media, Editorial, Historical, People

© Dave Plunkert

National Portfolio Day Atlanta

Poster design for the National Portfolio Day in Atlanta, Georgia.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Design, Lettering, Mixed Media, Type Design, Education, People, Posters, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

National Portfolio Day MICA

Poster design for the National Portfolio Day at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Design, Lettering, Mixed Media, Type Design, Education, People, Posters, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

Depression in the Workplace

Cover illustration for The Boston Globe's G section: "Why you may feel down at work"

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Texture, Corporate, Editorial, Health, People, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Biopolitic

Unused illustration for Playboy featuring an imagined cross-section of the mindset of today's Republican.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Dave Plunkert

5 Biggest Health Risks for Men - Bad Habits

One of a series of illustrations for Denver's 5280 Magazine on an article about the top modern health risks for men.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Texture, Editorial, Health, Medical, Lifestyle, Masculine

© Dave Plunkert

Poison Control

Illustration for the article "Poison Control" appearing in the 2011 Sept/Oct issue of Audubon Magazine.

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Mixed Media, Texture, Animals, Nature, Wildlife, Environmental

© Dave Plunkert

IQ

Illustration for the article "Sorry Strivers: Talent Matters" for the New York Times Sunday Review.

Keywords: Abstract, Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Mixed Media, Texture, Corporate, Editorial, People

© Dave Plunkert

Thinking Fast and Slow

Illustration for the New York Times Sunday Book Review for the article "Two Brains Running" by Jim Holt, a review of the book "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, People

© Dave Plunkert

The Kinks Victoria

Poster design which folds out from a 45 package design for The Kinks' album Victoria.

Keywords: Design, Lettering, Type Design, Celebrities, Music, Packaging, Portrait, Posters

© Dave Plunkert

Golf Digest Putter

Illustration for the article "The Belly Becomes the Beast" in the December 2011 issue of Golf Digest.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Mixed Media, Editorial, Leisure, Sports, Lifestyle, Game

© Dave Plunkert

Taxmageddon

Illustration for the New York Times Sunday Review article "Taxmageddon!" Art direction by Aviva Michaelov.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Mixed Media, Texture, Editorial, People, Lifestyle, Financial

© Dave Plunkert

White Anxiety

Illustration for Time Magazine for the article "The White Anxiety Crisis"

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, People, Ethnic

© Dave Plunkert

Transistor Wars

Illustration for IEEE Spectrum for the article "Transistor Wars"

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Futuristic, Science, Scientific, Technology

© Dave Plunkert

Dogfish Head Poster

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Texture, Posters, Product, Food/Beverage

© Dave Plunkert

Dogfish Head Poster

Keywords: Collage, Design, Graphic, Stylized, Posters, Food/Beverage

© Dave Plunkert

MICA Recruiting poster

Keywords: Collage, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Stylized, Education, Posters, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

MICA Recruiting poster

Keywords: Collage, Design, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Education, Posters, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

Wired Magizine Study Gift

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Figurative, Graphic, Editorial, Family, People, Technology, Lifestyle, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

CSO Knife

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Corporate, Editorial, Industrial, People

© Dave Plunkert

Spur Wallpaper

Keywords: Collage, Design, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, People, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Runner's World Runner's Pace

Keywords: Design, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Health, Sports, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Model Student

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Stylized, Editorial, Education, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

Unsafe At Any Exposure

"Unsafe At Any Exposure" for University of Missouri

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Editorial, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Heart Attack

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Health, Medical, Scientific

© Dave Plunkert

NYU School of Medicine cover

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Science

© Dave Plunkert

Inovate

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Futuristic, Science, Scientific, Technology

© Dave Plunkert

MICA Recruiting poster

Keywords: Collage, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Stylized, Education, Posters, Youth

© Dave Plunkert

Organ Box

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Medical, Science, Lifestyle

© Dave Plunkert

Stanford Concussion

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Health, Medical, Science, Sports

© Dave Plunkert

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Dave Plunkert

Biography

Dave Plunkert 's illustrations have appeared in advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies as well as major newspapers, magazines, and recording labels. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, the Society of Illustrators, and The New York Art Directors’ Club. He has been featured in numerous books including: Cool Type, New Masters of Poster Design, The Greatest Rock Albums that Never Were, and Mixing Messages. He has taught graphic design and illustration at Shepherd College and Maryland Institute College of Art in addition to lecturing for AIGA Chapters throughout the US. His work has been collected by museums and private collectors, and has been exhibited internationally. He has received a bronze medal from the Society of Illustrators LA and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators NY. He and Joyce Hesselberth co-founded Spur Design in 1995.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Cartoon, Collage, Comps, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Design, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Technical, Tempera, Texture, Type Design, Watercolor, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Grunge, Urban, Surface Design