Mike Wepplo Fruit Photography

Chances are you have seen Mike Wepplo’s photography without realizing it. Walking down any grocery aisle, you have seen his image on various packages.  Working with top CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) design firms, Mike has been the leader in food photography.  Creating taste and freshness appeal, Mike illustrates delicious fruits.  Being one of the best photo retouchers in the business, Mike utilizes various tools to create fast and enjoyable photographs.  Here a few examples of his fruit works.

Mike Wepplo - berry waveMixed Fruit BowlMike Wepplo - Bars FruitApple and Berries Granola Bar

Mike Wepplo - strawberry splashStrawberry Splash

Mike Wepplo - cherry pieCherry Pie

Mike continues to create beautiful food photographs, delicious enough to eat the box. 

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Greg Winters Retro Video Game Illustrations

Back in the 1990’s, Greg Winters painted iconic imagery for the video game industry.  He illustrated various video game box art for LucasArt, Capcom, Sega, and Nintendo.  Try to guess which video game these illustrations come from.  (Answers are at the end!)

Greg-Winters-EXO-Squad-Video-Game-(1995)

Greg-Winters-Final-Fight-3-(1995)

Greg-Winters-RoboCop-3-(1993)

Greg-Winters-Super-Double-Dragon-(1992)

Greg-Winters-Super-Star-Wars-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-(1993)

Did you guess all of the retro video game art?  Here are the answers:  1.  EXO Squad (Sega, 1995)  2. Final Fight 3 (Super Nintendo, 1995)  3. RoboCop 3 (Sega, 1993)   4. Super Double Dragon (Super Nintendo, 1992)  5. Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Super Nintendo, 1993).

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Taia Morley Colorful Dog

Taia Morley illustrates a lovely story of a puppy who’s magical journey takes him to a world of wonder.  Taia Morley creates beautiful imagery as a children book illustrator.

Taia Morley Colorful Pup Children Book Das Grup

Puppy says hello to a green caterpillar.

Taia Morley Colorful Pup 3 Children Book Das GrupA blue bird sings a song to the colorful puppy.

Taia Morley Colorful Pup 4 Children Book Das Grup

The storm comes and washes away the colors of the puppy.

Taia Morley - Colorful Dog

Here’s an earlier concept for the puppy.

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Jui Ishida Children Book Illustrator

Jui Ishida, born in Taiwan, was raised in Japan. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, Jui Ishida has had an illustrious career as an accomplished children book illustrator.  Her unique style has been praised for its exquisite color and design.  The following images are taken from the book, “Good Night Little One: Bedtime Around the World” by Chris Matsuda.

Jui Ishida - Goodnight Turkey

Good Night, Turkey by Jui Ishida

Jui Ishida - Goodnight Peru

Good Night, Peru by Jui Ishida

Jui Ishida - Goodnight India

Good Night, India by Jui Ishida

Jui Ishida -Goodnight Japan

Good Night, Japan by Jui Ishida

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Fabulous Me Campaign – Artwork by Terence Gaylor

In an effort to keep individuals educated on common childhood illnesses (i.e. food allergies) and discover how to stay healthy, Das Grüp Illustrator Terence Gaylor partnered with author Tolya Thompson to create two new health based picture books for A Smarties Book™ series.

The books entitled,  Fabulous Me, Piper Lee And The Peanut Butter Itch and Fabulous Me, Piper Lee Asthma Is Not Stopping Me, are an excellent resource for children and adults. They are filled with rhyming language, bright and expressive illustrations that capture the reader’s attention and successfully deliver the health and wellness message.

Please check out the teaser pages for each book below and click here to get more information on these fabulous books!

Piper Lee Ashtma is not Stopping me Terence Gaylor Piper Lee Ashtma We love pets Illustration Terence Gaylor Piper Lee Ashtma Peanut Butter Itch Illustration Terence Gaylor Children Allergy Book Illustration by Terence Gaylor

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Greg Winters, Mega Man

Collectors are collectors and for true video gamer aficionados there is few things better than A: sealed game and B: original game art.

Started on the Nintendo Age forums and quickly picked up by several other publications, one user shows off his collection of original game art from the 90’s classic Mega-Man, specifically Mega Man 3, Mega Man 6, Mega Man V, and Mega Man X.

None other than our own Greg Winters put brush to canvas to create these pieces, which were used across original marketing, media and ultimately products themselves.

While they may be less desirable than some of the classic paintings today, these are the things that travel in time and form memories that become increasingly valuable. With the quality being extremely high, it’s only a matter of time until paintings like this hit 7, yes 7, figures and more.

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A Gift to Pope Francis!

Upon his September 2015 visit to the United States, Pope Francis canonized an 18th century California Missionary.  The occasion was commemorated with a gift from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Pope.  Das Grüp artists, Greg Winters and Pamela Wall were commissioned to help create Saints of God Come to Our Aid. We were honored to be a part of the celebration!

You can view the presentation of the painting at 10:30.

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SAINTS

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Guest Lecturer Jui Ishida!

Jui Ishida was recently invited to be a guest speaker at California State University- Long Beach.  The Visiting Artist Lecture Series offers a rich and diverse group of lectures by some of the most compelling artists and leaders in the field of art today.  Jui spoke about her 20+ years as a professional artist; relaying the tale of how her career began to the highlights of her current work.

Her unique style can be seen on such well-known books as Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Power of Intention and National Geographic Kids  Animal Stories.   Jui was thrilled to share her love and passion for the visual arts!
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