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recent work


Sunday New York Times
- October 6, 2013
See Brian's illustration for NYT article about why many have become distrustful of and disillusioned with the US government.
{see it here}

Gold & Silver Medals from Graphis Poster Annual 2014
- September 2013
Great news from the Graphis Poster Annual. Two posters in the Vancouver Opera series, one for AIDA and another for West Side Story, were awarded Gold medals in the 2013 Poster Annual. A third poster commissioned for the Savannah Music Festival was awarded a Silver medal as well.
{see it here,
here & here}

International Design Awards IDA
- April 20, 2012
"Worlds Apart" cover wins Gold Print Editorial Award, as well as Graphic Designer of the Year Award
{see it here
& here}

SPD Awards 2012 Double Merit
Together with AD Dean Sebring,, 2 Worth covers selected for Merit Awards from the Society of Publication Design {see it here}

Cover of the Day at SPD online
- February 2012
2 versions for the current cover of Worth Magazine featuring the topic of "Built by Bespoke" {see it here}

GOLD AWARD from Graphis Poster Annual 2012
"Fragile Earth", a response to the Gulf Coast oil spill {see it here}

Silver Medal from The Society of Ilustrators
- Novermber 14, 2011
Honored with the Silver Medal by SOI for "Smoking Gun of Social Network", originally commisioned for the cover for Emory Law.

CCA Lecture
- Novermber 8, 2011
CCA Illustration Program Presents Brian Stauffer, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 7:30pm, Timken Lecture Hall, SF CCA, 1111 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94107

American Illustration 30 Launch Party
- Novermber 2011
"White Out" , a cover of The New Yorker and "Dying To Get Out" for Seattle Weekly were selected for the AI30 Book. They will be exhibited at the AI30 Launch Party on Nov. 10th, 2011.

200 Best Illustrators 2011/12
- November 2011
Just published, the latest Archive Special, showcasing Brian's work among 200 of the world's best illustrators in a volume numbering 320 pages, published by Luerzer's Archive.
Doctors Without Borders Benefit Auction
- October 2011
Proud to be invited to participate in the benefit auction in Ferrara Italy for Doctors Without Borders Organization.
++++++++++++++++ NYT SundayReview
- July 30, 2011
Cover illustration about the current debt ceiling debate. {more}
UPDATE May 16, 2011
SPD 46 Annual Awards Gala
- May 16, 2011
-May 13, 2011
2 of Brian's illustrations are up for GOLD medals for BEST COVER ILLUSTRATION and BEST COVER DESIGN {more}
Today's NYT Op-Ed
- March 17, 2011
read article here & blog here
- February 2011
A new exhibit at The Brigham Young University Museum of Art wiil feature Brian's work. {more}
SOI 53
- January 2011
10 of Brian's illustrations accepted in this year's Society of Illustrators 53 Book and Editorial Category.  Opening Reception on Feb 4, 2011.  {more}
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- September 7, 2010
The Society of Publication Designers features Brian's cover art for Worth Magazine, article by Robert Newman. Read more about this here

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- Summer 2010
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies honors Brian with 2010 Best Cover Illustration Award for the third year in a row.
Read more about this here .
Today's NYT Op-Ed
- May 24, 2010
"The Academies' March Toward Mediocrity" - see illustration here & blogged here
Arizona Press Club Award for "Good Cop, Bad Cop"
- May 18, 2010
Peter Storch and Brian win 2nd place for "Good Cop, Bad Cop", see illustration here
SPD Gold Redesign Award goes to Worth Magazine
- May 7, 2010
Brian contributed to 6 cover illustrations which are part of the redesign that won Worth Magazine this prestigeous award . Congratulations to Dean Sebring and the rest of the folks at Worth Magazine.
Winner at ADCMW
- May 3, 2010
A panel of judges has selected the "Is Hazmat Safety on Track?" editorial spread with Brian's illustraiton for the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington's 61st Annual Show.
Today's NYT Op-Ed
- March 24, 2010
See the illustration & Op-Ed: "Pakistan's War of Choice" here .
Feature article on Brian in CA
- March 1, 2010
Pick up the issue on newstands now or read it online on 3/10. {read blog}
On the cover of The New Yorker
- March 1, 2010
See the thoughts and process behind this week's New Yorker cover art here .
SOI Editorial Gold Medal
- February 5, 2010
Stauffer was awarded a prestigious gold medal in the illustration 52 editorial show for a cover image illustrating a story about infighting within the Phoenix Police Department for the Phoenix New Times. The illustration is now being featured alongside other winners in the "Book and Editorial Exhibit" at the Museum of American Illustration on New York's Upper East Side. The exhibit highlights the finest original images commissioned by American newspapers, magazines and book publishers.
NYT Op-Ed about Haiti
- January 18, 2010
find Op-Ed here & blogged here .
Soulpepper Theatre 2010 Posters
- December 15, 2009
Toronto's own, Soulpepper Theatre , has commissioned this season's award winning poster series to Brian. See process of 1st of 8 posters here .
Brian wins a Gold Medal for SOI 52
- November 18, 2009
We proudly announce that Brian has been selected as a Gold Medal winner for the Society of Illustrators of New York, Editorial category. {more}
UA Museum of Art Exhibition
Hard Eyes: Images in Empathy
- October 9 - December 6, 2009
Exhibition Opening - Thursday, October 8 at 4:00 pm: lecture by Brian Stauffer @ UAMA, followed by a reception and exhibition preview until 6 pm.
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- August 17, 2009
As reported by The iSpot , Brian is recognized by the Society of News Design.
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- May 2009
Long time pals Brian Stauffer & Richard Borge win top illustration awards at the AltWeekly Awards. See Brian's winning piece here & Rich's winning piece here .
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-June 21, 2009
Iranians using the "power in the palm of their hands" for the world to see sign.
- June 19, 2009
Illustrated by Brian, today in the NYT. A Different Iranian Revolution, written by an Iranian student.
New York Times Google Article
- June 15, 2009
Brian quoted in New York Times Article on Google's Exploitation Of Illustrators
Check out the article and just say NO! to Google's exploitation of artists.
American Illustration 2009
- April 21, 2009
We proudly share the news that 4 of Brian's illustrations have won the distinction to appear in the 2009 American Illustration Annual.
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- April 19, 2009
{see the art & read the article here}
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- April 3, 2009
I file this cover assignmentin the "hard-to-handle" folder. The story, "After the Fall" was about an overhwelmed hospital for Aid's babies in the late 1980's and their use of patients in drug testing. Bring the kleenex. Thanks Michael Shavalier and Ivylise Simones. {more}
BusinessWeek cover illustration
- April 2, 2009
This week's cover, "Signs of Life", on the beginnings of positive new growth in the housing market. Thanks again to Andrew Horton!.
Society of Illustrators NY Lecture Series: "Brian Stauffer: Developing Conceptual Thinking"
- March 26, 2009 @ 6:30PM
Brian will lead a discussion about the process of distilling written words into conceptual illustrations. {watch the lecture here}
New York Times Op-Ed for Desmond Tutu on Sudan War Crimes
- March 3, 2009
Brian was tapped by NYT AD Leanne Shapton to illustrate a call to justice for Sudanese genocide victims by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. {see full Op-Ed piece here}
On The Cover of BusinessWeek
- February 16, 2009
A fortunate last minute call from BusinessWeek CD Andrew Horton brought a quick-turnaround overnight assignment for the cover story, "Home Wreckers". "I need an image of a wrecking ball and a house, and quickly!" Fast and furious, just like we like them.
3x3 Illustration Annual No.5
- February 10, 2009
Four of Brian's pieces were selected for the 5th edition of the illustration annual including an OP-ED for The New York Times, and illustrations for The Boston Globe Book review, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Miami New Times.
Cut To The Drummer Exhibit
- February 5, 2009
Thanks to Sandra Dionisi of The Bepo + Mimi Project for their efforts in putting together this show. The exhibit consisted of 50 portraits of famed drummers by 50 illustrators. My portrait of Goldfinger drummer, Darrin Pfeiffer was sold as part of an auction benefitting MS.
{Brian's Blog}
John Grisham portrait for NY Times
- January 27, 2009
New York TImes AD Corrine Myller commissioned a portrait of the Monday's which appeared as the cover of Jan 27th Arts section of the paper. {Read Brian's Blog}
Poster chosen for Artists Against the War Show at SOI
- Jan 3-26, 2008
Brian's "Peace Bomb" illustration chosen for The Artists Against The War Exhibit presented by The Society of Illustrators in collaboration with The Nation. {more about the show here}
Notable Opinion Art of 2008
- January 3, 2009
"Death Comes Ashore" origianlly published in the May 10th issue of NYT OpEd pages is being showcased in NYT's The 2008 collection of Notable Opinion Art. {see the slideshow of the exhibit here}
New Yorker Covers
- November 10, 2008
Brian's image entitled "A Very Long Tunnel" was chosen as the cover of the Presidential Election issue of The New Yorker. {more here & blogged here}
ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years
The cover of The Nation featuring the artwork by Brian Stauffer depicts George Bush as Alfred E. Neuman chosen among the 40 greatest magazine covers of the last 40 years. {more here, or read & listen here}