ARTIST NEWS

Here's a fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS that was originally commissioned by University of Chicago, Chicago Booth Magazine. It was never published however the original article was about how to build a successful CEO. Here comes the girl power! Hope they eventually use the illo as it's a great one. #girlpower

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12/12/2017

Testosterone anyone? Here's a fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Men's Journal Magazine on "A Cure for Middle Age?" The article is about testosterone and how "A new wave of doctors says testosterone treatment can make a guy feel half his age. Holy Grail or too good to be true?"

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12/06/2017

MICHAEL BYERS with another great illo for Men's Journal called "Harvesting Probiotics From the Pros: The next performance-enhancing drug may come from the bacteria found in elite athletes' guts." Check out the article in this months issue and learn what the "magic stool bus is."

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11/15/2017

This is a great new illo by MICHAEL BYERS for Men's Health Health section called "Optimism: The Cure for Everything (Seriously)." Check out the amazing map that shows optimism zones for travel and shows a snapshot of what is troubling our world. They say that "To become more optimistic, just spend 5 minutes a day imagining ...

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11/06/2017

It's always exciting to hear when one of your artists wins an award, especially since we didn't know we were even in the running! MICHAEL BYERS  recently received a plaque for second place for ‘Excellence in Illustration’ for Hawaii Publishers Association Awards (PA'I Awards) for this piece he did for Honolulu Magazine ...

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10/27/2017

Here's a super fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS done for 5280 | Denver's Mile High Magazine! The article called "Are We Loving Colorado’s Wild Places to Death?" is about how Coloradans have to take better care of their "unadulterated wildlands" if they love it so much and want to see it last. For example here are some facts about ...

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10/18/2017

Here's a light-hearted article all you beer lovers will enjoy. It's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for All About Beer Magazine. The article is called "The Power of the Flagship: Top-selling Brands Drive Growth for Breweries: On store shelves across the country, a breadth of choices is the norm. Breweries are making more ...

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10/05/2017

Great new article and art to go along with it by MICHAEL BYERS. The article commissioned by Politico is about how American soil can be brought back to life. "Soil & years of fertilization & pesticides have been depleting our soil for farming.  A new idea: If we revive the tiny creatures that make dirt healthy, we ...

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09/27/2017

This was an interesting assignment for MICHAEL BYERS for St. Louis Magazine. He enjoyed the challenge but definitely didn’t enjoy the subject matter and was almost sick to his stomach when reading about this dark time in 1917 with the race riots in East St. Louis. It’s another eye opening moment in history that reminds ...

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09/14/2017

Calling all foodies! Here's a great little map by MICHAEL BYERS for 5280 Denver's Mile High Magazine about "9 Can’t-Miss Events at Slow Food Nations. What to do at Denver's most anticipated foodie event of the year."

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09/11/2017

Here's a fascinating story MICHAEL BYERS got to illustrate for Reader's Digest Canada titled "Freedom At Any Cost." The story is for their Drama in Real Life column and is about how a man escaped from Cuba in the wheels of a plane. "Even as I swung over the abyss, I wondered if the plane was turning back to hand me over ...

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09/06/2017

Here's a great new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine. The piece was an article on the ruthless out of control CEO's.  

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08/14/2017

MICHAEL BYERS got to illustrate an amazing story for The Smithsonian Magazine. The article is called "Racing The Storm" and is about the storm that hit the Dauphin Island Regatta race in Mobile Bay. "When hurricane-force winds suddenly struck Mobile Bay, they swept more then 100 boats into one of the worst sailing disasters ...

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08/07/2017

Here's a new portrait of Clinton Portis by MICHAEL BYERS for Sports Illustrated. The article for their NFL "Where Are They Now" section is called "Away from the NFL spotlight, financial ruin drove Clinton Portis to the brink of murder." The article summed up here: "For the elite running back who once pulled on colored ...

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08/03/2017

Here's a topic so many can relate too, I think all can actually insert themselves into where the young lady is sitting. This delicious piece by MICHAEL BYERS was done for Apple Magazine's Food & Nutrition issue. The article is called "The Emotions of Food: It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You." The piece ...

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07/28/2017

Loving the title of this piece "How to profit from magical thinking" illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS! This was a piece for the University of Chicago - Chicago Booth Review and was for an article about magical thinking. "Executives should pay attention to culture, including regional superstitions, when making marketing decisions, ...

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07/26/2017

This is definitely a subject that hits home & hope it will evolve much sooner then later. The article illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS is called "Single women downplay career goals and salary expectations" and was commissioned by the University of Chicago - Chicago Booth Review. "Single women routinely ­downplay their career ...

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07/17/2017

Here's an article everyone will benefit from reading by MICHAEL BYERS for Prevention. It's called "5 Myths About Weight Loss That Are Holding You Back." Here are the 5 Myths, grab the magazine to find out more! Myth 1: Eating breakfast is essential for weight loss. Myth 2: All calories are the same, no matter what ...

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07/14/2017

If anyone wants to read about the Crime Grifter, here's your chance. Illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS for The Walrus Magazine, this is  a piece on "The rise and fall of Toronto's classiest con man: James Regan swindled his way through the city’s monied classes. The problem was, he seemed to believe his own lies."

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07/10/2017

Here's a beautiful yet subtle piece by MICHAEL BYERS for The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. The art was featured in their Ask The Experts column..."Every scar tells a story." Always fun to work on projects with PRIEST + GRACE!

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07/07/2017

Here's a fun cover by MICHAEL BYERS for The Real Deal. It was for their cover feature on China and how China’s capital controls are affecting New York City.  Beijing is cracking down on it's outgoing capital hence putting billions of dollars in jeopardy in New York City.

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07/03/2017

Loving this piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Portland Monthly. The article for their History section is called 'The Spirit of ’77: How the Blazers Won Portland Forty years ago, a basketball team and a city became one." It was a tribute to the year the Blazers brought the NBA championship home and is a great article on the Blazers ...

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06/29/2017

This is a very fitting piece by MICHAEL BYERS called "Get Out And Have Fun" for Apple Magazine. The article is about staying active and fit and doing it while having fun -- as being and staying active is a lot easier when it's fun! How do you keep physical activity fun in your life?

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06/26/2017

Here's a fun piece that MICHAEL BYERS did for Men's Journal. It was for a feature on the 101 Best Beers in America!

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06/23/2017

Here's a fun little story just in time for summer, illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS for Seattle Met! It's called "What does it take to score a dream cabin?" The writer went on a little House Hunters trek to find out what it takes to find a cabin in Washington.

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06/22/2017

This piece is so funny as I think so many of us can relate, a definite capture by MICHAEL BYERS for Prevention Magazine. The article is called "5 Things Doctors Really Shouldn't Say To You (But Do Anyway). Haven't we all been here :)?

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06/06/2017

Loving this new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for The New York Times. It was used on the cover of the Travel section which was a huge honor (thx for the snapshot Yuko.) The story is about a writers road trip around Florida and called "Finding My Florida -- It’s a much-mocked place — but also many states in one. All of them can ...

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05/30/2017

This was an illo for a super fun & happy assignment for Outside Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS. I bet most people didn't know there was a Happy Summit, but guess what there is and Outside sent one of their writers to check it out. The article is titled "My Weekend at a Conference for the Super-Happy: Americans spend $11 ...

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05/17/2017

This was a fun series done for Sports Illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS. It's called "What If" -- "What If ... the U.S.'s best athletes all played soccer? What if Bears coaching great George Halas died in the Eastland Disaster? What if the US had won the 2002 World Cup? What if Lebron James was a soccer player? What if steroids ...

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05/15/2017

Here's a great article that likely everyone I know needs to read! Illos by the lovely MICHEAL BYERS for Prevention Magazine. The article is called "5 Myths About Stress You Need To Stop Believing." Truthfully there are likely so many more! Here they are: 1. Stress is good for productivity.; 2. Wine is the ultimate source ...

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05/11/2017

Here's a really fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS for San Francisco Magazine. It's called "The Urchin Sucker" and is a true story how in Fort Bragg, one obsessed diver is trying to save the kelp forests by hoovering up purple urchins—one at a time." It's one of many great stories the magazine is publishing for their May 2017 Great ...

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05/09/2017

Here's a great piece for the cover of Baltimore Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS. The art is for their "Outdoors In The City" cover -- 52 places to hike, bike & paddle without leaving town!

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05/04/2017

This is a great article and super fun illos that MICHAEL BYERS got to illustrate for GQ Magazine, the title is even better -- "How To Have A Grown-Up Dinner Party (Without Feeling Too Grown-Up). "If you don’t get it right, a simple dinner party can turn into a chaos of frayed nerves, burned food, and all the wrong kinds ...

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04/27/2017

Great new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for a really wild story titled "The Stranger In The Woods" for Down East, The Magazine of Maine. "For 27 years, Christopher Knight lived alone in a clandestine wooded camp in tiny Rome, undiscovered and unaided, breaking into camps to steal what he needed to survive. When he was finally ...

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04/17/2017

Here's a super fun piece MICHAEL BYERS did for the cover of Sactown Magazine! It was a feature on hot new neighborhoods, where to eat, drink, shop & play right now! I think he did a fabulous job including it all. It's time to explore Sacramento.

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04/06/2017

This was an interesting story for MICHAEL BYERS to illustrate for Jewish In Seattle Magazine. The feature was about travel "Journey's to the Unexpected" and featured four people that had interesting an unexpected travel journeys. They say "you've got to go there to come back."

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03/21/2017

"The Abominable Hum" by MICHAEL BYERS for Quebec Science. This was for an article on strange low frequency sound.

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03/15/2017

Spring is in the air and so is baseball. Here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for ESPN's The Undefeated. It's a great story about nostalgia & the love of the game. "My love of the game goes back to when I was 10 and cheered for the Phillies." With the excitement and a sense of nostalgia of the imminent Spring Baseball ...

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03/14/2017

I LOVE this illustration MICHAEL BYERS did for Portland Monthly. It was for an article on Adult Education called "Wise Up! A Guide to Portland’s Best, Weirdest, and Most Enlightening Educational Opportunities: Get smart, get crafty, or get cooking with the city’s coolest classes for grown-ups." It's truly time to get back ...

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03/10/2017

We thought NYC was bad, guess again as "On Houston’s Freeways, Chaos Reigns" - a fun illo by MICHAEL BYERS for Houstonia Magazine. There's a whole lot of crazy that goes on on the highway and who knew! "Remember when I-45 was shut down because of a marriage proposal? That’s par for the course around here. Yes, it’s all ...

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03/07/2017

Are you able to take a compliment? Many people can't and here's a great article by MICHAEL BYERS for Prevention called "Ladies, Why The Heck Can't We Take A Compliment?"

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03/03/2017

Here's a great one by MICHAEL BYERS for 5280 Denver's Mile Hile Magazine called "Table For One, Please!" Table for one sounds divine to me...but some say "Dining out alone can sometimes feel like an exercise in second-class citizenship."

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02/23/2017

Cool new series by MICHAEL BYERS on a subject that many can relate to on the subject of stress in the workplace. I call GRL PWR on this one! The article is called "25 Ways People With Highly Stressful Jobs Keep It Together" for Prevention Magazine --  it's an article about women! Prevention contacted a firefighter, a police ...

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02/16/2017

Here was a fun series MIKE BYERS did for Politico Magazine. It was titled "How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)" -- Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?" It’s ...

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02/07/2017

Here is a super fun project that MIKE BYERS got to work on that was featured this past weekend at the Super Bowl! This was a postcard that was handed out before the Super Bowl advertising Nickelodeon's Superstar Slime Showdown at Super Bowl! "Nickelodeon gets in the game to give kids all access to Super Bowl LI." Check ...

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02/07/2017

Here's a fun one by MICHAEL BYERS for Prevention Magazine. Did you know that singing has enormous health benefits? Find out more with this article "You Don't Need To Be Able To Carry A Tune To Join A Choir—And Get All The Health Perks That Go With It." Time to start singing!!!

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01/30/2017

Here's a fun new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for 5280 Magazine's Health Issue for an article about new diets that are centered around eating more fat. "Is A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet For you? Local experts weigh in on whether fitness freaks benefit from this trendy diet."

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01/26/2017

"Daring Do-Gooders" by MICHAEL BYERS for Mizzou Magazine. This was the issue for the University of Missouri's alumni magazine calling out all their amazing alumni "Do Gooders!" If you want to meet U. of Missouri's super-powered students, faculty, staff and alumni dedicated to making the world a little better, this is your ...

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01/10/2017

Here's an oldie but goody by MICHAEL BYERS for University of Chicago Booth Review. The article is called "Video Killed The Radio Star" and is about "How games, phones, and other tech innovations are changing the labor force."  

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01/10/2017

1st post of 2017! Bring it on!!! Here is the latest image for Sportsnet Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS. Thanks again to Myles McCutcheon for the gig. Mike was honored to get this spread for the last print version of Sportsnet Magazine. The piece called "Building Las Vegas NHL Style" is about the new NHL team coming to Las ...

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01/03/2017

I'm LOVING this new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for the University of Chicago Chicago Booth Review! The headline is called "The Savage of "American Psycho" and is about "what Bret Easton Ellis’s novel teaches us about capitalism." It's a very interesting article examining the history and content of the novel. The illo ...

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12/14/2016

LOVING this new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Variety Magazine. The article titled "Biz Holds Breath for Box Office Record: Sales were rising even before 'Fantastic Beasts.' And big openings like 'Rogue One' are yet to come! Thank you Cheyne for another fab illo with Variety. Can't wait to see this one!

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11/29/2016

Here's another beauty by MICHAEL BYERS for PLANSPONSOR called "Chasing Expectations!" This piece is about the Defined Contribution Survey and "plan sponsors ' perspectives on their record keeping providers and services" -- basically ranking the best of the best. Thank you SooJin for another great assignment, always a pleasure ...

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11/18/2016

Congratulations to MICHAEL BYERS & Alese Pickering at Rice Magazine! This beautiful piece was accepted into the Society of Illustrators 59 show in the Editorial category. The piece is called "She Runs" and the article is about Becky Wade’s new book called “Run The World.” From England to Japan, Ethiopia to New Zealand, ...

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11/17/2016

It's been a while since we've worked with Sports Illustrated and thrilled to be back working with them with this great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for their NHL Preview section. The article is about the five major trades that went down in one day and how it will shape the upcoming season. The players featured in the art are ...

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11/02/2016

Here is another great illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for his regular column in Apple Health Magazine in Alberta. It's a story about how we get a lot of our traits and genes from our Grandparents.

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10/18/2016

If you're wondering what's happening in the world of franchising and Kids Franchising, check out this article illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS for Entrepreneur Magazine. The article called  "Franchising's Top 115 Personal Service Brands" shows how there is an increase in kids franchising and why.

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10/07/2016

Fun illo by MICHAEL BYERS for Variety Magazine.  The piece is about the Emmy awards and is called "Emmy-Nominated Limited Series and Movie Actresses Portray Real Life." Here's a glimpse of these female actresses doing their toughest roles yet; Sarah Paulson (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”), Kristin Dunst (“Fargo”) and Kerry ...

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10/05/2016

Loving this great piece for WIRED by MICHAEL BYERS! This piece was for an article called "Sky Pilot: A drone-racing ace charts his own course as the sport goes mainstream." Click here if you want to get all the details on the drone racing master Charpu!

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10/03/2016

If you find yourself in Seattle soon, MICHAEL BYERS has just illustrated a great series for Seattle Met Magazine called "Perfect Day Trip: The best of the Pacific Northwest is less than two hours away" Included in his illos are a full day in Port Townsend, a full day in Tacoma, and a full day in Olympia. Can't wait to see ...

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10/01/2016

Love the concept that MICHAEL BYERS came up with for this fun illo for POLITICO. This is for their online magazine The Agenda: Future of Money. The article is called "Can Washington control high-tech lending? A fast-moving new alternative to banks is raising crucial questions about fairness—and regulators are scrambling ...

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09/30/2016

Here's a cool new illo by MICHAEL BYERS for a great magazine for beer lovers called All About Beer! The article is called "Hop Shift" which is a feature about modern beer makers using tons of hops.

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09/29/2016

Here's something we all need to focus on, giving back and making a difference.  It's an illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Sarasota Magazine. The title is "The 2016-2017 Giving Register: 544 Ways To Volunteer, Give Back, Love Our City."

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09/21/2016

Here is another fun one  by MICHAEL BYERS for Apple Health Magazine in Alberta. It was for a story about changing gender rolls in kids. "Children are often pushed into masculine and feminine boxes..." we're sure glad that this is changing!  

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09/19/2016

Loving this new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Rice University called "She Runs." The article is about Becky Wade's new book called "Run The World." From England to Japan, Ethiopia to New Zealand, Becky Wade ’12 spent a golden year after graduation living, working and running with some of the world’s fastest and most fascinating ...

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08/29/2016

Here's an awesome new series by Men's Health by MICHAEL BYERS. "Americans are succumbing to gnawing sense of dread about the future. To regain our optimism, we don't need to be naive. Just prepared." It was for a feature on  ways to avoid the end of the world ruining your day. Tips to help you during your backyard BBQ with ...

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08/22/2016

Cool illustration on a topic that we can all relate to by MICHAEL BYERS for The Walrus. The article for the Transportation section is called "Stuck: Traffic is ruining our lives - but we can be saved."

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08/15/2016

This is a super fun series by MICHAEL BYERS for Prevention Magazine. The article is called "6 Lessons On The Horror (And The Humor) Of Menopause." Truly the horror and humor that females have to experience entering perimenopause and menopause -- if the male population only knew the half of it.

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08/09/2016

Here's a beautiful illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Portland Monthly's column Hidden Depth's called "How One Man Found an Uncharted Gem in the Oregon Wilderness. Mike Malone came across a hidden gorge near Mount Jefferson. But can you really “discover” a place anymore?" This one was a fun one about the crew that discovered ...

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07/13/2016

Great new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for a hot topic for The Wall Street Journal called "For Investors, Fewer Places To Hide: Where investors can still find gains, while managing risk, for the second half." Where do they go now?

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07/08/2016

Here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS and perfectly fitting for July 4th week. This was a piece commissioned by Baltimore Magazine about the epic cake fail of '76! Did you know "Forty years ago, rain and rats ruined a 35-ton cake and nearly wrecked Baltimore’s bicentennial. Then, the tall ships came." Check out the article ...

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07/05/2016

This was a really fun assignment for MICHAEL BYERS commissioned by the great team over at Play Advertising! The first label for FRESH Wines  is about FRESH Beginnings and the 2nd one is about a night on the town and called FRESH Possibilities! So fun and so FRESH!!! What's left...of course, the wine tasting to make sure ...

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06/28/2016

Here's another fun one by MICHAEL BYERS for 5280 | Denver's Magazine! This piece was about Colorado trails and who should get to use them, cyclist or hikers? I guess we'll let them fight it out.

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06/24/2016

Here's a great one for Newsweek Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS. After a century of planning the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History & Culture is FINALLY ready to open. We're really loving these Two-Number article comparisons in the magazine. Look at these stats..."101 years since Black Civil War veterans ...

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06/13/2016

Love this piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Backpacker Magazine. The article is called "Pass/Fail: Hammock Camping" and the illustration says it all! If you’ve come across campers hanging blissfully above the cold, hard ground, you might have wondered: How hard can it be? Read the article and see how their scout finds out. May ...

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06/03/2016

Here's a fun new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Marketing Magazine. The article is on the "The Extraordinary Future Of Shopping: Your map to better shopping for consumers and brick-and-mortar retailers." The article focuses on the different technology retailers are using to make shoppers experience more efficient, interactive, ...

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05/31/2016

MICHAEL BYERS with Drama In Real Life for Reader's Digest with "Caught In A Crevice." It's a story about people getting stuck in caves. "The force of the fall left Seth Rowe wedged like a cork in a bottle. It would take 50 firefighters, 22 hours and a specialized search-and-rescue operation to extract him."

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04/25/2016

We're super excited to share this amazing new project by MICHAEL BYERS for Play Advertising. This was for an annual report for The Burlington Economic Development Corporation -- the idea was to capture the energy and vibrant lifestyle of a city that is growing. The annual report, 'The Best Place to Live is Also the Best ...

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04/12/2016

CONGRATULATIONS to MICHAEL BYERS for being accepted into this years American Illustration Annual book. A huge thank you to all the jury members as we are honored to once again be included in this amazing book and their beautiful show. This was a really fun piece to work on with Art Director Michael Novak for Portland Monthly. ...

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04/05/2016

Calling all foodies, here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS done for Fast Company about putting an end to tipping. The article is called "Danny Meyer Reflects On His Decision To End Tipping." Plus, Union Square Hospitality Group employees tell us how it's going so far. Do you think there will be an end to tipping?

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03/27/2016

Here's a fun new cover & interior by MICHAEL BYERS for Alberta Oil Magazine called "Balancing Act: Inside The Alberta Government’s New Deal On Energy."

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03/21/2016

We haven't shared a MICHAEL BYERS map in some time now. Here's one he did for Houstonia Magazine called "Intersections: Canal & Navigation -- Diving into the East End neighborhood that’s a hub for tamales, tree-shaded parks and viral t-shirts."

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03/16/2016

This was a fun illustration MICHAEL BYERS did for an article about tattoo removal and how scary it can be for Milwaukee Magazine -- the article is called "That's Tat."  Apparently it's even more painful then getting a tattoo which is why Mike always says, if you have a tattoo you don't like, then cover it up with a new ...

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02/26/2016

Beautiful new series by MICHAEL BYERS for Reader's Digest for their Drama In Real Life feature. The article is called "Lost in the Arctic" about a man originally going on a hunting trip ended up  with a broken snowmobile lost in the middle of the arctic. "In this unforgiving underpopulated part of Canada, a simple mistake ...

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02/23/2016

Great new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for The Walrus Magazine for an article on car services. The article is called "Uber V. Taxi: One must die for the other to live."  

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02/08/2016

Truly loving this illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for the health industry in Alberta’s Apple Magazine. The title is "Life pitches everyone curve balls. Resilience helps hit them over the wall. Resilience is like a muscle, everyone can develop and strengthen it." Michael loves working with all the great folks at Apple, always ...

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02/05/2016

Great new cover art & interiors by MICHAEL BYERS for The Penn Stater! "From crazy hallucinations to bonding with Four Diamonds families, here's a collection of YOUR FUNNY, MAGICAL, MEANINGFUL and just plain personal MEMORIES of Dance Marathon!"

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02/02/2016

Here is a fun new map by MICHAEL BYERS  for Golf Digest about Golfing places to take the whole family around the United States! The article is called "Our Top-10 Destinations For Family Golf Trips." 10 Destinations perfect for the whole family. A must read for those who love the sport!

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01/26/2016

Incredible new comic by MICHAEL BYERS for Sportsnet Magazine "The never-told story of the never-seen game" Kazakhstan 6 - Canada 3. "This month, the World Junior Championship returns to Finland, the site of Canada’s worst-ever finish, eighth place in 1998. Canada’s first four losses that year were seen by disheartened fans ...

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01/11/2016

Here's another great illo to kick off the new year for one of my favorite subjects -- children's literature. This piece by MICHAEL BYERS for School Library Journal is called "What’s Trending? What Is, What Was, What’s Soon to Be in Kid Lit." Can't wait to explore all the  new books this year!  

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01/08/2016

Here's an article every employer should read...it's an article on work-life balance for Fortune Magazine illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS. The article is called "Why Some CEOs Are Ordering Employees to Take Vacation: They’re getting serious about the quest for work-life balance.." Are we more productive after we take vacations? ...

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12/17/2015

We're super excited and honored as always to get a call from the Society of Illustrators letting MICHAEL BYERS know that this series of images below originally commissioned by Politico Magazine was accepted into the Annual show in the Editorial category. Mike is super pumped. A special thanks to all the judges as we are ...

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11/16/2015

Here's a gorgeous new illo for Smithsonian Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS. This feature is called "The River Wild" and is for The Smithsonian Collectors Edition 100 Greatest Adventures in American History. Mike got an opportunity to illustrate John Wesley Powell running the Grand Ganyon in 1869!

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11/02/2015

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a very hot topic of today for The Wall Street Journal called "When Instagram Culture Ruins a Vacation. Writer Dan Crane on the downside of finding an idyllic beach in Mallorca: The selfie-stick-equipped hordes were already there."

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10/26/2015

Here's a great new article that most of us should be reading! A gorgeous illustration by MICHAEL BYERS, this one is for Apple Magazine and is titled "What's Up With Our Attention Spans: Technology may be shrinking our ability to focus." Are you ready to clear away the clutter?

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10/20/2015

This is a really funny piece for MICHAEL BYERS Travel Essay column for United Hemispheres Magazine. The title says it all "Nice to Meet You, Now Leave Me Be: It’s easy to make friends while traveling—maybe a little too easy." Most of us can relate to this, that is what makes it so familiar and so comical.

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10/07/2015

Here's a fun illo by MICHAEL BYERS for his monthly column with United Hemispheres Magazine called "Happy Horrors: Sometimes the worst vacation experiences make for the best memories."

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10/01/2015

This was a fun illo by MICHAEL BYERS for United Hemispheres Magazine. If you happened to have traveled on a United Airlines flight any time in July you might have seen this illustration in their in flight magazine. It was for a story about people who go on vacations that have them getting more involved in the work part ...

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09/16/2015

For those who care or who are following the US elections MICHAEL BYERS did this great illo for National Journal Magazine about issues and tension happening within Hillary Clinton's own political campaign.    

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09/14/2015

Here's a hot piece for Newsweek Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS for their section Two Numbers comparing numbers and what numbers prompt excessive heat warning. This one called "Scorching Heat Made Iran Feel Like 163 Degrees Fahrenheit" is about Iran's extreme heat. Can you actually believe that on July 31st it felt like 163 degrees ...

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08/21/2015

Absolutely loving this new piece MICHAEL BYERS did for Harvard Business Review. This piece called "Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: Lessons from the Pentagon" is about what the U.S. military has learned by human error. Simply beautiful and so fun to draw internet viruses.

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08/20/2015

Super fun article about fishing in Chicago by MICHAEL BYERS for Chicago Magazine. This piece titled "I Found Out How to Actually Fish Around Chicago" is about actually being able to catch fish in Chicago as one can elsewhere. Michael brings a touch of his father into this piece as he loved to fish and Mike imagines this ...

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08/18/2015

MICHAEL BYERS knocked this one into space (no pun intended) with a rush job over the weekend. Making headlines everywhere, this one for Variety Magazine called "Relativity Implodes, Kavanaugh Left Adrift." Another company declaring bankruptcy!

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08/05/2015

Here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Running Times Magazine about online running coaching. The article in RT Training column is called "Finding an Online Running Coach. Hiring an expert you've never met to guide your training requires research, but it can reap rewards." One may not realize the benefits but online coaching ...

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07/30/2015

Two new fun maps by MICHAEL BYERS for Trending NY for their monthly column My NY! The 1st map features MY NY with Tennessee Thomas: The Deep End Club owner shares her favorite places to eat, drink and shop in the East Village. The 2nd map feature MY NY with Christina Tosi: The mastermind behind Momofuku Milk Bar shares ...

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07/28/2015

Here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS that so many people I know will get a chuckle out of! The article for The Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section is called "The Sane Way To Cycle Competitively: Many people who undertake arduous, 100-mile amateur ‘cyclosportive’ bike races like La Marmotte in France give up everything—including ...

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07/20/2015

This was a super fun assignment for Variety Magazine by MICHAEL BYERS called  "TV Takes Over Comic-Con as Film Studios Back Out." The brief or concept Mike received was was basically, Super girl holding up the convention center where San Diego Comic Con is held and in front of that would be a big stand off with The Flash, ...

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07/20/2015

Super excited to share this new comic book series called Agents of the Assist by MICHAEL BYERS! This was a project with State Farm Insurance & Gawker Media -- If Any Player Deserves The Comic Book Treatment, It's Chris Paul! I love that this was a collaboration between all parties, artist, writer, Gawker & State ...

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07/14/2015

Here's an amazing new series by MICHAEL BYERS for Politico Magazine called "To Kill A Man: A Short Story." It's a fiction piece about infantry combat in Vietnam for their War Issue featuring a former U.S. Senator who was an author before going into politics. This was for a feature about a Grandfather telling this Grandson ...

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07/02/2015

Here is a real fun one by MICHAEL BYERS  for The Wall Street Journal about men going through midlife crisis and getting motorcycles...BUT adding sidecars so they can take their kids along. Here's the title and caption -- hilarious! "Motorcycle Sidecars Make Riding a Family Affair:  Buying a motorcycle may be a mid-life-crisis ...

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06/22/2015

Here's a wonderful new series of illos by MICHAEL BYERS featured in this months Men's Health Magazine. Mike got to illustrate some really fun ones: How to Pitch A Winner; Four Secrets to Better Bourbon; Painted a Nude Model?; and Crap. My Kid went and found my weed.

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06/22/2015

Super excited to share this new series of illustrations MICHAEL BYERS had a blast doing. They were to accompany four different articles in Portland Monthly's summer guide. The first image was for a story about Portland celebrating the 40th anniversary of their Pride Festival! The next image was for an article about an 80s ...

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06/16/2015

Here's a great new illustrated map by MICHAEL BYERS featuring Leadville. Colorado for Outside Magazine. Leadville is supposed to be amazing so hope to get there one day. Always a pleasure working with the creative team at Outside!

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06/15/2015

Here's a great series of illustrations by MICHAEL BYERS for Outside Magazine. The article is called "The Secret Life of Guides: They get paid to climb mountains and raft whitewater. But guiding isn't all a dream—not with whiny clients, lousy tips, and the occasional colleague pranking you in a gorilla suit."

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06/01/2015

Here's a really fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS. Restaurants seem to be a hot topic for Mike! This piece done for the Culture section The Dish for Toronto Life is called "Hot Seats: online reservation systems were supposed to make scoring a table easier. So much for that." Do you think restaurants are sitting around waiting ...

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05/26/2015

This is a great title for this piece illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS. And check out that handsome model!!! The illo was done for San Francisco Magazine and is called "The Netflix of ____." It's about how all of a sudden there is literally a subscription for every diversion of Netflix. Who knew? The opportunities are truly ...

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05/21/2015

This was fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS entitled "Hunting Mentors: The Kung Fu Turkey Master" for an article in Outdoor Life about a turkey hunter who will sometimes meditate in order to attract the wild turkeys to come his way. Brilliant illo Mike!  

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05/21/2015

Here's a new fun illo by MICHAEL BYERS for Chicago Magazine. The article is a reflection about closing the pits and is called "What Chicago Loses by Closing the CME’s Futures Pits: A former trader remembers CME’s soon-to-be-closed futures pits."

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05/19/2015

Loving this new illustration (definitely not the subject!) by MICHAEL BYERS for Newsweek! "2.4 Million Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Three Times as Many as Last Year...Increase in e-cigarette use in high schoolers from 2011-2014; Decrease in regular cigarette use in high schoolers from 2011-2014."

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05/01/2015

Here's a fun new illo by MICHAEL BYERS for Scouting Magazine called "20 Ways To Improve Your Health." Check them out, each tip take a minute or less ;).

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04/27/2015

Happy to be able to share this poster by MICHAEL BYERS created for a friend’s band called The GALACTICATS! With a name like that how could he say no. As I’m sure you can tell he had a blast making this. You can find more details about their band here. For a copy of one of the posters, go check out their show!

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04/13/2015

I've been waiting to share this piece because I absolutely love how MICHAEL BYERS interpreted the article. This piece done for Alberta Health Services Apple Magazine for their Our Brain section is called "We See Addictions Differently: Albertans are more forgiving of substance." It's a very interesting article so I encourage ...

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04/13/2015

Here's a super fun illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Modern Luxury, San Francisco Magazine. It's called "To Shoppers With Love" and is for the April issue "The Chinese City: A Special issue devoted for new power holders, old grudgers, and eternally good Dim Sum." I love the caption to this title "Welcome to your diamond ...

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04/09/2015

Congratulations! MICHAEL BYERS artwork "The Intelligent Life Of The City Racoon" originally commissioned by Nautilus Magazine was selected to appear in this year's American Illustration 34th annual book! Thanks again to the jury for selecting his artwork and to Len for the awesome job! Super excited Mike will be back in ...

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04/05/2015

Here's a fun read that so many of us can relate to. The illo by MICHAEL BYERS is called "Going Broke." It was a piece for Mike's monthly Travel Essay column in United Hemispheres Magazine. "Finding yourself far from home with no money can be a discomfiting, frightening experience, but it has its upsides."  

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04/01/2015

MICHAEL BYERS got to illustrate a fun illustration for Atlanta Magazine about their subway system Marta. "Can CEO Keith Parker make MARTA cool? Amid its first major expansion in 40 years, MARTA faces a bigger challenge: convincing Atlantans that they want to ride."

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03/24/2015

Absolutely love this new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Toronto Life. The piece was featured in their Culture section and called "Cabbin’ Fever: A guide to the city’s best vehicles for hire." The article talks about how nobody owns a car anymore, well some do but many "urban families & millennials are availing themselves ...

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03/16/2015

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a real-life headache for many in Chicago! Chicago Magazine featured an article called "My Overnight in O’Hare’s New Flight Path" which is about what it’s like to spend a day living next to the runway at one of America’s busiest airports. Definitely feel fortunate we only see the plans from afar ...

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03/10/2015

Another great beauty for MICHAEL BYERS for our Outdoor Life column Dispatches from The Field. This one called "By A Whisker: A family feud leads to a narrow miss."

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03/06/2015

Here's a fantastic new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Toronto Life called "Puckheads: inside the crazed arenas of the GTHL." It was a really fun piece about how crazy hockey parents can get. "The world’s largest amateur hockey organization is also a breeding ground for unscrupulous coaches, raging parents and miserable ...

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02/19/2015

Here's a series of beautiful illustrations by MICHAEL BYERS for Women's Health Magazine. The facts behind the Facebook trend..."Lost Connections: Last year’s Ice-Bucket Challenge was everywhere…yet few people know the real facts about ALS and a group of troubling neurological diseases that affect some 6 million Americans—many ...

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02/17/2015

Here's a fun new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for 5280 | The Denver Magazine called "The Not-So-Micro Breweries." The article is about "Colorado’s first names in craft beer amp up production with new brewing facilities."

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02/16/2015

Here's a fun new piece by MICHAEL BYERS! If you’re on a flight with United Airlines then you might see this in the current issue of Hemispheres Magazine. Done for their travel column, it's about a couple who decided to vacation in a cabin in the woods but consequently realized it wasn't a good idea to watch horror movies ...

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02/05/2015

We're thrilled to show another wonderful piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Apple Magazine. This one is an illustration for an article on how patients face hurdles & barriers when it comes to health care treatment, an all too familiar story. The article is called "Removing The Hurdles To Care."

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01/28/2015

We are pleased to share Levy Creative Managements Artists "Best of 2014" Images!!! And once again a special thank you to all of our clients who keep our artists evolving and creating great work! Artist: Jason Tharp | Client: Highlights

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01/28/2015

Here's a wonderful story called "Survival At Sea" beautifully illustrated by Michael Byers for Boy's Life. It takes four stories of seafarers who beat the odds & survived. The four stories are following: "The Will To Survive; Record Setting Adventure; Teen Trip Gone Wrong & Wreck of the Bounty." Amazing if you get ...

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01/13/2015

MICHAEL BYERS begins his wonderful portfolio of images for United Hemisphere's Magazine. This one is called "Berlin, Then and Now: Revisiting a town you once loved and finding that your old haunts have disappeared can feel like losing a little bit of yourself—which is not necessarily a bad thing how." Thank you Tracy for ...

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01/08/2015

Another outstanding piece by MICHAEL BYERS! This one commissioned by Outdoor Life was called "Lucky Charms: Our Favorite Odds-Tippers and the Stories Behind Them." It was a fun little piece that Mike got to illustrate the opener & some spots for as well which included some favorite lucky charms such as a hippie bracelet, ...

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01/06/2015

We are so excited to announce that MICHAEL BYERS has won an Ozzie award at the 2014 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards celebrating excellence in magazine editorial and design. Mike's piece in Baltimore magazine was named the winner in the best use of illustrations category among all consumer magazines for our “Events That Crushed ...

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12/15/2014

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a really fun piece for The Wall Street Journal called "Sex, Drugs and My Tweenager in Amsterdam." This was for the Off Duty section about how "a father and son head to Holland for a weekend of bike-riding, noodle-slurping and conversations only Amsterdam could provoke." For those who love to travel, ...

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12/12/2014

MICHAEL BYERS gets his run on with Running Times over the last few months. Here's a few illustrations he's recently done, one called "Reading Between The Signs" about running a sub 3 hour marathon & the other is "Write Your Race" about how journal writing can help you plot your best race. For all you runners out there, ...

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12/09/2014

MICHAEL BYERS is featured in today's The UpShot section of The New York Times  with a piece on the election. The article is called "Election Was Rough for Democrats. It Was Worse for West Virginia Democrats." Check out the link here for more. Such a great piece that was done in such a short time period. Thanks Steven for ...

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11/24/2014

A huge congrats goes out to MICHAEL BYERS for his School Library Journal "Fan Fiction" illustration being accepted into the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 57 show. Thank you to all the wonderful judges, and to Mark Tuckman for commissioning this great piece -- we are very grateful and honored to ...

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11/18/2014

MICHAEL BYERS with yet another fun piece for Scouting Magazine. This one is called "Beating Boredom: How to put the happy in your kids' holidays." It's a really great article so check it out if you get a chance. Lots of tips and fun activity suggestions to ward off the dreaded boredom syndrome that lots of children find ...

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11/05/2014

Here's one of my favorite pieces that MICHAEL BYERS has recently done for Walrus Magazine. This was a full page illustration for a feature on an Orca named "Moby Doll: How a  bungled hunt turned killer whales into star attractions -- and launched the modern conservative movement." Moby Doll was a female orca that was ...

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11/03/2014

Another wonderful assignment with Ron from San Francisco Magazine! This piece illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS is called "The Next Big One Is Coming Ready Or Not!" Yet another labor of love for this complex article and so beautifully illustrated. "Sooner or later, a monster quake is going to hit the Bay Area. Aided by new ...

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10/27/2014

MICHAEL BYERS also put his blood, sweat and tears into this amazing new graphic novel for Capstone Press. This title is called "Encountering Bigfoot: Eyewitness Accounts" by Katherine Krohn. "What's that rustling in the forest? People have been reporting strange encounters with large, hairy, ape like creatures for years. ...

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10/16/2014

Here's a fantastic piece perfect for MICHAEL BYERS style for Nautilus Magazine called "The Intelligent Life of the City Racoon: Adapting to the urban jungle has made Rocky smarter." Did you know that racoons "flourished rather than receded in the face of human expansion,” and that "urban environment has contributed to their ...

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10/14/2014

Here's a fun new piece from MICHAEL BYERS on taxes & technical colleges for Milwaukee Magazine. This one for the Insider column called "Swap Meet" is about "a sleepy debate over  how the governance of technical schools could remake property taxes in the state."  

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10/08/2014

MICHAEL BYERS is part of this super exciting exhibition called "Process Work" at The University of Central Missouri. The exhibition focus' is on the "process work" and illustrations of Contemporary Illustrators. The show runs from October 7th - October 31st is curated by Assistant Professor John F. Malta. What a stellar ...

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10/01/2014

Here is a fun piece MICHEAL BYERS illustrated for Maxim Magazine about a new watch that the company Breitling has released called the Emergency 2. This little ditty is said to be able to save your life in any situation you find yourself stranded, lost, or hurt and help isn't as easy to access. Just pull the little knobs ...

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10/01/2014

Another sports illustration for MICHAEL BYERS! This was for United Airlines Hemisphere Magazine for their August issue. You wouldn't know it from Mike's portfolio but he's not a huge sports fan but loves drawing sports since there's so much energy in them. This article was about how teams sometimes treat their pitchers ...

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09/25/2014

MICHAEL BYERS got to be part of an exciting new magazine launch by Hearst called TrendingNY. "The newspaper-magazine hybrid is a free weekly publication that will be distributed Sept. 8 through Sept. 30. This translates into four issues, distributed from Monday through Wednesday of each week. Each issue will have a print ...

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09/23/2014

Football frenzy has definitely begun & MICHAEL BYERS got a chance to illustrate more NFL fun! This one was done for Variety Magazine and is called "NFL's Scores In Ratings Make the TV Biz Willing To Follow The Game Plan." NFL Ratings allow the league to dominate in the TV business - what a juggernaut they are in this ...

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09/18/2014

Loving these new pieces for Men's Health by MICHAEL BYERS for the article "Mind Games for Big Gains." "No motivation to exercise? It’s all in your head: Your brain is wired to keep your body at rest. Here are 5 ways to rewire it:" This was for an article about how to trick your brain into enjoy exercising. Mike could ...

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09/09/2014

This is a great new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Capital New York's Tech Issue. Such a fun image for their cover about "Silicon Island: What Cornell Tech's campus in the river will mean for New York." It may take a while to be built but eventually we will see them tram over to Roosevelt Island right from our office windows ...

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09/04/2014

Here's a beautiful piece by MICHAEL BYERS for School Library Journal called "Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens." "The generation of teens who grew up reading “Harry Potter” is embracing fandom and fueling events such as LeakyCon, an annual convention for fans of many stripes that convened in Orlando, Florida, from ...

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09/02/2014

This is a great running piece illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS for Running Times Magazine. So many people I know can relate to this! It's called "Summer Romance" and is an article about why so many runners are in love with summer running. "The best things about running during the dog days are:" Shedding your clothing and barely ...

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08/29/2014

Here's a great new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for San Francisco Magazine called "Casualties On Minimum Wage." The $15 min­imum wage is designed to squash inequality. Could it crush restaurants as well? As always we love working with Ron at San Francisco Magazine.

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08/20/2014

Here's a beautiful new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Up Here Magazine (Life In Canada's Far North). The article is called "How To Run A Northern Lodge." The article takes a look "behind the scenes of the business of running a Northern lodge: from blizzards, bear invasions and caretakers gone crazy, to the ever-changing ...

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08/14/2014

Here is a piece MICHAEL BYERS did for MacWorld Magazine about how your family can use Mac iOS all around the house -- basically how Apple may be making inroads in home technology. This was a fun piece to do because Mike got to use a few different textures from Kyle Webster’s brush sets. Also this was a good opportunity ...

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08/04/2014

Here's an illustration that most people will be able to relate to by MICHAEL BYERS for Hour Detroit Magazine.  The article is all about sun worshippers and how despite the health risks associated with tanning, people are still baking away in the sun. The article is called "Tainted: The underlying "addiction" to tanning ...

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07/29/2014

Here's a great new illustrated map by MICHAEL BYERS that appeared in Golf Digest July 2014 issue called "The Golf Coast" for the British Open Preview.

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07/24/2014

MICHAEL BYERS creates another beautiful illustration for Hawaii Magazine with our fabulous friend Cody! So happy to be working with him again. So appreciate Art Directors who send us magazine samples and a note to boot! HOORAY!!! This was for a fun article on ebikes in O'ahu. "No noise. No pollution. The wind in your hair." ...

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07/15/2014

Here's an amazing story beautifully illustrated by MICHAEL BYERS for The Rotarian. The article is about Charles Ota Heller and his story --  a political refugee fleeing his communist controlled country after being one of the only surviving members of the Holocaust. "Charles Ota Heller came to America to start a new life. ...

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07/09/2014

Here is a new piece MICHAEL BYERS just did for San Fransisco Magazine. As you see he had great fun with this one. It’s a story about the application “Open Table” and how it’s success has birthed several competing apps. The market is getting aggressive and everyone wants a seat at the table. "OpenTable has spawned a slew ...

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06/30/2014

Here's a great new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Fortune Magazine from a book excerpt from The Secret Club That Runs the World. Absolutely brilliant how Mike captured the essence of this story in such a subtle & simple way, works beautifully with the story. "How a high-rolling commodity trader tried upending ...

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06/26/2014

Here's a great new cover that MICHAEL BYERS just finished up for Entrepreneur Magazine. It was supposed to run on the cover but unfortunately got bumped off for another story. You win some you lose some...we're still proud of the image and loving all the type treatment. Would have been great to see it shine on the cover ...

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06/24/2014

Here's a great new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Fortune Magazine called "How To Build A Great American City." "Is Lake Nona's medical and residential development the future of cities-or a unique creation that can't be replicated?" Curious to see what will come about and whether we'll see more community collaborations ...

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06/17/2014

Here's a new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Outdoor Life Magazine about hunters and situational awareness in the safari called "How To Tune Your Senses and Become A Better Hunter."  The idea is that you spend a period of time in the safari with a rifle, ear plugs, blindfold and gloves. For safety, armed guides are close by ...

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06/12/2014

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another fabulous map for 5280 | The Denver Magazine. This one was for the Lariat Loop. "It may be 100 years old, but plenty of new adventures await along the Lariat Loop. In the early 1900s, Denver planners established a mountain parks system 12 miles west of the city limits; in 1914, they added ...

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06/02/2014

We're so excited to share with all of you our 2014 Communication Arts Award of Excellence for their 2014 Illustration Annual. They were kind enough to allow us to include all our artists in our award so we are extremely grateful. Feeling so incredibly proud of the artists that we're accepted into this years annual: Naftali ...

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05/28/2014

I've been waiting to post this piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Hawaii Home+Remodeling for their Green Edition insert. It's definitely one of my favorites & so different from so much that Mike has done recently. As Mike pointed out, it's always fun to work with Hawaii magazines. A fun part of getting emails from the art directors ...

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05/28/2014

A huge congratulation to MICHAEL BYERS & Lauren Giordana at Baltimore Magazine. The wonderful spread that Mike illustrated for their December 2013 issue called "Top 20 Super (and not-so-super) Events that Crushed Baltimore in 2013" won ‘Best Spread’ in the 2014 CRMA (City Regional Magazine Association) Awards. For those ...

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05/21/2014

Here's a great illustration that MICHAEL BYERS did for The Washington Post Style section called "Outernet." The article is about how a neighborhood in DC called NoMa is providing free WiFi and as such further asks the question of why WiFi isn't free everywhere else. Such a fun piece by Mike, obsessed with the man with the ...

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04/30/2014

Once again a huge congratulations goes out to NAFTALI BEDER, MICHAEL BYERS, JORGE MASCARENHAS & RORY KURTZ for being accepted into this years 2013 Communication Arts Illustration competition. We are so incredibly proud of all our artists. The annual is out so don't forget to pick up your copy! It is full of fabulous ...

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04/28/2014

MICHAEL BYERS creates a series for Reader's Digest on an incredible story called "Underwater." It was a fluke that the Chapman brothers happened to be fishing that day on Whitespan lake but perhaps fate put them there to save the life of a young boy from a submerged car that went off the road. An incredible story of how ...

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04/28/2014

Here's a lovely illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for The Rotarian Magazine. This piece was illustrated for an article in Rotary Stories on Artis Henderson. It was about the memoir she wrote after her military husband died and how it helped her start a new chapter by going to Senegal as a Rotary scholar. It's a very intriguing ...

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04/24/2014

MICHAEL BYERS creates a fun piece for Capital Business, a publication of The Washington Post. This was for a piece on how "Buzzuto turns to concierges to make apartment living worthwhile."

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04/14/2014

Here's another fabulous illo by MICHAEL BYERS for San Francisco Magazine! I'm not sure were Mike finds the time to get so incredibly detailed these days with all his jobs he's juggling but he seems to do it with perfection! This one just blows it out of the park. The illustration Mike calls "Underwater Submersibles" was ...

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04/10/2014

A huge congratulations goes out to MICHAEL BYERS for being accepted into American Illustration 33. The image called "Intermittent Fasting" was originally commissioned by Women's Health Magazine, art directed by the lovely Reena De la Rosa. We are really honored to be part of this book again and so proud of Mike! Thank you ...

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04/04/2014

Here's an amazing piece by MICHAEL BYERS called "City Trails: 25 Ways to Run, Walk, Skate, Hike and Bike in Seattle" for Seattle Met. It started out as an interior spread and they were so excited about the piece they used it as a cover! Kudos to Mike for pulling this off in between all his other projects, the detail is ...

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04/04/2014

Here's a fantastic new illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for San Francisco Magazine called "Go West, Young Bank Bro."  Just the title in itself is loads of fun so you can imagine what a great time Mike had with this one. "Wall Street has ceased to be the career destination of choice for a certain kind of status seeker. Guess ...

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04/02/2014

MICHAEL BYERS creates another fun illustration, this time for PLANSPONSOR UK. Here's a great banner for them  titled "Auto Enrolment - The Arsenal Way." "As first movers in auto enrolment, it is likely the auto enrolment legacy of Allchurch and Pitrakou’s work at Arsenal will benefit workers at football clubs up and ...

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03/31/2014

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a current trending topic, intermittent fasting for Women's Health Magazine. "Life in the Fasting Lane: Does Intermittent Fasting Work—and Is It Healthy?" In this article Women's Health "examines the science behind intermittent fasting and whether playing hunger games is a dangerous fad or a time-honored ...

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03/05/2014

MICHAEL BYERS got to illustrate a really fun assignment for 5280 The Denver Magazine. The series is called "Wishful Thinking: Our 18 wishes—ranging from realistic to far-fetched—for making Denver an even dreamier place to live."  For those that don't know Mike, you'll find him here wishing away. Always fun to illustrate ...

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02/27/2014

MICHAEL BYERS with another great map for The Wall Street Journal! This one was for an article on "Travel The World On Cargo Cruises: Freighter ships offer passengers stops at unusual ports, plenty of quiet time and an unusual way to travel." Are you next?

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02/25/2014

Here's a fun piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Scouting Magazine called "How To Build A Fit Kid." A great article about focusing on fun rather then exercise!

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02/24/2014

Here's a new great spread by MICHAEL BYERS for GrainsWest Magazine for their Winter 2014 issue. This piece was called "UPOV 91: Questions abound on issues of rights, royalties and seeds. For Canada, will the tale of UPOV 91 end happily ever after?"

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02/17/2014

Just getting around to reading Fortune Magazine from December 2013 and enjoying MICHAEL BYERS illustrated article called "Four Trends To Follow in 2014: Good Ideas can Bubble Up From Many Places. Here Are Four Worth Pursuing."

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02/13/2014

A huge congratulations goes out to NAFTALI BEDER, MICHAEL BYERS, JORGE MASCARENHAS & RORY KURTZ for being accepted into this years 2013 Communication Arts Illustration competition. We are so incredibly proud of all our artists & looking forward to seeing the work in the printed magazine this summer. A huge thanks ...

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01/30/2014

Here's an awesome new piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Visit Seattle called "From Japan With Love." This was a fun piece Mike did for Seattle's visitor magazine. It was about the major influence that Japanese culture has on the city of Seattle. Made Mike want to visit Seattle even more now. Here is the image and also the image ...

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01/17/2014

Earlier in 2013 MICHAEL BYERS got to work on a great piece for Men's Health Magazine that is now featured in their annual book Men's Health Total-Body Health & Fitness Guide 2014. The original article that the illustration was commissioned for is called  "The Money Habits That Hold You Back: Dig into your psyche to ...

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01/10/2014

Here's a couple really fun pieces that MICHAEL BYERS just finished this week for The Grid, which is a great Toronto City paper. The article is about taking the steps to being a better you for the New Years resolutions you'd be making. Here's how the article begins..."It’s a new year. Time for a fitter, funner, and—what ...

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01/09/2014

Here is a wonderful image MICHAEL BYERS did for the fabulous Brad McInerney at Wellington Brewery. Brad has been doing so many great projects at the Brewery incorporating art and illustration. You can see a promo below showing the other four coasters in the series. They were made Mike's good pals from Guelph, Marc Bell, ...

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01/07/2014

The year has been an incredible year at LEVY CREATIVE MANAGEMENT and as we reflect on our last 12 months, we remember some of the best images of the year. Congratulations to all our artists who had an astounding year! And a special thank you to all our clients who made this possible! With new clients, loads of awards, great ...

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12/18/2013

Monkeypox? This is an image MICHAEL BYERS did for Mental Floss Magazine on a story about Dr. Ali S. Khan. The good doctor tells a tale of a time in 1997 when a team of researchers from the Center for Disease Control went to Zaire, Africa to investigate the surfacing of the Monckey Pox virus. Much drama and other crazy stories ...

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12/17/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrated a really great piece for Variety Magazine. Super excited as this is the first time working for them. This piece called "Oscar Best Pic Contenders Reflect America's Anxiety" is about how "some of the year’s most acclaimed releases mirror a society in spiritual and economic paralysis." Thank you ...

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12/10/2013

This was a piece MICHAEL BYERS did for an upcoming book organized by Julia Rothman titled The Who, The What and The When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History. Mike was assigned Holger Geschwindner who was the coach and mentor of NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki. The book isn't out quite yet but Julia has ...

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12/03/2013

MICHAEL BYERS definitely strikes it out of the park with this amazing illustration for Baltimore Magazine called "20 Super (And Not-So-Super) Events That Crushed Baltimore in 2013." Mike did a pretty stellar job in incorporating so many of these amazing events that put Baltimore on the map this year. Kudos to Mike for a ...

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12/02/2013

We are sending out a huge congratulations to NAFTALI BEDER, MICHAEL BYERS & GONCALO VIANA for being accepted into this years Society of Illustrators 56 Annual Show. We are so incredibly proud of our artists. Following is all the art that will be exhibited at the show. We are really excited about having Levy Creative ...

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11/21/2013

This is a piece MICHAEL BYERS did for a friend's fundraiser called "Movember." This is a digitally colored version -- the original version is slightly different but will be auctioned off at a Movember fundraiser event in Waterloo, Ontario. Kudos to Mike & RORY KURTZ for being involved in Movember! We're currently awaiting ...

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11/18/2013

MICHAEL BYERS back again with another great map, this time for an Alberta Venture Magazine's feature on 2013's Best Communities for Business. To see the complete list and find out more about these areas, click here. Thank you Kim for yet another amazing job with you. Our Alberta Venture portfolio keeps growing and we are ...

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11/18/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a great cover for San Francisco Chronicle for the 2013-2014 Warrior Preview called "Shooting Stars." Thank you Luis Rendon for an awesome assignment and allowing Mike to do a fun basketball piece. Mike was able to put a slightly futuristic spin on the members of the Golden State Warriors basketball ...

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10/30/2013

MICHAEL BYERS continues his map adventures to places he's never been with a great new map for Seattle Met. "The Great Drive: North Cascades Highway" --  A 100-mile road trip on the prettiest, wildest stretch of highway in the state. Click here for details on the ride.

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10/10/2013

This is one of the greatest times of the year with the leaves changing and apple & pumpkin picking in full swing. That's why it was great fun for MICHAEL BYERS to illustrate this perfect cover for The National Post Weekend Edition called "Orange Is The New Snack: Pumpkin flavour has found its way into everything from ...

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10/09/2013

Football season is in full swing as MICHAEL BYERS illustrates yet another football illustration for Money Magazine. This piece was for an article on "Busting the 5 Myths of College Costs." Here's an interesting excerpt from the article. Definitely worth the read here. "Much of the playbook for taking on the $40,000 average ...

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09/20/2013

Yet another amazing map by MICHAEL BYERS for Houstonia Magazine. As most maps Mike works on, this was yet another fun one! The best part about illustrating a map is that one gets to learn so much about a particular area of the world that you might not ever get to visit. However when and/or if Mike ever finds himself traveling ...

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09/11/2013

It's always a treat to receive a random email from an art director you've worked with several times letting you know of some recognition. Apparently an illustration MICHAEL BYERS did for Honolulu Magazine last year "911 for the Life Aquatic" has garnered him some awards in a few local Hawaii publication awards. * Excellence ...

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09/09/2013

YAY!! MICHAEL BYERS can finally share his contribution to this great illustration book called WORK/LIFE 3. Uppercase Gallery puts out the third volume of their illustration directory. The first two were a great success and so they decided to do a third one. Mike was delighted and honored to be asked to participate again. ...

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09/06/2013

Here's a fun new piece that MICHAEL BYERS did that appeared over Labor Day weekend in Sunday's New York Times Business Review! It was for an article on conspicuous displays of wealth in Silicon Valley called "From Example To Excess In Silicon Valley." This man definitely seems suitable for the article, that's for sure! ...

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09/05/2013

Here's a great new image by MICHAEL BYERS. I like it for so many reasons...it seems most appropriate to launch this piece this week as summer has ended, the new school year has begun, it's a new year for many that celebrate Rosh Hashana, we get to release tons of new images that our artists have been hard at work doing ...

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09/03/2013

Here is a piece that MICHAEL BYERS  did for Baltimore Magazine about Baltimore Ravens player Terrell Suggs called "Leading Man!" Since a few of their stars are retiring, he's stepping up to be the "leading man" and "discusses his passion for film and how he plans on stepping up to command a new era of Ravens Defense." He's ...

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08/30/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates his 2nd fabulous piece on LinkedIn for the cover of Sunday Business section in The Washington Post . This one was also for an article on how LinkedIn collects and connects big data, human resources. Linkedin is trying to figure out what to do with all of the data that they collect from each professional ...

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08/13/2013

MICHAEL BYERS received a fun assignment from The National Post when they asked him to illustrate an article about men going sockless, yup, that's right -- Sockless Men! "Is society ready for the bare male ankle? What do you think?

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08/12/2013

Awesome new cover illustration by MICHAEL BYERS for Capital Business for The Washington Post. This was a story on LinkedIn called "How LinkedIn has changed the way you might get your next job... As LinkedIn has exploded — perhaps because it has exploded — there has been a major shift  in the way employers find new workers." ...

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08/05/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a great piece for 5280 | The Denver Magazine called "After Dark" that just makes you want to go dine out late-night. "Denver has the rep of being an early-to-bed town. But if you know where to look, there are plenty of spots churning out quality late-night noshes." For those who live in Denver, check ...

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08/01/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a piece for a disturbing story for Houstonia Magazine. This was for an article on a stabbing that occurred at Lone Star Community College in Houston. “Do something,” he mumbled. “That’s exactly it. Be somebody who does something. Don’t be that nobody who stands around watching when something goes down.” ...

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07/29/2013

Calling all you golfers, here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Golf Digests 19th Hole column called "Searching for that brown leather couch: When I know I find it, I know my round is truly in the books." It's a fun little article about bars at the end of the golf course. Read it here. Thank you Riva for another great ...

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07/24/2013

  Sketchbooks Are A Must For Me. July 18, 20130  Taken directly from MICHAEL BYERS blog: Lately I’ve been posting pictures that I’ve taken of random sk

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07/18/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another great map for 5280 | Denver's Magazine. We are so grateful for all the continued support in Mike's work as we've been working with them for years. This was for an article on the 5280 Guide to Colorado's first new state park to open in 7 years - Staunton State Park. If you're in Colorado, ...

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07/17/2013

MICHAEL BYERS was in a group show this past weekend in Toronto that the talented Julia Breckenreid and Steve Wilson hosted. They round up a boat load of talented artists for an exhibition with the theme "The Green Man."  It is said about the Green Man... "He is the personification of the spirit of nature itself in its vegetation ...

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07/08/2013

Here's a great new piece that MICHAEL BYERS did for PLANSPONSOR Magazine called "Cautiously Optimistic" -- definitely a bright piece to launch the summer days. The piece was done for an article about how "strengthening the economy boosts investment manager outlook." There's nothing better than having one of our artists ...

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06/25/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a great one for Canadian Family Magazine called "Judgement Call." This is a great article about creating a generation of "precious parents." Are you a "sancti-mommy or daddy?" "Where do parents draw the line between being good and bad parents and being smug and superior?"

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06/17/2013

MICHAEL BYERS - For beer lovers only :). Nothing better then illustrating a label for a beer company, and to boot, in your home town where you can actually enjoy it. This was a fun project for a Micro brewery in Guelph, Ontario Canada called Wellington Brewery. This label is for a batch of beer they're calling Shangri-La ...

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06/10/2013

MICHAEL BYERS gets to illustrate a fun one for Hemispheres Inflight Magazine. So hopefully all flying United Airlines will get a chance to read this article! This was an illo for The Fan section called "Sure Thing." The question still remains..."The outcome of the NBA playoffs is all but a foregone conclusion even before ...

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06/07/2013

MICHAEL BYERS got to illustrated this really interesting piece for an article for Houstonia Magazine called "Maida in Houston." What is this world coming to? This piece is about a college student at Lone Star College that fought back and took down a stabber. Maida was pretty flabbergasted that so many people stood around ...

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06/06/2013

MICHAEL BYERS jams another great illustration for Open Mind Magazine called "Charter Challenge." This is for an article about how Manitoba construction workers question having to join and pay union dues to be able to work on hydroelectric projects.  

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06/04/2013

A great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Outdoor Life Magazine. This was a piece about how to tell if your dog is ignoring you and how to deal with behavioural issues. Put a human there and we can discuss both man and his best friend...same issues all the way around.

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05/30/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a great new piece for The Hollywood Reporter for an article on making reality TV safer for everyone.

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05/15/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrated a great piece for PC world Called "Zombie Accounts." This piece was for an article in the Security Alert Dept called “Beware the Zombies: What you should know about unused accounts.” Sounds like it wouldn't hurt all of us to read this article.

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05/06/2013

This was a pretty fun assignment for MICHAEL BYERS, this is the cover for today's New York Observer called "Bring Back the Generation Gap! Hoodie-wearing, pop-culture-obsessed Gen Xers need to grow up already." Thank you Ed for a great assignment!

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05/01/2013

Here's a great assignment that many people I know can relate to! MIKE BYERS was asked to do a feature spread + 3 great spots for The Washington Post Magazine for a humorous story on ups and downs of becoming a real playwright & trying to make it big on the theater scene. The name of the article is "My Drama: Getting ...

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04/26/2013

MICHAEL BYERS with another amazing illustration for PC World. They just keep getting better and better Mike! This was for an article called "Security Alert Dept; “Beware the Zombies: What you should know about unused accounts.” Thank you Beth Kamoroff for a great assignment!

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04/25/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a great map for Outdoor Life on places to fish in Alaska without a guide. If only we could all test out the waters...    

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04/24/2013

LEVY CREATIVE ARTISTS rock the Communication Arts Illustration Annual 54 with the acceptance of 10 images between 3 artists -- MICHAEL BYERS, RORY KURTZ & GONCALO VIANA. Congratulations to all our artists and art directors, we are so incredibly proud of our presence in this annual and truly grateful to everyone who ...

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04/23/2013

Congratulations to MICHAEL BYERS for getting into the Society of Publication Designers - SPD 48 annual competition with his image of Daniel Mai for The Rotarian! Kudos to amazing art director Deborah Lawrence and Mike for constantly producing award-winning imagery together! So proud of you!

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04/19/2013

MICHAEL BYERS gets commissioned for yet another great assignment for The Rotarian. Kudos to our awesome art director Deborah Lawrence who continues to support Mike's work! This was for the January issue that included the cover, an opening spread and four additional full page illustrations. Mike had a great time working ...

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04/16/2013

MICHAEL BYERS had the great opportunity to work with Simon & Goetz Design last year and got to illustrate several pieces on an article dealing with the brain & the center of knowledge for Sal Oppenheim Magazine. It's not often that Mike is asked to illustrate in black and white but really happen to love these and ...

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04/11/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates another great map for Avenue Magazine in Canada. This one called "The Block is Hot: Ever since Duchess Bake Shop moved in, 124th Street looks extra tasty. The patisserie might have helped put the street ont he map, but so many new flavors have cropped up since 2009, you'll need a map to explore them ...

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04/04/2013

MICHAEL BYERS gets two pieces accepted into the "Chosen" category of the American Illustration 32 Competition!!! The two pieces "Chosen" were "Whale Rescues" originally commissioned by Honolulu Magazine & "Daniel Mai" for Rotary International Magazine. Congratulations to Mike!!! And the amazing art directors he worked ...

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04/04/2013

We are so proud of MICHAEL BYERS for his image "Metro Bucks" being accepted into the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Pub 48 Annual Competition as a merit winner for the below image for Outdoor Life Magazine. This image was for an article about deer in urban areas. Thank you to Kim Gray for a terrific assignment and ...

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04/01/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a really fun illustration for Popular Mechanics that gets animated iPad! What a treat to work on this assignment and so excited about the animation. This piece for the Thinking Ahead column is called ""Staking A Claim: Go to space, young man, asteroid mining is the future, and the law is on your side." ...

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04/01/2013

MICHAEL BYERS with a new great piece that we all can relate to for The Wall Street Journal called "Saving For Retirement."

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03/18/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates the cover for Capital Business Magazine, a publication of The Washington Post. This article called "Who's The Boss" was about job titles or lack thereof.

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03/12/2013

Here's another piece from the vault from MICHAEL BYERS from last year for PC World magazine. It was for a story about how vulnerable people leave themselves to hackers. The article talks about how easy it is to hack into someone’s accounts. So easy that….well Mike went with the obvious.

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03/08/2013

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a beautiful series for Bicycling Magazine for their Weight Loss Feature. This assignment was different then most as he was asked to incorporate type into the illustrations. These headers really worked well together as a series and I'm sure as his map illustrations began and took off, this won't ...

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03/06/2013

We are thrilled to announce that MICHAEL BYERS is one of the 2013 Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards Finalist for his illustration "Manifest Doubt" for Alberta Oil Magazine. There were 14 Showcase categories recognizing and celebrating excellence in magazine editorial content and design. The Showcase award winners will be ...

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02/25/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a fun piece for Canadian Grocer for the Superbowl. This is a piece about supermarkets gearing up and creating attractive displays to help sell treats for the Superbowl.

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02/11/2013

LEVY CREATIVE MANAGEMENT artists showcase their best of 2012! Looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring! ORIT BERGMAN | Page from new book "Pretend"  

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01/30/2013

MICHAEL BYERS for Hemisphere's Magazine. Mike was super excited to work with Jeff O'Quinn! This illustration is about why NFL Super Bowl games have been such great matches (opener and spot.)  

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01/28/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates 2 great maps over the last week for The Wall Street Journal. The first one is for an article on Detroit's Palmer Woods, the 2nd on Burgundy's restaurants.

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01/25/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a great illustration for a very interesting article for 5280 Magazine about "The Politics of Being Apolitical. Why not caring about political hijinks shouldn’t be confused with not caring at all." This article was about a woman who does care about the future of her country but doesn’t care about ...

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01/16/2013

MICHAEL BYERS creates a really fun piece for Canadian Family Magazine called "Hockey Blight In Canada!" Every rink in Canada has its share of crazy hockey parents, are you one of them?  

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12/12/2012

Here's a great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Billboard Magazine. It was a fun one about how college radio DJ’s have been, at times, responsible for creating hits out of unknown musicians and bands. They site many examples of how these DJ’s make gold records for artists by exposing their music to college audiences first. Love ...

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12/07/2012

MICHAEL BYERS creates a beautiful illustration for Alberta Venture Magazine. The title of the article was “The Wages of Sin is Debt.” Albertans are on a borrowing binge, unable or unwilling to take steps in their long-term interest. Enjoy the sketches and final!   

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11/29/2012

MICHAEL BYERS | JORGE MASCARENHAS | CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN -- Three Levy Creative Management artists were accepted into the Society of Illustrators Annual 55 Show. We are so incredibly proud of all of you and looking forward to seeing all the art up on the walls at the Society of Illustrators at the opening. Artist: Michael ...

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11/19/2012

MICHAEL BYERS once again delivers a great serious for Alberta Venture Magazine. This piece is about if everyone in Alberta graduated from high school, there would be less poverty and welfare.

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11/15/2012

MICHAEL BYERS creates a great illustration for Alberta Venture Magazine for an article called "How great could Alberta be if every kid graduated from high school?"

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10/29/2012

MICHAEL BYERS creates a great illustration for Leader's Edge Magazine called "Thunder Road." This was for an article on the fallout from the Supreme Court decision of healthcare and how it effects insurance brokers. The writer quotes Bruce Springsteen from "Thunder Road" hence the title. It's about how innovative brokers ...

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10/17/2012

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a beautiful piece for O Magazine, The Oprah Magazine. This was a special piece that Mike got to do after O Mag has been on his bucket list for quite a while (and maybe his mom's for even longer!) We're proud to finally be featured in the magazine and honored to have illustrated such a great story ...

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10/08/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a beautiful new piece for Rotary International. This is a piece Mike did a few months back for a story about a man named Daniel and his journey from Vietnam to America when he was a young boy and how his life had changed so much thanks to Rotary International. "Daniel ...

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10/03/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a bit of a different piece for Seattle Met Magazine. I guess you could say few different pieces. Mike had a lot of fun working on this piece. He had to come up with some button ideas for a full page in a feature about Arts in Seattle. The title of the piece was called ...

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09/24/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a stunning new piece for Alberta Venture Magazine called "The Wages of Sins is Debt." Albertans are on a borrowing binge, unable or unwilling to take steps in their long-term interest. Enjoy the sketches & final illustration!

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09/17/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a super fun piece for this months issue of Golf Digest. This is about a story about making the most of your golf butler (I mean caddie) for the day.  

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09/12/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates 2 great pieces called "Welcome to Researchville"  for OnEarth Magazine about a city meant for new technology (but not for people) is rising up in the desert. The yellow sky piece was the one they published. It’s an article about a company that plans on building an entire ...

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09/04/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great illustration for The Washington Post called "Finding Gems Among Abandoned Junk." "When storage renters miss payments, the units go to auction mostly sight unseen -- and bidders pay, swoop in and dig." Thanks for featuring Mike's illo on the front page of the ...

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08/27/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another beautiful map for The Wall Street Journal of Quebec City, featured in this weekends Saturday paper. Oh Canada, Here we come.  

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08/20/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a really fun illustration for The Washington Poston how spoiled Millenials are making the workplace a better place. Here's a clip from the article..."Now this pampered, over-praised, relentlessly self-confident generation (at age 30, I consider myself a sort of older ...

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08/17/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS draws a portrait of fellow illustrator Anthony Zinonos from the UK. This is for a group show Mike will be featured in called Hellohead. It's a show pairing illustrators  -- each of them doing portraits of each other. Mike got paired with Anthony who is a collage artists! Can't ...

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08/09/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a beautiful new piece for Men's Health for their Wealth Department. This illustration was for an article on how psychology affects how you deal with money. Following are the sketches and finish.   

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08/09/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great map for those in search of the best lobster rolls in Maine. This was done for an article in this past weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. The map is for those "Scouring Maine's southern coast for the tastiest, heftiest, just-out-of-the-ocean-freshest ...

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07/18/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great map for The Runner's World Half & Festival in Bethlehem, PA. The race & festival will take place on October 19-21, 2012. They are featuring a half marathon, 5-K, 10-K & kids run. Sounds like a great time Bethlehem! For more information about the race, ...

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07/17/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a beautiful piece for a moving story called "Saying Goodbye to Your Pet" for Family Circle Magazine. This was for an excerpt from the story Going Home which is about the relationship between a man and a dog post war.

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07/13/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another beautiful piece for World War II Magazine. This was done for an article on American bomber pilot Werner Goering, said to be the nephew of Nazi leader Herman Goring.

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07/11/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a fun piece for Today's Parent Magazine. This one is called "How to ask for help with your new baby" -- I think the illustration speaks for itself.

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06/27/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a beautiful image for Cottage Life Magazine. This image says a lot with it's simplicity, actually looks quite lovely until you read the article and find out it's about swimming with leeches. Enjoy!

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06/01/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS creates two great illustrations for Dirt Rag Magazine. These illos were for a feature piece Mike did a month ago. It was a full page opener and half page illustration to go with a story of an American living in Italy and his debate with the Italian riders that go riding with him ...

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05/23/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a great piece for Scouting Magazine called "Where's the Fire?" Mike says it's really fun to be able to post a piece he did for a client he's currently working with. Feels good to be in the middle of another project with them. We'll post that one later when we're ...

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05/07/2012

Levy Creative Management artists MICHAEL BYERS creates a great New York City map of the five boroughs for PUNCH! Culture Shelf App for the iPad for the Tribeca Film Festival. This was a really fun map to do for PUNCH! Culture Shelf. PUNCH! is a new magazine App for the iPad where you can interact with different images ...

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04/26/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS is accepted into the "Chosen" online American Illustration 31 Gallery! Mike has two images that will be featured in this gallery. The first image is called "Anne B," a personal piece done for WORK/LIFE 2 the follow up to Uppercase's WORK/LIFE illustration directory book, and ...

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04/10/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another beautiful piece for Golf Digest Magazine for their Hungover Caddie Column. This piece called "Rain Delay" was a piece that Mike had a lot of fun working on, it was his chance to make it look like it's raining and that the caddy is getting wet so that the golfer ...

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04/03/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates the beautiful piece "Exquisite Corpse" for Seattle Met Magazine. Mike really enjoyed working on this one, giving him the opportunity to work on an old-fashioned theme. It was a super interesting story about the Butterworth family so check it out here. "E. R. Butterworth’s ...

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04/03/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS finishes up his last three monthly pieces for Avenue Magazine's Edmonton Edition. Mike had a really great time doing these monthly columns for Avenue and looks forward to working with the art directors at Avenue in the future.

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03/20/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a create piece for the Wall Street Journal called "Should Parents Come to the Rescue." This piece was done for an article on parents helping out their adult children with the financial troubles they got themselves into. The article suggest that parents tread lightly ...

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03/19/2012

Levy Creative artist MIKE BYERS illustrates a great piece about an amazing philanthropic couple Rod & Michelle Frechette for The Rotarian. This piece called "Dream Catcher" is about Frechette's community service and how she is changing the lives of so many students through her Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Go here ...

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03/14/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS is up for two awards at the Alberta Magazine Awards: Best Feature Design & Best Illustration! The Alberta Magazine Awards will be presented at the Alberta Magazine Excellence Gala, on Thursday March 22 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, as a celebration of the ...

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03/13/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another great map for 5280 Magazine. This one is the 5280 Guide to Boulder. "Skip the hubbub on the Pearl Street Mall and spend an afternoon off Broadway. You’ll still find stunning views of the Flatirons, minus the college hordes."

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03/05/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a beautiful piece for Field and Stream Magazine for a survival story about building fires in extreme weather.

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03/01/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great image for SmartMoney Magazine for an article called "Trust Me, I'm a Fund Manager." I think the title speaks for itself for what the article is about but basically "financial firms are rolling out a bevy of mutual funds that let their managers invest in pretty ...

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02/16/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS creates a great piece "On Target" for an interesting article on prairie dogs for American Cowboy. "Left alone, a prairie dog town can decimate a cow pasture...bagging prairie dogs is an offbeat alternative for people who can't afford a hunting trip to Alaska but still want to get ...

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02/06/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS illustrates his first and fabulous graphic novel called "King of Pop: The Story of Michael Jackson" written by Terry Collins (Publisher: Capstone Press.) Not only was this a first for Mike, a graphic novel was on his illustrator bucket list and now we have that one checked as well! ...

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01/30/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a fun piece for the Hollywood Reporter. This was for an article about TV critics being irrelevant & two-faced. Makes you want to laugh :).

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01/23/2012

Levy Creative Management MIKE BYERS creates another great piece for Alberta Oil Magazine. Enjoy!

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01/19/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS illustrates a great series for Canadian Wildlife Magazine. The title - "Mudpuppy Night in Oxford Mills. If the thought of spending night after chilly night wading in a creek sounds odd to you, you haven't been to Oxford Mills." "Friday is Mudpuppy Night: Necturus maculosus - ...

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01/16/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS starts the year off with another bang! This time taking on an assignment that included illustrating typography in addition to his usual illustration. And as we are slowly noticing, there is not much that Mike isn't capable of as he's knocked these months right out of the park. ...

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01/11/2012

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS creates a great piece with a fantastic perspective for Seattle Magazine. One has to wonder how Mike illustrates all his fantastic perspectives in his illustrations - Aerial classes turn yoga on its head. We'll have to ask if Mike got into position for this one! "January is the ...

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12/20/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS creates a fun piece for Atlanta Magazine called "Finding Solace at Restaurant Chummy Bars." This is for an article on bar eating and the intimacy that one feels or doesn't feel eating at arms length from the other diner. "In his book The Hidden Dimension, anthropologist Edward ...

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12/05/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another great map for the Wall Street Journal's Cuban Miami, Weekend Travel Guide. This one is called "Take Monday Off: Cuban Miami - Three sunny days packed with the flavors and flair of the off-limits Caribbean Island."

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11/07/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS "Lights the Fire" with his illustration for UCLA Magazine. The bonfire has become the symbol of the historic rivalry between UCLA & USC. " No other UCLA tradition generates as much fanfare, nostalgia and excitement as the Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally. Held the week leading ...

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11/02/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another great piece for Alberta Venture Magazine. "Make Every Dollar Count" was for an article on how charities and fundraisers are needing to take new approaches to raising money for their respective organizations.

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11/01/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great piece for the Washington Post Sunday newspaper on "What NBA stars share with the 99 percent." It's a pretty interesting article on why both groups are at the mercy of corporate America. It's about similarities between the NBA players being locked out and the ...

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10/31/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another great piece for Alberta Venture Magazine called "Up Up and Away." This is a piece for an article about using airships to transport heavy equipment to remote locations in the North.

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10/17/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS continues to add to his map portfolio with this new beautiful map of Congress Park in Denver. This one was unique to Mike as he concentrated only on a several block radius whereas most of his maps have been focusing on larger areas. "After spending a quiet day in congress park, ...

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10/04/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a really terrific piece for Farm Clef. This is a CD cover that Mike illustrated for a friend of his. The music on the CD was made by local musicians in Guelph, Canada and all proceeds are going to Farm Clef. Farm Clef is a charity that raises money to help small farmers ...

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09/20/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a beautiful new piece for Honolulu Magazine called the "Big Squeeze." This was a really fun piece on the rise of restaurant costs in Hawaii. The gist of the article is that restaurants are paying more for everything and they know that the customer doesn't want to as ...

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09/07/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another create cover art for The National Post Toronto. This illustration was based on the theme "What you'll do on your summer holiday; How to make the most of the season's end with your family." Yes, we're all facing the facts, summer is almost over so what are you ...

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08/29/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great series of illustrations for Detroit Business Magazine. It was an interesting piece about how business' basically have their hands tied up in so much red tape that it's making business growth difficult. Michigan companies are finding themselves jumping through ...

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08/26/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another fun piece "Jump to the Front" for the Wall Street Journal. This illustration was for an article on aspiring ETF sponsors seeking creative ways to jump to the front of the line to help people with their investments. Mike had a great time with this one, below are ...

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08/23/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates an incredibly intricate map for Portland Monthly. This map is a User's guide to Forest Park - 22 Places to hike, run, bike, play and enjoy Portland's natural treasure. I think this by far is one of Mike's best maps as they just get better and better! This is another ...

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08/19/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great new piece for the The Hollywood Reporter called "What Fantasy Football Means to Hollywood." Are you sucked into the 27 million people obsessed with Fantasy Football? Actors and Hollywood execs are. It is a recession-proof $1 billion-a-year craze that just keeps ...

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08/16/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great piece for the Wall Street Journal on wineries in Long Island. This is one of those map assignments where you wish you could go hopping from winery to winery to get the exact feel of the area. For more on the complete article, go here.

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08/16/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a great piece on a very interesting subject for The Washington Post called "Assisted living facilities may be wise to appeal more to men." Apparently more assisted living facilities cater to woman over men. The article says "we need to think hard about men's needs ...

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08/11/2011

Levy Creative artist MICHAEL BYERS makes  splash with a new great piece for the National Post in Canada. It was the cover for a section on cottage country called Muskoka Bound. Mike says "If the weather is anything like it is here in Guelph then I'm sure you all would love to be able to do this today instead of working ...

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07/28/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates another great map of Pike Place Market in Seattle. Mike has never been to the Pike Place Market, yet he's found himself becoming very familiar with the historical market located in beautiful Seattle. As some of you know Mike does maps as well as editorial illustrations ...

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07/11/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates a great illustration for Hour Detroit Magazine. It was a lot of fun and super fascinating -- about a new system of crime fighting that the Detroit police have been using. It's called Shot Stopper. It's a series of sensors that are mounted to the tops of buildings ...

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06/30/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates two great pieces for the Wall Street Journal and ironically today he's working on two more! The first illustration is about being shut out of a family will and how rogue wills are being validated. This is good for the people benefiting from the deceased yet terrible ...

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06/29/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS is becoming quite the map guy in the stable! This one for 5280 Magazine. Mike has really enjoyed doing maps. Not only does it give him an opportunity to draw fun images, it allows him to get to know different parts of the world without even needing to be there. This map was ...

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06/28/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a very summer-friendly piece for Texas Monthly Magazine for their Fiction Section of the July 2011 issue. The article is about a story of a single mom and suburban misfit who is facing her biggest challenge yet: sending her only daughter off to college. Following is ...

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06/28/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS hits up another great illustartion for Honolulu Magazine. The article was about Borders Book Stores and how they are closing locations throughout the US. All the Borders in Hawaii are closing which leaves their publishing industry up in the air as to how they'll get books ...

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06/22/2011

Levy Creative Management artists MICHAEL BYERS, KAKO, RORY KURTZ & JORGE MASCARENHAS are featured in the new Taschen book Illustrated Now! Portraits. We hope that the book will arrive soon so we can share the pages that our artists are featured on. Also don’t forget to check out KAKO’S portrait of editor Julius Wiedeman ...

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06/22/2011

Levy Creative Management MICHAEL BYERS creates four great illustrations for Inc. Magazine's "Best Business Deals section in this months issue. This is a bootstrapper's guide to saving money on office furniture, phone service, computers, business travel and more. For the complete story, go here.

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06/10/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS gets a shout-out on the Juxtapoz Magazine blog Sunday May 22, 2011 edition called "Wisdom, Wit & Mike Byers." See below! Michael Byers is an Illustrator living in beautiful Canada and ever since he was a small boy, Michael doodled all over every note pad ...

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05/23/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS adds another great map to his portfolio! Here is a map Mike did recently about Merit Canada and it's office locations. Merit is the association of General Contractors in Canada. Mike really enjoys illustrating maps. He says they are a lot of fun and a great way to learn cool ...

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05/20/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS is interviewed on Escape from Illustration Island! Check it out here or below! Interview With Illustrator Michael Byers Escape From Illustration Island is collaborating with Dripbook to produce a series of interviews with some of their featured Illustrators, beginning ...

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05/12/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS created this great piece "Relic Hunters" last month for this month's issue of Alberta Oil Magazine. It's about an archeologist who consults with big oil companies before they plan on starting up any oil operations. They go through him first to determine whether or not an ...

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05/10/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates Dance floored for More Magazine. Deborah Kimmett, the author of the piece, lets her mother lead the way -- this story was a fun one about a woman deciding to join her senior mother to a singles dance. Being divorced for a few years and nothing else to do she thought ...

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05/04/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a great illustration for Baltimore Home Magazine for an article about everything you need to know about selecting a home contractor.  It was a fun little piece about how to pick the right contractor for your home renovations. There's a series of questions to ask these ...

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04/05/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS creates a very special piece for the second edition illustration directory called WORK/LIFE. This is a beautifully laid out directory of illustrators world wide by the talented Janine Vangool from Uppercase gallery in Calgary Alberta. The first one was a great success for everyone ...

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04/05/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates "Kids Of A Different Type" spots for the National Post of Canada. This was a fun simple piece about different types of children. Showcased are your typical nerdy, academic kid, artistic, creative type, over-achieving activist type kid who always has a cause of some ...

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03/31/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a series of really fun illustrations for this months feature in Runner's World Magazine. Mike loved working with Kory Kennedy and then Marc Kaufman. Great guys and he's really looking forward to working with them again. This piece was a story by sports writer Steve ...

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03/21/2011

Levy Creative Management artists featured in Lürzer's Archive new title 200 Best Illustrators 2011/12! In this latest Archive Special, they showcase the work of 200 of the world's best illustrators in a volume numbering 320 pages. Congratulations to the following Levy Creative artists: Kako, Orit Bergman, Michael Byers, ...

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03/21/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a fun piece for the Wall Street Journal, featured on Tuesday, March 15th! The subject was about Exchange Traded Funds, and the idea that if your Adviser is a newbie, then make sure you ask all the right questions. Following are the sketches for the job along with ...

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03/18/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a moving piece for Honolulu Magazine "On reaching a truce with your own body." This piece was done for the back page of the magazine. It was a piece by Michael Keany about his making a truce with his body after having his gallbladder removed. The truce came after ...

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03/14/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates for Walrus Magazine. Mike gives a shout out to his illustrator friend Pete Ryan for the hook-up. The piece was a simple yet bright piece about a fun literary competition up in Mike's territory in Canada aptly named "Canada Reads." This year marks the tenth anniversary ...

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02/22/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another great cover for Orange County Weekly. This piece was about how art houses are going out of business in Orange County. If they're not going out of business then they're in financial trouble of sorts. Mike says "I think it's sad that this is the case because ...

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02/14/2011

Levy Creative Management artists have yet another great day in competitions with 4 artists getting into Communication Arts Illustration Annual 52, coming out May/June 2011. Congratulations goes out to KAKO (Advertising); MIKE BYERS (Advertising); RORY KURTZ (2 pieces in Editorial) & CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN (Advertising ...

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02/03/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another great map project and loving illustrating maps. This one called "Fine of the Times" is about speed traps around Detroit. "Speed traps and traffic tickets are on the rise in metro Detroit as communities look to offset falling tax revenue. But critics say the ...

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02/01/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS was asked to quickly turn around 5 kid illustrations for today's article in The National Post about five kid types for their summer camps package. The five types of kids that Mike was asked to illustrate are: Athletic (Sporty); Artistic (Artsy); Adventurous (Outdoorsy); Academic ...

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01/29/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS is proudly featured on today's Communication Arts FRESH! A fine choice if we may say so ourselves for this feature of Fresh! When I talk to clients and tell them that I'd love to clone my artists, Michael Byers is certainly top of our list! I can't think of a more grateful, ...

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01/24/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS comes up with a brilliant new illustration for Cincinnati Magazine's article on "Another Day in Cancerland." Is it possible to view cancer as a blessing in disguise? Perhaps in one way: it forces you to focus on living. This is an illustration for an article on one man's journey ...

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01/03/2011

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates four really great images for Carleton College Alumni Magazine. Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota's. Mike had a lot of fun with this assignment. The list of "How To's" he was given had a lot ...

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12/21/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a new fun piece for Hour Detroit Magazine. It's always great when an artist takes a fairly dry subject and runs with it. This article was about how Michigan is working on making the entire city use Geothermal technology. The city is starting with introducing it to new ...

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12/15/2010

Levy Creative Management is happy to showcase another great piece by MICHAEL BYERS for Atlantic Monthly. Chimp sperm may unlock one of the riddles of human conception. But first you have to collect it. This image was for the magazine's October's issue. Again a really fun job for Michael. As Michael says "I love working ...

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12/10/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS illustrates a great article for OC Weekly about "The Real Squatters of Orange County!" Can you really just show up at a multimillion-dollar Newport Coast home and move in without buying it or paying rent? Apparently, yes. This couple is squatting in a 2.6 million dollar home on ...

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11/30/2010

Levy Creative Management congratulates artist MIKE BYERS for getting two pieces into the Society of Illustrators 53 Annual Competition. "Bed Bugs" was originally commissioned by Honolulu Magazine and will be featured at the Book & Editorial Exhibition (Opening Reception: February 4, 2011) - Exhibition January 26, 2011-February ...

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11/18/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS earns huge kudos as well and joins KAKO in his achievement in being featured! Congratulations MIKE BYERS for getting into Luerzer's Archive "200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012." We are so proud of you! All your hard work and dedication to your career is truly showing! ...

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11/05/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS puts up another great poster. Here is a new one Mike  just did on short notice for his friend Gregory Pepper. Gregory is a very prolific artist. Not only is he a visual artist but he's deep into the music scene as well. He's got two projects on the go: The first was an album ...

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11/01/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS illustrates a great one for Washington Post Oct. 24th issue! This is a great article on winners & losers so check it out when you have a chance here. "Not everyone will finish the Marine Corps Marathon. That's what makes it a race."

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10/25/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS rolls out another great illustration for our friends over at Tennis Magazine! This illustration was about the idea of being able to always be in touch somehow with what's going on during the U.S. Open when it was in New York last month. For those who have been to the Open, you ...

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10/07/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS hits up another great illo for Honolulu Magazine. This one I think that we are all guilty for. Read below for the article. Honolulu's Secret Menus The down-low on Honolulu’s sec

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09/27/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS releases another fantastic poster for Modern Field Recordings. This one for their CD release Hoodie Goodie. Mike really loves working on these posters with his friend Chris as sky is the limit for him on what kind of concept he can come up with. Below you will see Mike's thought ...

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09/21/2010

Levy Creative Management artists make a splash in the upcoming Taschen book Illustration Now! Portraits. Congratulations go out to the following 5 Levy Creative Artists: Kako, Mike Byers, Rory Kurtz, Robin Eley & Jorge Mascarenhas! We are so very proud of all of you! We are thrilled to be part of the Taschen family ...

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09/14/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS completes an amazing new mural for the Red Brick Cafe. It's always great to have projects that break up the momentum of the every day illustration world. This mural was commissioned by the the owner of the Red Brick Cafe. The Red Brick Cafe is a cozy coffee shop in beautiful downtown ...

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09/14/2010

Great new illustration by Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS! This piece was commissioned by Alberta Venture Magazine in Canada. It was a really fun article on "How to be a cool entrepreneur." Don't we wish we could all be like this. Below is the final piece and the spread in which it ran.

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09/13/2010

Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS spits out another great poster for the Canadian band Modern Field Recordings. Check out the posters to date. They have become quite the collection.

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08/23/2010

New poster art by Levy Creative Management artist MIKE BYERS for musician LAND. This was done for Mike's friend Rob Nichollis.

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08/12/2010

Relax & Recharge by MIKE BYERS for Runner's World Magazine. Runners who sweat every detail of a workout—pace, distance, effort—may not think twice about a "recovery day" on their training program. After all, rest is easy, right? But while some people are more than happy to take a day on the couch, others can't ...

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08/04/2010

Great new illo by MIKE BYERS for Wall Street Journal. Fixing the hiccups of a home computer is an annoyance—lugging it to a store is time consuming and following directions over the phone can get frustrating. But a host of repair services say they solve computer woes by connecting virtually to your machine. Read rest ...

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07/22/2010

For some pet owners, losing their companion is traumatic, resulting in funerals and burials. By Ilene Wolff When Jim Walsh held his beloved dog Chrissy for the last time, he had to endure his grief alone. His family was at work on the day when Chrissy — a bichon frisé already in poor health — broke his leg. And ...

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07/20/2010

New map by MIKE BYERS for Yankee Magazine July/August 2010 issue.  This is for Yankee's Summer on the Main Coast Issue: The Guide Travel. Follow The Blue Watery Road: For 20 years the Main Island Trail has beckoned lovers of solitude and beauty. The Main Island Trail is today recognized as the first of the modern water ...

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06/28/2010

The Hunt Returns! The Washington Post Hunt is a huge mutant brainteaser -- a kind of urban safari, where you’ll be hunting for the answers to wacky puzzles woven into the landscape of downtown Washington. Compete against other teams to solve them and win a cool prize.  Beautiful illustrations by MIKE BYERS! Hope to ...

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06/24/2010

HOLLYWOOD IN HAWAII From plastic palm trees to on-set pranks, from fake languages to obstinate water buffalo, intrepid humor writer Charles Memminger uncovered the funniest, strangest tales of Island moviemaking. Read more about this very interesting article from Honolulu Magazine here.

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06/15/2010

MULTITASKING MOVIE THEATERS: There's more to life than chick flicks and summer blockbusters by MIKE BYERS. Here's a great new illustration by MIKE BYERS for Honolulu Magazine. It's a very interesting article on how movie theaters are branching out and hosting other events in their theaters - not only movies. "Your ...

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06/14/2010

MIKE BYERS has now become the official poster man for St. John's Ambulance.  Here is yet another great poster for them.  It's a Games night get-together with a sleepover option if you have a few too many wobbly pops. This poster is called "Duck Duck Goose."

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05/25/2010

Why do so many Aussies choose Canada as their dream destination? Great article illustrated by MIKE BYERS in this months issue of Explore Magazine. This piece just makes you want to grab one of your Aussie friends, grab a beer and hit the slopes! Check it out on page 23!

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05/19/2010

There's nothing like seeing an artist give you a list of clients he/she wants to work with and slowly checking them off the list. MIKE BYERS is making waves with checking off those lists and getting new clients under his belt by the week. I am so proud of all his accomplishments to date as he has worked so hard to get where ...

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05/16/2010

This was a piece MIKE BYERS did for Seattle Magazine about how more people are using technology like iPhones and iPads to read the Bible in during church service. It's big business. There are several programs you can get for these devices that allow you to continue your Bible studies in the technological age. This allows ...

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05/15/2010

Here's yet another great illustration by MIKE BYERS for Baltimore Magazine. This piece was based on an article about filming in Baltimore Magazine called "Flicked Off" - How the Maryland film industry went from bustling to bust and its chances for a revival. By Violet Glaze "Gooood morning, BAAAL-ti-more!" burbles ...

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05/04/2010

MIKE BYERS for D Magazine - "Things to Know Before You Order Seafood—and Pay for It." We answer eight important questions before you put something fishy in your mouth. ARE THOSE REALLY DIVER SCALLOPS? Many Dallas restaurants describe scallops on their menus as “diver” when, in fact, very few actually serve hand-harvested ...

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04/29/2010

New poster art for St. John's Ambulance by MIKE BYERS. This one is for an event for the volunteers of St. John Ambulance - "BBQ and Bowling." They know how to have fun in Guelph!

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04/29/2010

Advice for the Tribeca Film Festival: Party Harder! New great piece by MIKE BYERS for The Village Voice. Where is the future of the film festival going? "It was a nice idea, although it did seem to some that Chinatown was the truly wounded neighborhood and New York needed another film festival about as much as it needed ...

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04/21/2010

Congratulations to Orit Bergman, Jorge Mascarenhas & Mike Byers for making it into this years American Illustration 29 show & Chosen site. We will let you know when the book comes out & website gets launched - most likely November of 2011 at the book launch party! Mike Byers (Chosen): "In the Sky"; Jorge Mascarenhas ...

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04/14/2010

I really love it when artists work on personal pieces. Often times they are the strongest pieces in their book because they come from the heart. Here's a perfect example of this by MIKE BYERS called "Live Strong" - Living Strong because he can!

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04/09/2010

Aussie Invasion by MIKE BYERS for The Atlantic. "Outback Steakhouse: Australia’s bush meat is tasty, healthy, and enviro-friendly. But can you get people to eat it?"

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03/24/2010

Spring is in the air today so good day to talk about cottages. When a cottager has a problem with some foxes living under their summer get-a-way, they realize that playing music really loud doesn't scare them off, rather the foxes get used to it. Another great one by MICHAEL BYERS for Cottage Life.

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03/08/2010

Mike's poster art is out for the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. This was produced for the show True Character.

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07/07/2009

Mike get interviewed on new illustrators blog Nonslick. Click here to check out the interview. where are you from and how long have you been illustrating? I am from Cambridge, Ontario Canada. It's a smaller city just west of Toronto. I've been creating images all my life. I've been professionally illustrating for a ...

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07/07/2009

Mike's artwork WTF for Atlantic Monthly gets accepted into American Illustration 2009 Annual. Congratulations to Mike & Melissa on yet another great piece for this magazine!

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04/18/2009

Mike is interviewed by Celery Magazine. Click here to check it out. Conducting interviews in public locations always feels like the simulacra of a blind date for me — looking for another only seen in picture format - or not at all - nervous they might stand you up. Meeting Cambridge-living, Guelph-haunting illustrator ...

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04/07/2009

Mike is featured in the fundraiser group show Birds and the Bees. The show features work from Sheridan alumni and faculty, consisting of well-known and emerging illustrators belonging to the fields of illustration, fine arts, comics, and much more.

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03/24/2009

Mike will be participating in the group show Cut To The Drummer on February 5, 2009 at the Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto.

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02/04/2009

Mike is featured today in the National Post for his artwork that will appear in the group show Cut To The Drummer.

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02/04/2009

Mike's work will be featured in a group show - Illustration @ b42 Gallery in Oakville, Ontario. Sunday, December 14 from 3pm-7pm.

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12/08/2008

Mike is featured in a gallery show. Exhibition: No Parachute Required @ Gallery 1313 in Toronto. Exhibition open from July 24th-August 3rd.

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07/29/2008

Michael creates another mural for the Luminato Festival in Toronto.

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06/17/2008

Mike is featured in Work/Life. Work/Life is a book celebrating Canadian illustration and photography. For more information click here.

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06/09/2008

Mike gets one piece into American Illustration 2008. This is a personal piece called "Me Vs My Ego." Congratulations Mike on your first piece into AI!

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04/04/2008