Edel Rodriguez   [ Illustrator ]

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The image above recently received a Silver medal from The Society of Illustrators. It is a portrait of "The Roots" which ran in Esquire Magazine. Look for more of Edel's work in the upcoming Communication Arts and American Illustration Annuals

Edel Rodriguez was born in 1971 in Havana, Cuba. He received a B.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 1998. Using a variety of materials, his work ranges from conceptual to portraiture and landscape.

His work has been featured in Print's 1998 New Visual Artists Annual and on the cover of the 2004 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. It has also been regularly selected to appear in the pages of CA, American Illustration, SPD, and The Society of Illustrators Annuals. He is also the recipient of both a Gold and a Silver Medal for editorial illustration from the Society of Illustrators. He has illustrated two children's books, "Mama does the Mambo" and "Float Like a Butterfly", a story about Cassius Clay. A stamp he created for the United States Postal Service was published in the Summer of 2005.

Partial Client List:
The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Pepsi Inc., U.S. Postal Service, Spot Design, WBMG, Rolling Stone, Gentleman's Quarterly, Reader's Digest, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Galison Books, University of Chicago Press, The New Republic, Hyperion Books, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Henry Holt Books, Esquire magazine, Conde Naste Traveler, The Washington Post, David Morris Design, Fortune Magazine, Golf Digest, The Progressive, Los Angeles Times, McGraw-Hill, The Nation, Vibe Magazine