Category Archives: Reportage

Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium

Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium | Greg Betza
As many of you know, I designed and illustrated the animated commercial for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to witness the action first-hand. I thought it would be great to draw from the actual event…so I did. I have t ...

Mast Stepping

Mystic Foremast Stepping | Despina Georgiadis
The other day in Mystic Seaport, there was a ceremony to mark the “stepping” of the foremast of the Morgan. That’s when the mast of a ship is erected onto the ship. The Morgan of course is the last wooden whaling ship in the US, and it has been ...

Chicago

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Chicago | Greg Betza
Last week, Studio 1482 illustrator Dominick Santise and I attended the Workbook Creative Carnival in Chicago. We then spent the next 2 days creating reportage drawings around the city. Now I love NY, but Chicago is like a friendly, clean, slightly mo ...

What a difference four years makes

2013 Inauguration Rehearsal | Dominick Santise
Technical issues aside (you get what you get when you post every twenty years), I was finally able to merge the paper and the computer to post the drawings from last Monday’s event. Momentary cyber-defeat conquered, the day was better than I had ho ...

1,462 Days later

1,462 Days later | Dominick Santise
More drawings to come tomorrow, the whole story, and all the unsorted details. Visit onedrawingaday.com for more info about today’s drawing. ...

VAROOM!

Varoom Magazine Reportage Drawings | Greg Betza
I was pleased to be asked to contribute my reportage drawings to VAROOM! magazine. The publisher Derek was looking to feature illustrators that reportage live music and he was a fan of the drawings I made of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks last year. H ...

The Art of Urban Sketching

The Art of Urban Sketching | Greg Betza
I’m pleased to announce my inclusion in the Quarry Books release “The Art of Urban Sketching“. It’s a great book filled with many incredible artists, including fellow Studio 1482 members Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst. The book is based o ...

Breaks in the Armor

Breaks in the Armor | Greg Betza
I’m pleased to announce that Merge Records will be using my reportage drawings of Crooked Fingers as the artwork for the upcoming album “Breaks In The Armor”. This is an honor for me as I’ve been a fan of both Merge and Eric Bachmann (Crooked ...

The High Line

The High Line | Greg Betza
I spent some time in NYC a few weeks ago and I had a chance to visit The High Line. The High Line is a park above Manhattan’s west side. Originally an elevated freight railroad line, it was converted into a public park and opened in 2009. It has a ...

An Afternoon with the CPDSA in Central Park

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS | Margaret Hurst
This is a drawing from the afternoon with Liz Steel from Urban Sketchers and Veronica Lawlor from studio1482.  I call this guy, (he doesn’t skate), Martini Man, because “he’s shaken, not stirred.”  I drew him with consistent up and down sha ...

Rebuilding Ground Zero

Ground Zero © Greg Betza
I spent some time at Ground Zero Friday. It’s an incredibly powerful place, I imagine unlike any other. The site has been transformed into a city of cranes and construction. I can’t help but think that this is exactly how it must have looked in t ...

Or Maybe Not

Had I hesitated, when the moment struck, this would all be for naught. I would be stuck on the very page I have been staring at for too long. Constantly returning to continue, but finding I am never quite sure where I left off, so I begin all over ag ...

CA Illustration Annual 51

Communications Arts Greg Betza Spread
The Communication Arts Illustration Annual is out. I received my copy yesterday and as I reported a few months ago, my reportage series on Times Square has been recognized. I’ve always felt that CA is one of the best publications for illustrators a ...

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser Autograph © Greg Betza
I had the privilege of attending the Milton Glaser lecture last night at the Society of Illustrators in NY. What struck me most was that I and the members of Studio 1482 approach our work and careers with a very similar philosophy to Mr. Glaser. He s ...

JAZZ at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center © Greg Betza
By way of a friend, my wife Despina and I were granted access to reportage a performance at JAZZ at Lincoln Center. An opportunity like this doesn’t come along often so we really went for it. The performance by Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Marc Ca ...
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