Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration)
Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration) is an illustrator and hand letterer originally from the Keystone State who is now based out of Queens, N.Y. In addition to his BFA from UArts, he also holds an MFA in Illustration as a Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Fishel recently illustrated the covers of two new books, Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books and Song Book (pictured below), written by award-winning author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby and published by McSweeney's imprint Believer Books.
His "Connecting Cultures Through Public Radio" illustration was included in National Public Radio's 2013 wall calendar. "I am super flattered to be a part of an iconic calendar that many amazing illustrators have drawn for before me," Fishel said.
Each artist was asked to create an image that reflected how NPR has impacted them in a personal way, so Fishel drew on his childhood memories of growing up in a trailer park outside of Harrisburg, Pa., where he spent many summers fishing by a creek near the Appalachian Trail and listening to the radio. He notes that listening to NPR, which he started doing in high school, "opened me up to an entire world I never knew existed."
In addition to McSweeney's and NPR, his impressively long list of clients also includes The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Sundance Film Fest, Nautilus, The Globe & Mail, New York Observer, Huffington Post, Bloomberg View, Nylon Guys, The Stranger, The Pitch, Seattle Met, Moneysense magazine, American Lawyer magazine, Dallas Observer, Honolulu magazine, Canadian Grocer, Notre Dame magazine, Philadelphia magazine, Teaching Tolerance magazine, Improper Bostonian, San Francisco magazine, NBC Universal, Lands End, Arizona Iced Tea, No Sleep Records, Either Or Records, and many others.
Fishel has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators and 3×3 Magazine, and is the recipient of a 2012 Cuprap Cuppie silver medal in the Print-Magazine category.