Triad image: left side features a cartoon portrait illustration of singer Stevie Wonder; center panel side features cartoon portrait illustration of Janet Jackson from 1986; right side features a cartoon portrait illustration of Grace Jones. All are depicted from the shoulders up in the manner of a classical Grecian bust. Artwork by Aimee Stevland

It’s Taurus Season!

I don’t know much about astrology, but it can’t be a coincidence that my 2 all-time favorite artists were…

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Goodbye @aimeetoons: Farewell to Social Media

After nearly three decades of sharing my artwork on various forms of “social media” under this one name, @aimeetoons…

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Split image: left side features a colorful illustration of singer Luther Vandross; right side shows a grayscale illustration of Uriel Jones, Motown drummer - with crossed drumsticks.

This Day in Music History 4-20

Usually, my friends and family politely endure my musings from the musical knowledge tucked away in the deep recesses…

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Epic Fail or Epic Tale? Unforgettable Lessons Behind Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope

Dial-Up Dreams In 1996, the internet was a brave new world, and I was a budding artist with a passion for cartooning…

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3 Lessons on Creativity from Sly Stone’s Memoir

Born a bit too late, I discovered Sly and the Family Stone’s music long after its ’70s heyday. I would…

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Better Communication, Better Design

At the heart of every design is a message – a story waiting to be told. Yet, one common challenge that pops up is when…

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Free Printable Holiday Treat Topper

Most of the time I use my design powers for good, but sometimes…

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Case Study: KISS Package Design

Ever wondered how iconic bands like KISS® make their mark beyond music?  As the band celebrates 50 years of rock 'n'…

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