We recently announced our partnership with surrealist collage masters ALE + ALE, and as we strategize how to position their work for the American Market, it is so fun to see their new portfolios popping up.
Those that are familiar with our company know that we appreciate working with the Ispot and the Workbook, so we are very pleased that they were eager to be featured in these terrific venues.
Please take a look at their new Ispot portfolio here, and don’t forget to mosey on over to the Workbook by clicking here!
She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Laura Tallardy, our resident app guru, is proud to announce her latest creation, “Flower Fairies Ballet.” This is her second collaboration with developer Scott Adelman, and her fifth app overall – color us impressed, this young lady is simply unstoppable. Congratulations, Laura!
Those familiar with her work are surely acquainted with how darling her illustrations can be. So when the illustrator herself says that this latest work is “probably the cutest- lots of fairies, rainbows, flowers, confetti and sparkles in this one,” you know it’s going to be extra special!
Click here for a link to download 4 puzzles for free, and you can take a look at these adorable little ladies in action by clicking here.
Vicki and Gaby have been busy updating the website with new work to keep you up to speed with the latest beauties from our Morgan Gaynin’s Artists!
Click through to see new works from…
Philippe de Kemmeter
A Richard Allen
Thanks for taking a peek!
We are big fans of Josee Bisaillon’s joyful and engaging collage-based illustration, and were very happy to learn that Kathleen Temean was intrigued enough by her work to reach out to the artist and write about Josee in her wonderful blog. In particular, we are big fans of learning about an artist’s individual process, so this was a real treat!
You can check it out here.
Image by Josee Bisaillon:
After a brief hiatus to work on a new coding language and app design, we are pleased as punch to announce to return of MGI veteran, Laura Tallardy. Laura, whose vivacious and emotive tween drawings have captivated us from the start, has been working hard to develop a new stylistic direction and a new body of work in the form of the Mermaid Fashion Show, which is now available at the Apple App Store.
The entire process, from creating dozens of illustrations, learning Lua (the latest language), programming, and submitting the app for approval, took over five months from start to finish. But the final product couldn’t possibly be any more charming, and Laura is now able to focus her attention on other facets of her illustration career once again.
Blogmistress Kate was eager to be one of the first to beta test the app, and would like to introduce you to her doppelganger, Princess Kate (a very clever name, of course):
You can click here to download the new program from the Apple Store, click here to learn more about the Mermaid Fashion show, and watch the demo video!
And welcome back, Laura!
The annual “American Illustration” competition acknowledges some of the most cutting-edge illustrations from the previous year, and it is a great honor in our industry to be included in their pages. We are so happy that this year, three of our artists have made it!
JosÃ©e Bisaillon’s whimsical image was ‘chosen’ to appear on the juried web gallery:
Valeria Petrone’s bathing beauties were ‘selected’ to appear in the annual:
And Victo Ngai’s awesome conceptual piece will also appear in the book this year:
It is so exciting to see one’s work in motion for the first time, and we are very proud of Carlo Stanga who just sent over his very first animated piece. Way to go, Carlo! His clean linework and distinct vision enable this campaign to really grab the viewer, and we hope that the producers are pleased with how nicely it turned out.
Please oooh and aaah with us and take a peek here.
Image by Carlo Stanga:
We are big fans of the terrific interviews conducted by Thomas James of Escape from Illustration Island, and it was very exciting to come across this insightful chat with one of the most important art directors in the industry. Aviva Michaelov is responsible for designing the engaging Op-Ed section of the New York Times, and it is a real treat to have the opportunity to hear her perspective. Take a listen here!
Sarah Hollander is no stranger to diversifying, and we have long been impressed by her whimsical illustrations in addition to her art direction and design capabilities.
Recently, she worked with “Ready to Learn DC,” a child-advocacy group in Washington, DC, that works to inform parents about the importance of a good preschool education while helping them to locate schools in the area. In addition to creating a visual identity, Sarah also worked with the organization to create an attractive and informative website and print materials.
You can take a peek here.
Charles Hively, publisher and designer extraordinaire behind 3×3 and Creative Quarterly Magazines, is a champion in our field and one of its greatest supporters. Lucky for us, he also happens to know an awful lot about effective marketing.
Our friends at Escape from Illustration Island recently spoke with Charles about his interesting artistic past and what illustrators need to do to be competitive in our current market. We suggest that you take a listen here.
Image by Guido Scarabottolo: