ALE+ALE were recently asked to use their incredible collage skills to illustrate two pieces for the respected French publication “Le Monde”. Covering coveted awards within the French university system, their energetic work was perfect for capturing the excitement of research and discovery.
Well, a lot has certainly transpired in New York City as of late! We’ve elected the first democratic mayor in a generation, Bill de Blasio, and we’ve lost one of the most iconic rock n rollers this city – and the world – has ever known (RIP, Lou Reed. You are missed).
Philippe de Kemmeter captured these incredible characters in his inimitable style, and they are too fabulous to hide out in our archives.
Check them out!
Bill de Blasio by Philippe de Kemmeter:
Andy Warhol and Lou Reed:
Last week, Steven Tabbutt blew us away with news of his success at multiple international shows, but it seems we may have made our announcement a bit prematurely – ladies and gentlemen, in addition to supplying the image for publicity surrounding Illustrative Berlin, Steven learned that he also took home the silver medal for his work in the “Young Illustrators Award” category!
It seems almost impossible to keep up with Steven Tabbutt and his continued success in the gallery world – his most recent email read more like a novella than a list of accomplishments. But the critically acclaimed artist has been turning heads since he was a student (when he won the 3×3 Student show and first caught Morgan Gaynin’s attention); and as his detailed vision continues to evolve, we are consistently left with a sense of pride….and maybe even a little envy.
Clearly, we are not alone.
Steven’s gallery in Paris, Yukiko Kawase, recently set him up with three international exhibitions, each of which responded beautifully to his most recent suite of work. “Belle en Été” (Paris), “Art Nagoya” (Nagoya, Japan) and “Art of Paper + 1″ (Brussells) were wonderful triumphs for all of the artists involved, and we were thrilled to see that they were also strongly embraced by various members of the cultural community and press.
Steven was also involved in the tremendously popular Illustrative Berlin show “Illustrative 2013″, where over 16,000 visitors took in the work of 200 hand-selected international artists. Steven was further honored, as his piece “Wasp” was used for their press release and promotional poster – which was also sold to attendees to commemorate the event.
”Wasp” also received additional praise from the publications “Traffic” and “Object N06″ (the latter of which is in conjunction with the festival). You can also take a peek at these awesome pictures and marvel in the incredible artworks (and the remarkably fashionable and hip attendees!).
Heard enough? Too bad, there’s more! Steven is participating in yet another group exhibition that is slated to open in Hamburg, Germany before taking off on a tour of Europe. “The Gathering” will seek to investigate social traditions while exploring their significance in contemporary culture – all while considering the effects of cyberspace and globalization. Those in Germany are invited to take in the reception, which will be November 15th.
This goes without saying but…..Wow, Steven!
Gaby D’Alessandro’s recent inclusion in the 2014 NPR calendar was an exciting moment, as it is both a high profile gig AND a venue that enriches the artist’s own personal life. Her piece, which was used for the month of June, is stellar, and the work she put into it clearly demonstrates her admiration and appreciation for their programming:
NPR continues to honor and promote the contributing artists on their blog, and we were so happy to see this recent entry about Gaby.
Check it out!
Friends and colleagues are certainly accustomed to seeing us mix and mingle at the Society of Illustrators’ annual Original Art Show, which champions the art of childrens’ book illustration. This year is a little extra exciting for us, however, as Simona Mulazzani will be receiving a silver medal for her work on “I Wish I Had,” a stunning picturebook published by Eerdmans. This is truly an honor, and one of the most prestigious awards a picturebook illustrator can receive.
Victo Ngai has hit yet another homerun for the New Yorker! We love the perspective on this piece for the June 3rd issue.
Here, Victo illustrates the issue’s fictional piece, “We Didn’t Like Him,” by Akhil Sharma. The story follows a boy named Manshu, a Brahmin in India, who grew up to be the pundit of his local Hindu temple. Check it out!
Pete Ryan set aside some time from his incredibly hectic schedule to chat with the folks at Magenta Manor, and his charismatic personality shows through as always. Click here to have a listen and learn a bit more about his process!
Illustration continues to garner respect in the gallery world, and this Thursday, May 23rd, we are excited to join Lisa Adams at Onishi Project Gallery for “Fine Art of Illustrators,” a group exhibition curated by Coco Masuda.
Lisa keeps great company, and this program is certainly no exception – the talented artist will be joined by Nancy Stahl, Robert Crawford, David Goldin, and Mary Lynn Blasutta.
If you are in New York, we’d love to invite you to join us at the opening – come say hello, enjoy a glass of wine, and take in these wonderful works.
It’s always a treat when an email reaches us, boasting about a spectacular find – and it just so happens to be one of our artists!
Gaby D’Alessandro was one of the winners of the first Latin American Ilustración contest, and we were so happy when the newsletter “Dispatches from Latin America” reached our inboxes – the piece was even picked up by American Illustration and posted all over their social media! Describing Gaby’s work, education, inspirations and personal history, it’s a nice window into the talented young artist’s life.
Take a look here – and congratulations, Gaby!