When is the last time you brushed up on Copyright law? How in tune are you with your rights as a freelance illustrator?
It is prudent that all artists take a moment from time to time to brush up on their knowledge – especially before trouble hits!
The Graphic Artists Guild has a great list of tools on their website that we wanted to share with you, in addition to in their invaluable printed handbook. If it’s been awhile since you’ve last read up on the ins and outs of the legal side of the business, we strongly recommend that you take a look.
Image by Don Kilpatrick:
Victo Ngai was recently approached by Peter Norton and his wife, Gwen Hill, to create this year’s holiday card for the annual Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project. Founded in 1998, this year’s commission was to focus on the couple’s romance, along with the festivities of the season.
Image by Victo Ngai:
“The Sighting, the Search, the Meeting: A Romance” is a beautiful, whimsical story, told sequentially as this year’s holiday greeting.
Image by Victo Ngai:
To be invited to work on this year’s card is quite the honor, as Peter Norton (inventor of Norton Antivirus Software) is one of the world’s leading contemporary art collectors – as well as a board member at both the MoMA and Guggenheim Museum. How incredible and flattering it must be to have caught his eye.
We wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season, and we’re looking forward to sharing more exciting projects in 2015!
Victo Ngai is a remarkably prolific young woman and as usual, she’s been quite busy – so let’s just consider this entry your one-stop-shop for all things Victo this week!
First and foremost, check out the latest issue of Communication Arts for a wonderful interview with the talented young artist – even after working with her for a few years, your humble blogmistress felt that she had learned something new about the artist. The piece is well-written and illuminating, and those that are fans of Victo’s work will be thrilled. We were very impressed, to say the least.
The artist is everywhere these days, it seems, but for those that would like a little extra Victo in their lives, she is now offering her distinctive artwork on iPhone cases through the site Gelaskins. Take a look here to see her beautiful designs!
Do you long to paint quickly, boldly and fearlessly? Do you enjoy working en plein air, and perhaps most importantly, would you enjoy working and learning in beautiful Cortona, Italy? Then Patti Mollica’s got quite the experience lined up for you!
Join her in September of 2014 for the learning experience of a lifetime. Just click here to learn about this incredible opportunity…painting in idyllic countrysides, unparalleled Italian cooking and wine…it sounds just incredible.
Victo Ngai’s recent campaign for Tiger Beer will make your jaw drop, and it would be doing her a great disservice to take away from her articulate post about the experience. So instead, we’ll just go ahead and link to her blog and let her explain in her own words.
Prepare to be amazed!
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!
Laura Tallardy is stealing the blogmistress’s thunder!
She was recently asked to create a second article for Corona Labs’s blog, and this time the expert chose to focus on the art of collaboration. Laura’s energy and enthusiasm for her craft is evident throughout the piece, and it’s a fun read for those that are considering jumping into the app world.
Give it a read!
Image by Laura Tallardy:
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!
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these awesome updated portfolios – you just might see something that blows you away!
Additionally, you may check out our awesome awards section, which has been updated to include recent American Illustration winners! Click here.
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!