Conceptual artist Guido Scarabottolo recently surprised us with his beautifully revamped new website. While we’ve always admired his loosely drawn, trademark figures, we were blown away to see the unique animations that bring them to life! Be sure to take a minute to loose yourself in his surrealist wonderland at http://www.scarabottolo.com.
The January/February issue of Applied Arts Magazine is looking pretty snazzy to Anson Liaw this year. His awesome graphic fashion piece, “Parie-Claire,” graces the cover, while the interior features 12 additional illustrations plus an interview with the artist.
Anson’s unique style and energetic personality are surely what garnered him this attention, and congratulations are in order! Be sure to pick up your copy today.
The 2009 Sydney Taylor Award for Younger Readers from the Association of Jewish Libraries was awarded to As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschelâ€™s Amazing March TowardÂ Freedom, written byÂ Rich Michelson, illustrated by Raul Colon and published by Alfred A. Knopf.Â Â In her letter to Raul, the President of the Association wroteÂ that Raulâ€™s illustrations â€œprovide a wonderful subtext to the compelling story. How appropriate that it should be our award winner at a time when America is inaugurating its first Black president! â€œ The Sydney Taylor Book Award recognizes the best in Jewish children’s literature. Medals are awarded annually for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Click here to purchase this book at Amazon.com.
Mazel Tov, Raul!
by Nichelle Stephens
Happy New Year Everyone! I am Nichelle, the bookkeeper here at Morgan Gaynin. Since May of 2008, I come into the office twice a week and keep books.Â My responsibilities include entering in checks for deposit, invoicing clients, paying bills and managing cash flow. I enjoy seeing the artists’ work that is all over the office.
When I am not at Morgan Gaynin, I do bookkeeping for a few small businesses and start-ups in the city. I am also a prolific blogger, blogging about cupcakes at Cupcakes Take The Cake and about bookkeeping and personal finance on Keeping Nickels. Recently, I became a board member for Right Rides, a nonprofit that provides safe late night rides for women in many neighborhoods in New York City.
The New York Times Op-Ed page was graced with Guido Scarabottolo’s wonderful illustrations this past weekend.Â Featuring a juggernaut of industry about to plunge off a waterfall, Guido’s unique perspective shows through.Â Twice!
Serino Coyne asked Zina Saunders to illustrate this fanciful poster for Blithe Spirit coming to Broadway in late February.Â The show stars the famed Angela Lansbury and will feature real psychics to channel the spirit of the playwright, Noel Coward!
The show might have come and gone, but Guido Scarabottolo’s whimsical animation for the Festival Della CreativitÃ is still as delightful as ever!Â We just discovered this little gem on Youtube and thought we’d share- click to enjoy!
Spectrum, the illustration annual for science fiction and fantasy art, announced their Call for Entries way back in 2008 and the deadline is looming!Â January 23rd is the last date to get your monster, superhero and vampire paintings in for consideration.Â Click here to enter.