Gail and Vicki are often called upon for their opinions about the business aspects of freelance illustration. Their 12th CareerTalk article for “3×3 – the Magazine of Contemporary Illustration” has just hit the newsstands. It addresses how to maintain a work flow by diversifying.
Additionally, the ladies had a recent chat with a class of graduating seniors at FIT:
Vicki and Gail enjoyed the group and were pleased by their involvement and curiosity about the business. We wish them the utmost success as they prepare to venture out into the world of commercial illustration.
Carlo Stanga’s intricate architectural drawings have been garnering him quite a bit of attention lately! Recently, they caught the discriminating eye of Charles Hively, editor and publisher of 3×3 Magazine, who tapped Carlo for a Showcase spread in the current issue.
The pieces include this award-winning piece which was commissioned by the MTA (and will be on view throughout our great city until mid-October):
And these two stylized gems:
We are appreciative of the tremendous promotional support that Theispot offers its members, so it was an honor when Jami Giovanopoulis invited us to design a full page ad with four of our MGI/Theispot illustrators for “Print Magazine”. Our page made such an impact that we received prime placement opposite the Table of Contents.
In our digital age, we are so lucky to have access to a multitude of wonderful and inspiring images. This also means that it has become increasingly critical to protect your artwork.
The U.S. Copyright office has planned, tentatively, to increase its copyright registration fees on July 1st, 2009.
While electronic filing will remain at $35, the fee for the new fill-in CO form will increase from $45 to $50, and mail-in regiatration using forms VA and TX will go up from $45 to $65.
Take a moment to educate yourself about copyright at the official website. It’s not as complicated as most people think, and you can register a bulk of work for one fee. It is much less costly and time consuming to protect your work now than it is to sue someone for infringement.Â
We love having visitors come by our office here at Morgan Gaynin, and it’s especially nice when we get to spend some time with our talented artists.
Zelda Devon and Kurt Huggins, aka Teetering Bulb, stopped by this week to share their beautifully revamped portfolio and to discuss a quantity of new samples that they will be creating throughout the summer. If you are already familiar with Teetering Bulb’s elegantly executed, multi-faceted, mysterious work, you know that there will be something to look forward to in September.
And one of their arresting images:
Guido Scarabottolo’s distinctive conceptual imagery will be incorporated into the biannual magazine, “Venice is Not Sinking,” created by Venetian graphic designer Giorgio Camuffo. The magazine, which supports the idea that the beautiful city is not being swallowed by its waterways, presents the unknown curiosities of the town.
The magazine had a distinctive launch party and exhibition showcasing Guido’s original drawings, which grace the entire magazine exclusively. The event took place at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a famous 15th century palace which has become an important cultural center in the famous floating city.
And here we see Guido at the opening:
And the wonderful patrons of the show:
And, of course, a few of Guido’s distinctive works:
Bonnie Timmons has always fascinated us with her varied experiences and sublime life. She dissected cadavers in Toronto, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, drew, as a staff member, for the Denver Post for eight years before moving to Philadelphia to advance her freelance career, had a hit sitcom about her life air on NBC (Caroline in the City), created the animations for that sitcom, and now works on books, editorial, and advertising campaigns from her horse farm in Pennsylvania.
We were not surprised, then, when her alma matter, The Colorado College, honored her this year with the highest recognition an alumna can receive: The Louis T. Benezet Award “recognizes outstanding achievement in one’s chosen field.” Quite an honor from the extremely selective, small liberal arts college in Colorado Springs.Â
Valeria Petrone has wowed us once again. “Another Dark Chapter,” which opened at the LimitedNoArtGallery in Milan, took her charming characters to new emotional depths, and the results are spectacular. You can see delightful pictures from the show here, andÂ congratulations on the successful opening, Valeria!
Raul Colon’s “As Good As Anybody” has received the 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award which recognizes children’s books supporting understanding of our world’s diverse cultures. The story details the revolutionary friendship between the freedom fighters Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Good going, Raul!
After loads of hard work, the wonderful Laura Tallardy has finally got the new MGI site up and running! If you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably noticed the various changes…from extensive bios, to larger thumbnails, we are so excited to present our new format to you. Please take a look around and make sure you tell us what you think!