Fashion forward with sass and class, that’s Mary Lynn Blasutta’s world. Her exciting life has infused her work with sophisticated ‘city girl’ sensibilities and a distinctive feminine touch.
These joyful images and chic shapes have visually branded such major companies as Bed Bath and Beyond and Barney’s, and we couldn’t be more excited about the new dimension she brings to MGI.
Be sure to take a look at Mary Lynn’s portfolio here and get acquainted with our newest talent!
Carlo Stanga’s architectural renderings have always had that ‘wow’ factor, but we are convinced that this latest piece has the potential to be a gold medal winner.
Commissioned by the Italian clothing line Brioni for its international advertising campaign, the intricate and delicate image shows iconic buildings from all over the world, celebrating the company’s growing presence in the global market.
In addition to creating this arresting image, Carlo is especially proud that he was asked to create the composition for the distinctive Brioni logo in honor of its 65th anniversary. Congratulations, Carlo!
Just look at that grin! Tonya Engel is signing all 4 copies of her very first book contract for a dream project with Scholastic. We even let her keep the ballpoint pen as a keepsake.
And speaking of that pen…it appears that it just might be a good luck charm. No less than 1 week later, Tonya received a second book offer from yet another publisher. We are on a roll!
You may already be familiar with the imagery that results from Don Kilpatrick’s awesome letterpress technique, but have you ever really watched the process?
A former student, Nick Ferguson, recently shot this fascinating video of the artist in action. Take a look here.
Please do not forget that Dave Calver’s masterful illustrations are currently on display at the M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs – his first solo show with them!
You can learn more here.
CrossWindsPress has recently published “The Boomerang” and “The Bad Enchilada,” the first and second books in a series of ten (!!!) delightful children’s books entitled “The Adventures of Wil and T,” written by CJ Connolly, designed by Lapoint Design, and illustrated by Lisa Adams. Lisa’s adorable characters are perfect for the targeted 3-8 year old market, while we grown folk can appreciate the naive elements of the very special end papers – of which she was especially proud.
The unusual and endearing concept of a pack of fleas determining the storyline and fate of a young boy and his golden retriever has us charmed, and we are looking forward to seeing how Lisa’s characters fare throughout the series.
The books are accompanied by fun downloads and special offers directly from the publisher – be sure to take a look at their website and order the WHOLE enchilada!
It has been devastating to watch the BP disaster unfold in the Gulf, but we should also take a moment to feel inspired by the proactive and benevolent actions of others.
Wendy Edelson recently created works for a site called “Ripple,” in which a variety of artists are contributing sketch cards with 100% of the proceeds going towards helping the wildlife that has been affected by the spill.
Take a look at Wendy’s work for the site here, and consider giving to this critical cause.
“Holy crap. This guy’s good…….congrats on the catch”. This is just one of the many encouraging notes that we’ve received this week regarding our newest artists, Maurizio Quarello and Judith Drews. While we love to hear the occasional kind word from our clients, it seems that, this week, we have been receiving more feedback than ever. We were so taken by the two artists’ distinctive visions, and it is a joy that the illustration and publication communities seem to be in agreement.
Maurizio Quarello, an Italian now living in the Czech Republic, drew us in with his unique angles, palette, and antiquarian look. Hop into your zeppelin and be sure to welcome him to the group – you can take a look at his ‘adult’ work here and his ‘children’s’ work here.
Judith Drews’ work elicited such joy initially that we were even more blown away by her subtle sophistication upon further inspection. Please take a look at her delightful critters and pals, and meet the Berliner with an adorable haircut. Take a look here, and don’t forget to check out her children’s work!