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Gaby D’Alessandro’s Beautiful Botanicals in Padua

One of the most distinctive projects that we’ve seen in the last year undeniably went to Gaby D’Alessandro, who was selected by the oldest botanical garden in the world – the Botanical Garden of Padua, Italy – to create lush portraits of famous scientists for their biodiversity garden:

Images by Gaby D’Alessandro:

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These wonderful images have been used as banners throughout the exhibition, and Gaby’s delicate botanicals and incredible attention to detail are made even more impressive by the large scale.

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Clearly, the Morgan Gaynin team is in need of a field trip. But until then, we’ll simply have to settle and celebrate Gaby’s wonderful achievement here in New York.

Congratulations!

“Find the Difference” – Easter Madness with Laura Tallardy Apps

Laura Tallardy is back on the scene with a wonderful new addition to the app market, and it’s just in time for Easter! “Find the Differences: Easter Bunny Edition,” which has been illustrated by the very talented Wendy Edelson, is an adorable – and FREE! – app for children and adults alike. Take in the charming, vintage children’s book-inspired illustrations and indulge in yourself in this adorable challenge. You’ll be ‘hoppy’ you did.

Download it here!

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Pete Ryan for the Village Voice

Pete Ryan’s recent trip to New York  (and awesome brunch with the blogmistress!) inspired him to create this amusing piece in honor of the coming spring. How exciting that, upon presenting it to the Village Voice, they decided to run it as today’s cover!

Image by Pete Ryan:

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Those that live in the city know that our current elation is also coupled with the thrilling reveal of at least 3 months worth of trash.

How humbling.

“Eat, Leo! Eat!” Book Trailer from Josée Bisaillon

Josée Bisaillon is back again with her latest picturebook, and we are so excited to see her bright and engaging illustrations bringing life to this wonderful story about family – and more importantly, belonging.

“Eat, Leo! Eat!” is her latest collaboration with Kids Can Press, and we couldn’t be happier to share this wonderful new tale with you.

Take a look at the book trailer here!

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Jonathan Bartlett in the New York Times “Arts and Leisure” Section

It’s always so exciting to see our artists grace the publications that enrich our personal lives.

Image by Jonathan Bartlett:

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So thank you, Jonathan Bartlett, for paying us a visit this Sunday by way of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section!

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The piece discussed the New York Philharmonic and how their current conductor is stepping down – without having named a successor. We just love this simple solution!

Scholarship Opportunities from the Society of Illustrators

Illustration students and educators, take note! The Society of Illustrators has added yet another prestigious scholarship to honor talented, hard-working junior level students.

Many are already familiar with the Zankel scholarship, which awards $10,000 towards the winner’s senior year tuition. But we are very excited to share that there is now a second opportunity for students in the Will Eisner scholarship, which awards $5000.

Schooling is hard enough without having to worry about how to pay for it, and we tip our hats to the Society and its patrons for awarding and commending the next generation of illustrators in such an impactful way.

Teachers, think long and hard about who you know who might be applicable – your vote of confidence could make a profound change in a student’s life.

Image by Raul Colon

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