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V&A Illustration Awards Announce A. Richard Allen as Winner

The V&A Illustration Awards are the UK’s most prestigious annual competition, honoring the very best in British book, editorial, and student illustration. And this year, A. Richard Allen proudly took the Editorial Illustration and Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Awards for his timely (unfortunately) and very witty (thankfully) illustration, “Trump Wave”.

“Trump Wave,” by A. Richard Allen:

V&A Illustration Award Winner

A. Richard Allen’s illustration accompanied an article in The Sunday Telegraph on the potentially dramatic impact of Donald Trump’s election victory on global financial markets. It takes its cue from the instantly recognisable composition of Katsushika Hokusai’s famous 19th-century woodblock print Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave). Adapted to Donald Trump’s equally familiar hairstyle, A. Richard Allen’s illustration is succinct and eloquent, managing to be humorous without being at all trivial.

The judging panel was particularly impressed by the use of a well-known art-historical reference as commentary on current affairs and voted Trump Wave as the overall winner of the 2017 competition, making A. Richard Allen the recipient of the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year prize.”

We couldn’t be happier to share this announcement with you today – and on the artist’s birthday, no less! Congratulations, Richard.


Valeria Petrone – American Illustration Profile

Valeria Petrone’s striking imagery garners a lot of attention, but it was particularly exciting to see her recent American Illustration profile.

Covering her sun-drenched childhood, inspirations, influences, and the technical aspects of how she creates her graphic work, it provides a colorful snapshot into the life of this fabulous illustrator.

Take a look here!


Anson Liaw Celebrates the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

In anticipation of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, Anson Liaw felt inspired to create an exciting poster in his dynamic style.

We love how he plays with a variety of color schemes, as well – which one is your favorite?

Images by Anson Liaw:

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Carlo Giambarresi’s Latest Accolades

Carlo Giambarresi shared some exciting news to share this morning, as he has received a wonderful acknowledgement from the 3×3 Magazine annual.
His awesome graphic illustrations have been awarded a merit and honorable mention – how wonderful! Considering the caliber of the artists that submit to this contest, this is quite the honor.
Congratulations, Carlo!
Images by Carlo Giambarresi
Image by Carlo Giambarresi

Image by Carlo Giambarresi



“Camofleur,” by Jonathan Bartlett

When Jonathan Bartlett initially joined forces with Morgan Gaynin, one of the first things he mentioned was his interest in fashion – and working more extensively with that industry’s major players. A phenomenal gig with Ralph Lauren sufficiently whet his whistle and, further inspired to create works that would appeal to buyers, he began work on “Camofleur,” a historically-inspired and painterly interpretation of the classic camouflage patter.

In the artist’s words, Camofleur is “a collection of patterns, illustrated stories, and wearable items inspired by where I grew up and what I like about fashion.” The end result is a gorgeous update on a cool classic – check it out here.


Introducing our Newest Artist – Jonathan Bartlett!

This one has been a long time coming!

We have been admiring Jonathan Bartlett’s ever-evolving work for quite awhile now, and it has been truly enjoyable to follow his ascent as an illustrator. He has continuously impressed us with his juxtaposition of classical imagery and fresh symbols, and we’ve always appreciated his subtle surrealism that is grounded in nature. And don’t even get us started on that impeccable technique!

All images copyright Jonathan Bartlett:


So it comes as no surprise that we were thrilled when the stars finally aligned and the timing felt right.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please take a moment to check out Jonathan’s wonderful portfolio and welcome this talented lad to the team.




New Work from Carlo Giambarresi

Carlo Giambarresi sent us this recent beauty for the German publication ‘Wirtschafwoche’. In it, he tackles the article’s central theme: that one shouldn’t settle for life insurance while investing in more lucrative and diverse ways.


We Spoke too Soon – Carlo Giambarresi Also Accepted into Communication Arts

Hot on the heels of Gaby D’Alessandro’s CA announcement, Carlo Giambarresi popped up in our inbox with good news of his own: he, too, has been acknowledged by this terrific publication:

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Congratulations, Carlo!