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.
The judges at Creative Quarterly are known for their discerning tastes, and so it is with great pride that we announce Anson Liaw and Josée Bisaillon’s inclusion in issue 45!
Anson Liaw’s personal piece “49 Tears Forever,” which was inspired by the tragic shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, had two color variations accepted as ‘runner ups’ in the professional illustration category:
In celebration of Dante’s 751st birthday, Guido Scarabottolo is proud to present LOST – 28 Drawings on the Divine Comedy.
Part of a citywide celebration of the poet’s legacy, those lucky enough to be in Pisa, Italy, are cordially invited to attend. The show will take place at the Palazzo Blu, located at Lungarno Gambacorti 9, from May 26th until September 10th.
Victo’s contemporary interpretation was embraced by the art director, much to her liking:
“Art director Madeline and I agreed that a modern interpretation that’s more whimsical and less propagandistic was preferable. I believe Four Freedoms remain applicable today. And they are rights that everyone, not just one country or one group of people, deserve. So I decided to go a different route and forgo depicting human altogether. I wasn’t sure if this unorthodox interpretation would fly but Madeline being wonderful as usual, was completely on board with the pitch. Thank you Madeline!”
Take a look at Victo’s blog to see all of the images, and to learn more about this cool project.
It’s a joy to see what the MGI artists create when the “assignment” is nothing more than an exciting journey into their own imaginations.
Valeria Petrone is certainly no exception, and we were blown away by the suite of beautiful imagery she created for “A World Conceived by Mistake,” a surreal collection of stories written by her partner Umberto Sebastiano.
Taking place in a make believe universe, the collaboration takes on a surreal feel. You can take a look at this gorgeous suite of imagery here – and congratulations to Valeria and Umberto!
It seems we allowed our excitement regarding Sylvie Daigneault’s acknowledgement from Creative Quarterly to get the better of us, as we should have waited just a few hours to learn that Anson Liaw was also included in the latest batch of winners! Take a look at his awesome image, “You Had Me at Popcorn,” which was selected as a runner up:
Noone churns out the holiday hits quite like Laura Tallardy, and she’s back with her latest, “Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids”!
This adorably animated puzzle game features fuzzy animals, autumnal settings, and of course the beloved Thanksgiving feast. Help the foraging squirrel collect acorns before the winter, jump into a pile of leaves, and grab a second helping of mashed potatoes – Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids provides loads of fun and cheerful scenarios for you and your family!
Since the beginning, we have been huge fans of Pete Ryan’s sense of humor and visual puns. His amazing wit and clever ideas have been the cornerstone of his work since day one, yet we’ve also enjoyed seeing how his “look” has slowly evolved over the years. It goes without saying that his work is both smart AND aesthetically engaging, and we couldn’t be more excited to learn that a major industry heavyweight just happens to agree.
We’d like to give a massive congratulations to this hardworking artist, who has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators with a silver medal in the editorial category for his piece on being Christian in the city, created for Buzzfeed:
Any acknowledgement from the Society is an incredible honor, but we’d like to humble-brag and mention that the competition for this particular category is especially fierce. Regardless, Pete’s awesome image was able to rise to the top – and we couldn’t be happier for him.