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Petur Antonsson Joins Shannon Associates

We’re excited to share that illustrator Petur Antonsson is one of the newest additions to the Shannon Associates roster of talented artists!

Petur is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating, Petur worked in the gaming industry before moving relocating to his native home – Iceland. He is currently doing freelance illustration work for various clients and companies around the world. His clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Playdom, HarperCollins Publishers, Greenwillow Books, Penguin-RandomHouse Publishers, Forlagið Publishers, Plain Vanilla, Booyah, Baozou, CloudKid Studios, Lazy Town, Freyja Chocolates, and The Icelandic Center for Educational Materials.

Much more of Petur’s work can be seen through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

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James Yamasaki for Billboard Magazine

James Yamasaki created this illustration for Billboard Magazine about the SXSW Festival held in Austin, Texas. The big brands pulled back in response to the oversaturation of marketing and big business in the prior year. An executive in the middle of the chaos puts his hands up and walks away. The art director wanted “something really colorful, with a lot of movement.”

James Yamasaki is represented by Linda de Moreta. See much more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at lindareps.com.

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Introducing Directory of Illustration 32

We’re thrilled to introduce Directory of Illustration 32! This new edition features cover & interior illustrations by Olaf Hajek, and is filled with artwork from hundreds of the best commercial illustrators working today.

The printed Directory of Illustration is a welcome change for art directors who spend the majority of their time staring at a screen. Our book gives them something the internet can’t provide – a clear idea of how an artist’s work will look in print.

Browse Directory of Illustration 32 here.

Select creatives may qualify for a complimentary copy.

Here are a few pages from this year’s edition:

Traci Daberko, represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp
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Ian Bilbey, represented by Central Illustration
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Daniel Guidera
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Steven Noble
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Alexis Marcou
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Adam Niklewicz
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Curtis Parker
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Makoto Koji: Valentine’s Bun

You will fall in love with Australian illustrator and animator Makoto Koji’s latest work – Valentine’s Bun.

Makoto Koji, is a female Japanese/Aussie Animator and Illustrator, born in Hiroshima, raised in the wilderness of rural Queensland and currently based in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her professional animation career in 2007 at The People’s Republic of Animation as an Animator and Character Designer on Short Films (Including Oscar Short Listed – The Cat Piano, 2009), TVC’s, Television Series, Music Videos and Game Cut Scenes.

In 2014, Makoto’s distinct body of work was recognised by QANTAS Spirit of the Youth Art Awards (SOYA Awards) where she was a Finalist in the Animation category. She has been a successful grant recipient multiple times and recently was the featured Animator for LoopdeLoop x WANDAA (Women and Animation Australia) event, where they screened her short films, Peppercorn Babycorn Unicorn and Ko-Oni to celebrate female Animators internationally

Makoto Koji is represented by The Illustration Room. See more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at illustrationroom.com.au.

Steven Noble for Napa Smith Brewery

Voicebox commissioned Steven Noble to create an architectural rendering for the new Napa Smith Brewery brand and packaging labels. The Brewery is located in the Napa Valley and is the only craft brewery in the area. The challenge was to illustrate a building that didn’t yet exist since it was still under construction. The illustration, therefore, had to be drawn from architectural plans and supplied blueprints.

To view more of his work, visit his Directory of Illustration portfolio and website: stevennoble.com.

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Daniel Guidera’s 2016 Critter Calendar

Daniel Guidera has released a new 2016 calendar featuring all sorts of cute critters illustrated in his signature retro style. “How could this get any better,” you ask? Daniel will be donating 100% of profits from the sale of the calendar to animal charities!

Check it out here.

More work by Daniel Guidera can be seen through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at danielguidera.com.

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Hannah George Illustrates ‘Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories’

Kids Corner artist Hannah George was commissioned to create cover and interior illustrations for Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories written by renowned children’s book author, Enid Blyton.

In print for the first time in 20 years Rag, Tag and Bobtail and other Magical Stories follows the adventures of pixies Rag, Tag and Bobtail, rabbits Flop and Whiskers and many other lovable characters.

More work by Hannah George can be seen through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at kidscornerillustration.co.uk.

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Artist Spotlight: Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is an illustrator and comic artist based in the Sussex countryside who spends his days crafting expansive, sometimes psychedelic, Americana-inspired illustrations with a nod to classic comic book art of the fifties and sixties.

After graduating from Buckinghamshire University, Matt rolled straight into a successful ten-year illustration career, including a spell at graphic design agency ilovedust. Whilst there Matt notched up clients as diverse as Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Sony AMC, GQ and even The Elvis Presley Estate.

Matt Taylor is represented by Central Illustration Agency. See much more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at centralillustration.com.

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John S. Dykes for Smithsonian Magazine

John S. Dykes was recently commissioned by Smithsonian Magazine to create an illustrated map showing how Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was pieced together. Who knew Frankenstein was so … worldly?

John S. Dykes is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration Portfolio and at rappart.com.

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