World Illustration Awards 2017 Exhibition

The World Illustration Awards 2017 Exhibition is now open to the public!

This week the WIA returns to London’s Somerset House for a sixth year. The exhibition will display highlights from this year’s shortlist, comprised of both emerging and established talent. With over 2,300 entries from 64 countries and eight categories of competition, this year’s exhibition features one of the most diverse collections of arts the WIA has ever seen.

In addition to the award-winning art, the exhibition will also feature fun and free activities workshops for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on this year’s World Illustration Awards Exhibition. The event runs for one month only, from July 31 to August 28. For details about opening hours, please visit the Somerset House website.

The Directory of Illustration, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, is once again honored to present the 2017 World Illustration Awards in partnership with the AOI. This year’s awards raise the creative bar for both newly-minted talent and seasoned professionals. We’re excited to provide this opportunity for such inspiring artists to promote their work to a global audience.

Rapp Art Illustrators Help USC Win Gold

Featured Image: Stephanie Dalton Cowan

4  illustrators represented by Gerald and Cullen Rapp played a huge role in the success of USC Dornsife’s award winning Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Food issue!

USC Dornsife received a gold medal for best periodical and Rapp artists Stephanie Dalton Cowan, Nigel Buchanan, Peter and Maria Hoey  and David Brinley used their diverse skills to help win the award for overall artistic merit.

Rapp Art extends a big thank you to art director Dan Knapp for his support.

Congratulations everyone!

Here are the contributors:

Stephanie Dalton Cowan – “Brave New World”

By studying transatlantic food culture through the lens of an 18-th century unpublished cookbook, doctoral student Juliette Parsons sheds light on the formation of modern American eating habits.


Stephanie Dalton Cowan, “Brave New World”


Stephanie Dalton Cowan, “Brave New World”


David Brinley – “All Grown Up”

The Trojan Guardian Scholarship program helps Lucere Moyola connect with her true inner power.


David Brinley, “All Grown Up”


Peter and Maria Hoey, “The Vicious Cycle”

Contemplating devouring that doughnut? Biologist Scott Kanoski’s research shows that eating junk food tricks the brain into wanting to reach for that sugary or fatty treat.


Peter and Maria Hoey, “The Vicious Cycle”


Nigel Buchanan, “Writer and Composer”

A unique interdisciplinary collaboration that involves students from three graduate-level courses offered through USC Dornsife and USC Thornton School of Music.


Nigel Buchanan, “Writer and Composer”

This post originally appeared on the Rapp Art blog.

Peter Bollinger Wins American Advertising Awards

Congratulations to Peter Bollinger, represented by Shannon Associates, on receiving a Gold and several Silver awards in this year’s American Advertising Awards for his ad campaign with Mother’s Polish.

You can check out the images from the campaign below.


Peter Bollinger / Mother’s Polish



Peter Bollinger / Mother’s Polish



Peter Bollinger / Mother’s Polish

This post originally appeared on the Shannon Associates Blog.

Anna & Elena Balbusso Win Communication Arts Award of Excellence

We are excited to announce that the freelance illustration team of twins Anna & Elena Balbusso has received Communication Arts‘ Award of Excellence for their illustrations of “The Canterbury Tales” (Black cat Publishing 2014).

Of the 4,313 entries to the 56th Illustration Annual, only 163 were accepted, representing the work of 123 artists. The selected projects will be reproduced in the May/June 2015 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and on the iPad. More than 36,000 copies of the issue will be distributed worldwide assuring important exposure to the creators and publishers of these award-winning images.

Congratulations Anna & Elena!




Ana & Elena Balbusso are represented by Shannon Associates.