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Artist Spotlight: Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author who studied illustration at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is known for his background in scientific and natural history illustrations.

Along with the many books he’s written and illustrated, Nathan has created work for natural history museum displays, and has painted scientific murals for museums all around the world including the Kitakyushu Science Museum in Japan.

Nathan is represented by Shannon Associates. View more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

 

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©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

Stephanie Hans Creates Variant Cover for XMEN’s Jean Grey Comic Series

One of the main characters from the XMEN comics, Jean Grey, is receiving her own comic book series and Stephanie Hans assisted in creating one of the variant covers for the first book.

Stephanie is represented by Shannon Associates. Check out more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

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The Balbusso Twins Create Artwork for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Anna + Elena Balbusso teamed up with Folio Society to create illustrations to accompany a re-release of Shakespeare’s comical masterwork, Twelfth Night, or What You Will.

Folio Society states that: “[…] The sisters’ dream-like, surreal illustrations, with their multi-layered meanings and nods to classical art, are the perfect accompaniment to Shakespeare’s play.”

The Balbusso twins are represented by Shannon Associates. See more of their work through their Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

©Anna + Elena Balbusso

©Anna + Elena Balbusso

Michael Koelsch’s Work Named Best Movie Poster of 2016

This hauntingly beautiful movie poster by Michael Koelsch for the movie, The Love Witch, has been recognized by both IndieWire & Cutprintfilm as one of the best movie posters of 2016.

The poster brings the days of technicolor glory back to life with its hand-drawn style and we LOVE it!

Michael is represented by Shannon Associates. Check out more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

 

Iker Ayestaran Creates Labels for Estrella Galicia

Iker Ayestaran illustrated a series of beer labels to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Estrella Galicia, a brand of pale lager beer produced by Hijos de Rivera Brewery in A Coruña, Spain.

Iker is represented by Shannon Associates. To see more of his work, visit his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

©Iker Ayestaran

©Iker Ayestaran

©Iker Ayestaran

©Iker Ayestaran

World Illustration Awards 2016 Shortlist Announced

Featured image: Anna + Elena Balbusso (Rep: Shannon Associates) – Richard II portrait – Category: Books – Type: Professional

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Directory of Illustration, in partnership with The Association of Illustrators (AOI), is delighted to announce the complete shortlist of selected entries to the World Illustration Awards 2016.

The judging panel of 24 international industry professionals includes: Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture at TASCHEN Publishing House, Julius Wiedemann; Danish artist/designer duo Hvass&Hannibal; and publisher, Editorial Director and Senior Designer of TOON Books, Francoise Mouly, who has also been responsible for over 1000 covers of the New Yorker.

The final category winners will be announced in mid-June.

Congratulations to all the selected artists! View the full shortlist here.

Julinu Maia's Morning Malaise

Julinu Maia’s Morning Malaise – Category: Advertising – Type: New Talent

Marcus Marritt's Skinny Dipping

Marcus Marritt Skinny Dipping – Category: Self-Initiated Work – Type: Professional

Lok Kuang's Journey to the West

Lok Kuang Journey to the West – Category: Self-Initiated Work – Type: New Talent

Jungho Lee's Promenade

Jungho Lee Promenade – Category: Books – Type: Professional

 

Eda Kaban for Boston Globe Magazine

Eda Kaban‘s artwork was featured on the cover of Boston Globe. The image features George Jetson as an Uber driver in Boston and accompanies an article about the future of the gig economy.

Eda Kaban is represented by Shannon Associates. Check out more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

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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©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

©Petur Antonsson

Artist Spotlight: Eda Kaban

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey with a great passion for drawing, reading, and monkey bars. She has traveled the globe wearing a backpack slightly larger than herself. Her travels brought her to the States where she studied illustration.

Her work can be seen in galleries from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and in a variety of publications. She has worked with clients such as Chronicle Books, Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Perseus, Lufthansa Airlines, Mattel and The Village Voice among others. Her illustrations have been recognized by Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly and 3X3.

When she is not drawing, you can find her climbing some rocks, or biking the hills of the Bay Area. When she’s not drawing, Eda continues to search for stories through love, laughter, and observations of the people around her. She currently resides in San Francisco happily with her husband, where they continually water their plants too much.

Eda Kaban is represented by Shannon Associates. See more of her work at shannonassociates.com.

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Award-Winning Illustrations for Mother’s Polish by Peter Bollinger

After seeing his work on directoryofillustration.com, O’Leary & Partners hired Peter Bollinger, represented by Shannon Associates to illustrate a series of ads for Mother’s Polish.

Peter received a gold and several silver awards for his work on the campaign from this year’s American Advertising Awards.

About Peter Bollinger
Renowned in the field of commercial art, Peter Bollinger is an award winning digital artist and illustrator whose clients include Grey Advertising, Sony Entertainment, DreamWorks, Sega, Nintendo, Mars, Harper Collins, Scholastic and many other publishing, advertising, and entertainment organizations. Holding degrees in industrial and environmental design, Peter’s expertise ranges from the design of computer terminals and street furniture, to monorails and automobiles. Peter works both traditionally and digitally, although the two have become more and more similar with each passing technical innovation.

See more of Peter Bollinger’s work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

Peter Bollinger

Peter Bollinger for Mother’s Polish
Agency: O’Leary & Partners

Peter Bollinger

Peter Bollinger for Mother’s Polish
Agency: O’Leary & Partners

Peter Bollinger

Peter Bollinger for Mother’s Polish
Agency: O’Leary & Partners