New book: Twelfth Night, or What You Will, a comedy by William Shakespeare, The Folio Society 2016. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. We have made two pieces for the frontispiece, to be tipped on to face the title page, and for the binding (cover) illustration. It's a rather lavish size, at 230 x 340mm for the page size, with text printed on gorgeous mould made paper. The book is in full cloth with a printed paper label on the front which is stuck onto the book in a slightly recessed panel, over silver blocked rules either side.
2017 (CASE) GOLD MEDAL BEST ILLUSTRATION DR.JEROME
Our illustrations for the story “Dr. Jerome” , Santa Clara Magazine spring 2016 have just been honored with a CASE Gold Medal for Best Illustration by one of the top university magazine award programs in the country: the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). We are very honored and proud of this prestigious award. We thank everyone who voted for us! Thank you Pentagram Design, Santa Clara Magazine for this beautiful Project! The competition includes magazines from California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii. The awards will be presented in March in San Diego.
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SILVER AWARD - SILA ILLUSTRATION WEST 55!
We want to share this Award with all our friends and fans! 55th Annual Illustration Competition Society of Illustrators Los Angeles with “Of Sorrow and Such - cover art, Tor Books USA. Four artworks have been selected for the SILA ILW55 exhibit! Illustration West is an annual competition and exhibition highlighting the year’s best illustration – both from L.A. and from all around the world.
BALBUSSO WON THE PRESTIGIOUS STEVAN DOHANOS AWARD
Our art “The bood of Eden” best in this year's Members Show “Drawn to the Music”, Society of Illustrators, New York City.The Stevan Dohanos Award, named in honor of the Federal office muralist and American painter, honors the best piece in the show. We join a list of wonderful illustrators from the past years: Leigh Grant, Ted Lewin, James Bennett, Lisa Falkenstern, Rafal Olbinski, Robert E. McGinnis, Al Lorenz, Jonathan Bouw,Jerry Pinkney, Gregory Manchess, Kam Mak, Joe Ciardiello, Mark Stutzman, Chad Wallace, Stephen Gardner, Guy Billout, Jason Raish, Stephen Kroninger, Bil Donovan, Anna and Elena Balbusso. Our piece was chosen by 4 jurors, 3 that have won this award in the past, one juror who is in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. Our art “The Blood of Eden” is our free interpretation of the line from the lyrics of the song: Peter Gabriel - Blood of eden (Peter Gabriel's 1992 album. Thank you so much to the Curator Leslie Cober-Gentry and to the Society of Illustrators's Jury. We are so honored and grateful to receive this Award!