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.
WE WON A SILVER AWARD - SILA ILLUSTRATION WEST 55!
BALBUSSO WON THE PRESTIGIOUS STEVAN DOHANOS AWARD
Balbusso mentioned by the Norman Rockwell Museum USA
The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, USA) introduced a new illustration history which provides an rich resource for fans, collectors, and scholars. Anna and Elena Balbusso name has been mentioned among the illustrators of The Decade 2010-present (www.illustrationhistory.org section: Time Periods page 2). There is also our illustration, The Witch of Duva (Tor.com). It is a great honor, Thank you so much! The website includes capsule summaries of each period of illustration, starting in the Paleolithic, and going all the way through the 20th century decade by decade. Some of the major names in illustration are featured with bios and sample images. There's also a growing collection of essays which will be written by museum staff and scholars of illustration around the world. The list of resources includes blogs, recommended books, college study programs, and interview videos. Please visit: www.illustrationhistory.org