Our "backstage" #artwork for @criterioncollection DVD Blu-Ray #cover #box The Magic Flute by Ingmar Bergman movie, has been awarded a SILVER Medal in the Advertising category. #6 artworks accepted: The Magic Flute - backstage SILVER MEDAL, The Magic Flute - Stage, The Good Hawk cover book, Music and pain editorial series for The Economist.

2019 American Illustration 38 Winner

Our two #artworks have been SELECTED to appear in the American Illustration 38 annual award book.


5 images from The History of the Merrion Hotel book, design by Design HQ, Ireland 2018.

2019 CA's Award of Excellence Illustration Annual 60

15 Winning Images #book and #institutional categories. 10 images from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, The Folio Society 2018 UK - 5 images from The History of the Merrion Hotel book, design by Design HQ, 2018 Ireland. Entries 3,941 Winners 137


2018 JOSEPH MORGAN HENNINGER BEST IN SHOW Society of Illustrators Los Angeles

2018 JOSEPH MORGAN HENNINGER BEST IN SHOW by The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 57th Annual Illustration Competition. This award is presented to the best of all the Gold Award winners and is named for SILA’s first President during our founding year in 1953. Artwork: Terry McMillan girl portrait, The Readr's Digest Magazine USA.


We won the GOLD #award of the #illustration section of the Gosee Awards 2018 #competition! Thank you so much to all 120 jurors of the international competition. For 20 years, GoSee has stood for serious B-to-B communication in the global creative industry. The GoSeeAWARDS have been organized by GoSee for 15 years and call upon creatives from all over the world to submit their works free of charge – that’s photography, illustration, CGI & animation in 2018 – via GoSee where they are then viewed online by around 100 top jurors from the areas of advertising, marketing, fashion, publication,... in a total of three rounds. Our portfolio: https://www.gosee.us/balbusso.twins

2018 Merit Winner 3x3 Show Illustration Annual No.15

The Handmaid's Tale posters: The wall, the mask, tha face, the blood. personal project. freely inspired by “The Handmaid’s Tale” Margaret Atwood's Novel.

2018 AOI WIA World Illustration Awards Shortlisted! three projects

The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with Directory of Illustration, informed us that our three entries have been shortlisted by the jury for the World Illustration Awards 2018. Books: The History of the Merrion Hotel, Design HQ, Ireland. Childrens book: Make the earth your companion, Creative Editions US. Experimental: The Handmaid's Tale posters, personal project. Here the shortlist: https://theaoi.com

2018 SPECTRUM 25 WINNER The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Balbusso Twins accepted Into Spectrum 25! So proud! This year’s Spectrum jury, comprising of Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz and Chuck Pyle has selected our two artworks for inclusion in #spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.
Artwork: Le petit prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, children book.
Client: Black cat Publishing Cideb
Artwork: Eclipse, #cover #art for “La metà del sole” by Daniela Morelli Client: Edizioni Piemme

2018 The HOW International Design Awards Winners 2018: NatureBridge Foundation Poster Series

The HOW International Design Awards Winners 2018 Outstanding Achievement Winner in the Poster Category: NatureBridge Foundation #poster Series Design Firm Studio Hinrichs, San Francisco Creative Team Kit Hinrichs, art director; Dang Nguyen, designer; Jeff Fisher, Anna Balbusso, Elena Balbusso, Jody Hewgill, Nancy Stahl, Martin Haake, John Mattos, illustrators; Sterling Art Services, Printer Impact Visual Arts, Client NatureBridge Foundation.