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.

2018 CA’s Award of Excellence Communication Arts

CA’s Award of Excellence of the 59th CA Illustration Annual Competition. Our Six Tudor Queens #portraits Series has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Jane Seymour, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn #queens #portrait were created for the #cover and frontispiece of #sixtudorqueens by Alison Weir series of historical fiction following the wives of King Henry VIII UK #headlinepublishing

2018 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Award

Applied Arts Photography & Illustration #awards of Applied Arts Magazine Canada.. Our personal illustration series has been selected by the judging panel as a #winner. Our Project includes four poster titled The wall, the mask, the blood, the face. It is a work in progress freely inspired by Margaret Atwood's Novel The Handmaid’s Tale.


Balbusso Twins winning series of four large format poster, titled the wall, the mask, the blood, the face, have been accepted into the Illustrators 60 exhibit and book, Society of Illustrators New York. Project freely inspired by Margaret Atwood's Novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Artworks displayed in the Exhibit ILLUSTRATORS 60 PART ONE, January 4 - 27, 2018, The Museum of Illustration NYC.

2017 Award Treccani Web - The excellence of the Italian Web

2017 Award Treccani Web "The excellence of the Italian Web" Excellence of the Day: The ways of love by Anna e Elena Balbusso -  L’eccellenza del Web Italiano Eccellenza del Giorno: Le vie dell’Amore Anna e Elena Balbusso  9 August 2017 www.premiotreccani.it

2017 The Original Art Winner by Society of Illustrators New York

Our children’s book “Make the Earth our Companion” by J.Patrick Lewis (Creative Editions, US) has been selected by the 2017 Jury for The Original Art 37 Annual Exhibit at The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

2017 Winner 3x3 Illustration Annual No.14 Picture Book

Merit Winner Anna and Elena Balbusso Twins Picture book:  Make The Earth Your Companion by J. Patrick Lewis (Creative Editions, US) 3x3mag.com

2017 UCDA Award of Excellence by The University & College Designers Association (UCDA)

Our Illustration “Can’t Thread a Moving Needle” (client: Santa Clara Magazine Design: Pentagram Design TX) won the 2017 UCDA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE by The University & College Designers Association (UCDA)US.
UCDA was founded in 1970 as the nations first and only association for professionals involved in the creation of visual communications for educational institutions. Over the years, it has grown to an organization comprised of more than 1000 members throughout the United States and Canada.

2017 The AOI WIA World Illustration Awards shortlisted

Our Illustrations for Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Folio Society Edition 2016 have been shorlisted by the jury for the World Illustration Awards 2017 - The AOI UK Gallery: www.theaoi.com