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A.k.A. Launches a New Site

Posted by Workbook on 01/26/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Creative Illustration Studio, A.k.A., wrapped up this first month of the new year with a new website.


"We recently decided to re build our A.k.A site as we felt the time was right with the introduction of many new technologies and techniques for viewing and constructing sites.

"With this incarnation we wanted to make it as future proof as possible and with the ever-increasing resolution of computer displays we wanted to make sure our work was crisp and clear for all to see. The site is easily navigable and any unnecessary clutter has been removed to show off the artwork in eye-popping clarity.

"We also wanted to try to include lots of the details that A.k.A has a tendency to obsess over and which is often lost when just viewing a small image of our work on screen. The new site enables prospective clients to see in glorious technicolour all the bits and pieces, be it isometric crumbs from our cake artwork or to ensuring our 3D model Big Ben has the exact face of the real thing. Yes we are a bit OCD about this stuff; it's so important to us to get everything exactly right.

"We're also connected to many social media sites including Pinterest, Facebook and LinkedIn. Obviously, our biggest outside method of promo is our trusty Workbook and having a new and great agent is also a massive help!"

Scott Bell: Fun on Ice

Posted by Workbook on 01/22/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
The Oakton Ice Arena in Park Ridge, Illinois asked photographer Scott Bell to create dramatic images of their athletes showcasing their skills for banners displayed outside of the arena. Oakton offers training for all skill levels and has been home to some top-level athletes in their fields. Scott and his team worked with talented figure skater Makala Arn and speed skater Jeffrey Swider Peltz, who is currently representing the US in the World Cup in Long Track



Behind The Scenes vid below:

Photography on ice from Scott Bell on Vimeo.

Jing Jing Tsong for National Geographic

Posted by Workbook on 01/21/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
Jing Jing Tsong created a series of spot illustrations‬ for National Geographic Publishing. The colorful images‬ are used throughout reading workbooks to complement‬ exercises designed to be engaging and fun.‬







Zina Saunders: Save Our Bees

Posted by Workbook on 01/21/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustrationMotion
Since 2006, 30 percent of the bees that pollinate our food supply have died. New scientific research shows neuro-toxic pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics) play a crucial role in the drastic reduction of the bee population. The European Union banned the use of neonics in December, and illustrator Zina Saunders believes Congress should follow the EU's example. She created the Save Our Bees project in support of congressional bill H.R. 2692, the Saving America's Pollinators Act. Take a look below at several screen shots and Zina's animation video in support of the cause.





Save Our Bees from Zina Saunders on Vimeo.

Macky Pamintuan: Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie

Posted by Workbook on 01/16/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Illustrator Macky Pamintuan, in collaboration with Jeff Brown, illustrated the upcoming children's book, Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie, coming out January 27th. In addition, another one of Macky’s books from the Flat Stanley series, Flat Stanley Goes Camping, is currently part of the giveaway in  McDonalds Happy Meals from now until January 22, 2015. Congrats Macky!

Check out both cover images below and see more images from Macky at his Workbook Portfolio.



Gabriel Moreno Starts 2015 with Two Vibrant New Campaigns

Posted by Workbook on 01/15/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
PROJECT: VODKA CRUISER II CLIENT: Vodka Cruiser AGENCY: Cummins Partners Melbourne. 2014.
The client Vodka Cruiser decided to expand the campaign Gabriel Moreno started in early 2014. These are three of the four illustrations made for the second part of the promotion. The images are about the pre-party and getting ready for a night on the town…a fresh and colorful series that was used in magazines, digital media, home pages, outdoors, and social networks.

CLIENT / Vita Laboratories. 2014.
The third illustration below was created to promote the Vita Laboratories cosmetics, one of the main pharmaceutical companies in Latin America, dedicated to the production of pharmaceutical and industrial high quality products.

Workbook Gallery: The Award Winners

Posted by Workbook on 01/13/2015 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustrationPersonal WorkPhotography
As we make our way into a new year brimming with possibilities, we thought to take a look back on what our talent at Workbook has already accomplished. This year's first Workbook Gallery showcases some of the best in Photography and Illustration. But we're not just saying it; in fact, all of these images have garnered awards. Hence, our award winners. With too many to count, this gallery is no doubt a forecast for the great work ahead, and we can't wait.


Click here to view Award Winner Gallery.


Mendola Artists and Rapp/Art Start 2015 with New Sites

Posted by Workbook on 01/08/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Mendola Artists Representatives and Rapp/Art both started off 2015 in style with brand spankin' new websites. Both sites employ the same clean but catchy format that showcases all the latest and greatest work from their artists. Take a look at a number of captures from both websites below, and to see more, check out Mendola Art HERE and Rapp/Art HERE.





Vadim Rubtsov Creates a Viking

Posted by Workbook on 01/05/2015 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration

Vadim Rubtsov created this Viking character for the Russian cartoon Sadko.


"Vikings were courageous sailors, impudent and cruel people. But my character is not just a harsh warrior. I wanted him to also be ironic and funny. Severity was achieved by a massive body, muscles, and tattoos, while at the same time his brightly red beard with braids, and his crossed eyes added comedy. As a result, he came out like this - terrible and funny at the same time."


Season's Greetings from Workbook Artists

Posted by Workbook on 12/24/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
The Workbook family wishes everyone Happy Holidays with a selection of holiday cards from Workbook artists.

Lee Hodges for Illustration Ltd

Don Morris

Judy Reed Silver for Alexander Pollard inc.

Matthew LeBarre

James Bennett

Stanislawa Kodman
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