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Blog Round Up: May 15, 2014

Posted by Workbook on 05/15/2014 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesHeadlineIllustrationMotionPersonal WorkPhotographybehind the scenes
It's Thursday, which means it's time for another round up of the blogs from the Workbook family!

Morgan Gaynin Inc. repped Ale+Ale recently created a music video for for French band Les Fouteurs. Check out the post and video here.

Alyssa Pizer's Shannon Greer revisits a beloved shooting location for some quirky personal work here.

Candace Gelman & Associates repped Lars Topelmann makes the PDN Photo Annual.  Read more here.

Heather Elder of Heather Elder Represents gets interviewed by a Russian photographer. We think number six is most illuminating in this series of questions. Read it all here.

Steven Noble gives us behind the scenes info on his signature illustrations. Check it out here.

Workbook Bloggers

Posted by Workbook on 03/18/2014 — Filed under:  Advertising CampaignsAnything TechnicalFeaturesHeadlineIllustrationPhotography
Here's the latest from Workbook contributors via their own blogs. Enjoy!

Jimmy Williams

Jimmy recently worked with Factory Detroit in creating a heartfelt campaign for First Citizens Bank. His blog touches on the campaign and the collaborative process. Read the rest HERE.

Matt Carr

Matt Carr's latest update on his tumblr "blog" talks about a book cover image he recently shot for author Shane Burcaw.  Find out more HERE.

Lisa Sciascia

Lisa's recent entry features work she shot for hair salon Mario Tricoci. Her entry is timed with the unveiling of the new campaign. Read more HERE.

Morgan Gaynin Inc.

A rep for many of our wonderful Workbook artists, Morgan Gaynin Inc. recently blogged on the upcoming April Fool's editions being released by DC Comics. You can read more HERE.

CommArt 2012

Posted by Workbook on 02/09/2012 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Morgan Gaynin Inc.

I’m sure that the announcements are still trickling out, but we have heard confirmation from Victo Ngai and Valeria Petrone that two of their pieces (each!) have been accepted into CommArt 2012. Congratulations, Ladies! Let the jobs roll in.

Accepted Works by Valeria Petrone:

Accepted Works by Victo Ngai:

Steven Tabbutt Wins the Silver!

Posted by Workbook on 01/13/2012 — Filed under:  Award WinnersFeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Morgan Gaynin Inc.

Last Friday night was the opening reception for the Society of Illustrators (the Uncommissioned and Sequential Show), and though it is always a delight to congregate with so many colleagues and friends, we had additional reason to feel jovial - the wonderful Steven Tabbutt was awarded a Silver Medal for his gorgeous image “Infest”. Congratulations, Steven! This is one of the great honors of our industry, and we couldn’t be prouder.

“Infest,” copyright Steven Tabbutt:

Morgan Gaynin Inc - Things are Movin'

Posted by Workbook on 10/18/2011 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustrationMotion

It is so exciting to see one’s work in motion for the first time, and we are very proud of Carlo Stanga who just sent over his very first animated piece. Way to go, Carlo! His clean linework and distinct vision enable this campaign to really grab the viewer, and we hope that the producers are pleased with how nicely it turned out.

Society of Illustrators Announces 'Original Art Show' Winners

Posted by Workbook on 08/22/2011 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Morgan Gaynin Inc.

The Society of Illustrators has announced the winners for its prestigious ‘Original Art Show,’ which celebrates the finest in children’s book publishing. This show is consistently a personal favorite, and we were thrilled to learn that two of our talented artists have been selected for inclusion. Congratulations are in order for Susan Gal, whose wonderful “Into the Outdoors” was chosen, and also to Raul Colon, who had two titles selected:  ‘Alicia Alonso’ and ‘Good-bye Havana! Hola, New York!’.


Susan Gal:

Raul Colon:

Valeria Petrone's Success in Tuscany

Posted by Workbook on 03/17/2011 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineIllustration
By Morgan Gaynin Inc.

Recently, we were excited to announce Valeria Petrone’s exhibition in beautiful Tuscany, and now we are pleased to inform you that the opening was a great success! Valeria kindly sent along a few images from the evening, and we were so blown away to see how seamlessly her distinctive characters transitioned to 3D. Her sculptures look exquisite, and are unquestionably the work of the artist, despite the new medium.

So awesome, right?

Congratulations, Valeria!

Valeria Petrone, posing with some of her works. Image © Rita Carioti:

Valeria Petrone's Workbook Portfolio

Valeria's Website

Morgan Gaynin Inc.

Guido Scarabottolo Follows the Grid

Posted by Workbook on 11/29/2010 — Filed under:  HeadlineIllustrationMusing On
By Morgan Gaynin Inc.

Guido Scarabottolo’s highly stylized and conceptual work has graced the pages of the New York Times on numerous occasions, but today’s elegantly written blog by the talented Leanne Shapton was a refreshing celebration of his equal success in the fine art world.

Here's an excerpt from the article discussing Guido's work: I’ve always loved the Italian artist and illustrator Guido Scarabottolo’s playful and poetic work. When I received an announcement of his new show, “Desenhar Desenhos” (“To Draw Drawings”) which opened Nov. 3 and continues until Jan. 30 at the Albergue Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Macau, it was accompanied by one of his fabulous grid drawings, this one of a lone molar. His cityscapes and figures reveal a Saul Steinberg-like existential grasp of the human condition, as well as his training as an architect. The Macau show presents his illustrations, sculptures and a series of 32 of his new black-and-white grid drawings.

Morgan Gaynin Inc.'s Blog:

Guido Scarabottolo's site:

Guido Scarabottolo's Workbook Portfolio:

Josee Bisaillon Nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards

Posted by Workbook on 10/19/2010 — Filed under:  Award WinnersIllustration
We have phenomenal news from Josee Bisaillon, who has announced that her children’s book, “Le Funambule,” has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards by the Canada Council for the Arts! This is a big deal, and if she wins, not only does she get to add that fancy title to her list of accomplishments, but she’ll be the recipient of a $25,000 prize. Please keep your fingers crossed, and take a look at the other selections here.