Dinara Mirtalipova created the illustrations for Leila in Saffron, written by Rukhsanna Guidroz and published by Simon & Schuster. Written for children aged 4-8, the book tells the story of a Pakistani-American girl named Leila who visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her. Kirkus Reviews says: “Mirtalipova’s mixed-media illustrations expertly convey the vivacity and warmth of Leila’s family and their Pakistani culture.” The book is available June 18th, 2019.
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Red Nose Studio illustrated the cover for the soon to be released title, Maximillian Fly. Written by Angie Sage, the bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, the book tells the story of a human with cockroach features whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power. Published by Harper Collins; available June 11th, 2019.
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Dinara Mirtalipova’s Equilibrium Goddess limited-edition art print is available at Pottery Barn to celebrate International Women’s Day. Pottery Barn collaborated with Women Who Draw and will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to HERproject, a non-profit that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains by providing them with resources for health, financial/economic stability, and gender equality.
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Red Nose Studio’s artwork can now be seen on new library cards for Hancock County Public Libraries in Chris’ hometown of Greenfield, IN. The sculpture featured in the illustration will also be part of the library’s permanent collection, encouraging patrons to reach new heights with books.
Chris says: “To me, a library card is a gateway to knowledge. I love walking through the library and stumbling upon subjects i would have otherwise never come across. It is like physically walking through the internet without any ads. Our little library also brings events to our community that would otherwise not have an outlet.”
See Chris’ blog for more photos.
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Out of 3, 941 entries, 137 projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals. Camelia Pham will have two series of personal work appear in the May/June issue of Communication Arts. A series of illustrations by Red Nose Studio for Elvis is King! and Jenny Kroik’s Bookstore Series will also appear.
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“Last week, we heard that the small bookstore Westsider Books, on the Upper West Side, was closing its doors after thirty-five years. Saddened by the news, the artist Jenny Kroik went to Broadway and Eightieth to report on what was going on.”
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Elvis is King!, the newest picture-book illustrated by Red Nose Studio, was released on what would have been Elvis’ 84th birthday – January 8th, 2019. An extraordinary visual telling of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s rise to a technicolor life, the Schwartz & Wade Books title written by Jonah King has already received critical acclaim. Named one of “THE MOST EXCITING PICTURE BOOKS OF 2019” by Brightly, it was featured as the cover image for the December 2018 issue of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Glowing reviews from BookList and Publishers Weekly Review, and starred reviews from Kirkus and Bulletin have been a thrill.
“A reprise collaboration between Winter and Red Nose Studio is indeed something to celebrate, and both author and illustration team are at peak performance in this sly, rollicking picture book bio of Elvis Presley and his rise from mic-shy blond tyke to teen dreamboat with product-infused raven hair who turned his stage-fright trembling into iconic sex appeal” - Bulletin
Elvis is King! features a special hidden cover and the book jacket highlights the process and low-tech materials used to create the book’s artwork. Visit Chris’ blog to see sketches and learn more about the illustrations in Elvis is King!, from re-creating Elvis’ signature dance moves to imagining the hardware store where Elvis got his first guitar.
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Jenny says: “The Shrems were chosen for the A-List for their amazing support for the arts! They've built a museum called the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis , and do a lot of philanthropic work around the Bay area.”
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