Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program, commissioned two large outdoor murals from Eleanor Grosch this summer. The action-packed images, hand-painted by a fantastic crew, flank and brighten the Manayunk Underpass. The murals depict local bike races – tapping into a favorite theme in Eleanor’s work.
For: Mural Arts Philadelphia
“A dark fantasy about Jeoffry, a cat who fights demons, a poet, who is Jeoffry’s human confined to an insane asylum, and Satan, who schemes to end the world.”
Manon de Jong illustrated for Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids, written by Denaye Barahona and published by White Lion Publishing. Manon’s tender illustrations feel like cheerful snapshots of family life and capture the book’s message – “Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life.”
For: White Lion Publishing
Red Nose Studio illustrated the cover of Planadviser’s May-June 2019 issue. Inspired by staying ahead of the curve, Chris created his preliminary sketches on a noisy charter bus while on a field trip with his son’s 8th grade class. Visit his blog to see more sketches and behind-the-scenes shots.
Graham Roumieu illustrated Your Best Tips for a Better Uber or Lyft Trip for the Crowdwise section in The New York Times. Written by David Pogue, Crowdwise features reader tips and advice for everything from what to say to someone who’s grieving to surviving crying babies on planes.
For: The New York Times
Jenny Kroik collaborated with Julia Berick and The Paris Review to create a series of literary paper dolls. First in the series is Franny Glass from J.D. Salinger's classic, Franny and Zooey. Readers can download their own printable paper doll to take “Franny from one edge of her breakdown to the other by taking off her smart traveling outfit and fitting her with a pale blue cashmere afghan."
Visit Jenny Kroik Illustration on Facebook to see a video showing Franny’s various outfit combinations.
For: The Paris Review
“This captivating storytelling kit includes 20 illustrated cards to prompt the telling of family memories and also includes a companion storybook to capture every tale.”
More congratulations are in order for Red Nose Studio! His ‘submarine’ animation for the aV1ation Study received a Bronze Cube at the 98th Annual ADC Awards in New York City. Red Nose Studio’s self-promotional zine, Time Pieces, also received a Merit Award at the ADC Awards and was shortlisted by the Association of Illustrators for the World Illustration Awards. Way to go!
For: 98th Annual ADC Awards, World Illustration Awards