Norm Bendell’s Perfect Beach Day

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we’d like to kick off the unofficial beginning of summer with Norm Bendell’s humorous animation of a ‘Perfect Beach Day’.

Catch more of Norm’s work at his website!

© Norm Bendell

New Work from Liz Sanders Agency Talent!

Liz Sanders’ illustrators have been very busy on a variety of projects – all delivering striking results. Check out a few of their most recent projects below. Be sure to view more of their work at Liz’s website.


Floral soap packaging illustration

SUDI McCOLLUM illustrated this lively bouquet evocative of embroidered vintage linens like you’d see on grandma’s kitchen towels. Client: Strawberry Hill Farm.



Savannah post card illustration

STEPH CALVERT created this illustration in partnership with UPPERCASE Magazine​ as part of their “Greetings from” and “Wish you were here” promotion. Artists were invited to create and share their vintage-inspired post card designs. Steph chose her splendid nearby city of Savannah, GA to depict.



Watercolor painting of cucumber slices

RANDI ZAFMAN’s latest exploration: Cucumbers for food packaging, paper goods, cookbooks or traditional watercolor and lettering. Her designs are managed digitally making production and edits very manageable.



Vintage inspired floral and food illustration.

This tranquil pattern with both Japanese and Chinese influences was created by SUDI McCOLLUM for organic soap packaging.



AMY NING was hired to create an illustration to grace the catalog cover of Kamana Academy. Located in Redondo Beach, CA, Kamana Academy is a private institution whose mission is to provide student’s access to Massage Therapy programs with training that is both comprehensive and professional.



JUDY REED SILVER designed this rug pattern and coordinating wallpaper collection as part of a new home decor series. This design plays well within a contemporary interior, both residential and commercial.



Digital illustration of L.A. Chefs.

AMY NING’s latest illustration for the LA Times/Saturday Section, ‘They Crave LA’. Amy’s art depicts a trio of celebrity chefs, Eddie Huang, Charles Phan & April Bloomfield.



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Proud to Share Award Winners for the 2017 Communication Arts Illustration Annual!

We are proud to show more talented illustrators chosen as award-winners in the 2017 Communication Arts Illustration Annual!


Portrait illustration of Beyonce.

Tim O’Brien





Trump Caricature illustration

Colleen O’Hara





Map illustration of Wyoming

John S. Dykes





Realistic illustration by Jim Salvati.

Jim Salvati





Portrait illustration of Prince.

Tim O’Brien





Portrait illustration of David Bowie.

Tim O’Brien





Portrait illustration of Leonard Cohen.

Tim O’Brien





Illustration of dog behind fence.

Aad Goudappel



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Communication Arts Illustration Winner, James Yang!

Five of James Yang‘s illustration were chosen for this year’s Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Created for The Egg Story, the series is a set of children’s stories for Hong Kong-based website for young mothers.

Illustrated egg drop soup.

Illustrated sushi roll

Illustration for children's stories.

Food illustration, spread on toast

Illustration of figure running with egg in stomach.
©Copyright James Yang

Happy Mother’s Day from Folioplanet

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so we wish all the mothers out there a wonderful and restful day. In honor of Mother’s day we would like to share several of our illustrators’ lovely images showing a mother’s devotion and why we would be nowhere without them!





Illustration of child hanging on to mother's leg.








Rocco Baviera’s Cover for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rocco Baviera recently created this illustration for the Spring Book Review section of publication The Chronicle of Higher Education. Spectacular, as always!

Be sure to check out more of Rocco’s exceptional work!

Illustration of an open book and spring flowers
©Rocco Baviera

Amy Ning Lands the Cover of Prestigious Industry Leader, Workbook!

Amy Ning was selected from an esteemed list of potential candidates for the cover of the Spring 2017 Workbook, the leading creative resource for illustrators, photographers and production services. What an endorsement of her talent. She is an award winner many times over and we’re proud to show off one of her many achievements! Congratulations to Amy! See more of her work at Folioplanet and Workbook.

Amy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Workbook Illustration Cover




Illustration of woman running.

Inside Back Cover





Illustration of naked woman covering herself.

Inside Section Divider




Celebrate Earth Day with Folioplanet Illustrators!

For Earth Day enjoy these illustrations from our wonderful artists…and to show a little love for Mother Earth we encourage everyone to get involved in events in their communities happening all week long!

Lettering illustration showing Earth, for Earth Day.

Randi Zafman




Landscape showing cliff and beach

Sylvia Hofflund




Landscape painting showing red farm house, rolling hills.

Chris O’Leary




Conceptual illustration showing woman walking among flowers, butterflies.

Sarah Wilkins




Illustration of backpacker in nature

Glenn Gustafson



Jim Salvati for The Image Projects

Talented artist, Jim Salvati has partnered with Art Insights to create a series of portrait images for “The Image Projects” beginning with “The Musician’s Image”. His work is created with such attention to composition and detail leading to a visually stunning image…always. Shown are recent paintings of Jimi Hendrix and Morrissey with more to come. Read more about Jim and the project at Art Insights website.

Jim Salvati is represented by Lindgren & Smith where you can see more of his beautiful work.

Paintings of Jimi Hendrix

Portrait of Morrissey



Getting to Know Daniel Pelavin

Dan Pelavin is one of those designer/illustrator/typographers who sees little distinction between these disciplines and considers them all integral to the same goal: communication. He has worked and trained with artists involving the entire spectrum of the graphic arts, including decorative, fashion, product, and technical illustrators, in addition to letterers, typographers, and graphic designers. In a recent interview with Creative Pro, Dan discusses how all of this experience has helped his work evolve to where it is today and where it might go in the future, where he gets his inspiration, and the nuts and bolts of the creative process. Be sure to take a look at the twenty-two type fonts he’s created with a brief history of how he developed each one. But be sure to take a look at his complete website, too; there is so much more to see!

La Familia Logo

Janis Joplin illustrator and type treatment.

Illustration of cityscape and transportation.

Illustration of New York activities.