Yana Beylinson is an award-winning designer, illustrator and artist. She is talented beyond measure and creates decorative illustrations, branding, packaging and print design. Her work can literally be seen everywhere, from murals to product packaging to pillows and poufs. She designed her own stationery line published by Chronicle Books and penned a book published by Wiley & Sons. Her signature style is elegant and sophisticated and she creatively lends her expertise to a myriad of projects as seen below.
We, at Folioplanet, wish everyone a relaxing Thanksgiving. Randi Zafman expresses a beautiful sentiment appropriate for the holiday.
Martin Haake illustrates American politics and the Presidential candidates. With election day looming, Martin skillfully captures the combative tone of this election season with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump “duking it out” in the ring. Who will win??
Martin is represented by Lindgren & Smith.
Rocco Baviera creates a unique conceptual illustration for the current issue of Trends Quarterly, a publication of
Ketchum Canada Inc.
The article, titled “Shaping the future of philanthropy through Innovation”, focuses on the theme of innovation in a harsh economic climate as it pertains to charitable donations.
Judy Reed Silver has been working with Earthlust, a small company based out of Sausalito that manufactures safe and stylish water bottles. EarthLust bottles are ethically produced and hand made from recyclable high-quality (18/8) food grade stainless steel, which is unlined and naturally healthy. They use non-toxic paints and BPA-free polypropylene #5 caps to further ensure nothing harmful gets into your water. Each EarthLust bottle features a custom design. Judy’s first design, a beautiful hummingbird, is featured here. Watch for more designs in the near future.
Judy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.
Letterer and typographer, Daniel Pelavin, is inspired by the past and the future when approaching his lettering designs. His new font, Rosa, was created for La Société Parisienne de Savons packaging and inspiration came from the Art Deco period.
In his own words:
“In mythological legend, Chloris, the goddess of Spring flowers transformed the body of a nymph into the first Rose. Aphrodite gave her beauty. Dionysus, the god of wine gave her, a sweet fragrance and the three Graces, charm, joy and radiance. Crowned queen of flowers by Apollo, she is now the jewel of every garden.”
From time to time I’m asked where I get the inspiration to design fonts. More often than not, I just complete the alphabet of characters I have created for an assignment. My latest font, Rosa, actually has a very sweet story.
Its genesis is in the elegant graphics and sweet fragrances of the age of Art Deco. Based very loosely on a snippet from an old cold cream label, I developed a suite of packaging for luxury soaps, candles, cologne, balms, powders and hand creams. I became more fond of the 4 letters as time went by and decided to finish the alphabet (and the additional 100 or so glyphs required).”
Amy Ning was commissioned by the Village Voice, a weekly 17″ by 11″ format newspaper and website. Village Voice features investigative articles, analysis of current affairs, culture, arts and music coverage, and events listings for New York City.
It was the first of the urban tabloid-format newspapers that came to be known as alternative weeklies, and as such is the oldest and largest newspaper of its kind in the United States.
Amy Ning got her stylus in hand and created this beautiful illustration of the mythological creature, the Phoenix. In Greek Mythology, the Phoenix is said to live over 1400 years when a new Phoenix rises from the ashes of its predecessor signaling renewal or rebirth. Today, the Phoenix symbolizes a person of respect or marked uniqueness.
Be sure to watch for the partner to this image entitled “The Griffin”. It is soon to be showcased in this Fall’s Workbook.
Hawk took part in a community arts project called DNC Donkeys. Local artists were asked by Artjawn to decorate a total of 57 fiberglass donkeys representing Washington D.C. and every U.S. state and territory. They were then placed around the city at various locations for all to enjoy. Hawk’s states were New Jersey and New Hampshire, so keep your eyes peeled. We have it on good authority you can find his New Jersey donkey at 13th and Sansom and his New Hampshire donkey at 1 North Independence Mall West.
Besides being part of the community art project, Hawk also created a poster promoting voter engagement titled Next Stop Democracy and it’s being featured in an AIGAPhiladelphia exhibition at the City Hall Art Gallery in room 116. Hawk also tells us that there is possibly some sort of “dumpster diver” art event happening there on Wednesday….!
And if you are interested in the local food scene, Hawk knows all about it and then some. He does a monthly column for Saveur Magazine featuring his favorite sandwiches, one of which is, of course, the Philly Cheese Steak.