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!
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.
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!
The National Cherry Blossom Festival committee came to Judy Reed Silver seeking her illustration/design talents to help them produce marketing materials for their world renowned festival.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.
Submitted here, the dynamic poster Judy designed for the NCBF committee. She also created artwork specifically for the event’s licensed properties including such items as totes, slippers, and scarves. All have proven wildly successful as evidenced by multiple production runs.
Ask anyone who has attended this festival, they will tell you it is beauty unmatched.
Judy is represented by the Liz Sanders Agency.
Giovannina Colalillo was honored to participate for the seventh year in the exciting March 8th Project developed by the OFL Women’s Committee celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme was “Celebrating Solidarity and Sisterhood”. Both the pewter pin and poster created by Giovannina are works of art that members and community partners will value for many years to come.
Any surplus will be donated to a provincial women’s organization recommended by the OFL Women’s Committee to the OFL Executive Board. Last year’s surplus funds went to support the following organizations:
Equal Pay Coalition’s Equal Pay Day Campaign
CBTU Summer Youth Program: OFL sponsored 5 girls to attend
OCBCC – Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre
Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)
Co-sponsor launch of Rise Up! A Women’s History Digitizing Project.
True to Steph’s positive n’ perky personality, Steph Calvert created this image for Teaching Tolerance Magazine. The Spring 2017 issue includes both a spread (shown here), as well as a hand lettered quote of Frida Kahlo’s. The story is titled “Mariposas” and focuses on how a school founded a Latina civic engagement group to build confidence with the girls.
Aad Goudappel is an award-winning illustrator receiving recognition from numerous publications and organizations, including Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, 3×3, American Illustration, the Art Director’s Club…and the list goes on! Talent exudes from his fingertips. We’re proud to show off his work here.
Aad is represented by the David Goldman Agency.
Judy Reed Silver creates this intricate & beautifully designed compass rose for EarthLust Bottles. EarthLust bottles are hand made from recyclable high-quality food grade stainless steel, which is unlined and naturally safe.