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.
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.
You can check out more of Steph’s colorful and animated illustration work at Folioplanet and Workbook.
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.
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.
Inspired by Scandinavian folk art, Sudi McCollum illustrates this Christmas card showcasing the letterpress capability of a San Francisco letterpress printer, Digital Engraving. The card is printed on a thick board paper stock. Sudi also designed a sticker as a festive touch for the envelope.
We love her work and you can see more of it here!.
Rocco Baviera’s created a recent series of illustrations for Trends Quarterly on the theme of Mindset as it relates to philanthropy and fundraising…“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Re-framing your perspective and the idea of “changing the lens in which you view things” are also explored.
We couldn’t have said it or illustrated it better ourselves!
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.