American Illustration 35 Winners Announced

American Illustration (AI-AP) announced the selected and chosen illustrators from a crowded field of almost 600 submissions. We’re happy to announce that several of our illustrators were included in the group of winners.

Decorative wildlife and nature illustration.John S. Dykes


Popeye illustrationDave Calver


Collage bird illustrationTom Cocotos


Digital illustration of man wearing suitPatrick George


Conceptual illustration of American flagOtto Steininger


Illustration of ocean cityNishan Akgulian


Conceptual, whimsical illustration of downtown city streetsMichael Sloan


Illustration of horse in fieldMartin Haake


Group of men wading in ocean.Gayle Kabaker


CD cover/cup and saucerPatrick George


Conceptual illustration a "sea of eyes"James Yang


Conceptual portrait illustration of Elvis Presley.Tim O’Brien


Conceptual portrait illustration of Napoleon Bonaparte.Tim O’Brien


3D illustration created by Richard Borge.Richard Borge


Conceptual illustration of a woman and child in carLauren Simkin Berke

Conceptual portrait illustration of women, different hairstyle/nationalities.Lauren Simkin Berke


Sudi McCollum for Bellwether Farms

Sudi McCollum’s illustrations used in the branding and packaging for the Bellwether Farms dairy line have contributed to a highly successful campaign and tremendous growth for the company. Inspired by early American primers for children, the naive charm of Sudi’s illustrations evokes a feeling of simpler days.

Check out Sudi’s image below and see more of her imagery in her online portfolio.

Sudi is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Branding and packaging for Bellwether Farms.
© Sudi McCollum

9 Surf Studios’ Image Design for Super Bowl and Radio City!

Tom White, of 9 Surf Studios, creates visual solutions too numerous to count. Continually evolving to meet the demands of his clients, and having an art director background himself, he has a keen sense of what is required and adapts along the way to produce quality results.

Recently, he played a major role in this winter’s branding scene in New York City. Working with agency Source Communications, Tom was commissioned to create the logo for the Super Bowl 2014 Host Committee, the group responsible for managing an event of this scale. Taking regional influences into consideration, we think Tom produced a superb result. Take notice of the snowflake and George Washington Bridge in the logo, symbolic of the region where the Super Bowl will be held.

Super Bowl 48 logo for Host Committee

Joining forces with agency SpotCo, Tom also had the distinct honor and pleasure to create the logo for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Another logical choice when you’re as talented as Tom, right?

After completing several rounds of rough sketches, Tom delivered fully rendered design choices for consideration. The logo had to include the show title and descriptors, some flavor of the world renown art deco theater, along with communicating the high tech aspect of the show. There’s no doubt that Tom hit the mark!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular logo

Final Logo for Radio City Christmas Spectacular

rough logo sketches for Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Rough Logo Sketches

Radio City Music Hall logo ideas

Fully Rendered Logo Comps

© All Images Tom White / 9 Surf Studios