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


Gayle Kabaker for Revolution Dancewear

Gayle was asked to once again to create illustrations and an animated holiday greeting for Revolution Dancewear – and she expertly delivered along with the help of animators, John and Lucas Ryan. Take a look at the behind the scenes below and view their holiday greeting.

Behind the scenes for Revolution Dancewear animation

Gayle Kabaker’s New Yorker Cover Illustration “June Brides”

In response to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, it seems timely to show Gayle Kabaker’s illustration called “June Brides,” originally illustrated over a year ago. Created as one of four pieces for a contest on the blog Blown Covers, Gayle was contacted by The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, and was asked to withhold one of her pieces from the contest. Before she knew it, a life long dream was realized and her “June Brides” illustration landed on the cover of The New Yorker, the only Blown Covers illustration ever to do so.

Her New Yorker cover was recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Print Magazine, and has resonated with many.

View more of Gayle’s work at Folioplanet and Workbook.

© Gayle Kabaker