Proud to Share Award Winners for the 2017 Communication Arts Illustration Annual!

We are proud to show more talented illustrators chosen as award-winners in the 2017 Communication Arts Illustration Annual!


Portrait illustration of Beyonce.

Tim O’Brien





Trump Caricature illustration

Colleen O’Hara





Map illustration of Wyoming

John S. Dykes





Realistic illustration by Jim Salvati.

Jim Salvati





Portrait illustration of Prince.

Tim O’Brien





Portrait illustration of David Bowie.

Tim O’Brien





Portrait illustration of Leonard Cohen.

Tim O’Brien





Illustration of dog behind fence.

Aad Goudappel



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Communication Arts Illustration Winner, James Yang!

Five of James Yang‘s illustration were chosen for this year’s Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Created for The Egg Story, the series is a set of children’s stories for Hong Kong-based website for young mothers.

Illustrated egg drop soup.

Illustrated sushi roll

Illustration for children's stories.

Food illustration, spread on toast

Illustration of figure running with egg in stomach.
©Copyright James Yang

Happy Mother’s Day from Folioplanet

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so we wish all the mothers out there a wonderful and restful day. In honor of Mother’s day we would like to share several of our illustrators’ lovely images showing a mother’s devotion and why we would be nowhere without them!





Illustration of child hanging on to mother's leg.








Rocco Baviera’s Cover for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rocco Baviera recently created this illustration for the Spring Book Review section of publication The Chronicle of Higher Education. Spectacular, as always!

Be sure to check out more of Rocco’s exceptional work!

Illustration of an open book and spring flowers
©Rocco Baviera

Amy Ning Lands the Cover of Prestigious Industry Leader, Workbook!

Amy Ning was selected from an esteemed list of potential candidates for the cover of the Spring 2017 Workbook, the leading creative resource for illustrators, photographers and production services. What an endorsement of her talent. She is an award winner many times over and we’re proud to show off one of her many achievements! Congratulations to Amy! See more of her work at Folioplanet and Workbook.

Amy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Workbook Illustration Cover




Illustration of woman running.

Inside Back Cover





Illustration of naked woman covering herself.

Inside Section Divider




Celebrate Earth Day with Folioplanet Illustrators!

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!

Lettering illustration showing Earth, for Earth Day.

Randi Zafman




Landscape showing cliff and beach

Sylvia Hofflund




Landscape painting showing red farm house, rolling hills.

Chris O’Leary




Conceptual illustration showing woman walking among flowers, butterflies.

Sarah Wilkins




Illustration of backpacker in nature

Glenn Gustafson



Getting to Know Daniel Pelavin

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!

La Familia Logo

Janis Joplin illustrator and type treatment.

Illustration of cityscape and transportation.

Illustration of New York activities.



Judy Reed Silver for National Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

Illustration of Cherry Blossom Trees and Capitol Building
© Judy Reed Silver



Giovannina Colalillo for International Women’s Day

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.

Poster illustration for International Women's Day.

Spanish version of Poster illustration "Celebrating Solidarity & Sisterhood"

Conceptual illustration of solidarity between women.



Raise your hand for Steph Calvert Illustrations!

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.

Steph is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Illustration of a young girl student raising her hand.