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


Nishan Akgulian Creates Cover for Bas Bleu’s 20th Anniversary

Nishan Akgulian is a regular fixture around the offices of Bas Bleu – or at least his art is. Since 1996 he has artfully illustrated over fifty of the bookseller’s catalog covers. In the past many of the covers have been offered as posters and blank sets of note cards. They proved to be so popular that their entire inventory sold out each time.

But don’t despair. As part of Bas Bleu’s 20th Anniversary celebration he was asked to create a commemorative cover. Titled “Twenty Readers”, it celebrates the diversity of Bas Bleu’s clientele as well as importance of reading in our lives. It is now being offered as an 11″ x 14″ print/poster.

Additionally, six of Nishan’s most popular Bas Bleu catalog cover illustrations, previously reproduced as note cards, are being re-issued as a set of a dozen note cards, proving that you can never get enough of a good thing – and that Nishan is in demand and talented!

Book Cover illustration for Bas Bleu

© Nishan Akgulian

Nishan Akgulian and Working Mother Magazine

Nishan Akgulian’s style keeps getting him regular gigs with Working Mother magazine, just one of many assignments for this talented illustrator! Known for his unique and distinctive style, he brings his artistic vision to a wide variety of visual outlets including editorial illustration, advertising, product renderings and fashion.

View more of Nishan’s visually engaging illustrations at Folioplanet and Workbook.
All Images © Nishan Akgulian.

Below are two illustrations recently completed for the high profile magazine.

Illustration created for an article titled “Micro-Manager Management” showing a work environment with a boss
constantly looking over someone’s shoulder, impeding productivity and work flow.

Created for an article titled “When a Colleague Cuts You Down” conceptually illustrating
what happens when a co-worker undermines someone at their job.

Nishan Akgulian: The Bon Femme Cookbook

Nishan Akgulian created fifteen illustrations used on the cover as well as chapter openers in the recently released book “The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, splendid food that French women cook every day”, by Wini Moranville. Here is a selection of some of the illustrations.