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


Otto Steininger for The New Yorker

Otto had a brilliant idea while out navigating the wintery streets of NYC with his daughter in her stroller. Inspired by his not so unique predicament in what some may call the coldest place on Earth, he had a thought. Why not enlist all of those strollers to become mini-snow plows? He creatively illustrated his unique idea and it happily landed on the cover of The New Yorker! Kudos, Otto!

See more of Otto’s great ideas and whimsical illustrations.

Illustration showing strollers being pushed on sidewalks covered with snow.

animated gif showing winter scene
© Otto Steininger

Otto Steininger and Information Design

Infographics is a hot topic right now and award winning illustrator, Otto Steininger, is ready to get down and dirty bringing creative solutions to an impressive list of clients. Below is just a smidgen of recently completed projects that shows how he puts his own creative twist on data visualization (aka data viz) covering a wide range of often complex subject matter.

“The challenge is to deliver a lot of information within a limited amount of space in an easy-to-read and fun way.” Currently he is working on a flow chart that visualizes the tangled web of Lance Armstrong including his allies, sponsors and adversaries. “This is easily the most complicated infographic I’ve ever worked on, but also one of the most fun because of the unprecedented level of design and information challenges,” says Otto.

To see more of Otto’s work and his approach to information design, visit Folioplanet and Workbook.

Graphic Showing How Car Safety Can be Improved with Digital Technology.

Map of Grand Central Station

Graphic Showing Government Funding Models for America’s Infrastructure

Graphic Showing Employer Costs

All Images © Otto Steininger