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Illustrations for Ayn Rands novel 'Atlas Shrugged' by the Balbusso Twins c/o MARGARETHE HUBAUER and GOLD in the ILLUSTRATION category at GoSeeAWARDS2018

In September, Folio Society and Balbusso Twins presented their latest illustrated books, the three volumes of 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand, the most controversial, contested, hated philosophical and dystopian novel! Ana and Elena Balbusso designed the cover design, bound and blocked in metallic textured paper with 5 color illustrations per volume and a total of 15 images.

The acclaimed illustrator duo also won GOLD in the ILLUSTRATION category at this year's GoSeeAWARDS and impressed the jurors, agents and art producers with their inimitable signature.

Anna and Elena Balbusso are an internationally recognized team of Italian artists. Together, they have received more than 70 international awards, including the New York Society of Illustrators’ Steven Dohanos Award and the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators’ Joseph Morgan Henninger Award. For three consecutive years (2011–13), they were awarded the Gold Medal in the Book category of the Society of Illustrators Awards: in 2012 for their work on the Folio Society edition of The Handmaid’s Tale. In 2013, they won the Book Illustration category at the V&A Illustration Awards for their work on the Folio edition of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin (2012). They have also illustrated The Song of Roland (2010), First Love (2010), Pride and Prejudice (2013), The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (2014), Twelfth Night (2016) and Atlas Shrugged (2018) for The Folio Society.
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'Urban Sketching' for Motel One and 'Desire Sabbatical' illustrations by ANJA NOLTE c/o Margarethe Hubauer for FOCUS MAGAZIN

For her book entitled 'Urban Sketching Munich', ANJA NOLTE c/o Margarethe Hubauer received the Silver Joseph Binder Award (JBA) in Vienna. The international design competition is conducted by designaustria. Motel One was also a fan of the book 'Urban Sketching Munich' and commissioned Anja Nolte to design various walls – reception, breakfast rooms, coffee stations, rooms – with motifs from the book for the Motel One Munich Fair.

ANJA NOLTE c/o Margarethe Hubauer illustrated an article by Elke Hartmann-Wolff on the topic of Sabbatical – which was published in Focus magazine issue 33/18. Part of the article are interviews with successful 'Sabbaticals'.
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'Trump Papers' - an exhibition of hand-painted broadsides by Ward Schumaker c/o MARGARETHE HUBAUER in San Francisco

'Last year, I created a hand-painted book with quotes from Donald Trump and his henchmen: Hate Is What We Need. Chronicle Books published a facsimile edition (available via and This year, when the lies and injustices multiplied, it didn't seem sufficient. So I created a second edition: The Administration of Cruelty and Stupidity. I also painted 40 large broadsides, with quotes not only from Trump but also from victims who have suffered under his regime and from those who have raised their voices against it. We mounted them on the wall like the news of the last two years: as an attack, a wild flood. We invite you to take a look at them – and hope that they'll inspire you for the upcoming election,' Ward Schumaker says about his current project.

The crowded opening reception on Saturday, 20 October, was a very emotional evening. One guest left, crying: “I just can’t take it.” People shared their anxiety about the turn-of-events in the country, the strong fear about the loss of liberties and the threats of physical violence against minorities - transgender folks, gays, people of color, Jews, reporters.
When a ten year-old girl appeared, who had created her own Trump Papers on small sheets of paper, the artist helped her mount them on a ledge in the gallery and she sold many of them – many! – for US$1 each. "We all think of her as our hope fore the future,” Ward said.

Trump Papers was on display from 20 October to 6 November, 2018, at the in San Francisco. Several more motifs can be seen on
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