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.