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.
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'.
Who is behind the sympatico RED BULL comics? It's illustrator Maarten Rijnen c/o MARGARETHE HUBAUER, who draws on a regular basis for RED BULL – here are a few of his illustrations.
Maarten Rijnen is a Dutch illustrator. Maarten’s work is versatile. He uses a variety of different styles and techniques. Every project needs its own specific approach. This attitude creates a breeding ground for new styles and new ways of using tools. The mediums also vary, from magazines to packaging, cartoons, portraits, pictograms, icons, logo’s, instructions, infographics, isometric views, maps, etc. 'Entering the process of creation is always a challenge and one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. Creating things that weren’t there before and surprising yourself because you never really know what the outcome will be. This also means that a good understanding of a briefing and working together closely with the client is crucial in many cases'.
After a several year break, New York-based Graphis Publishing is once again bringing out a periodical. The Graphis Journal is published quarterly and is dedicated to graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration and art in addition to product design and architecture. The title of the latest issue is adorned by the photo 'Circuit Board' by Peter Krämer c/o MARGARETHE HUBAUER. Plus, the magazine has a multi-page article with an interview about the artist and illustrator.
Stefano Riboli c/o MARGARETHE HUBAUER illustrated the background for the advertising campaign of the new VW California Origins in France – in the style of the typical travel posters of the 1960s. Margarethe Hubauer says thanks to the crew of Grabarz & Partner for the pleasant cooperation.
'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 ChronicleBooks.com and Amazon.com). 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 jackfischergallery.com in San Francisco. Several more motifs can be seen on jackfischergallery.com.
For the relaunch event 'Good Morning, Hong Kong' organized by the publisher of the South China Morning Post, Ingo Fast c/o MARGARETHE HUBAUER created an oversized 'wall painting book' for a 3 x 7 m wall in the Victoria Dockside skyscraper. Participants and visitors of the event were able to color the motif for 48 hours with giant colored pencils.
Created for a food quiz trip around the world in Readers's Digest was the cactus Mariachi, a kind of hallucination at Lago Chapala, seen through the lens of several shots of tequila.
The drawings for the Wall Street Journal are about how office workers in the USA organize election campaigns.