We are delight to share the news that Corey Brickley and Peter Strain are proud winners of the Communication Arts 2017 Illustration Competition, receiving an Award of Excellence. Corey Brickley for his dramatic album cover artwork for the release of Blood Youth’s debut album ‘Beyond Repair’ and Peter Strain for not just 1 but 3 covers produced for Arborist’s debut album ‘Home Burial' & 2 singles.
Of the 3,995 entries to the 58th Illustration Annual, only 178 were accepted, representing the work of 159 artists, making the Illustration Annual the most exclusive major illustration competition in the world.
Published each May, the Illustration Annual incorporates special reproduction techniques developed by CA, including quality 200-line colour separation and printing on premium 70 lb. coated paper by one of the finest printers in the United States. Everything that was originally in colour is reproduced in colour at a size that allows the concept to be understood.
About Communication Arts
Communication Arts is a professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, agencies, illustrators, photographers and everyone involved in visual communications. Through its editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors, CA provides new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.
For over 58 years, CA continues to showcase the current best—whether it’s from industry veterans or tomorrow’s stars—in design, advertising, photography, illustration, interactive and typography. Everything is reproduced with printing technology and attention to detail unmatched by any trade publication anywhere.
With a paid circulation of over 30,000 (29,351 subscribers and 2,336 single copy sales), CA has a rich tradition of representing the aspirations of a continually-growing and quality-conscious field of visual communications. CA’s editorial content, knowledgeable presentation and writing, use of colour and quality reproduction are all designed to be consistent with the standards CA’s readers set for themselves in their own careers.
Letterpress printmaker and typographer Alan Kitching has been sharing insights into his traditional print making process over on his Instagram , check out this breakdown into how a letterpress print is put together by Alan here . More of Alan's work is available to view here.
We are proud to announce that two Début Art represented illustrators have had work shortlisted for the 2022 World Illustration Awards hosted by the AOI. They are: Lisa Sheehan and Christian Gralingen You can view the entire long-listed works here.
We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Korean born, Brooklyn based illustrator Deb JJ Lee. A published graphic novel artist as well as illustrator, Deb's free time is spent training for half marathons and eating large amounts of food. Her selected past clients and work experience include the New York Times, New Yorker, Google, NPR, Washington Post, Facebook, Adobe, Wells Fargo, HarperCollins, Radiolab, Macmillan Publishers, Simon and Schuster, Scientific American, Chronicle Books, ProPublica, New York Public Radio, Medium, The Verge, PBS, Discovery Inc, Procreate App, Lyft, LinkedIn, Faber-Castell, Sir Kensington’s, Temple University, Columbia University and 3dtotal.
To celebrate their 5th birthday The Ned London commissioned Nathan Ward to create this mid-pop confetti cannon. Nathan worked with his regular collaborator in GFSmith to put together the beautiful paper colour combinations for the project.