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October Newsletter

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Happy Halloween!

We’re closing out the month with some spooky illustrations for your Halloween, as well as some cozy Autumn art to help you look toward November. The rest of the year happens so fast from here, so enjoy it all as much as you can!

Jeff Mangiat
Kevin Rechin
Darling Clementine
Aurelia Lange

Read on for updates on all the exciting work we’ve been up to this Fall!

Luis Pinto’s Hispanic Heritage

Luis Pinto has worked on several exciting projects these past few months that speak to his Mexican-Guatemalan Heritage.

In an interview film created for the Adobe Max Creativity Conference – in which he was a speaker – Luis discussed his creative process and drawing inspiration from his community in Guatemala.

Luis had an exciting collaboration with U.S. Soccer, working with USMNT forward Ricardo Pepi on a design that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. The design came to life throughout the stadium during the US v. Germany international men’s soccer friendly on Oct. 14th. It was shown on the scoreboard, in the center of the field, and on official merchandise.

Luis was also commissioned by Target to design a product collection that celebrates the upcoming traditional Mexican holiday, Dìa de los Muertos. Luis’ designs were transformed into figurines, candles, photo frames, and decor items that can all be used to create an ofrenda – an altar that honors loved ones who have passed.

See here for more details on all these exciting projects!

Raaga’s Song

Written and illustrated by Navina Chhabria and published by Running Press Kids, Raaga’s Song is a celebration of the Indian Diwali holiday interwoven with an empowering folktale that teaches the importance of being true to oneself. Raaga channels the strength of Lord Rama to pursue her dream of singing at the annual Diwali mela at the Royal Place.

Navina is an Indian illustrator based in the U.S. who draws inspiration from her heritage to create strong female characters and tell powerful stories for children’s books, editorial, and advertising. See more of her work here.

“I wrote this book because I want the children of the world to know that their dreams are important. It doesn’t matter where they come from or what they look like, they have the power to dream and make them come true. Just like Raaga did!”

Navina Chhabria

Katt Phatt’s Cover for The Grandest Game

“In a sense, the covers are puzzles. For The Grandest Game, we took this a step further.”

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has done it again with the first in a new series, “The Grandest Game”, within the universe of her bestselling Inheritance Games saga. Which means more exciting cover art from CGI illustrator Katt Phatt!

In the new adventure from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, fan-favorite characters and new ones collide in a game you’ll never forget. Both the regular edition and special Barnes & Noble edition are launching July 30th, 2024.

Katt also illustrated the four previous covers for the Inheritance Games series, each full of symbolic objects and hints alluding to the twists and turns of the story.

See more of Katt’s enthralling book cover work in his portfolio.

How to Dad

T.M. Detwiler‘s new illustrated instruction manual How to Dad provides soon-to-be fathers with tips, tricks and advice on everything they need to know from conception through the end of the child’s first year. Full of fun visuals and informative infographics, How to Dad explains the ins-and-outs of fatherhood with simplicity and humor. Check it out!

Sea Gardens Community

We love Sarah McMenemy‘s combined use of linework and shapes in this recent lifestyle project. Sarah’s watercolors illustrate the idealistic coastal life that the new Sea Gardens Community in Bray, Ireland has to offer. Sarah worked with European property developer Ballymore to create the illustrations for the Sea Gardens website and brochure. Can’t you just feel the ocean breeze? See more here!