As we gear up for the new year, we’re reflecting on some of the most exciting illustration projects that our artists did in 2023. Scroll on for Morgan Gaynin’s ‘best of’ across editorial, book cover, picture book and advertising commissions.
BEST OF EDITORIAL
Business Insider commissioned Pete Ryan to illustrate a story about trends to bet your career on.
Yiran Jia‘s illustrations on the power of nature for University Southern California’s Magazine.
Ale + Ale did the cover illustration for International Courier the week that Hamas attacked Israel.
Till Lukat‘s illustration about healthcare workers in third-world countries for Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
BEST OF BOOK COVERS
Victo Ngai illustrated the covers of two forthcoming fantasy novels for Penguin Random House.
Gaby D’Alessandro dazzled book shelves with her covers for Sing Me A Story and Cemetery of Untold Stories.
Tonya Engel illustrated two covers for Harper Collins that were published this year.
Ale + Ale was commissioned by Harlequin for the cover of How Everything Turns Away.
BEST OF PICTURE BOOKS
Susan Gal illustrated Dear Stray for Penguin Random House, which saw a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly!
Nimbus Publishing commissioned Josee Bisaillon to illustrate I Want To Build A Seahouse.
BEST OF ADVERTISING
Ana Gaman illustrated Folk Healthcare’s campaign and brand art.
Jonathan Bartlett illustrated key art for FanDuel’s Super Bowl LVII campaign.
In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival and Chuseok, Victo Ngai illustrated a Lexus campaign launching a new family SUV model.