Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The Illustration Growers of America was formed nearly two years ago to promote the use of commissioned illustration rather than stock by art directors and designers. Now it looks like all their hard work has paid off, as today they were happy to announce that an ad from their campaign, featuring the work of Canadian illustrator Gary Taxali, has been nominated on the shortlist to receive the prestigious Lion Award at this year's Cannes Lions Festival. Final awards will be announced this Thursday. Hope they win.
"An amateur 20-year-old who posted homemade videos to YouTube was signed to a network production deal last week. 'Major TV studios have also started trolling YouTube and similar destinations for the next generation of acting and directing talent. In the process, the Web is offering the kind of instant connection to Hollywood that countless denizens of public-access talk shows have craved and seldom received.'" Read all about Brooke Brodac's surprising success story here.