Happy Garaje Illustrators Johanna Velasco and Mark Joseph Deutsch are named into the list of 200 Best Illustrators by Luerzer's Archive.
Online PR News – 01-August-2009 – – Johanna Velasco and Mark Joseph Deutsch of Happy Garaje studio were both selected to be on Luerzer's Archive: 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2009/2010. This is the first selection into the biennial collection for either artist.
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The 200 Best Illustrators series is a book published every two years and features work by some of today's contemporary commercial illustrators. The latest edition boasts an excellent mix of familiar names and new talents. Just 49 illustrators featured in the previous two issues managed to keep their place in the current 200 Best, and are now joined by 152 new artists. Selection was made from 4,716 submissions received from 44 countries.
Only those nominated by an ad agency art director or a publisher were eligible to present work - which must have appeared within the last 18 months - to the two-tier jury.
Those who made it through this arduous process truly do merit the title "200 Best Illustrators."
Launched in 2004/2005 with a run of just 10,000, the volume had a circulation of 20,000 by issue 2006/2007, and this figure has since risen to 30,000.
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Happy Garaje is the creative studio of Johanna Velasco and Mark Joseph Deutsch, as a duo they are involved in illustration, design, photography and animation work.