Original Illustrators Willing to Work for FREE!

February 10, 2014 Leave a comment

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For the fifth year in a row, the Illustrators of Anna Goodson Illustration Agency want to help out any way they can and are offering to create original illustrations for FREE.

This exclusive offer is available to non-profit organizations and charities that wouldn’t normally have the budget to commission original illustrations from the Montreal-based agency.

CEO & Founder, Anna Goodson said: “We’ve been very fortunate and wanted to give something back to this industry. There are so many organizations out there that don’t have the budgets to spend on original illustrations. That’s why we wanted to help and offer our original illustrations for FREE”.

Anna Goodson Illustration Agency, is a  contemporary creative boutique representing some of the most prominent Illustrators from around the world. Founded in 1996, the agency has a proven track record of expertise, insight and keen vision that has served the visual market well. Today, Anna’s illustrators work with some of the world’s leading advertising agencies, design firms, magazines, publishers and newspapers.

This exclusive offer is only available to non-profit organizations and charities, from
February 10th, 2014 until March 10th, 2014.

If you’d like to find out more, please email us at info(@)agoodson.com

Thanks,
Anna Goodson
CEO & Founder
Anna Goodson Illustration Agency

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So proud of this year #Christmas Coaster

December 9, 2013 Leave a comment

So proud of this year #Christmas Coaster Promo. Not only are the #illustrations beautiful but they are promoting #Gay #Rights in #Russia and our agency is really proud of that.
http://ow.ly/i/3YrC0

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“Art Speaks Louder Than Words”

November 27, 2013 1 comment

A few months ago, our Illustrators got together and created the campaign  Illustrators in Support of Gay Rights in Russia. It was a visual campaign to help bring awareness and support to the LGBT community in Russia by sharing illustrations through social media.

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We believe that Art Speaks Louder Than Words and we wanted to show the world that our agency and illustrators don’t support discrimination and violence of any kind, regardless of Religion, Race or Sexual Orientation.

The reaction to the illustrations and the idea that Art Speaks Louder Than Words really took off and people started sharing them all over the web.

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This is when I got the idea to take the promotion one step further.

It made me realize that so many people were touched by these illustrations and by what we were doing that I decided to use these illustrations for our annual Christmas Coaster Promotion.

I felt it would be a great way to continue the discussion and promotion of a great cause.

So now all of the illustrations in Support of Gay Rights in Russia, will be printed on coasters and sent out to clients and friends.

We hope that these illustrations will continue to circulate and that our message is clear.

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We don’t support discrimination and violence of any kind, regardless of Religion, Race or Sexual Orientation.

Art does speak Louder than Words and we believe that everyone has the right to love.

Anna Goodson

CEO & Founder

Anna Goodson Illustration Agency

Illustrators In Supporting of Gay Rights in Russia

August 22, 2013 5 comments

Lately, I have been really disturbed by what’s been going on in Russia and the horrific treatment of homosexuals in that country.

There is a lot of controversy about  The Olympic Games that are to take place in Sochi, Russia, especially with the way they treat the LGBT community.

So, I was wracking my brain to try to figure out a way to make a statement and possibly a difference.

Since, Illustration is a big part of my life, I had an idea.

I sent a memo out to the gang at Anna Goodson Illustration Agency, asking them if they wanted to” make a statement” about what was going on in Russia and the reaction was an overwhelming yes.

The idea was to create an illustration about what was going on in Russia and post it on our illustrators page.

We are often asked to create images for clients but here was an opportunity for them to create something meaningful, personal and from the heart.

We believe that Art Speaks Louder Than Words and we wanted to show the world that our agency and illustrators don’t support discrimination and violence of any kind, regardless of Religion, Race or Sexual Orientation.

We hope that you will all share and post these illustrations and help make this a better and more tolerant world to live in.

Please credit the Illustrators for their generous work.

Thanks,

Anna Goodson

CEO & Founder

Anna Goodson Illustration Agency

Here are a few of illustrations created by some of our talented illustrators.

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Illustration by  Hanna Melin

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Illustration by  Andy Potts

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Illustration by  Daniel Stolle

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Illustration by Judy Kaufmann

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Illustration by Tina Zellmer.

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Why are so many of our illustrations still sexist?

July 10, 2013 3 comments

I am not at all ashamed to come out and say that I am a born again Feminist.

I feel that its my duty as a mother, business woman, mentor and speaker to promote  the positive image and images of women in our society.

I started looking through my company website this morning for illustrations of business women.

To my shock and surprise, I could barely find any.

I carefully search through the portfolios of our 53 illustrators  and almost all the images of women were stereotypical.

There were many illustrations of women with children, women working out, women putting on make up or dressing up but there were almost no illustrations of women in business.

Now, that’s not to say that we don’t have any business clients because we do.  We work with some of the most prestigious business magazines in the world.

For some bizarre reason, all the illustrations that deal with the subject of business, have men in them and not women.

Now, I don’t want to point a finger but I am sure the briefings we get specify that men be used in these business illustrations.

Women now hold 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 4.6 percent of Fortune 1000 CEO positions.

Women have yet to break through the glass ceilings of these Fortune 500 companies but many women are climbing up the corporate ladder or starting their own business.

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I think if we want things to change, we need to start using more women in  business illustrations.

We can’t control the corporate world but why not try to advance  the cause of women in  the creative world.

Next time a client calls, I think I might just suggest that to them to use a women in their next business illustration.

Illustration  Sebastien Thibault.

 

Congrats to @mitch_tom, @polyblow and @s

Congrats to @mitch_tom, @polyblow and
@sebastibo @3x3mag #illustration #illustrations
http://ow.ly/m1ZWt

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We’ve been representing Katy Lemay for

We’ve been representing Katy Lemay for about 16 years now and I am still her biggest fan. #illustrator #illustration http://ow.ly/lVFEK

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