Children’s Games

Robert Pizzo: Industrial Strength Coloring Book

Gear up to break the coloring mold with this high-quality art book suitable for anyone.

Robert Pizzo‘s Industrial Strength Coloring Book will immerse you in a modern world of industry, factory, tools, and machinery.

The book features intricate, mandala-like images of gears, saw blades, assembly lines, loading docks, and other industrial installations that will give you hours of intense calming focus.

View more work from Robert through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at robertpizzo.com.

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Brian Allen for Scholastic

The team at Scholastic hired Brian Allen to draw concept illustrations for characters in a redesign of an educational app called Sushi Monster, in which kids solve math problems with a friendly but terrifying sushi chef.

See more of Brian’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at flylanddesigns.com.

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

©Brian Allen

Powerhouse Animation for Final Fantasy XV: A King’s Tale

All summer long, Powerhouse Animation has been working alongside Empty Clips Studios and Platform to create the trailer and animation for Final Fantasy XV: A King’s Tale.

According to the Powerhouse Animation blog:

“The game follows the story of King Regis in a pixel style side-scroller that serves as a prequel to the larger story.”

The game itself will be released on September 30th and is available for exclusive pre-order through GameStop.

Check out more amazing artwork from Powerhouse Animation through their Play! Illustration portfolio and at powerhouseanimation.com.

Paul Morton for Forrest Pruzan

Paul Morton was commissioned by Forrest Pruzan to create artwork for a science-based boxed game spin-off of Dory, the main character in Disney’s Finding Dory.

Check out more work from Paul through his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website, hotfroggraphics.com.

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

 

Joe Palmisano: Johnny Jupiter

This is an illustration by Joe Palmisano for a new franchise in the works called Johnny Jupiter.

The illustration will be used for a Playstation 4 and Xbox One game that is presently being  worked on and will be featured as the box cover art and also for a comic that will be packaged with the game.

Check out more of his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at joepalmisano.com.

Paul Morton for Disney Jr.

Paul Morton worked with Disney Jr. to create a series of artwork for toys based off their new show, Miles from Tomorrowland. The work was commissioned by Forrest Pruzan.

View more of Paul’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at hotfroggraphics.com.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

©Disney Jr.

Spotlight: Art of Franfou

Franfou is an illustrator and designer specializing in children’s products.

He says,

All products for kids need to be very well designed to reach their goals. No matter if it’s a children’s book, animation, placemat, wall, packaging, avatars for your site, website design, logos etc, it needs to look very well visually to be attractive and stand out from the competitors products…it’s one of the most important factors in the success of your business! The way I work is different from the most graphic design firms out there. I concentrate and focus all efforts in children’s products… yours!

Take a look below at a few examples of his style and work. Franfrou encourages you to send him a description of your project for a quote. Whether you are a freelancer, a self-publishing author, an agency, a product developer etc, he will be more than happy to work with you.

You can contact Franfou here. To explore more of his work, check out his Play! Illustration Portfolio and website.

 

Art of Franfou

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Bad to the Bone - Art of Franfou

“Bad to the Bone” 3D Character
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“Lady in Red”
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3D Prototype - Art of Franfou

3D realistic Prototype of a ring toy
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Art of Franfou

Game board design – 3D characters
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Artist Spotlight: Mike Dammer

Mike Dammer is an award winning illustrator who was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He graduated from St. Xavier University where he studied art and business. Upon graduation he continued his studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago while working full time at Vanides-Mlodock design studio. He then worked at a greeting card company for one year, and has been freelancing ever since.

Mike creates fun and wacky high energy illustrations for clients worldwide. Throughout the years he has worked on concepts and development for gameboards and electronic and educational toys. He’s created art for packaging, products, brochures and print ads. He’s also developed characters for logos, apps, branding and greeting cards, anything from small icons to roadside billboards. He has also illustrated numerous childrens books, activity books, and educational books and has worked with clients such as Houghton Mifflin, Scholastics, McGraw Hill and more!

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You can check out more of Mike Dammer’s work through his Play! Illustration Portfolio or by visiting his website.

Games, Puzzles, and Toys!

Childhood is a magical time illuminated by the endless wonder of a child’s own imagination. These talented Play! artists have created a visual delight of color and shapes to entertain the minds and lives of children.

Laura Huliska-Beith for Thinkfun:
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Greg Hardin for VeggieTales:
greg-hardin-veggietalesToy

 

Ryan Hobson for Smartlab Toys:
ryan-hobson-tooy

 

Harry Moore for Nickelodeon:
Harry Moore - Spongebob Detective Pants

 

Pig Pen Studios Inc. for Slimey Goop:
Pig Pen Studios- Slimey Goop

 

One Flight Up for Zinger:
1 flight up game

 

Dave Garbot :: Represented by DEBORAH WOLFE LTD:
Dave Garbot Puzzlew

 

Claudine Gevry for Morning Meadows :: Represented by MB Artists:
Claudine Gevry Morning Meadows

 

PG Reps (Roc Goudreau) for Milton Bradley:
PG Reps Roc Goudreau

 

Merrill Rainey for Memoirs :: Represented by Tugeau 2:
Merrill Rainey Memoirs

 

 

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