In a recent conversation, I asked one of my former clients and Breakthrough judge Joel Iskowitz, Illustrator, what it is about the Breakthrough Contest winner Michal Dziekan's art that makes him stand out.
Joel commented, "Michal's work covers the basics of good illustration - excellent construction, composition and his technique was superb - but the extra attractiveness was his personal approach that filtered through his work to get his message across. Michal's personal vision and message was strong - his social read was very organic, his style was a natural out-growth of his own perception. It distilled his work into something very special that will appeal to the layperson as well as to the professional." Joel added his praise to Richard Solomon for this inspirational contest which he felt brought an added energy to our industry.
Rolling Stone’s Steve Charny and Eliza Sproul, Art Director / Via Agency were too busy for comment.
|Joel Iskowitz's Medal of Honor design for the 2011 $5 Gold Commemorative Coin|