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Brian Stauffer
November 2009
Society of Illustrators Gold
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I was happy and humbled today when I got the call from Anelle Miller and Kate Feirtag at The Society of Illustrators in NYC.  She informed me that one of my illustrations had been selected to receive a Gold Medal in the Illustration 52 editorial show.  I can't really describe how surreal this experience is for me, given that I started out in this business 18 years ago assigning illustrations to the industry legends I now consider close friends.

It's an amazing coincidence that I got the call at the precise moment I was wrapping-up a handful prints to send up to Julia Breckenreid who had ALSO just been awarded a Gold Medal in the editorial show.  Weird wild stuff.  Congratulations to you Julia, you deserve it.

Below is the piece which received the medal.  Peter Storch and I have done a number of covers together now for The New Times.  This image was for a cover story about infighting within the Phoenix Police Department over the selection of the Police Chief.  When I was a bit worried about the intensity of the image, Peter's enthusiasm pushed it through the approval process.  Thanks, peter.  I look forward to many more.

Cheers!
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