Margaret Atwood Collection

Our artworks for the Margaret Atwood’s masterpieces: cover arts, illustrated book, limited edition screen prints

WIA 2024 Longlisted Artists

Our Margaret Atwood cover artworks have been longlisted for WIA2024 Book Covers category! For us this is a great achievement! 
Only 500 entries on the longlist, chosen from over 5,000 entries!
Many Thanks to the WIA Jury @TheAOI, @DirIllustration @WorldIllustrationAwards. Special thanks to @corriere @xxystudio

AI 43 Selected Winner

Our Margaret Atwood cover artworks (book series) have been SELECTED to appear in the American Illustration 43 annual award book. From over 8,000 entries, the AI43 Jury selected only 356 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and online galleries representing the best pictures from 2023. Many thanks to the AI43 judges and Mark Heflin. Special thanks to Corriere Della Sera, Studio XxY Milano.
3x3 Gold Best of Show Winner 2023

Best of Show Margaret Atwood covers

3x3 Best of Show Annual #20  2023.  Winning images:  cover images series of Margaret Atwood’s masterpieces for the exclusive series of 21 novels, essays, short stories and poems that the Corriere della Sera publisher in collaboration with the publisher Ponte alle Grazie has published in 2023. Some titles: The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments, Alias Grace, Cat's Eye, Surfacing, The Edible Woman, The Penelopiad.

BEST OF SHOW 3x3 2023

Balbusso Twins BEST OF SHOW 3x3 the Magazine of Contemporary Illustration 2023
Cover series for Margaret Atwood’s masterpieces published by Corriere Della Sera

Corriere Della Sera AD page

Corriere Della Sera AD page

Advertising page for press campaign on Corriere Della Sera Newspaper, Io Donna Magazine 2023.

Corriere Della Sera Spot

The commercial of the Margaret Atwood's collection Corriere della Sera on the major Italian television channels, made by @zampediverse, illustrations by ©2012-2023 Balbusso Twins, Graphis Design Xxy Studio
Multi Award-winning Illustrated Book

The Handmaid's Tale 

by Margaret Atwood, Folio Society 2012
Dystopian novel set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government. The novel tells the story of Offred and her role as a Handmaid. The Handmaids are forced to provide children by proxy for infertile women of a higher social status, the wives of Commanders. We created The Handmaid’s Tale artworks in 2011. This Multi award-winning Folio Society edition was the first illustrated version of the Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale published in 2012. It is a constant source of inspiration for many artists. After The Handmaid's tale TV series 2017 the novel became very popular but our red handmaids were born 6 years earlier. 

The Handmaid's tale The Folio Society 2012

The Handmaid's Tale Artworks

Our  illustration series received very important awards:
  • Gold Medal Society of Illustrators New York, US
  • Silver Medal 3x3 International Illustration Annual ProShow 9, US
  • CA's Award of Excellence Communication Arts Illustration, US
  • Award of Excellence Apllied Arts Magazine, Canada
  • American Illustration selected 31 Annual Book, US

The Wall, The Face, The Mask, The Blood posters 

Muti award-winning posters printed by White Duck and available on Dark City Gallery UK

The Handmaid's Tale limited signed screen prints set

In 2011 we were commissioned by The Folio Society to illustrate the official novel for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.  We were so moved and artistically inspired by the story, we went on to create this series of four posters, The Wall, The Mask, The Blood and The Face. Stylistically influenced by Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, the series is centred on the woman's body; Each print was produced by White Duck Printing Studio in 7 colours inc. metallic silver, at 50x70cm, and in an edition of 100+AP’s. More details on Dark City Gallery 
Our four posters received many awards and honors:

  • 2019 American Illustration 38 SELECTED Winner, libro e galleria web ARCHIVE – AI-AP’s, USA
  • 2018 Merit Winner 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual No.15, USA
  • 2018 GOLD Gosee Award Illustration, Germany
  • 2018 Applied Arts Illustration Award, Applied Arts Magazine,Canada
  • 2018 WIA World Illustration Awards shortlisted, The AOI, Directory of Illustrators, Londra, UK
  • 2018 “Illustrators 60” selection Society of Illustrators, New York, USA

Muti award-winning posters