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You can read our story inside the acclaimed Graphis Journal #377 and visit our PORTFOLIO

We have been drawing since we were three years old and were those children who could always be found sketching something.

About US

ANNA AND ELENA BALBUSSO, twin sisters also known as the Balbusso Twins, are an international recognised award-winning Italian artist duo living in Milan. Their work has been published by major international publishers and companies through out the world on various media. They've illustrated more than 50 illustrated books, including the luxury limited edition of The Great Gatsby for Beehive Books, the deluxe Folio Society editions of The Handmaid's Tale, Pride and Prejudice, and Atlas Shrugged. Their work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Economist, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Book review, Reader’s Digest, and Corriere Della Sera. In their career they received more than 100 international honors & awards, including #4 Gold Medals, a Silver medal and the Stevan Dohanos Award from the prestigious Society of Illustrators of New York, as well as #2 Joseph Morgan Henninger Awards Best of Show and a Silver of the SILA of Los Angeles; a Best of Show, a Gold and #2 silver Awards of 3x3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration; #30 CA's Award of Excellence; the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards Best Book; a Graphis Platinum Design Award and a Graphis Silver Award. The Norman Rockwell Museum has included Balbusso Twins in the illustration history among the illustrators of The Decade 2010. Their artwork has been exhibited internationally. They are part of the Tolerance project, the Tolerance poster travel show curated by artist-activist Mirko Ilic with famous artists and designers from all over the world. Balbusso Twins have been featured in many prestigious publications, online magazine, blog, annual books of the visual communications industry including the prestigious Graphis Journal Issue #377 and Print magazine The daily Heller (article by Steven Heller).

At the age of three we drew the figures upside down, with the head at the bottom and then turned the sheet over. We drew always and everywhere, on the walls of the house, objects, sheets ....
Balbusso Twins children's drawing Pen drawing inside a small lacquered wooden box. For us it was like a notebook....
Balbusso Twins children's drawing At the age of three we drew the figures upside down, with the head at the bottom

Bronze Medal Mickey Mouse - Coin Prize Top Art

Our first "Mickey Mouse"  Bronze Medal at age 7 with this drawing in felt pens on paper.
Balbusso Twins Studio space in Milan

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We have received over 100 Awards and Honors, our work has been recognized internationally