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Joe Morse named to international list of top illustrators

Dec 3, 2010

Joe Morse, program coordinator and professor in Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Arts – Illustration program

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2010
Oakville, Ontario

Two faculty  in Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Arts – Illustration program, Joe Morse (who is also the program coordinator) and Thom Sevalrud, have been named to the list of the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide by Lurzer’s Archive. Their work will appear in the Lurzer Archives 2011/2012 book.

Lurzer’s Archive with offices in Vienna, New York and Beijing is an international magazine and book publisher for advertising, communication and design. Top illustrators are selected on the basis of professional work that distinguishes itself through the originality of the idea and the quality of execution. The Archive, which will be published in early 2011, features the best work to have been produced by illustrators over the past two years.


Illustration by Joe Morse
Illustration by Joe Morse 
Illustration by Thom Sevalrud
 Illustration by Thom Sevalrud

Joe Morse is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including The Globe and Mail, Rolling Stone, The Times of London, Esquire, GQ and The New York Times. His clients include Major League Baseball, Nike, Universal Pictures, and Target. The recipient of more than 100 international awards, his artwork is included in numerous international collections, including the private collection of the filmmaker Spike Lee. Morse’s most recent illustrated book, Play Ball, Jackie! will be published by Lernerbooks in March, 2011. For more information, visit

Thom Sevalrud’s illustration work has appeared in a wide variety of international publications, from Business Week to German Vogue, and he also produces images for clients in book publishing, graphic design and corporate communications. His book covers have been commissioned for markets in Italy, Germany and Great Britain. Thom has received numerous awards for his work. For more information, visit

Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Arts – Illustration program is the only degree program of its kind in Canada. Students learn and apply all forms of illustration, from traditional disciplines such as drawing and painting, to digital technologies, such as Web design and motion graphics. The program’s broad-based approach prepares graduates to apply their talents across a wide range of career paths, from engineering to publishing.

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