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Plankton Art Co. is Susan and Allen Crawford

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Susan Crawford Illustration and Animation

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Allen Crawford Illustration

Plankton Art Company started in 1999 as an illustration and graphic design studio. Since then, the scope of our projects has widened, including animation and publishing. We've worked for individuals, small businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations, and museums. We've designed snowboards, book covers, bus wraps, bike helmets, and silk handkerchiefs. Our work has been shown in numerous venues, like Print, 3x3, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Susan Crawford's bold, graphic digital illustrations are retro-flavored, but modern. Her stylized, graceful forms are largely inspired by nature and mid-century modernism. All of Susan's illustrations start as hand-rendered sketches. Her light, playful style lends itself well to just about any project: children's books, custom lettering, toys and games, advertising, lifestyle products, caricatures, and logos.

Allen Crawford's digital collages and assemblages often have an rich texture and a humorous,antique look. His whimsical images have been used for ad campaigns, books, editorial, and music packaging. Allen has designed albums, logos, identity systems, typefaces, and books. He has also written and designed a book that has has been optioned for film by Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil.

Clients include: American Museum of Natural History, Chronicle Books, Smithsonian National Zoo, TBWA Chiat Day, Target, Knopf, Ride,, Rosenbach Museum and Library, Warner Bros., Random House, Le Grand Magistery, Lincoln Center Theater, Comedy Central, the band Phish, Coney Island Museum, and Time Out NY.