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Lyon, Tammie

Tammie initially pursued a career as a professional ballet dancer before she decided to switch gears. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA. She began her illustration career as a staff illustrator for a major greeting card company eventually becoming the director of the juvenile product line. Having discovered that illustration was her true passion, she left to begin a freelance career in the children's market where she has illustrated numerous books, posters, magazines, cds, games, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of.

Wilkins, Sarah

Sarah Wilkins is a New Zealand born illustrator.

She spends her time creating illustrations with a unique combination of sharp-eyed visual wit, sophisticated color and graceful hand-lettering.

Working with acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and computer, Sarah's whimsical and elegant style has a refreshingly painterly feel. Her illustrations have been featured around the world in magazines and advertising campaigns, airports, museums, bookstores, on buses, murals, in the metro, as well as on bags, cups, books, toys.........the list goes on.

Sarah's clients include Barnes & Noble, United Airlines, American Express, Pfizer, UNESCO, NYU, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, Madame Figaro, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Town & Country and The New York Times.

If you'd like to know more about Sarah, her work or interests, please feel free to ask. She enjoys thinking outside the square!

Spurll, Barbara

Born in the UK and raised in Winnipeg, Barbara started life drawing classes at age 16. Several years later she moved to Toronto to pursue her career in art. After studying fine art at The New School of Art and The Artists’ Workshop and illustration at George Brown College, Barbara launched her own free lance business. Her client list has included The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Dogs in Canada Magazine, Macleans, Chatelaine, The National Wildlife Federation, Owl and Chickadee Magazines, KidsCan Press, Scholastic Inc., McDonalds, Purina, Time Inc., Oxford University Press, Sears Canada, Storck, Nabisco and many others. Barbara has a number of award winning children’s picture books to her credit including Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!, The Flying Tortoise and Emma’s Eggs. Her continuing pursuit of new horizons has led Barbara to establish a new alla prima style, specifically for her portrait work.

Phillips, Craig

Craig phillips has been providing illustrations to the publishing and advertising industries in the United States, Australia and Europe for over a decade. He has created book jackets and interior art for Random House, Penguin, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, TOR Books, Wizards Of The Coast, Oxford University Press and many more. He has created tour posters for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters and provided editorial work to many publications including Rolling Stone Magazine. His work has been included in art annuals such as Spectrum 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Society Of Illustrators 53, Luerzers 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, The Art Of Modern Rock, A Fistful Of Rock, Creative Quarterly 16 and 23. Work has also been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators 53 Book Illustration exhibition in New York, the 2nd Spectrum exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration, a group exhibition at the Erskine gallery in Sydney and a solo exhibition at the University of Arkansas in Florida.

Farias, Carolina

Born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Carolina began her career as a children’s book illustrator after working for several well-known animation studios. She currently lives in La Plata with her husband, Marcelo and their two beautiful children, Sara and Francisco. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in art, she began teaching at the university. She continues to teach with the same passion and dedication that is also evident in her illustrations. Over the years she has published books, sometimes as both the author and illustrator. Carolina likes to spend her free time drawing even while traveling with her family. She only needs a sharp pencil to keep her creativity flowing. Her artwork is created using a variety of mediums with a preference towards watercolors and acrylics. To date, Carolina is part of the White Ravens 2008 list for the Bologna Book Fair, where she has also been selected to represent Argentina.

Belloni, Valentina

Valentina was born in Cuneo, a small town near Turin, Italy. As a young child, she was always drawing and painting. She spent most of her time creating that she often missed her school bus because she did not want to leave her poor crayons and pencils at home. Growing up, she wanted to be a veterinarian, an archeologist or even an astronaut. However, she spent most of her free time drawing and taking painting classes. As a result, she finally decided to make her great passion into a career. Valentina attended 3 years at IED ( European Institute of Design) in Turin and studied juvenile illustration. Nowadays, she spends her days with her IMAC (a constant love and hate relationship) and her cute but fat cats.

Akgulian, Nishan

Nishan Akgulian’s artwork is a product of his love of gestural drawing and the minimalist aesthetic. Combining expressive brush strokes with carefully designed abstract shapes he always strives to give a visual energy to every image he creates. Throughout his career Nishan has applied his unique artistic vision to a wide variety of visual outlets, including editorial illustration, advertising campaigns, greeting cards, product rendering and fashion illustration, as well as fine art and painting. His work has often been described as whimsical, stylized, expressive, gestural, simple, friendly, fun, and sophisticated.

Ho, Jannie

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie moved to New York to study illustration at Parsons School of Design. After working as a graphic designer and an art director at many fun places such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME Magazine for Kids, she decided that illustration was her true calling. Jannie (also known as Chicken Girl) now specializes in illustrating for the children’s market, with her work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. She currently works and plays in Boston, MA with her husband and daughter.

Baviera, Rocco

Graphic Illustration for Corporate, Editorial, Advertising and Children's Books. Clients include: The Grammy Awards, Playboy Jazz Festival, Wall Street Journal Asia, The Washington Post, Expenience Life Magazine, M.A.D.D., Manpower Inc., OmniPod, Syngenta, Ketchum Canada Inc., World Wildlife Fund, Ontario Parks, Clarks Shoes UK, Up with Paper, Scholastic Books, Penguin Putnam, Skinner House Books, Cambridge University Press UK, Chirp Magazine, Two Peas in a Bucket,, and Kids' CBC. Digital files can be supplied as vector. KEYWORDS: Animals Green Eco Nature Wildlife Fun Whimsical Retro Digital Computer Illustrator Photoshop Fashion Design T Shirt Poster Retail Merchandise Environment Vintage Scrapbooking, food, beverage, drink, posters, packaging, travel, coffee, wine, business, financial, conceptual, suit, briefcase, retro, madmen, cool, Children Cute Kids

Gibbon, Rebecca

Illustrator, Rebecca Gibbon was born in Wales in 1968. The youngest of four children she was fed on a diet of picture books by Edward Ardizzone, Roger Duvoisin & Richard Scarry; she dreamed of being an illustrator. Her favorite book was "Frances Face-Maker" by Tome Ungerer.

Her ambition was realized after gaining a first class Honors degree from John Moors University and consequently a Masters at Royal College of Art, London. While at the RCA she was spotted at a children’s book expo in Paris by a French Agent. Since graduating she has worked all over the globe and is represented in New York by Riley Illustration

Rebecca paints in watercolor ink & cultured pencil, and bases her characters on the people she has met and seen over the years. She used to paint on newsprint until one day she looked back at some old work and it had all faded. Lesson learned she now works on acid free cartridge paper.

She lives with her husband and two boys in what was once the Old Village Stores surrounded by their eclectic collections of vintage children’s books, balloon pumps & 1950's ceramics. She loves junk shops, flea markets, drinking tea & of course drawing.

Clients include Citibank, Barnes & Noble, British Telecom, Whittards, Hank Fisher Properties, Kleenex, IBM, The Post Office, Rail Track, Chicago Zoo, The New Yorker, LA times, Washington Post, Vogue, RadioTimes, Wall Street Journal, Paperchase, Country Living, Scholastic, Galison Publishing N.Y, New Crane Publishing, Harper Collins, Hallmark, Bodley Head, Fourth Estate, Chronicle Books, Hallmark, Nickelodeon, Gaz de France.

Huliska-Beith, Laura

Laura Huliska- Beith is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. She grew up in Omaha Nebraska, the oldest of 5 children and her siblings were the inspiration behind her first picture book, The Book of Bad Ideas (although she takes full credit for Bad Idea #143). She has since illustrated many books including Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler, The Recess Queen and The Worst Best Friend both by Alexis O’Neill. Most recently illustrated books are The Wild, Wild Inside (March 2010) by Kate Feiffer and The Adventures of Granny Clearwater and Little Critter (October 2010) by Kimberly Willis Holt.

Hsinping, Pan

HsinPing Pan is an illustrator and animator who grew up in Taiwan and found her artistic self in Los Angeles. She loves drawing colorful things and animating them, and she always aims to create something happy and warm that will bring smiles to people's faces. Her work can be seen in children books, magazines, commercials, films, and music videos, and her clients include Land of Nod, Real Simple, Nick Jr. magazine, Kraft, Calgonit and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Gavin, Carolyn

Carolyn currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her family. She is principal designer and creative director for her company ECOJOT. Carolyn also freelances through her agent Lilla Rogers Studios.
Carolyn has worked on a variety of projects including four fabric collections with P&B Textiles, 2 scrap booking collections for K&Co and Packaging for Swedish Organic Candy Company Ekorrens Ekologiska. As well as Holiday cards for Unicef, Gift cards for Target and toys & games for Land of Nod.
Carolyn's specialties are packaging, lettering, florals, animals and repeat designs. Carolyn paints with Gouache, uses ink and traditional digital media.
When not working Carolyn loves to travel, read, garden and practice yoga.

Allyn, Virginia

Virginia lives above a chocolate shop in a beautiful New Hampshire village. She enjoys collecting children's books, hiking, and eating all her vegetables (except peas).

Collignon, Veronica

“I see life in colour,” declares fashion illustrator Veronica Collignon, and looking at her portfolio full of light, colourful imagery, it’s hard to argue. But she takes her obsession with colour even further in her everyday life. For instance, she has a collection of nail polish bottles that she’s never used. “I always end up buying them because I am drawn by the colours! I even remember names and numbers by a form of colour-coding in my mind,” she says.

That quirky sense of fun carries over into her artwork, but it’s underlined by great talent, professionalism and a fantastic technique. Growing up in Mexico, from a young age she was inspired by drawing and creativity, and her favourite illustrators include David Downton, Garance Doré and Izak Zenou. She worked alongside the latter for two years.

She later moved from her home city of Guadalajara to Paris, and then to Madrid, to study. Eventually, she ended up in New York where she now has a range of clients in fashion, retail, advertising, cosmetics and more.

New York’s cosmopolitan mix is the perfect thing to inspire her. She loves to people watch, and enjoys exploring other cultures, with Moroccan and Japanese at the top of her list at the moment.

Veronica studied on the Fashion Studies programme at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, and later gained certificates in Fashion and Fine Art from Parsons The New School.

Projects begin with Veronica learning about her client and the audience they want to reach. Research is key, before she plays with different looks and ideas, and then settles on the best composition. After the sketching comes her favourite part – adding the colour.

Whimsical, colourful and fun are words commonly used to describe Veronica’s style. Her work has the feel of classic fashion illustration about it, with striking graphical forms, a gestural style, and lovely brushwork and inking.

Tran, Turine

Vietnamese artist Turine Tran’s imaginative children’s illustrations were inspired by some of the Victorian greats like Arthur Rackham, yet she’s established her own unique style which is charming, elegant and popular with clients who like her nostaligic, painterly approach.

Turine grew up in a house full of books that she could escape into as a child. She was taught to draw by her father. Ho Chi Minh City is a hot, busy and crowded place, but Turine prefers the countryside – particularly when the weather is dark and gloomy. In addition to her art, she does a lot of crafting, from beads to sewing and from knitting to cooking.

Turine studied design in Vietnam, before going to the School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. She moved to Edinburgh to study for a Masters in Illustration, and later returned to Vietnam.

Images usually start off as rough pencil sketches in Turine’s notebooks as she tries to establish the forms and the composition. Detail and shading are added and then the pencil image is scanned in so that she can add colour in Photoshop. She has designed her own custom brushes within the application.

Turine’s style is intentionally nostalgic. She wants viewers to reminisce when they see her work – as though it’s just been discovered in a dusty old attic. Her Victorian-inspired illustrations are full of whimsical lines and forms, given life by paper textures. Meanwhile, she enjoys creating children’s characters that aren’t just cute and cuddly, but which are vulnerable and unpredictable, and don’t behave in ways that adult viewers expect them to.

Vollor, Holly

Holly Vollor is the owner of Whisper Illustration + Design which works with many local businesses as well as regional print publications while conducting freelance services for customers throughout the country. Whisper Illustration Design offers digital illustration and graphic design services for multiple applications including branding, packaging, advertisements, commercial wall art, and editorial design. Holly holds a BA specializing in Graphic Design from Ole Miss. When Holly isn't designing, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Adams, Kathryn

A mix of editorial, whimsical, humour and stylized linework.

Schimler-Safford, Amy

Whimsical, decorative, and painterly illustration and design style. Clients include Target, American Greetings, Hallmark, Unicef, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod, Fruit of the Loom, Baby Gap, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Oxford University Press to name a few. I have sold and licensed artwork to the children's publishing and gift markets as well as for stationery, advertising, editorial, packaging and home products.

Cook, Ande

The story of me: newspaper layout artist; film animator; high-school art teacher; director of teacher training at the High Museum of Art; instructor of art education Georgia State University; artist in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts; illustrator; painter; film maker; object designer; novice organic farmer; chicken wrangler; world class dog lover. Long time married to a handsome former rock star.

Ben-Ami, Doron

Realistic Illustration done digitially, but with a warm, hand painted look, for animatics, storyboard, comps, book covers, advertising, publishing, and packaging. --Featuring a wide variety of subject matter, including people, children, family, product, sports, food, dining, eating, environment, relationship, nostalgia & retro themes, christmas, santa, home life, dogs, horses, baseball, pharmaceutical, geriatric, romance, love, relationship, landscape, nature, faces, & expressions. Work has been described as, warm, bold, colorful, and graphic. Has been commissioned by ad agencies, publishers, and design & packaging firms nationally. Represented by John Brewster Creative Services. email: creative.svcs@snet.net

Tolpa, Beegee

Playful digital illustration specializing in children, young adults ("tweens" as they say) and on up.

Francis, Peter

Based in Brighton, UK, Peter has created fresh, bright artwork for over 15 years. Being heavily influenced by a love of animation he spent a number of years working as an illustrator in children's television. His clients included 'Aardman Animations', BBC Worldwide and 'A' for Animation. Here he was greatly influenced by the art of narrative, and combined his love of drawing with the power of storytelling. His artwork is playful with an eye for color and detail, whilst evoking a subtle theatricality. When not frantically sketching in his studio he takes time for long coastal walks, exploring local history and archaeology, painting seascapes and growing vegetables.

Bishop, Tracy

Tracy attended San Jose State University and graduated with a degree in graphic design with a concentration in illustration/animation. For the next decade Tracy focused on building a career in graphic and web design, but Tracy's passion for telling stories through pictures persisted. In 2010, she left her design job at a children's museum to focus on being a full-time illustrator. Tracy can now be found working from home in San Jose, CA. Her daily inspirations are her son, husband, and a hairy dog appropriately named Harry. When she's not working, you'll find Tracy reading, collecting picture books, knitting, or tinkering on her computer.

Girasole, Alessia

Alessia was born in Milan, Italy where she currently resides. She has been drawing since early childhood and realized early on that she would turn her hobby into a rewarding career as an illustrator. After graduating at the European Institute of Design in Milan, with a major in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, she decided to focus on illustrating for children. During her studies, Alessia was introduced to Corel Painter software and was immediately shocked, amazed, and captured by its unique capabilities. As a result, she decided to give up her palette and paint-brush to completely dedicate herself to the study and exploration of digital art. Nowadays, she spends most of her time with her two favorite and very close mates... her MAC and Neve, a faithful Labrador retriever.

Crawford, Robert

Robert Crawford graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings have appeared on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report as well as book covers for best-selling books published by Random House, Penguin/Putnam, Avon and other major publishers. His work is popular with advertising agencies and is much sought after by Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Dupont and Ford. Robert Crawford was chosen by the German car maker, Volkswagen, to do six paintings for a book which celebrated Volkswagen's 50th anniversary. Robert's work has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print. His paintings have been included in group shows in New York, Japan and Germany and he participated in the United Nation's sponsored show on the environment in New York City. That painting was featured on CBS's Sunday morning with Charles Osgood. Robert Crawford's work has been selected for permanent collection by the United States government and major corporations such as British Petroleum. Some other notable collector's include, Richard Reeves, the presidential historian, and Edward Gordon of ABC television.Robert's studio is located in northwest Ct.

Keri Smith

Illustration for editorial, advertising, corporate, and publishing markets.

Liz Sanders Agency

Since 1985, Liz Sanders Agency has represented an eclectic group of commercial illustrators, each highly specialized in a range of medium: digital, oil, acrylic, pastel and a variety of style: realistic, whimsical, editorial, juvenile. My commitment to personal service and positive relationships has proven well in seeking out the best of art buyers and freshest, most unique talent. My business philosophy is founded on reliability, honesty, practicality and persistence. These attributes combined with effective marketing & promotion has resulted in a thriving business whose client base includes design/advertising firms, magazine/book publishers, and corporations.

Ingemanson, Donna

Lush painterly illustrations/art and lettering with a quirky point of view. Clients include Land of Nod, Target, Sundance Catalog, AT & T, Pottery Barn Kids, Volkwagon, Corningware, Travel Holiday, HGTV as well as several diverse projects in the advertising, packaging, editorial, children's, publishing and gift markets.

Dunn, Katherine

Sophisticated and emotional, yet often whimsical and naive.Works traditionaly with acrylic/mixed media/pastel/lettering/ink - and often incorporates layers of her abstract work for some projects. Subjects inlcude: nature, animals, children, fashion, people, and painterly landscape. Projects with Neiman Marcus, Marshall Fields, Target, Charles Schwab, Utne Reader as well as a variety in the fashion, editorial, advertising, gift and publishing market.

Romani, Paula

I'm an illustrator and designer. My illustrations have a joie de vivre, feminine, modern and fun vibe. My illustrations have appeared in magazines, ads, graphic design materials and products all over the world.

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Basaluzzo, Constanza

Constanza Basaluzzo was born in Argentina in the mid 70’s where she still lives with her husband, Javier Gonzales Burgos and her little kitten, Nina Kodama. She was always drawn to the arts and at the young age of 9, Grandpa Luis (her most enthusiastic fan) decided to sponsor her first drawing and painting class. Since then, she never lost the passion for interpreting the world from a child’s point of view - with bright colors, mixed textures, and obsession for details. She graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and concentrated her career on graphic communication for children. She works in digital format and since 2003, has published work in several books, stationary cards, and children’s magazines in Argentina. In her spare time, she enjoys reading (especially children’s books!), spending time outdoors with her cat, and visiting toy stores.

Stanley, Anne

Vibrant, friendly and fun, line and dye illustrations, maps, food, animals, characters, nature, icons, interior overviews for advertising, packaging, corporate, children's book publishing, esl, editoral, games, infographics and more....

Levine, Laura

children's books, folk art, naive, colorful, editorial, hand lettering, portraits, bold, bright, surreal, musicians, Blab!, documentary illustration, etc.

Lemay, Violet

As a girl in the happy land of St. Louis, Missouri, Violet Lemay was always drawing and making things with her hands. When she grew up, she became a costume and set designer and moved to New York City, which was a lot of fun. Even though she loved her work and living in NYC, Violet realized that her true dream was to illustrate books for children. She moved south to attend a school for illustrators. Since then, Violet has illustrated eighteen books for children (including Isabella's Shoe Studio, which she also wrote), with more on the way—mostly for duopress, her favorite publisher, for whom she also acts as art director.
Violet and her husband Fred have a 12-year-old son, Gray, who is a junior artist/architect/city planner, and is the joy of their lives. They all live together in a cozy little brick house in upstate New York, surrounded by mountains and dairy farms—and is only a short train-ride away from NYC. If she's not in her studio painting, Violet is probably out walking Chip, who is a rat terrier, and is her constant companion.

Zivoin, Jennifer

Jennifer Zivoin is a children's book illustrator living in Carmel, Indiana. Although she has been trained in media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality, her passion is bringing stories to life through her paintings. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with highest distinction from the honors division of Indiana University. She then began her professional career as a graphic designer, and later became a creative director at a multimedia design company. Today, she enjoys living out her dream of creating art for children's books. In addition to illustrating, Jennifer's hobbies include reading, baking, biking and ballroom dancing, especially tango!

Kalis, Jennifer

Online illustration portfolio, unique fun style, editorial, children's books

Karlén, José Per

Brochure, Book, Black & White, Advertising, Poster, People, Corporate, Editorial, Decorative, Computer/Digital, Children, annual reports, people, business, work, intelligent, corporate, information, typography, art, advertising, poster, product, packaging, animation, children, Lettering, childrens book, conceptual, decorative, lettering, naive, line, bitmap, digital, vector, computer, whimsical, wacky, corporate, ink, pen, advertising, editorial, characters, graphic design, book publishing, CD covers, book covers. Innovative, intelligent and fun. Clients include: IBM, WPP, The Swatch Group, Royal Mail, Orange mobile company.

Gynux

Gynux was born in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France and currently resides in Lyon. As a child, he had always been drawn to storytelling and illustration. Growing up, he was impressed by Rembrandt’s use of contrast in his compositions, Hirao Miyasaki’s use of detail and unique characters in his cartoons, and the color palette of Dominique Louis’s illustrations. He studied industrial engineering in college and later worked as a furniture and graphic designer. However, he came to realize that there were some boundaries which had been suppressing his creativity by solely focusing on industrial design. He craved the spontaneity that comes from being free to recreate anything from his wildest dreams and his farthest imaginations. Luckily, Gynux met some illustrators at an exhibit which brought him back into the realm of drawing and illustration. His inspiration comes from a wide range of sources – cartoons, fine arts, architecture, film and especially music. While not illustrating, he loves to travel and has visited Turkey, Austria, Spain, England, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, and Germany. Gynux also enjoys spending his free time riding his bike through the forest and playing his piano.

Tibilis, Thodoris

Thodoris Tibilis is a many times awarded freelancer illustrator working worldwide mostly for Ad Agencies included DDB, Bold Ogilvy,McCann, JWT, Saatchi&Saatchi, BBDO, Magnet, Publicis, FCB and Leo Burnett. Clients have included Coca Cola, WRC, Fiat, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi - Aventis, Oxford University Press, Unilever, Heinz, Glenfiddich, Algida, Carrefour, Athens 2004 Olympic games, Popeye magazine and many others.

He is specialized in stylized ilustrations, cartoon and mascot design and he also creates funny, cute and humorous illustrations - mostly for kids and teenagers.

He has worked in the cartoon animation field and has also created illustrations for magazines, fairytales, educational books, greeting cards, multimedia applications, posters, stickers, CD covers, T-shirts and merchandising for toys.

He has won many awards for his work including Astrid, Ermis and EVGE awards.

His working techniques include mainly computer generated art (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) but also watercolors, pencils, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography and sculpture.

He is available for commercial advertising projects, character and mascot design, conceptual drawings, illustrations for video games, board games and any kind of children toys.

Besteman, Jackie

I have worked as an editorial illustrator and have made many illustrations for many North American publications. My specialties have been Lifestyle, ( People) Kids, Maps, Icons and Travel. Along the way my work has been recognized by The Canadian Art Directors Club, Workbook, Print and How Magazines. I have a passion for birds and have been making paintings and illustrations of these beautiful creatures.

julia binfield

naive style, sophisticated content, life, still life, things, bowls, cups, teapots, plants, flowers, gardens, cooking, food, architecture, buildings, maps, italy,
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