sábado, 12 de fevereiro de 2011

AMERICAN DESIGN AWARDS











Hey friends! I have been planning to share this great news with all of you for a while now, especially with those of you who have been following my work from the very beginning of this blog. But, as I mentioned in my previous post, I have been extremely busy and I haven't had the time to blog much these days. However, (thank God for the weekend) I finally got a little bit of time for an update, so here it goes:
As some of you may remember, precisely a year ago in February 2010, I won 1st and 2nd place for the illustration category in the 2010 Winter Semi Anual Contest by the American Design Awards.
Well, this time I'm posting the good news that I have also won 1st and 2nd place for the illustration category in the 2010 SUMMER Semi Annual Contest again! I feel very honored for the fact that the jury has given me both 1st and 2nd prize, for the SECOND TIME. I really wasn't expecting it and it was a very nice surprise.
Hope that you guys are all well... see you soon!

Olá amigos! Há já algum tempo que pretendo partilhar esta boa nova convosco, especialmente com aqueles que acompanham este blog desde o início. Como alguns de vós talvez se lembrem, há precisamente um ano atrás, fui contemplado com dois prémios na categoria de ilustração nas American Design Awards.
Desta vez, tive a honra de ser premiado pelo segundo ano consecutivo, recebendo novamente os prémios para o primeiro e segundo lugar na categoria de ilustração no evento 2010 SUMMER Semi Annual Contest promovido pelas American Design Awards.
Sinto-me especialmente honrado pelo facto de o Juri me ter atribuído novamente dois prémios na mesma categoria. Não o postei mais cedo porque além de andar muito ocupado, tive de esperar algum tempo até receber os certificados e a placa/troféu relativos aos prémios. Espero que estejam todos bem!

68 comentários:

RuAn disse...

Parabéns amigo, alédome de sua vitória. É bem merecida, sem dúvida nenhuma. Abraços e para continuar com essa mesma sorte

Francisco Martins disse...

Muchas gracias RuAn!
Fuerte abrazo amigo

michael robertson disse...

Congratulations my friend!...all these awards are certainly well deserved. Your work is amazing and it's great that you're getting the recognition you deserve. Keep it up!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Buddy, how are you Michael??? Thanksss for your always so kind comments! big hug

Pito disse...

FELICITACIONES FRANCISCO!!!!!

Que buenas noticias y que bien merecidos los premios.
Son dos obras geniales.

Te mando un abrazo grande.

Francisco Martins disse...

Pito! como estás amigo?
Muchas gracias!!! fuerte abrazo desde Lisboa

shamil disse...

congrats martin....you desrve it....keep rockin always...cheers

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Shamil, how are you my friend! hope that everything is ok. Thanks a lot for your kind comment :)

senhorita valdez disse...

Congratulations fofinho!
You surely deserve it. Not only because they are beautiful pieces, but because it´s great to see your hard work being praised internationally. Very very proud of you.
*****

ARI disse...

Felicidades por el galardón, tus trabajos son brillantes y así han sido reconocidos.

nella gatica disse...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! FELICITACIONES SOS UN GENIO DEL ARTE Y EL DISEÑO!

Francisco Martins disse...

Senhorita: Thanks a lot Valdez! what would I do without you my muse? :D
Luv ya babe

Ari: Muchas muchas gracias comparsa por tus comentarios siempre tan amigos.

Nellita: Aww!! muchas gracias! Pero TU eres el genio del arte e del diseño!! :D Beso!

vjarumugam disse...

Congratulations bro! you have been on a roll! bagging many awards, and busy with doing some awesome stuffs side by side. :)
fantastic! :)

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey VJ how have you been man, long time no talk!!
Thanks bro! Huge hug from Portugal :)

Johanna Urban disse...

Congrats Francisco! I'm very happy for you!!!

Take care
Johanna

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Johanna, how are you doing?
Thank you :)
Kiss

LuisNCT disse...

Congratulations!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey luis, thanks man! :)

Brian Lue Sang disse...

Congratulations, my dear friend!!!
This is wonderful news, but is it that surprising? Your work is consistently incredible! ;)

Francisco Martins disse...

Thank you so much Brian for your always so ego lifting and extremely kind comments :D

Sympathy for The Devil disse...

awesome!!!!!!!
awe and some!!! :D

congrats, im sooooo happy for you and proud of you!
you know you deserve it :))

Sympathy for The Devil disse...

just when you are rich and famous don't forget me!! heheh :D

congrats, once again!

xox

Francisco Martins disse...

Mita!! Hi!! :D
Rich and Famous? LOL yeah right, like that's ever gonna happen :P you'll get rich and famous much sooner that I am... trust me on that one!

Thanksss!!! :)

big hug

Ces disse...

Oh my gosh!!! Francisco! You are the man! You are the bomb! Congratulations. Why am I not surprised? Your work is excellent and you have a very professional dedication in everything you do! I am so happy for you!

Francisco Martins disse...

Ces!!! How are you, hope you are doing well :)
Thank you so much for these very kind world, they mean a lot coming from an amazing artist like yourself. Big TSUP directly from Lisbon :D

Glen Batoca disse...

Parabéns meu amigo Francisco,vc merece mesmo pois seus trabalhos são fantásticos e tenho a certeza que muitos outros prêmios virão,pois talento e inteligência vc tem meu amigo é trabalhar e colher os frutos da luta ! Super merecido é Nota 10 my friend !
Abraços do Brasil !

Ces disse...

Aaaaaaawwwwwwww! Thank you so much. You put a big smile on my face. You are so sweet!!! Not only are you a great artist, you are a wonderful guy! Tsup back at you!

Francisco Martins disse...

Glen, muito obrigado meu amigo, abração para você!

Ces: I'm glad I made you smile, cause you always make ME smile... that my friend is called KARMA :)
Oh and thanks for the "sweet guy" part :D

Vanessa Brantley Newton disse...

HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!Did you hear me all the way from NJ??? OH MAN how awesome is this news. How fantastic Francisco! You have done all the hard work and look how it's paying off. You are so freakin' talent ! I love your ad and your whimsicalness. It's so breathing. What an honor and you deserve every bit of it!!!! Okay now I have to do the Happy Dance! Excuse me for a moment I'll be right back.................................... Oh I just had to get that out! he he he he he he! Thanks for bringing tears to my eyes with your wonderful and sweet comments. You made me tear up. Thanks so much for your encouragement and your friendship. I appreciate you so much. Keep moving forward Dude. YOU ROCK!
Hugs and Big Hugs
from V

Francisco Martins disse...

Awwwww Thanks V, you are THE BEST! Your comments always make feel like "I'VE GOT THE POWER", LOL!!
Seriously, thank you so much for kind visits and amazing up-lifting comments. World sized hug!

Panurgo disse...

Notícia era não teres ganho.

Francisco Martins disse...

Ha! obrigado! :D
Um abraço

bog_art disse...

Congratulations my friend! you deserve it! it could be a surprise for you, but it is not for us.. your artwork is really amazing!.. I still wait a tutorial of your step by step some day.. hugs from my blog!

PS: I still have to see more paths to follow before to start to play a bit.. haha.. :D

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Bog, hope you are well buddy. Thank you so much for those words of encouragement :)
Fuerte abrazo desde Losboa

Amy C disse...

WOW totally excellent HUGE congrats Francisco!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Amy, thanks a lot! :)
Kiss from Lisbon

donny* disse...

Yeah, you definitely deserve it! It's fantastic work to be proud of. Congratulations 1000x over! Hope you been well and super creative. Have a great weekend!

Francisco Martins disse...

Heyyy Donny, how are you man?
Awww!! thanks so much! really means a lot! :D

douce disse...

Congratulations-- you very much deserve this honor you are an excellent illustrator!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Douce, thank you so much for your words! :)

Laura Braga disse...

Hi Francisco!
this is great news, congratulations my friend, I'm happy for you! ;)
Your work is so excellent!!
See U Soon and good work!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi!!! Thanks a lot Laura! :)
Big kiss from Lisbon

Sympathy for The Devil disse...

i forgot to say something.
that song.
remember that song?
to build a home?
by The Cinematic Orchestra?
remember now?
yea that song kills me.

xD

thanks for sharing.

Shirley disse...

Super duper-well deserved, Francisco. Your work is FANTASTIC..I've just scrolled through your recent posts and man, you are wonderfully creative and your aesthetic is sharp and very cutting edge. Way to go!!

Francisco Martins disse...

Awww thank you so much Shirley, you are very kind :D

Francisco Martins disse...

Mita: yeah, that song is just amazing. it's one of my favorite, I love Patrick Watson's voice and his music is fabulous :)

Peter Breese disse...

Amazing! Congrats my friend and well deserved I might add! Brilliant work, now have a brief rest and savor the moment..... OK, get back to work!

Francisco Martins disse...

:D Thanks a lot Peter, you're the best! :)
Ha! boy that moment of rest was really quick! :P
Big hug buddy

Johanna Urban disse...

Congratulations my friend!

Great post, I always love to visit your blog! xx

Johanna, Sweden
ART

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Johanna, thanks a lot :D
Kiss

Arq disse...

Parabéns amigo...o reconhecimento merecido do teu trabalho deve estar a saber-te muito bem...

abraço

Francisco Martins disse...

Obrigado! Sim, o reconhecimento do esforço e empenho que dedicamos ao nosso trabalho sabe sempre bem :)

Johanna Urban disse...

Yes, spring would be lovley, and it really was spring in sweden yesterday,... today it's snowing!! XD

xx

Johanna Urban disse...

Yes, spring would be lovley, and it really was spring in sweden yesterday,... today it's snowing!! XD

xx

Francisco Martins disse...

Yeah well... it's raining here like there's not gonna be a tomorrow. :S lol
Kiss

Sami disse...

Hey Francisco, beautiful blog you have! Thanks for sharing your works :)

Greetings from India:)

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Sami, thanks a lot for visiting and for the kind comment! cheers from Lisbon!!

jazzlamb disse...

WOAHOHO! I'm SO sorry I'm dropping by so late, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's wonderful news! Hope all is good at yours! Here's to this accolade and many more to come! :D

jazzlamb disse...

WOAHOHO! I'm SO sorry I'm dropping by so late, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's wonderful news! Hope all is good at yours! Here's to this accolade and many more to come! :D

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Jasjyot, how are you doing buddy?
Thanks a lot for stopping by and for your kind comment :)
Yeah, everything is cool around here, the weather is finally getting nice :D
Big cheers from Portugal

SKIZO disse...

WonderfulWorkGoodCreations:)

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks :)

Eric Barclay disse...

Beautiful and well-deserved!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi Eric, thank you so much! :)

bog_art disse...

Hey my friend! waiting your new artwork around here as always.. =D

PS: You right, my mom loved the portrait, and men, those Galapagos islands are something really really special..

Francisco Martins disse...

Hey Bog, whassup?
Yeah I bet that the Galapagos are just amazing :D
New post coming out soon :)
Cheers

Tomás Serrano disse...

Parabens, Francisco. Es fabuloso. Me alegro mucho por ti. Un abrazo.

Francisco Martins disse...

Muchas gracias Tomás! cuanto tiempo amigo! un abrazo