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Istvan Banyai

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Debut Art Ltd.
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Suite 5SE
New York, NY 10014
United States

illustration of Cover of The New Yorker with a group of men in tuxedos running from left to right, chasing a butterfly
illustration of A collage of images of Playboy models
illustration of A linear illustration of a man snorting lines of numbers
illustration of A poster of Tatu, a Russian lesbian singing duo,  shocking passing Russian's in the street
illustration of An artist painting two topless models, one in boxing gear.
illustration of A woman holding an Oscar award with her mouth open on a red back ground, for the cover of The New Yorker.
illustration of A cover for the New Yorker which is focusing on the word 'no,' with signs up all over with various oppressive directives, and a person in a pink top not sure how to proceed.
illustration of A boy in a spotlight throwing something at a line of faceless riot police
illustration of A pair of feet in the foreground with blood on the left one, and in the background a woman sitting on a chair in red lipstick.


Istvan Banyai is an award winning Hungarian born American illustrator. He won many awards (gold and brass, silver and tin) in the last 40 years, worked with all the American magazines and newspapers (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Playboy, Rolling Stone,… you name it) as well as some publications in the UK, France, Canada and Japan. He made animation for Nickelodeon and MTV Europe. He is good at developing concepts and he is quick in execution. He hates to draw someone else’s idea! He made an international best seller picture book called Zoom, which is published in 18 countries.


Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Collage, Line, Line with Color, Montage, Pen & Ink, Film/Entertainment


Humor, Comic Book, Editorial, Leisure, Music, People, Political, Portrait, Romance, Lifestyle, Feminine, Financial, Urban