illustrator Steven Salerno creates contemporary images with a retro vibe for advertising, magazines, publishing, packaging, etc... A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City he studied under top industry professionals including famed children's book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are."
Since 2000 Steven has also illustrated 25 picture books for children, and is the author/illustrator of 4 titles: "Coco the Carrot", "Little Tumbo", "Harry Hungry!" and in 2015, "Wild Child" (published by Abrams Books for Young Readers). Also released in 2015 was the picture book "The Fantastic Ferris Wheel" with incredible period illustrations by Steven. The true story of engineer George Ferris and his invention, the Ferris Wheel, built for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (written by Betsy Harvey Kraft, published by Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt & Co.)
Back in 2012 Steven's illustrated non-fiction picture book, "Brothers at Bat," (written by Audrey Vernick/Clarion Books) was a NY Times Book Review Notable Picture Book of the Year. Released in 2016 was another Audrey Vernick picture book story, "The Kid from Diamond Street" (Clarion Books) with 1920's era illustrations by Steven Salerno. It's the true story of Philadelphia girl, Edith Houghton, who as a 13 year old in 1925, played baseball for an all-female American team that toured in Japan playing against their college level men's baseball teams. Also released in 2016 was Random House's Little Golden Books picture book, "Puppy Princess" written by Sue Fliess with whimsical illustrations by Steven.
Scheduled for release in 2017 is the picture book, "Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates" (written by April Jones Prince/Farrar Straus & Giroux) with illustrations by Steven. Scheduled for release in 2018 is Steven's 5th author/illustrator picture book, "Tim's Goodbye" (published by Farrar Straus & Giroux).
one of the illustrations for "The Fantastic Ferris Wheel" published in 2015 by Christy Ottaviano Books
cover illustration for "The Kid from Diamond Street" published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
cover illustration for "Wild Child" published in 2015 by Abrams Books for Young Readers