Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Uncle Sam’s Creative Explosion

American Ingenuity is the theme of Britt Spencer’s explosive cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post.
Britt was proud to have worked with this magazine: “For an illustrator in the States, it's pretty historical considering the mag’s close ties to Norman Rockwell and Leyendecker.”

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the go with Katmo

People travelling on Traveline South West are in for a visual orgy of posters, bus sides and adshells thanks to the creative brains at Katmo.
The team have created a wondrous series of colourful characters—each of whom relates to a certain destination in the south west of England. .

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Soho Poster Art

Popping up around London right now is Alyana Cazalet’s nifty (and highly stylish) poster artwork for Soho’s Star CafĂ©.
Commissioned by Sarah Benson at CHI and Partners, Alyana’s loose, understated lines, and dots of colour make for quality design.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Art of Well-Being

Tired of all this negativity in the world? Tim Bradford has the all-positive antidote in the form of this cheery self-initiated piece.
Entitled ‘Wear Shorts More’, the piece is “inspired by a positive thinking attitude and the effect it can have on our well-being, hopefully helping keep us all afloat in these times of crisis!”

The Sunday Times in Style

All things must pass, as a great man once said, including Jacqueline Bissett’s four-year run with the Sunday Times Style magazine.
To end in style, Linda Burrows commissioned Jacqueline to create this fashion figure for this month's horoscope feature. Jacqueline herself sends a huge thank you and farewell to the team at Sunday Times Style.

Christian David Moore

A big hello this month to the gorgeous fantasy world of Christian David Moore.
Combining ink washes with a strong command of watercolour, Christian takes inspiration from all things glamorous: beautiful women, glamour and luxury. Good choices.


A warm welcome also please to Madamesange who brings a delightful mix of decorative line and humour to the agency.
Madamesange (aka Helen Lang) has worked extensively in the print and poster industry — impressing clients such as TESCO in the UK and Paper Magic and American Greetings in the US, and looks forward to expanding into editorial and publishing fields.

Reading vs Losing

Feast your eyes on Steven Pattison’s jazzy new bookmark illustration for World Wrestling Entertainment.
The design came initially via a competition for a child to design a bookmark based on the theme “Reading is for Losers”. The winning piece was then forwarded to Steve to re-draw in his distinctive style. © WWE

Taming the Banks

This heroic masterpiece of a front cover comes from Jonathan Allardyce who created it for Prospect magazine.
The brief called for an image of FSA Chairman Adair Turner answering the need for stronger moral values for the banking industry.
Currently wowing all at the Perth Fashion Week is this anti-drink drive animation from the amazing Sarah Beetson.
The animations were projected onto the sides of several buildings in Perth City Centre, with the tagline: “Champers hampers driving skills”. Never has a police warning looked so cool.
See the animations.
Sarah Beetson's portfolio.

Neat Logo

“Simple” and “elegant” often work out well together, so proves Adam Larkum and this simple and elegant new logo for Edinburgh based publisher Bookspeed.
Utilising a neat lino cut effect, Adam’s series of oyster catch birds also features on book display stands.

Monday, September 14, 2009

That Yucky Love Thing

is the title of an enchanting new children's book by Michael Catchpool featuring wonderful illustration work by Victoria Ball.
Commissioned by Paula Burgess at Gullane, the book recounts the tale of young Sam and his attempts to escape the "yucky hugging and kissing he sees everywhere he looks". Says Victoria: "It was a really fun book to work on. The team had clear ideas on the illustrations but I was still allowed lots of creative freedom.

Bound for Glory

This vibrant image of glowing animal well-being is the work of talented wildlife illustrator Andrew Hutchinson, who has just completed it for the German branch of pet health nutritionists, Royal Canin.
The glorious scene of running cats and dogs will feature extensively in Royal Canin's nationwide campaign, which will mainly comprise of large outdoor posters.

In it to Win it

Cruising in for the big win is Bill Ledger and these comical animated creations for the latest Camelot National Lottery campaign. Bill's idea for a cardboard cut-out puppet theatre went down a storm with Camelot, who have developed the idea into an online game, as well as mobile phone animations.
See the animation hereBill Ledger's portfolio

What Women Want

Telling it like it is, is Ruth Rowland's lettering skills and this no-nonsense cover for Newsweek Magazine.
Using her favourite lipstick and working directly onto glass ("tricky but fun"), Ruth was commissioned by Newsweek's Bruce Ramsey to apply her trademark lettering style to powerful political effect.

Connoisseur McClelland

Meet Kathy Wyatt's McClelland character: a nostalgic lone explorer who walks the Scottish hills and lowlands in his on-going study of whisky.
Originally commissioned by David Huckell of Nevis Design two years ago, McClelland has made a yuletide comeback, not only in the shape of all McClelland whisky packaging and publicity, but also on the McClelland website where a sketchbook of his travels can be seen.See the animation here. Kathy Wyatt's portfolio.

Ceiling Art

Rollover Michelangelo! When it comes to ceiling paintings Chris Corr is up there with the best of them.
New York-based Interior Design Company Eric Cohler Design hired Chris to let his art loose on this apartment ceiling. Using his favourite blend of buildings, stars, planets, black hole and flying machines, Chris spent about a week on the project. We hope his neck is better now!
Christopher Corr's portfolio.

How Ritz Get Made

This magnificently comical animation for the new Ritz Crackers website comes via the talented Katmo team, who were commissioned by CoCo Weir at JWT for Ritz.
The brief was to show the stages of the production process in a humorous factory scene populated with characters who are passionate about what they do. Says Katmo: "The animation loops, which was a bit of a challenge to get all machines, rollers, boxes, biscuits and movements in sync. A great challenge and great fun to do."Watch the animation.
KATMO's portfolio.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Apple iPod Touch (second generation, 32GB)

http://bit.ly/cnqRy works great on Apple iPod Touch (second generation, 32GB)


Corr in Close-up

Now until 6th September brings the chance to view some fabulous Christopher Corr paintings at West Dean in Sussex, near Chichester.
Chris’s collection brings together paintings from his many varied travels to India, USA, Madagascar, Australia and France. You can also learn from the master himself as Chris will be teaching a painting course there in March.