Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Big Voice

A big shout for Ben Tallon who has just completed the VOICE Project with this dynamic image.

Ben explains that it's the start of a "long term project aimed at rallying creative professionals to turn their talents to important issues in important times". The images are about speaking on behalf of those that need to be heard but don't have the voice to do so.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Transmoflection - Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Living in Vancouver and being an illustrator, you can’t help notice the city being covered in illustrations "giving a highly detailed, true-to-life, and almost photographic sense of the athlete performing the sports" .

These illustrations were all done by VANOC’s in-house design team (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games), with one key texture created by local aboriginal artist Xwa lack tun.
Transmoflection is the title of a video showing the process of the design process

Patrick Boyer's Portfolio

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Do You Believe in G.O.D?

John Holder is the man behind this compelling project.

"Good Old Drawing" is aimed at collecting together drawings by like minded artists who believe in the fundamental G.O.D skills. Along with colleague Philip Hodgkinson, John has amassed approximately 100 artists including Hockney and Scarfe, with samples of their work and reasons for believing in G.O.D. The project also supports young artists. Keep your eyes out for a G.O.D book, currently in progress.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

John Walsom Open Studio

A must see if you are in the area of Kingston, Upon Thames, Surrey...... John Walsom is having an open studio weekend next month on 6th and 7th March 2010 11am-5pm at 38-42 Fife Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1SU. On sale will be lots of original paintings in oils, watercolour and acrylics.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fashion Illustration

Max Gregor, Montana Forbes, Petra Dufkova and Victoria Ball all appear in 'Fashion Illustrator', a book celebrating illustrators with a fashion edge. Published by Laurence King the book is "...A comprehensive, visually-led overview that covers all areas of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration, Fashion Illustrator (2e) both teaches students how to draw the fashion figure and provides an extended showcase of established and emerging illustrators..."

Max Gregor's portfolio. Montana Forbes's portfolio. Petra Dufkova's portfolio. Victoria Ball's portfolio.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snoopy Revamped

Snoopy, one of our most beloved comicbook dogs has had a fabulous make over by the celebrated illustrator Christopher Corr.

Chris was invited to participate alongside other artists, illustrators and designers to individually decorate a Snoopy in celebration of the dog's 60th anniversary. These resulting designs were exhibited in Hong Kong before being auctioned off for charity.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Munch! by Sholto Walker

This month sees illustrator Sholto Walker completing some charming illustrations for two novelty children’s books.

Commissioned by paper engineer David Hawcock both take a light hearted view at nature. “Munch” features the food-chain with larger and larger sea creatures eating each other and “Making Tracks” is an entertaining look at animal tracks. Sholto says: “Both used an ingenious piece of paper engineering to increase the fun - but it sure made for a complicated job!”

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Illustration opens in Shanghai

Great bit of PR that Tianyin has got for us with Media. Asia

SHANGHAI – London-based illustration company Illustration has opened its doors in Shanghai.

It has also launched a Chinese website to cater to clients in China. The Shanghai office is currently working with advertising agency's including Interone for a Mini campaign and Fashion Weekly publication.

“Illustration no longer means traditional illustrations, it is all about visual communication,” said Tianyin Wang, the agent for Greater China at Illustration.

Wang added: “China is a first-world country now and with that has a very fast maturing marketing and advertising industry. That is exactly the environment where illustration is used to add individuality and sophistication to campaigns.”

China is the second Asian country that Illustration has ventured into, besides Singapore.

Apart from the UK, Illustration has offices in the US and Germany. Clients in its UK and US portfolios include BBH, JWT, BBC, and Bloomsbury Publishing, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Optimism from Brand Republic Daily News

IPA Bellwether Report: Optimism returns despite more marketing cuts
by Arif Durrani, Brand Republic 18-Jan-10, 00:01

LONDON - Optimism is returning to UK marketing companies and budgets are set to rise in 2010, despite the ninth consecutive period of cuts in Q4, according to the latest IPA/BDO Bellwether Report out today (18 January).

The IPA survey panel, made up of marketers at 300 leading companies, collectively presented the most upbeat financial outlook for their industries since the question was first asked in the second quarter of 2005.

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